11th Hour Bell-Ringing Project

By Emily Takahashi of the BSC Green Team Dear friends, As some of you are aware, the Boulder Shambhala Center has been participating in the interfaith 11th Hour Bell-Ringing project since the beginning of this calendar year. And breaking news: Bill McKibben has just written the head organizer that he is asking his 350.org planning team to discuss the … Continue 

Roof Project Update

By Eileen Malloy, BSC Director of Operations After several delays, the Dorje Dzong roof is being replaced beginning May 13th. Please join us for a blessing ceremony and lhasang with Lama Pegyal on May 13th from 2–4pm. The work should be substantially completed by June 12th, with an additional 2 weeks built into the schedule … Continue 

XOL ORIGINAL Four Directions Footwear Line: Upcycled Shoes

By Valentino Romero Hello Diverse Shambhala Family, May we all be splendid in limitless original ways. I have been a part of the Shambhala community since 2005 as a mechanic at SMC. You can imagine how messy and fun that was! From there, given that I was well prepared to live on next to zero … Continue 

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