The Dot Archives

Welcome to the Dot’s online archives: back issues of Shambhala’s former community newspaper (from Winter 2002/03 to Spring 2009) - The shambhala times can be found here.

For seven years, the Dot published news about Shambhala’s worldwide community. Stories included various interviews with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche over the years, major events and happenings (the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment of August 2008, an interview with the Sakyong Wangmo Chöying Sangmo and our royal couple, their Halifax wedding and Orissa wedding celebration, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s first U.S. visit), social action, global and society announcements, teachings, Shambhala culture, profiles about various centers and community members around the world, and lots of community news. Please enjoy these extensive collections of moments captured from Shambhala’s recent past.

Special thanks to Ross Hunter who suggested archiving
the Dot online and did all the work to make it happen.


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Spring 2009, Vol. 7 No. 1

Shambhala Times: Our New Community News Magazine • An Imperfect Election [Cambodia] • Liberation for All: Diversity and Beyond in Shambhala • Athens: The Completion of a Crazy Dream • Boulder: Blessings, Strength, and History • Shambhala Vision [a teaching from the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche] • Shunya Ladendorff: Warrior in the World and on the Sun Camp Field • All Contributors to the Dot


The Dot Winter 2008/09, Vol. 6 No. 3

The Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment • Interview with Our New Sakyong Wangmo • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Khandro Tseyang on Married Life • Edict of the Sakyong Wangmo • My Grandmother [Khandro Tseyang on her grandmother] • Compassionate Leadership Tour • Reflections on the Big Owe of '08 • A Visit to Indonesia • Kootenay: Practicing in Drala Land • The Embrace of the Feminine Principle • The Sakyong Wangmo • A Greener Dechen Chöling • Trying to Explain Sun Camp • Shambhala in Moscow • Courageous Women, Courageous Program [retreat for women with cancer] • As Fresh as the Crystal Winter Light [Europe's Buddhist Youth Festival] • Regional Governance in Northern California and Atlantic Canada • My First Encampment • Trish Barbato: Shambhala and Business

The Dot Winter 2008/09; Vol. 6 No. 3


The Dot Summer 2008; Vol. 6 No. 2

The Dot Autumn 2008, Vol. 6 No. 2

Dechen Chöling Grows with the Gesar Festival • Khandro Tseyang’s Shambhala School Visit • The Embodiment of all the Activities of Buddha [His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa’s first U.S. visit] • The West’s Fascination with China • One Tibetan Refugee's Perspective • The Mukpo Institute • Tonglen, Please • Building Green as if Our Lives Depended on It • Bellingham: Not So Laid-Back After All • Tuning into the Nowness of Leadership • What Is Art? • Europe’s Mipham Academy • Adelaide Shambhala Center • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Poland’s Warrior Assembly • Contemplative Knitting at Sky Lake Lodge • David Wimberly: Environmentalism as Practice


The Dot Spring 2008, Vol. 6 No. 1

The Shambhala Sangha and Tibet: A Brief History • Shambhala Online • Peace in a War Zone [Sgt. Paul Kendel on serving in Iraq] • Shambhala in Tehran • Co-Housing in Shambhala • Tamalpais: The Magic of the Mountain • Minneapolis: Twin City, Water Town • The Gesar and Warrior Traditions • Calligraphy: Humility, Heart, and Beauty • The Joys of Family Camp • Aikido Comes to DDL • Trudy Sable: Working in Cultural Borderlands

The Dot Spring 2008; Vol. 6 No. 1


The Dot Winter 2008; Vol. 5 No. 3

The Dot Winter 2008, Vol. 5 No. 3

A Typical day at the United Nations • New Curriculum Update • Kalapa Festival 2007 • Sarpashana in Tucson [meditation and recovering from addiction] • Hamburg: Venice of the North • Los Angeles, California: What's Going On • The Significance of Gesar of Ling • The Gesar Tradition as Art • La Dépêche de Moscou [Fabrice Champion's intense physiotherapy] • Baltimore’s Musical Celebration • French Sangha Gathering at Dechen Chöling • Youth Leadership Program • Tal Varon: Return to Israel


