Meet Reverend Kim!

One of the best parts about putting together the Moving Forward: Boston Strong in Everyday Life event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been the amazing friendship and partnership that has been extended by Arlington Street Church. At the heart of that friendship is Reverend Kim Crawford Harvie, senior minister at the church, who has been … Continue 

To Grow and Cultivate

“I consider the Shambhala centers to be the cultural genesis of creating good human society. In this light, we are being true to the original intention of the word culture, which comes from the Latin root cultura—’to grow and cultivate.’ In the Classical period, culture was the word used to describe the cultivation of the … Continue 

Care Teams: A Practice of Compassion and Generosity

Care Teams are small groups of people who come together to provide care to persons in the community—a sangha member recovering from surgery or a family with a newborn in need of an extra hand.  Care Teams also offer the caregivers an opportunity to enrich their practice. Being kind is a simple practice, but it … Continue 

Shastri Krusinski and Shambhala at Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Last week, Shastri Carolyn Krusinski returned to the Annual Rotary Club Governor’s Prayer Breakfast to represent Shambhala as one of five faith community leaders who offered aspirations, reflections and prayer at the event. The Prayer Breakfast brings together prominent business, professional, political, religious and community leaders for fellowship, music and reflection. Shastri Krusinski’s aspiration included … Continue 

Invitation to Co-Creation

Over 200 leaders from the Shambhala community gathered this past week at Karme Choling for the Three Pillars Leadership Gathering with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The event was facilitated by the core leadership team of President Richard Reoch, Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel, Executive Director Carolyn Mandelker, Chagdzo Kyi Khyap Connie Brock, Kalapa Envoy for Enrichment Robert … Continue 

The Shambhala Principle: May 7

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book, The Shambhala Principle, opens with these words: “We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future.” The book invites us to a global contemplation of the basic goodness of humanity and human society. In particular it talks about … Continue 

What is the Council’s job?

Greetings, everyone! A few weeks ago, I shared a community email that was an introduction of the Shambhala Boston Council, which is the senior governing body at the Shambhala Center. In this post, I’d like to share with you a bit about the Council’s job description. The role of the Council is different than the … Continue 

Shambhala Day Community Update

Dear Shambhala Boston Community, It was wonderful to see many of you who came to celebrate Shambhala Day, either last Monday or this past Sunday. For those who missed it, I am sharing with you all some updates to keep everyone fully in the loop. Speaking to the global Shambhala community in this year’s Shambhala … Continue 

Alive and catching on

By Shastri Frank Ryan Alive and catching on is an open ocean swept by winds of fifty knots, is utter calm in the middle of the day, the love you never thought you’d find stepping right into the elevator, is the puzzle that haunts you for hours only to resolve on the outbreath, is the … Continue 

Celebrating Caitlin!

Today is the birthday of one of our beloved core staff members at the Shambhala Center, Caitlin Cianflone. Caitlin has been our all-star Head of Finance for several years now, and recently became a full-time staff member as our Program Manager as well. Caitlin brings incredible care, precision, exertion, intelligence and good cheer to her … Continue