Kalapa Council Update January 2012

Welcome to 2012. Our update begins with an introduction to forthcoming events and gatherings in the mandala. The update is listed below with links to each section. If you are interested in reading previous Kalapa Council updates and reports, which we hope help give you an overview of our Shambhala world, please click on the following links: Who is the Kalapa Council?, and our previous updates: Summer 2011, Winter 2010, Summer 2010.

Forthcoming events and gatherings

Running with the Mind of Meditation

Shambhala Program Schedule

The Shambhala Lineage Message

Key Points from the Sakyong’s Message

The New Shambhala Chant Books

Shambhala Path and Assemblies

Shambhala and Society

Forthcoming Initiatives in the Pillar of Practice and Education

Other lineage teachings


Gathering the power of our aspirations and radiating it to the world

Pure Land, Pure Water, Pure Heart

Challenges to the Dharma Place of Great Bliss

Funding the mandala

Over to you

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About Richard Reoch

Richard Reoch was appointed by the Sakyong, Jamg√∂n 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.

5 thoughts on “Kalapa Council Update January 2012

  1. Wonderful to hear from you. I applaud your energy, your so-evident purpose of connecting with us all. I was happy enough with you without you, yet didn’t know you were missing until .. here you are again!

    You remind me that our practice is to be connected with all. May blessings rain down upon all of you, all of us, all of them, all together.

  2. I appreciate this update very much. The detail it included was what made it so, for me. I also read the very complete description of the Kalapa Council and it’s Executive. The sections re the Sakyong’s kama and terma transmissions and V. Thrangu Rinpoche’s invitation to teach here in Halifax were especially important personally. The statements verify there is difference, but no separation and no fundamental discrepancy between Kagyu, Nyingma and Shambhala wisdom and attainment. My heart-felt thanks to the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and to you, President Reoch.

  3. I would like to thank President Reoch and all the others who put so much time and thought into creating this update. I found it very useful and easy to read. I also appreciate the honesty- having once served at Dechen Choling I appreciate knowing the truth of what they are facing. Thank you to the President for being willing to appear in court should the charges against Mr. LaHaye go that far. I really appreciate knowing that.

  4. I too appreciate all the energy and information and good cheer in this update. The new events and sugggestions have been a bit breathtaking, and it is delightful that our sighs have been heard and that we are given as much information and lead time as possible to invite our members to mandala wide events.

  5. Thank you all for this thorough update. It is nice to know there is one place to get the latest mandala news especially about matters like that of Dechen Choling which affect our community and can be a source of rumors if there we must rely on hearsay to find out what is happening. I agree with previous posts that say this was easy to read despite the length. Thank you for the enjoyable writing and for all you are doing!

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