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The Razor’s Edge

By Lulu Strongheart. Reprinted with permission from Ziji Blog. How do we stay awake and engaged while at the same time not get swept into the waves of fear, anxiety, and collective outrage? Where is the razor’s edge between staying active and aware and at the same time staying soft and joyful? Lately, I’ve felt … Continue 

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    Unraveling Oppression and White Privilege Starts Here

     By Kelsey Blackwell . “But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You must never look away from this. You must always remember that the … Continue 

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      A Letter from Our Regional Director, Cody McGough

      Dear Members of the SF Shambhala Center, After our community meeting on November 27th and governing council meeting last night I would like to share a few of the latest initiatives related to the SF Shambhala Center. I will be leading the Shambhala Sadhana feast this Thursday, at 7pm, and there will be time for … Continue 

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        Video Walk-Through of Our New Space

        In case you haven’t had a chance to visit the center, here is a video walk-through of our new space, shot by Eric Wise. The video begins on the street. And as you enter the building you can see that construction is happening downstairs as they ready for the new tenant. We walk up the … Continue 

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          Moving on Up—A Fundraiser for Building Sharchen Dzong

          We’ve Reached Our Goal! The renovation of our new space upstairs is coming along beautifully, and we need your help to cover the final cost of materials. Moving on Up—The walls and doors are built and installed, the floor has been laid, and we are close to completing the baseboards, painting, ceiling tiles and lights. … Continue 

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            On the Move!

            On the Move!

              Thank you to all the Shambhala members who have been helping us in this time of transition. Our Furniture Team did great work moving a tremendous amount of Furniture to the Berkeley Shambhala Center to be stored and used during our upcoming downsizing period. This was possible due to the great work of the … Continue 

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              Important Happenings at SF Shambhala

              The Move is Underway! And we have begun transitioning spaces to the upstairs. Construction is scheduled to begin June 1st, and continue through the end of the month. We hope to be in our new, upstairs space at the beginning of July. We have formed teams to help with culling, moving and storage, including: •  … Continue 

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                A letter from our Director—Sharchen Dzong Space

                May 3, 2016 Dearest San Francisco Sangha Family, Thank you for your attendance at any of the recent community meetings, your patience as we work through this time of transition, and your genuine, generous, and often vulnerable feedback. At the April 16th Regional Congress, we explored many questions related to Sharchen Dzong and our greater … Continue 

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                  Community Meeting Summary and Invitation for Feedback

                      To all of you who were able to attend our Community meeting on Sunday, thank you! Thank you for attending with open hearts, the willingness to be vulnerable and honest, and the imagination to see the possibilities before our community. Thank you, too, to the many of you treasured members who were not … Continue 

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                    The Notion of Lineage a Shambhala Day Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

                    This article was originally posted on the Shambhala Times. And, if you want to view the video of the address, or the other Shambhala Day videos, they are available here on Shambhala Online. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, Year of the Male Fire Monkey, Boulder Shambhala Center, 9 February 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, please … Continue 

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