His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche bestows the Nyingma Kama
His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche bestowed the Nyingma Kama upon the Sakyong at Rigon Tashi Choeling Monastery in Pharpeng, Nepal in late 2011. The Nyingma Kama is a collection of empowerments and instructions for the kama, or oral transmission lineage, one of two unique streams of teachings in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
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The Sakyong Foundation, working with Karme Choling, has launched 100000aspirations.org, a new on-line community in support of the “Stupa that Conquers all Directions” being built at Karme Choling at the request of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Inspired by the Sakyong’s vision for Shambhala Mountain Center as a place where people gather to train in the inner and worldly practice of peacemaking, a huge campaign has been underway to lay the infrastructure necessary for future development. Pure Land, Pure Water, Pure Heart opened the campaign necessary to build a new water treatment system capable of purifying current levels of waste, while accommodating the future growth and development. Continue reading
Our European land centre, Dechen Chöling (the Dharma Place of Great Bliss) is facing three unprecedented challenges as a result of action by the French tax and employment authorities.
We have sought the best legal advice we can find. We are contesting all these actions by the authorities.
At the beginning of this year, on Shambhala Day we said we wanted to increase the percentage of the total resources of the mandala that goes to support the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and the central services we provide to centres, groups and members. We have done this with tremendous support from hundreds of you, all over the mandala. Continue reading
We would love to know if you found this latest, somewhat shorter, update helpful. Also if you have questions about any aspect of this update would like to bring to our attention, please send us a message to [email protected]. Continue reading
In the Shambhala teachings, Kalapa is the capital of the Kingdom of Shambhala. It is the seat from which the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo govern the mandala. In traditional Tibetan paintings Kalapa is depicted as the palace at the centre of the Kingdom of Shambhala. Because Shambhala is a mandala, the kingdom is normally depicted as a complete circle, with the capital as a smaller, inner circle:
A classical painting of the Kingdom of Shambhala,with its capital, Kalapa, at the centre.
In the contemporary Shambhala mandala, Kalapa refers to the core energy of the mandala, and is closely associated with the central role played by the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo.
The Sakyong has appointed a senior leadership group, the Kalapa Council, to assist him and the Sakyong Wangmo in the integration and governance of the mandala. The Kalapa Council is the Lha body of Shambhala Governance. It’s role, described by the Sakyong, is “to disseminate and govern” and is “the structure for the Sakyong to express his direct command and wishes.”
Many people throughout Shambhala have welcomed this new series of mandala updates, and recommended future improvements. This update is shorter and concentrates on developments since Shambhala Day. There are live links if you want to get more details, as well as a link to the one we sent you in January.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do let us know by using the “Over to You” live link at the end of this posting.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s make the impossible possible,” said the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, when he returned from his year of retreat on Shambhala Day this year. “Enlightened Society seems like an impossible mission… What we are doing is something that may have never been done before. That is our duty and delight.”