April 2017 Denver Monthly Newsletter

Sangha News

The New Year marks many changes within our community. As many of you know, Chris Bacon has relocated to California. Chris has served the Denver community for many years and he will be greatly missed. As our Rusung Chris manifested as a true, genuine warrior of Shambhala and invaluable member of our sangha. We wish him all the best!

This past Shambhala Day Taylor Owen, our Chagdzo (bursar) formally retired. Taylor has fulfilled this role for the past three years bringing a wealth of knowledge, skill and dedication to the position. It is rare that one individual brings so much to an organization. Thank you Taylor for everything you have brought to our community. Also, congratulations on recently taking your refuge vow!

Jennifer Yarbro is on leave from the position of Societal Health and Well-Being. She is participating in The Warriors Who Are Fearless, an immersive nine-month residency with the Shambhala Monastic Order at Gampo Abbey (January-September 2017). We are inspired by her practice and miss her leadership at the Denver center.

Parinirvana: Celebrating the Life of the Dorje Dradül

April 9th

Come join the community in celebration of the life and teachings of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Service Opportunities

We are looking for a two key positions for our Governance Leadership Council: Secretary and Culture & Decorum Representative. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know for one of these roles please send an email to: [email protected].

Keep an eye out for additional volunteer opportunities in the future!

Service Awards

For the first time in approximately 16 years, awards were granted to individuals who have demonstrated a pattern or career of outstanding service to Shambhala, or who extend Shambhala principles into the greater world through their work. Congratulations to the following recipients of Shambhala Service Awards:

  • Jeffrey Stevens, Colour of Shotoku Tasihi (Pillar of Practice & Education)
  • James Hollman and Meg Moody, Colour of Kalapa (Service in the Kalapa Courts)
  • Acharya Melissa Moore, Medal of Ashoka (Societal health & well-being, healthcare, and medicine)
  • Glenn Austin, Justin Robbins, April Stevens and Denise Wuench, Medal of Kalapa (Service in the Kalapa Court)
  • For more info: http://shambhala.org/members/culture-decorum/shambhala-service-awards/

Dorje Kasung

  • Dorje Kasung Muster for Denver Squad, Sunday April 9, 1:00-5:00 pm, at the Denver Center, check your email for the sign-up schedule to be interviewed or follow the link above.
  • If you are not a Dorje Kasung but are interested in becoming one or finding out more about this path of Enlightened Military Service, please email Shelly Webb, Kadö, Chrysanthemum Regimental Commander, at [email protected].

Sakyong to Perform Healing Puja for Shambhala and the Earth

Celebrating the Earth, the Sakyong will perform a two-day long-life puja, or accomplishment practice, this April 29th and 30th in Boulder, Colorado. This puja is performed to assist in healing the sick, and to strengthen the life-energy of those engaged in virtue so that their activity and aspirations may flourish. Continue »