Kalapa Council Update Winter 2010

We are delighted to be able to give all our friends in Shambhala this fresh update on key developments in our mandala. Many people said how much they appreciated our very long update in June, and suggested we send shorter ones very few months. To shorten this update, there are links throughout this message, as well as a link to the one we sent you in June.

If you have questions or suggestions, please do let us know by using the “Over to You” live link at the end of this posting.

Here is an outline of the update that follows:

The Shambhala Lineage

The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo
The year of retreat: the final phase
The Letter of the Morning Sun
The Sakyong Wangmo
Preparing for an expanding family

The Mukpo Family

Practice and Education
Rainbow over Kalapa Valley
The Great Vajradhara thangka now installed in the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya
Support for our Kagyü and Nyingma Practices
Appointment of Shambhala Shastris
International Program Schedule 2011

Governance
Kalapa Council – looking ahead
June 2010 Update link
Three-fold financial strategy
The President’s interview
Executive Director appointed, Shambhala Executive established
Kalapa Governance Gatherings
The Mandala Council – a new initiative
The Kalapa Capital Centre – progress reports

The Dorje Kasung

Shambhala Europe

Shambhala Media, Shambhala Online and our networked community
New Shambhala Network to go live
Skilful Means and Wisdom
Other links
Shambhala Online

Major Practice Centres, Gampo Abbey and other retreat centres
Karmê Chöling
Dorje Denma Ling
Dechen Chöling
Shambhala Mountain Center
Gampo Abbey
Links to other centres for retreat and deep practice

Community development

Community newsletter
Community Care Council

Our Future campaign

Over to you – the live link for your comments and questions…

Photo credits throughout the report: The Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Drukmo together in Boulder, photographer Marv Ross; rainbow over Kalapa Valley, photographer Sean Drohan; the mother lineage in Boulder, photographer Marv Ross.

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About Richard Reoch

Richard Reoch was appointed by the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, as the President of Shambhala in 2002 -- a position he holds to this day. He heads the Government of Shambhala and chairs the highest governing body of the mandala, the Kalapa Council. Prior to his position in Shambhala, he was the global media chief of the human rights organization, Amnesty International, and continues as a trustee of the Rainforest Foundation and Chair of the International Working Group on Sri Lanka, a network of diplomats and major agencies devoted to peace making.