The Dot Autumn 2007, Vol. 5 No. 2

West Meets East [India pilgrimage and royal wedding celebration] • Recollections of India • Shambhala’s Third Congress • Shambhala Europe’s Secret to Success • Sangha, Social Engagement, and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict • Monasticism in the West • Portland, Oregon • Atlanta, Georgia • Interdependence Arising • Encountering Trungpa Rinpoche and Ikebana • Exploring Bias, Racism, and Diversity • Karmê Chöling’s Homecoming • Opening the Good Eye [Miksang contemplative photography] • Mexico’s Second Shambhala Meditation Group • The Making of the Shiwa Okar Thangka • People of Color Retreat • Shambhala Art: Seeing Things as They Are • Warrior in the World: David Nichtern

The Dot Autumn 2007; Vol. 5 No. 2


The Dot Spring 2007; Vol. 5 No. 1

The Dot Spring 2007, Vol. 5 No. 1

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Remembers His Father • Buddhist Chaplains • The Chögyam Trungpa Legacy Project • Lady Diana Mukpo on Shambhala Lineage • Richard Reoch’s North American Tour: New York City Report • Lviv, Ukraine: City of the Lion’s Roar • Auckland, New Zealand: Drala Heaven • Taking Refuge • The Roots of Shambhala Art • Khandro Tseyang Says Thank You • Lady Könchok Says Thank You • Die Tietsten Ebenen des Geistes (The Deepest Levels of Mind) • French Sangha Annual Gathering • Sok Pa Luang Temple in Vientiane, Laos • Family Plans (Europe’s childcare and family program strategy) • Luz Rodriguez • Jane Hope: From London to Lviv


The Dot Winter 2007, Vol. 4 No. 3

Dalai Lama Visits Shambhala Mountain Center • Richard Reoch’s North American Tour: Halifax Report • A Closer Look at Peak Oil • The Austin Shambhala Meditation Center • The Washington D.C. Shambhala Meditation Center • Non-Duality-Sudden Victory, Part 2 • Miksang: A Different Way of Seeing • Karmê Chöling’s Summer Storm • Shambhala’s First Families and Children Conference • Magic in Colorado’s Mountains [Rigden ngöndro retreat for women] • South Africa’s Newest Shambhala Training Graduate [Mary-Anne Botha] • Dorje Denma Ling’s First Shambhala Arts Program • Ashoka Credit Union: Thirty Years of Money, Community, and Skillful Means • Hamish Maclaren: Choiceless Patience • Babo Harrison: Using Her Inner Stage Manager to Serve Shambhala


The Dot Autumn 2006; Vol. 4 No. 2

The Dot Autumn 2006, Vol. 4 No. 2

Blossoming of the Sun [the royal wedding in Halifax] • Shambhala Seminary 2006 in Cuncumén, Chile • Lady Diana Mukpo: Life with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche • Women in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition • Shambhala’s Relationship to Reggie Ray • Nepal: Democracy Emerging • Making Poverty History [the Global Call to Action Against Poverty] • Victoria: The Western Tent Peg • Amsterdam: Drala, Finance, and Adventure • Non-Duality-Sudden Victory • What Is Gagaku? • Opening the Good Eye in Europe [contemplative photography] • The Surmang Shedra • Entering it ... ? We’re there already! [entering the vajra world] • Mathias Pongracz: Even Buddhism Is Too Limited • Jesse Thompson: Spicing Things Up


The Dot Spring 2006, Vol. 4 No. 1

New Ripa Monastery Opens in Nepal • Blossoming of the Sun [Halifax’s royal wedding plans] • The Feminine and the Masculine: Striving for Balance • Sex and the Dharma • Shambhala Finances • The Primordial Rigden Thangka and Cynthia Moku • The Healing Brush: A Workshop with Kaz Tanahashi • Ottawa: A Garden Regenerates • Seattle: Timely Rain • If We Engage in Virtue, Something Good Will Come About • Living in Romania • Ruling Your World Book Tour Update • Windhorse: Breeze of Delight • Diversity Training: Going Beyond Bias • Listening Mind: Teens Gather at Karmê Chöling • The Shambhala School • Full Circle [Patricia Ullman Hayward profile] • Dharma on the Bowerey [Ethan Nichtern profile]


