Tales of Yesteryear & the Future

By Eileen Malloy, Director of Operations I have been in communication with Paul Kloppenburg, who installed the golden tser togs on the roof back in the old days. 1986 or something like that. So when the contractor and architect for the roof asked me, “How did they get them up there?” I could with a … Continue 

June BSC Building Updates

By Eileen Malloy, Director of Operations The ravens have fledged! The beginning was a bit inauspicious, with one of the fledglings landing on a car hood, where the car’s owner poked at it with a stick. This did not dissuade it from resting on the hood. This was not as bad as last year, when … Continue 

Buddhist Arts and Film Festival

The Buddhist Arts and Film Festival launches July 6–8 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. Founded by Boulder residents Laura Weiss and Sarah Poppitz, this kick-off festival is themed “Wisdom Through Art,” with 12 films plus panel discussions, art exhibits, workshops, performances, exhibits, and music. Opening night features Hema Hema, a film by Dzongsar … Continue 

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Why Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine – Podcast 194

by “Meditation in the City,” the New York Shambhala Center podcast In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? Rev. angel Kyodo williams speaks about how the collective process of waking up is closely related to the truth of interdependence. Listen here. Meditation … Continue 

Invitation to Help Stop “Buddhist Terror”

By Melanie Klein, BSC Director Dear Boulder Shambhala Community, Amidst the great suffering in the world today, one conflict, known as the “Buddhist Terror,” continually pulls at my heart. In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, up to an estimated one million people, the Rohingya, have been cruelly driven from their homes. Many have been killed, and the survivors … Continue 

Sensei Alexandra Shenpen featured in The Denver Post

Photo by Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post. Excerpt of Denver Post article “Modern take on Japanese floral arrangement creates magical representations of nature” by Danika Worthington: “Fusa Wakumoto clipped the stem under water before molding the flower into the shape she wanted. She placed it in her base, finishing her floral arrangement, and bowed. The … Continue 

Naropa University establishes Chogyam Trungpa Institute

An excerpt from The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa —- Naropa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa. Naropa University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa. Chogyam Trungpa founded Naropa University in 1974 as a place to foster both intellect and intuition, … Continue 

We’re wired for kindness

At her talk to kick off BSC’s “Sit to Benefit” on Dec. 9 Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown shared new research which shows that as humans we are wired for kindness and compassion. I spoke with her further and she recommended a book called “The Compassionate Instinct” by Dacher Keltner of UC Berkeley. An excerpt from the … Continue 

What does BSC have to do with Climate Change?

By Boulder Shambhala Center’s Executive Director, Melanie Klein. From our Fall newsletter The Mirror. —– The Sakyong recently asked “who are we?” and “how do we help?” These are clearly important questions for us. Of course, offering Shambhala Training and other dharma programs at BSC to hundreds of students each year is, in part, an … Continue 

Shambhala Vision

“Too often, people think that solving the world’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than on touching the earth, touching ground.  That is one definition of the setting-sun mentality: trying to conquer the earth so that you can ward off reality. There are all kinds of deodorant sprays to keep you from smelling … Continue