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My Summer at Dechen Choling

My Summer at Dechen Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Rianne Pelleboer, a young sangha member from Holland is spending her summer at Dechen Choling as a volunteer. The following is her account of her experiences living there. The Decision Discontentment. That word covers how I felt before going from A to Z. I had dropped my ... continue
Posted June 15, 2011 by
Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important

Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important – HIGHLIGHT

By: Meghan Misset The Boston Shambhala Center Under 30 Group was formed in 2003 and has a strong core of 20-30 young Sangha members. They recently embarked on a trip to the Shelburn Falls Center, in Western Massachusetts, where they sat in retreat for the weekend. Led ... continue
Posted June 10, 2011 by
Homeless and (Maybe) Buddhist: An Unusual Story about Going on Retreat

Homeless and (Maybe) Buddhist: An Unusual Story about Going on Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

By: Taz Tagore I co-founded the Reciprocity Foundation with Adam Bucko back in 2004, and almost from the outset, I wanted to take our clients—homeless teenagers and young adults living in New York City shelters—on retreat. Maybe it is because I strongly identify with homeless kids ... continue
Posted June 8, 2011 by
Young Sangha Summer Retreat: In Love with Life

Young Sangha Summer Retreat: In Love with Life – HIGHLIGHT

By: Kirsten Eikmans For five years there has been a special retreat for young people in France, the Young Sangha Summer Retreat, which is organized and directed by Sophie Maclaren, a beautiful woman with a big heart. Sophie travels around the world to teach and organize meditation ... continue
Posted June 4, 2011 by
The Buddhist Gentleman: How to Buy Nice Clothes

The Buddhist Gentleman: How to Buy Nice Clothes – HIGHLIGHT

By: Lodro Rinzler In his regular column for the Huffington Post, 28 year-old Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler tackles thorny issues facing meditators in the modern world. With wit and aplomb, he addresses real-life questions — sent to him by readers — and contemplates “What Would Sid Do?” ... continue
Posted June 2, 2011 by
The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism

The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism – HIGHLIGHT

By: Lodro Rinzler In his regular column for the Huffington Post, 28 year-old Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler tackles thorny issues facing meditators in the modern world. With wit and aplomb, he addresses real-life questions — sent to him by readers — and contemplates “What Would Sid Do?” ... continue
Posted May 29, 2011 by
Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam

Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam – HIGHLIGHT

By: Jerry de Groot After meeting at several magical Buddhist Youth Festivals in Germany, three young Dutchmen began organizing weekly evenings for young people at the Amsterdam Shambhala Center starting in 2009. The formula was simple: design a nice postcard, spread it around at colleges and universities, ... continue
Posted May 27, 2011 by
New website to support young sangha around the world

New website to support young sangha around the world – HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen www.every-bodhi.org? Everybodhi is an initiative started by Shambhala Europe to support young people on the path and open doors for new people to explore the three jewels. It is created by young people, for young people. Everybodhi’s mission is To bring together the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by
Going Dutch? Attracting Generation Y to Shambhala Programs with Youth Discount

Going Dutch? Attracting Generation Y to Shambhala Programs with Youth Discount – HIGHLIGHT

By Geertje Couwenbergh A Saturday in mid-January at the Amsterdam Shambhala Meditation Center sets the stage for an unusual display. The center’s main shrine room is packed and buzzing with people whose expectations, hopes and doubts are so tangible that I can almost gnaw on it. It’s ... continue
Posted May 1, 2011 by


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