Kalapa Council Update Summer 2011

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.

Here is an outline of all the main items in this update, click on each to see more:

Early Sunrise

Shambhala Lineage Festival

Meeting the Lineage challenge

Dignity: Governing Enlightened Society

Shambhala on the move: recent appointments

New Support for Centres and Groups

Comprehensive Communications Survey

Kalapa Executive Projects

25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Abhisheka for Lady Konchok

Funding Growth in the Mandala

Brilliant Rays Campaign

Photo credits from the whole report: The photos of the Sakyong and of the Practice Centre Directors with him on Shambhala Day are by 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.