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Offering ride to SG Rigden Weekend

January 10th, 2011 by

I’m driving down to the Rigden weekend in SF, leaving Eugene early Thurs. morning Jan.20th and returning to Eugene Monday Jan. 24th. I have room for at least 1 rider and possibly 3 riders total, depending on whether two Eugeneans decide to come or not.

Laurie Fischer
[email protected]
541-683-5866

Seattle: Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows with Acharya Richard John, Sun. February 6th

January 9th, 2011 by

The Seattle Shambhala Center will be offering Refuge and Bodhisattva vows with Acharya Richard John on Sunday February 6th. The Bodhisattva Vow will start at 5:00pm and the Refuge Vow at 6:00, this ceremony will follow the Bodhichitta and the Warrior’s Path program. The vows will be followed by a reception.

Please contact Diann Daniels at [email protected] if you are interested in taking either of these vows, you will also need to have an interview with Acharya John.

Requirements for Refuge Vow; This is open to anyone who sincerely wants to do it (one doesn’t actually need “approval”) as long as one has studied and practiced for a while and know exactly what it means to take the vow. Everyone should see an Meditation Instructor and study the Refuge Sourcebook. At the minimum one should read VCTR’s “Refuge” in Heart of the Buddha.

Requirements for Bodhisattva Vow: The prerequisite is having taken refuge at least six months prior to the Bodhisattva Vow, and one must have approval from a senior meditation instructor. One should study the Bodhisattva Sourcebook, and understand the importance of offering a boshisattva gift to the lineage. This is something one is literally or symbolically attached to, and it is necessary for the ceremony as the actual moment of taking the vow.

Only Bodhisattvas may attend this vow ceremony, and if they wish to actually retake the vow, they will need to have the liturgy to recite and a bodhisattva gift to offer.


Randal Jeter
www.jeterphoto.com

2011 Sun Camp Dates Now Available

January 9th, 2011 by

Dear Sun Campers, Cadets, Parents, and Staff Hopefuls,

The Sun Camp Leadership Group has been working hard to prepare for camps this summer and is excited to announce the camp dates for 2011! Applications for camp will be available online at www.shambhala.org/suncamp around Shambhala Day (March 5, 2011). Staff applications are available now on the website.

Camp Dates:

Shambhala Mountain Center (Colorado)
July 14-17 – Cadet Command Workshop (open to Camp vets 14-16)
July 17-24 – Shambhala Sun Summer Camp (open to anyone age 10-16)
July 24-26 – Rites of Warriorship (open to 16 year-olds who have been to Sun Camp or completed Level I of Shambhala Training)

Dechen Choling (France)
July 28-31 – Cadet Command Workshop (open to Camp vets 13-16)
July 31-Aug 7 – Shambhala Sun Summer Camp (open to anyone age 10-16)
Aug 7-9 – Rites of Warriorship (open to 16 year-olds who have been to Sun Camp or completed Level I of Shambhala Training)

Dorje Denma Ling (Nova Scotia)
Aug 4-7 – Cadet Command Workshop (open to Camp vets 14-16)
Aug 7-14 – Shambhala Sun Summer Camp (open to anyone age 10-16)
Aug 14-16 – Rites of Warriorship (open to 16 year-olds who have been to Sun Camp or completed Level I of Shambhala Training)

If you have questions regarding camp you may direct questions to the following Leadership Group Members.

Shambhala Mountain Center Camp: Michael Rich,[email protected]
Dechen Choling Camp: Laura Puts, [email protected]
Dorje Denma Ling Camp: Gordon Shotwell,[email protected]

See you this summer!

The Sun Camp Leadership Group

Ride Share to San Francisco Rigden Weekend,

January 9th, 2011 by

I’m driving down to the Rigden weekend in SF, leaving Eugene early Thurs. morning Jan.20th and returning to Eugene Monday Jan. 24th. I have room for at least 1 rider and possibly 3 riders total, depending on whether two Eugeneans decide to come or not.

Thanks,
Laurie Fischer
[email protected]

House Share in Alberta Neighborhood

January 9th, 2011 by

THE BOTTOM OR SECOND FLOOR FOR RENT!
Quiet! Lovely house, garden, excellent location!!
$550 each. Wireless and Cable included
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• Second floor, 400 sf large, light ,clean rooms, with an adjacent room for office, yoga,etc, plus 2 closets. South facing, light, airy, just painted, share bath with one other person
• Basement floor: 500 sq. ft, private bathroom ,closet entrance, fireplace, new wood floor with rugs
• Both floors have storage, closet, windows.
• All Share kitchen—which we keep very clean and neat…

Location: Walk to Alberta coffee shops, gyms, Arts, Soak at Kennedy School, shop New Seasons, etc. A block from park. Buses 2 blocks. Safe Parking.

House: Living rm, and dining rm, breakfast room all casual – not cluttered, vine covered deck, barbcue, fireplace, garden front and back-flowers and veggies…

We are a visual artist, main floor, a mature digital artist or musician, writer would be ideal… I am on the first floor friendly, conscious artist, private, focused on own work, liberal politics. We share common area housekeeping. We recycle and garden — busy quiet individuals but friendly and wonderful!

Looking for responsible, mature housemate currently employed. Cat OK. NO smoking.

This spaces can be seen now and is available now. Please phone 503 281 9521 for more information.