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

Anger and Compassion in Iraq [a soldier’s attempt to meditate while serving in Iraq] • Working with Differences in Shambhala • Should Buddhists Eat Meat? • Outward Bound at SMC • Shibata Sensei and Shambhala • Helping After Katrina: Refuge and Discomfort • Szcecin, Poland: Starting Where They Are • Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center on the Island of Oahu Hawaii • The Problem with Anger • Working Toward Enlightened Society • Best Practices [taking warriorship principles into everyday life] • Kasung Encampment in Poland • Remember Warrior Assembly 2005 • Neil McKinlay • Melissa and Bruce Robinson


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The Dot Autumn 2005, Vol. 3 No. 3

Sakyong and Semo Tseyang Married • How Can I Be Sure I’m Right? • Tea Magic in Japan • East-West Wedding • Vajra Dawn 2005 • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Ruling His World • The First Rigden Abhisheka • Spiritual Evolution • Mudra • The London Shambhala Center • Tepoztlan, Mexico Mi Corazón • The Buddha Prince [Markell Kiefer’s traveling play] • Albuquerque, New Mexico • Reception Celebrates Diversity • Rethinking Development [second international conference on Gross National Happiness] • Family Camp and Warrior Assembly at Dorje Denma Ling • Gagaku at Sky Lake • Meredith Monk: 40 Years of Innovation • Discipline, Vision, and Support: A Journey to Denali [TA Loeffler summits Denali] • Montreal Street Retreat


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Summer 2005, Vol. 3 No. 2

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Takes the Plunge • Who Is Semo Tseyang Palmo? • 2005 Dharma Art Festival • Dharma Art Celebration at Naropa University • Cologne: Becoming a Kalapa Center • Berkeley: How It All Started • Spirituality and Ecology • Warrior Assembly Goes Kiwi • Warrior Assembly in Mexico • The Activity of a Shambhala Center • Taggie Mukpo Teaches Patience • CD Libraries on Four Continents • Rinpoche Runs Boston • Shambhala Trust • Taking the Reins at SMC • The Buddhist Council of New York


The Dot Spring 2005, Vol. 3 No. 1

Chögyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision • Kalapa Centre Founded in Cologne • Dharma Translators Go Forward • Karmê Chöling Congress • International Congress • Surmang-Shambhala Ties Strengthen • Lodro Rinzler: Gentleman and Socialite • Shot in the Back by Shibata Sensei • Acharya Jenny Warwick: An Interview • Love in the Morning [Sun Camp and Sea School] • Music Meets Dharma at Tail of the Tiger • Shared Wisdom [a South African Rimé center]

The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Winter 2005, Vol. 2 No. 4

Family Meditation • Clarifying Confusion about Shambhala Ngöndro • Returning to the Roots • Mahamudra Vision • Reform Proposals Discussed by the Mandala Governing Council • The Shambhala View of Service • The Shambhala Commission on the Status of Women and Feminine Principle • Shambhala in Iran • Doing Nothing for Peace [SMC’s sit-athon]


The Dot Autumn 2004, Vol. 2 No. 3

Drinking from the River of Shambhala [Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche introduces Shambhala ngöndro] • The Time Capsule Project • Shambhala Path of Social Action • Penetrating Practicality [joining meditation and action] • Summer on the Mountain [photo essay by Brian Spielmann] • Rocks into Rubies [three-year retreat] • Peace Vase Placed in Oradour-Sur-Glane • A Cup of Green Tea at Milk Lake • The Arrangement Is You [Sensei Watanabe on creating harmony through Ikebana] • Riding the Garuda [engaged social transformation in creating Shambhala society] • Shambhala Governing Council Meets

The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Summer 2004, Vol. 2 No. 2

