November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

 

 

 


November 2017 Monthly Newsletter

SANGHA NEWS

  • Operations Team Meeting: November 11, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at SMCD.
  • Sakyong Event Volunteer Appreciation: November 11, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Gesar Intensive Training: For all Kasung on the weekend of November 11, 2017 at SMC Boulder. Please contact the Kasung Liaison for more information.
SAVE THE DATE!

 

Children’s Day: A Winter Solstice Celebration for All!

Sunday, December 17th 4pm – 6pm

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Community Practice and Preparation for Children’s Day 

Sunday, December 17th 9am – 12pm

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Service opportunities

We did it!

Thank you to all the volunteers who made The Lost Art of Conversation book tour event in Denver a great success. Special thanks to Volunteer Coordinator April Stevens, Marketing coordinator Josh Kendall and teams leads Rich Beaudoin, Gary Frantz, Anne Frantz, Stuart Aronoff, Rachel Hanson, Liz Taylor, Trevor Williams, Denise Wuensch and Mike Mason. You shined brightly. Thank you for your dedication and hard work!  It was a phenomenal weekend.

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Featured Programs

Learn to Meditate

with Patricia Kelly

November 4th

A one day workshop that is suitable for those who want to begin a practice with in-depth instruction, as well as those who want to refresh their practice and view.
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Heart of Recovery Group Half-Day Intensive – November 2017

with Martha Hildreth

November 11th

This 1/2 day intensive is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path.
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Shambhala Educator Study Group

November 12th

Study group for MIs, ADs and Guides.
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Werma Feast – November 2017

November 14th

A feast gathering for all Shambhala Tantrikas.
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Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Denise Wuensch & Dr. Laurie Lavine

November 14th—December 12th

CONTENTMENT, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the hinayana teachings of the Buddhist path. Through the gentle precision of meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and our day-to-day life.
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Sakyong’s Birthday Celebration

November 15th

Please join us for practice and a birthday celebration for our beloved teacher and leader, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
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Qigong Level 3

with Acharya Dale Asrael

November 17th—November 19th

A form of gentle, relaxing exercise that strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones; increases flexibility; stimulates the circulation of energy in our body; and enhances mental clarity.
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Living the Full Catastrophe: A Day of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes

November 18th

This experiential workshop will offer user-friendly techniques for dealing with stress and for cultivating our deepest potential for living a full and satisfying life.
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Shambhala Training Level I – The Art of Being Human

December 9th—December 10th

This program includes meditation instruction and conversation with experienced teachers, along with the opportunity to learn and practice in a community that honors kindness and authenticity. Open to all!
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Death and the Art of Dying: The Bardo of Letting Go with Dr. Andrew Holecek

December 2nd—December 3rd

This program will be held at Padmasambhava Meditation Center in Denver.
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Community Practice and Preparation for Children’s Day

December 17th

Join as session of sitting meditation in community and then help ready the space for our evening Children’s Day Winter Solstice Celebration for All!
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Children’s Day: A Winter Solstice Celebration for All!

December 17th

Join in community at the darkest part of the year to celebrate the light that we all possess. Potluck to proceed the festivities that will commence at sundown (5:08pm).
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SOCIAL MEDITATION

Weekly Social Meditation Gathering

September 6th—December 28th

Join us as we bring the wisdom of meditation into the vibrancy of social interaction, creating a culture of authentic presence where we are unashamed of who we are.
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Shambhala Families and Children

On October 6 – 9th, people from all over the Shambhala Mandala met in Boulder for the Growing Brave Conference in Boulder.  This was the first of hopefully many opportunties to come together in community to envision how we make enlightened society possible with children and families as center to that vision.  Juliette Banerjee and Amy Turino attended representing the Denver Center’s Children and Family committee.  They welcome all those interested in this conversation to keep the conversation going.  You can meet and talk with them both 1st and 3rd Sundays at the center when they hold space for Shambhala Kids (ages 4 – 8) and Dragon Club (ages 9 – 13).  Those of you currently on the path of parenting, join other parents to discuss and unfold the joys, struggles, and magic experienced as parents.  Andra Brill and Gwen Pollara are holding space on the 1st Sunday of the Month for Parenting as Path (next class November 5th!).  If you are interested in joining in the continued conversations and work from the Growing Brave Conference consider joining in on some Zoom meeting conversations (November 4th & November 10th).

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Wish List

A special thank you to the generous donors who helped us obtain the new gong!

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Kasung Contemplations

The symbolism of the Dorje Kasung serves to communicate the heart of the dharma and coded messages about enlightened mind. For example, the trident symbolizes in the Buddhist tradition the weapon used to pierce the three poisons of passion, aggression, and ignorance, the three basic means that ego uses to maintain itself. The Dorje Kasung motto “Victory Over War” serves as a constant reminder that true victory only arises from fundamental nonaggression.

Excerpt from “The True Command: The Teachings of the Dorje Kasung” by Chogyam Trungpa.

Learn more about the Dorje Kasung.

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Rocky Mountain Region featured program

Winter Dathün: Creating Enlightened Society

December 16 – January 14

Meditate for a full month or a week in retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center. During this Winter Dathün led by Acharya Daniel Hessey, we will use every part of our day––including meditating together, eating together, individual meditation instruction, noble silence and daily teachings––to engage in practice. Learn more and register.

Regional Programs Calendar

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SATELLITE MEDITATION GROUPS

Stapleton
Cheluna Brewery
Stanley Marketplace
2501 Dallas St., Aurora, CO, 80010
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:45 AM.

ABOUT SHAMBHALA

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver has offered Coloradans the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. Come and sit with us.

BECOME A MEMBER

Becoming a member of any Shambhala Meditation Center is a statement about your personal inspiration, curiosity, and commitment to the path of awakening. Learn more about membership.

MEMBER RESOURCES

Shambhala Database: Member’s View

Shambhala Website

Shambhala Member’s Page

Shambhala Online

Shambhala Network

Shambhala Times

Kalapa Media

Nalanda Translation Committee

Lion’s Roar Newsletter

The Arrow Journal

Shambhala Archives

The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

The Vast Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa

Shambhala Meditation App

ONGOING OFFERINGS

Sunday Open House

Sunday Morning Meditation

Shambhala Kids & Dragon Club – 1st & 3rd Sundays (during the 2017-2018 school year)

Heart of Recovery – Mondays & Wednesdays

Wednesday Morning Group Meditation Practice

Weekly Social Meditation Gathering – Thursdays

WAY OF SHAMBHALA

Way of Shambhala is an extensive path of training in authentic meditation practices and wisdom teachings for anyone interested in pursuing such training. Learn more about this path.

GENEROSITY

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver relies on membership dues to pay our basic operating expenses and views financial generosity as part of our practice of creating Enlightened Society. The practical instruction for generosity is to consider what would feel like a “generous offering” for you, and give a little bit more. Follow the path of the patron.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

The Sakyong

The Sakyong Wangmo

Shambhala Mountain Center

Fort Collins Shambhala Center

Longmont Shambhala Meditation Group

Boulder Shambhala Center

Marpa House

Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Albuquerque Shambhala Center

Laramie Shambhala Meditation Group

If you have any questions or comments about the newsletter, please contact the Newsletter Editor, Arleen Garcia-Herbst, at denver.shambhala.communication@gmail.com. Submissions for the newsletter are due to the Editor by 5:00 pm on the third Friday of each month for publication on the first day of the following month.

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