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Is Tolerance Enough?

Is Tolerance Enough? – HIGHLIGHT

Questions and Answers from: Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace Investigating Religious Conflict in Today’s World Presidential Lecture by Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala Buddhism “If the world had only one religion,” asked one of the students,”would we still have the same problems that we have today?” This was one ... continue
Posted November 22, 2014 by
On Gender and the Prevention of Harm

On Gender and the Prevention of Harm – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang image by Charles BlackhallNEWS: from the Shambhala Office of Societal Health & Wellbeing Town Hall Meetings to be Hosted (SEE NEW DATE LISTED BELOW) On Gender and the Prevention of Harm in Shambhala Mary Whetsell is the Director of the Shambhala Office of Societal Health & Wellbeing, ... continue
Posted October 14, 2014 by
Buddha in Ghana

Buddha in Ghana – HIGHLIGHT

Sala Sweet (second from left) takes road trips with the Accra North Rotary Club, in GhanaCreating Enlightened Society On A Visit to Afuaman, Ghana by Sala Sweet Seattle Shambhalian Sala Sweet is creating enlightened society in Ghana. Her many amazing projects include delivering used clothes to villagers, supporting schools, ... continue
Posted August 20, 2014 by
Investigating Eco-Dharma

Investigating Eco-Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

The 2014 Eco-Dharma Conference is happening this weekend at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Acharya Adam Lobel is one of the contributing teachers This weekend in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire a unique event is occurring. Featuring prominent Buddhist teachers, scholars, and environmental activists discussing in ... continue
Posted August 9, 2014 by
The Silence is Broken

The Silence is Broken – HIGHLIGHT

Report from a recent program in Halifax: Community Solutions: Safety and Support for Women Regarding Sexual and Partner Violence article by Hamish Anderson The ongoing sexual abuse of children and women has become a forefront issue in North America. Public unease with issues such as paedophiles being protected ... continue
Posted August 3, 2014 by
Sakyong Bestows Inaugural Friend of Shambhala Award

Sakyong Bestows Inaugural Friend of Shambhala Award – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Governor Shumlin of Vermont,Governor Shumlin of Vermont receives the inaugural ‘Friend of Shambhala Award’ from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche On Tuesday June 3rd, in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the Vermont Statehouse, Shambhala Buddhist leader and best-selling author Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, presented the first ... continue
Posted June 5, 2014 by Sarah
Conference Meets Heart

Conference Meets Heart – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion to Youth article by Leslie Gossett, Column Editor photos by Mark Anderson We recently hosted a conference in Northern California at which the presenters said it was unlike any other conference they’d been to. It was like… conference meets heart. continue
Posted May 23, 2014 by
Shambhala Goes to the Alaska Senate

Shambhala Goes to the Alaska Senate – HIGHLIGHT

Juneau by Helen FaganA Shambhala Center Director Offers the “Pray” at the Alaska State Senate by Helena Fagan, Juneau, Alaska As the director of the Juneau Shambhala Center, I was asked to “do the pray” for the Alaska State Senate, which means offering a ninety-second invocation at the ... continue
Posted May 17, 2014 by
Re-Inventing the Future

Re-Inventing the Future – HIGHLIGHT

reported by Cara Thornley, St. Johnsbury, VT On Friday, January 24th the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Shambhala Center hosted an energetic and innovative program entitled “Re-inventing Local Prosperity.” The event was organized and moderated by Madge Rossinoff who is Head of Societal Health and Wellbeing for the St. ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by
A Flower Turns Outwards

A Flower Turns Outwards – HIGHLIGHT

Advent “Holy Pause” with Mindfulness by Eloise Ullman sister of Patricia Hayward Tuesday evening, December 17th, Patricia Ullman Hayward led members of the Broadneck Baptist Church in Annapolis, Maryland in an Advent mindfulness meditation. For each of the four weeks of Advent, the church has held a weekly ... continue
Posted January 5, 2014 by
Discovering the Land of Great Bliss

Discovering the Land of Great Bliss – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Center News & Updates In keeping with the Sakyong’s request that we “turn the flower outwards”, Dechen Choling, Shambhala retreat center in France, has been increasing its efforts to be accessible to the community at its doorstep. Read more to find out how they’ve been doing ... continue
Posted October 4, 2013 by
Shambhala Boston: In the World

Shambhala Boston: In the World – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Carolyn Krusinskiby Mary Coonan At the Sakyong’s urging, the Boston Shambhala Center has been actively connecting with synergistic opportunities in the community to join with efforts to uncover basic goodness within different professional realms. On October 5th, Shastri Carolyn Krusinski presented meditation instructions to over 250 ... continue
Posted October 19, 2012 by
Shaking Hands with Local Faith Communities

Shaking Hands with Local Faith Communities – HIGHLIGHT

News from London by Ali Warner, Director, Shambhala London We received a letter from a local interfaith association asking if Shambhala London would like to join. It was one of many such letters which I usually feel I just can’t deal with – it seems a constant challenge ... continue
Posted June 24, 2012 by
Reflections from the United Nations Headquarters

Reflections from the United Nations Headquarters

Reflections on the “High Level Meeting on Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm” at the United Nations Headquarters, April 2, 2012 by Bob Gailey I walked down First Avenue on a sunny spring morning and saw the line forming to enter the visitors gate on the ... continue
Posted April 12, 2012 by


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