Gross National Happiness in the Land of the Thunder Dragon • Fearless Buddha, Peaceful Warrior • Changing of the Guard [new orders for the Dorje Kasung] • In the Presence of Death [experiences of dying in the Shambhala sangha] • Marathon Man with a Cause [the Sakyong runs Big Sur and California to raise money for the Surmang shedra] • Mandala Governing Council • Great Eastern Sun at First Light [Shambhala training in the Ukraine] • An Environment of Caring [caring for Taggie Mukpo] • Arising in the Court of Great Prince Shotoku [Shambhala leadership dathün] • Shambhala Mountain Center: 2003 Annual Report • What’s the Plan? [Shambhala’s community plan]


The Dot Winter 2004, Vol. 2 No. 1

Shambhala Congress: Evolution or Revolution, Embracing Our Future, Youthful Exuberance at Pier 21, Designing the Congress, Social Action • Vajrayana Seminary Crosses the Pond • True Command: The Teachings of the Dorje Kasung • Naropa Steps Out [inauguration of president Thomas Coburn] • His Excellency James George • Land Stewardship in the Rockies • What to Do? [grappling with aggression and division] • Shambhala Care and Conduct: President’s 2003 Report • Health Check of Shambhala’s Finances • Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche • The Truth About Shambhala Sun Camp and Rites of Warriorship • North of Boston [Winfield Shaw (Binny) Clark profile] • Questions and Answers with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Autumn 2003, Vol. 1 No. 4

Drenched in Blessings [Kalapa Assembly at Dorje Denma Ling] • Vajra Dawn • Inseparable and Unique [interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche] • Where Is Shambhala Headed? • Momentum Builds Towards Shambhala Congress • A Unified Europe? • The Jewel of Europe [Dechen Chöling] • Unearthing Great Treasure [interview with Karma Senge and Damchö Rinpoche] • Samadhi Cushions: Thirty Years in the Sangha • A Long and Winding Road [Shambhala Meditation Center of the South Shore] • New Direction, New Plans [letter on behalf of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche] • Connecting with Basic Goodness in our Communities [Karen Lavin Award for Compassionate Activity] • Nature and Ego


The Dot Summer 2003, Vol. 1 No. 3

Homage to Latin American Dralas • The Shambhala Congress • Ashoka’s Hell • Embracing the Energy of Strong Emotions • Five Wisdoms Institute • Regaining Confidence in War • On Contemplative Education • Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Concludes Book Tour • Shambhala Finances on Orange Alert • Compassion and the Ecological Footprint • I Believe in Love [Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s New York community talk] • Michael Eddy: Art, Buddhism, and Politics • Flags, Banners, and Pageantry in the Sacred World • Shambhala Mountain Center: 2002 Annual Report • Nourishing the Roots [practice and study, experience and realization] • The Chronicle Project • Celtic Tiger … Lion, Garuda, Dragon

The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4


The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4

The Dot Spring 2003, Vol. 1 No. 2

Shambhala Delegation Visits H.H. Karmapa • Turning the Mind into an Ally Launches to Public Accolades • Blue Helmet on the Umdze [Buddhism and war] • Kalapa Assembly Finds its Way Home • Tough Times Tough Decisions [Shambhala’s finances] • Formal Practices for a Time of War • Secular Enlightenment: the Manifested Heart • Chado Finds a Home in Lunenburg • Diana Evans: Life at the Center of the Mandala • Winter Solstice 2002 • It’s Our Turn to Help • The Integrity of the Dorje Kasung Vision • The Surmang Treasures: Ours to Protect • Naropa Names New President [John Cobb] • Dharmic Environmentalism • Yarne at Gampo Abbey


The Dot Winter 2002/03, Vol. 1 No. 1

Remembering Kobun • Richard Who? [Shambhala’s new president] • Falling Towards Warmth • Letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche • The Three Kalapas • Emerging Voices [Shambhala Institute for authentic leadership] • Shambhala Europe on the Future of the European Union • Council of Acharyas Formed • Prajnaparamita and Fearlessness • Shamatha Yoga • Laying New Foundations in Tibet • Shambhala Media Division Born • Viewpoints on the Mandala • Karmê Chöling’s Historic Barn Reincarnated • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Dot

The Dot Winter 2006, Vol. 3 No. 4