I Ching Reading on Shambhala Day, 2019 – Year of the Earth Boar (or Pig)

At our recent Shambhala Day gathering we queried the I Ching with: How shall the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center move forward in this next year for the benefit of everyone? A special thank you to Amy Wheeler for her assistance with the I Ching. Hexagram #5 – Hsu – Waiting (Nourishment) From I Ching, Richard … Continue 

Cheerful Shambhala Day 2019, and welcome to the Year of the Earth Boar!

A hearty crowd gathered at the Shambhala Meditation Center of St. Johnsbury on Sunday, February 10 for our sangha’s local celebration of Shambhala Day. Following a thorough lhasung where every nook and cranny of the Center was smudged, the group settled into the main shrine room. Director Tom Bryer read a delightful account entitled ‘2019 … Continue 

Shambhala Day 2018 I Ching Reading

What a delightful Shambhala Day celebration this year! It was so wonderful to have our center full of cheerful people and delicious food. Many thanks to all who came and made this so much fun. As promised, here is the link to Sakyong Mipham’s 2018 Shambhala Day address.  Rinpoche offers a guided meditation on kindness … Continue 

Celebrating Candlin Dobbs

As our sangha member Candlin Dobbs steps down from her role with the Shambhala Database (SDB), John David Smith offers a celebration of her many contributions in an article in Shambhala Times. Today many of us take the SDB for granted, assuming that the Shambhala community has always had a centralized online list of centers, … Continue 

Harvest of Peace 2015

A Letter from the Center’s Director

Dear Sangha, A special thank you to all who helped make Harvest of Peace such a wonderful success. It was a beautiful day filled with practice, great conversation and delicious food. The Karmê Chöling staff hosted a delightful event for which we are most grateful. We had a very successful fundraiser to support the Center … Continue 

St. Johnsbury winter warriors huddled in the snow

Looking at the Mind of Winter

As the weather forecast for northeastern Vermont predicted temperatures near zero degrees, I continued to prepare for our two-day program at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center titled Extending Our Senses into the Winter: Rendezvous with the Unseen. Our leader, Bob Taylor, had given us a thorough list of supplies and clothing needs for this winter … Continue