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Conflict in Enlightened Society

Conflict in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

cherry trees along the Charles River, by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull Cape Town, South Africa Among those of us committed to building an enlightened society, there is a widespread perception that our failure to “fix” the personal conflicts that arise in our communities somehow takes us in the opposite direction ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Level One in South Africa

Level One in South Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Re-experiencing the power and inspiration of Shambhala Training Level One by Michal George Our local sangha was recently offered a grant by Shambhala Europe. Since we do not currently have a resident teacher, it was intended to keep us inspired by having an overseas visitor come and teach ... continue
Posted May 29, 2018 by CGH
Unproblematic Togetherness

Unproblematic Togetherness – HIGHLIGHT

How the vision of Shambhala may support the transformation and well-being of all South Africans by Michal George Here in South Africa, we are approaching 25 years of democracy. Nelson Mandela is gone, and on many levels, his legacy lies in tatters. The newly-elected president of the African ... continue
Posted April 19, 2018 by CGH
A Lioness of Africa

A Lioness of Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Janet Shaw Sangha Profile: Janet Shaw The startup story of a social entrepreneur and her Zulu Beadwork Project article by Melanie Hawken originally published here and picked up by the Shambhala Times because we were planning to feature a story about Shambhalian Janet Shaw anyway! A social entrepreneur creates a Zulu ... continue
Posted April 10, 2015 by
An Auspicious Bond

An Auspicious Bond – HIGHLIGHT

by Christine Baranay of the White River Junction Shambhala Center, in northern Vermont What started out as a simple sangha-announce request for a place to stay the night has grown into a strong relationship and bond between sangha in Cape Town: Shambhala South Africa, ... continue
Posted December 5, 2011 by
Training the Greatest Gift

Training the Greatest Gift – HIGHLIGHT

Luc Jacobs describes his experience at the Mukpo Institute, engaging training, study, and meditation to discover that becoming who you already are is a gift to everyone. Mukpo Institute has been in existence for several years now, but somehow it has not attracted that many students, which ... continue
Posted February 11, 2011 by
Ambassador of Dharma

Ambassador of Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

As Jennifer Woodhull describes, in September of 2009, the small sangha of Shambhala South Africa waved goodbye to their dharma brother, Johann Verster, as he traveled to Karme Choling for an extended stay. While it was hard to do without him, everyone in South Africa is ... continue
Posted February 9, 2011 by Jennifer_Woodhull
An Inspired Kind of Rawness

An Inspired Kind of Rawness – HIGHLIGHT

Cynthia Kneen expands on her experience teaching Shambhala dharma in South Africa. During her three months there, she gave three public talks, three radio interviews, Shambhala Guide training, an introductory weekend based on her book Awake Mind, Open Heart, a dharma art evening to a private ... continue
Posted October 26, 2010 by
Gaps of Creation & Destruction

Gaps of Creation & Destruction – HIGHLIGHT

Cynthia Kneen expands on her experience teaching Shambhala dharma in South Africa. During her three months there, she gave three public talks, three radio interviews, Shambhala Guide training, an introductory weekend based on her book Awake Mind, Open Heart, a dharma art evening to a ... continue
Posted October 24, 2010 by

Intensity in a Bold Land – HIGHLIGHT

Cynthia Kneen expands on her experience teaching Shambhala dharma in South Africa. During her three months there, she gave three public talks, three radio interviews, Shambhala Guide training, an introductory weekend based on her book Awake Mind, Open Heart, a dharma art evening to a ... continue
Posted October 22, 2010 by
Yes: Express Your Everything

Yes: Express Your Everything – HIGHLIGHT

A One-Woman Play by Cynthia Kneen Photos courtesy of Jennifer Holder Before leaving for South Africa, I had been writing and performing a one-woman show as part of an underground theater group. A week before I left home, I wrote something new called YES. It is fiction, ... continue
Posted June 23, 2010 by
The Immediacy and Immensity of Africa

The Immediacy and Immensity of Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Cynthia Kneen shares with the Shambhala Times vivid and insightful impressions during her travels in South Africa. Currently a guest of Shambhala Cape Town, she is teaching the Shambhala and Buddhadharma in South Africa for three months. By Cynthia Kneen Shambhala South Africa is a vibrant sangha, growing ... continue
Posted June 1, 2010 by
Great Eastern Sun Rises on the Cape of Good Hope

Great Eastern Sun Rises on the Cape of Good Hope

In 2004, I returned to my hometown in South Africa after 30 years away. I found a sparse and scattered dharma scene. In Cape Town, the only Tibetan Buddhist center was that of Rob Nairn, Akong Rinpoche’s senior South African student. A few months after I arrived, ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer_Woodhull


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