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Confessions from the Office of Culture and Decorum

Confessions from the Office of Culture and Decorum – HIGHLIGHT

Observing the “Neutral Day” by Amanda Hester Adjutant to the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum Fact: Shambhala Day has always been my favourite day in the whole year, and not just the day itself but the entire, potentially weeklong, event. I love the address, especially the sign-in of ... continue
Posted February 10, 2013 by
Tea, Teachings and Sacred Texts

Tea, Teachings and Sacred Texts – HIGHLIGHT

photos and story by Terry Rudderham, Co-Director of Shambhala Media The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo invited Shambhala leaders to a tea at Namgyal Portrang, the Halifax Kalapa Court. This gathering arose from the wish of the Sakyong that leaders of the Three Pillars strengthen their connection to ... continue
Posted March 2, 2012 by
Shambhala Day Networked

Shambhala Day Networked

[caption id=”attachment_29657″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ >Chronicles of CTR will be sharing their photos of a huge gala event that occurred in Halifax, and Waylon Lewis of the elephant journal has brought us a beautiful reflection of a life-time of Shambhala Days celebrated. What was YOUR Shambhala Day ... continue
Posted March 2, 2012 by
Water Dragon

Water Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

This poem by Shastri Dan Hessey was spontaneously composed about the water dragon during a Werma Feast in Boulder this past weekend. Water Dragon Under the stars in the ink-black sky Ethereal breath Gathers in cumulus magnificence. Dragon’s thunder-heart beats. Pitching down the mountain’s green slope, A hidden waterfall mists and sprays where Rainbows ... continue
Posted February 29, 2012 by
Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

This guided meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was offered to the Shambhala community on Shambhala Day, following the address given by the Sakyong Wangmo. Those of you who are sitting on cushions, and those of you who are on chairs, please take a good posture. Especially ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
Sakyong Wangmo Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

Sakyong Wangmo Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

The Sakyong Wangmo Good morning and tashi deleg. Cheerful Shambhala Day to everyone. Can we say that? Tashi deleg and cheerful Shambhala Day! [Everyone repeats enthusiastically] [laughs] That was good. Loud is how we need to say it today. I am very happy to be addressing everyone ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
Sakyong Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

Sakyong Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012 – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to offer the full transcript from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day address given on Wednesday, February 22nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’d like to begin with a New Year’s bow. Those of us here in Halifax, in the capital, and those of you ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

A New Year, A Fresh Beginning – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s Executive Director, Carolyn Mandelker, looks ahead to the Year of the Water Dragon. She shares Shambhala’s plans, her excitement, and the challenge of funding Shambhala. Carolyn, what do you see as you look ahead to this new year? For those of us who work and volunteer in ... continue
Posted February 24, 2012 by
No Small Version of Shambhala

No Small Version of Shambhala

miksang “There is no small version of Shambhala,” said the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, in his Shambhala Day Address yesterday from Halifax. “It’s not about ‘ME’’. It’s about humanity.” “The reason that the Dorje Dradul (Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) taught Shambhala and the reason he empowered me to be ... continue
Posted February 23, 2012 by
Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

Crack-crash! Boom….boom….BOOM! With the thick thwack-whack of thunder rolling in the hills and the flash-splash of lightning illuminating the sky, fat wet drops of rain and snow hurtle to the ground. Mist rises swirling from the valleys, gathering and dancing dragon-like above the fields and forests. The ... continue
Posted February 22, 2012 by
The Ball in Boulder

The Ball in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

Dancing, poetry, Bollywood and toasts… the Shambhala Ball returned to Boulder this year. Local Shambhalians dressed up in their finery to enjoy an evening of celebration — rounding out Shambhala Day on March 5. Here is a glimpse into the evening. continue
Posted March 15, 2011 by
Boulder Welcomes the Sakyong out of Retreat

Boulder Welcomes the Sakyong out of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder’s newly renovated shrine room glittered on Shambhala Day to welcome Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche out of his year-long retreat. Members of the Mukpo and Ripa families, the Kalapa Council, and Shambhalians from near and far were present to celebrate the new year together with the Sakyong ... continue
Posted March 10, 2011 by
Outpouring of Generosity

Outpouring of Generosity

Traditional Losar Offering Our community was so generous on Shambhala Day that we exceeded the quarter of a million dollar target for gifts. With almost all centres and groups in North America reporting, one-time donations currently total $287,518. There was also was an increase in recurring monthly donations ... continue
Posted March 9, 2011 by
Global Connections on New Year

Global Connections on New Year – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians from around the world gathered for Shambhala Day yesterday to celebrate the new year according to the lunar calendar. The day is referred to as losar in Tibetan. Shambhala Online’s Heather Scott, who coordinated the online portion of the day, stated that 138 centres and ... continue
Posted March 6, 2011 by
Shambhala Day Online - A Report

Shambhala Day Online – A Report – HIGHLIGHT

From the Shambhala Online Team This year’s Shambhala Day was an experiment in online visual broadcasting, using Shambhala Online. We did a lot of international testing in advance of the day, and we have heard from centres and groups about their experience during the actual ... continue
Posted February 24, 2010 by heather_scott

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