Monthly Archives: April 2018

Project Sunshine has evoked a flow of goodness – Let’s celebrate!

This image of a snow capped mountain, warmed by the sun, so that the glacier can melt into a stream of pure turquoise water – this is what seems to be happening now for Shambhala. I have important news to … Continue reading

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April 28 Campaign Update

We are heading into the last 3 days of the campaign, as it closes on Monday. This is a time to bring focus and clarity to achieving the success needed at this time for this work to move forward. Thank … Continue reading

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What could an abuse-free Shambhala look like?

 Spring Romance, by Karen Tarlton I was having an exploratory conversation with someone on the Project Sunshine team yesterday, and he said,  “I want to help make Shambhala safe. We all want to be safe, we all want to be loved. … Continue reading

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Is there really a problem?

  I think there is a part in most, if not all, of us that hopes this is all a dream, and that we will wake up and everything will be the way it used to be. But you know, … Continue reading

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A letter from a loving Kusung

  Life seems to come in waves, and the past two weeks I have found myself in conversation over tea with two of Trungpa Rinpoche’s long-term Kusung here in Halifax. These conversations have happened with care and mutual respect. I … Continue reading

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Shambhala citizens expanding the borders of this conversation

  I’m sharing a few more emails I’ve been getting from the community. All are shared with the writer’s permission.   ~~~~~~~   Just remember that whatever happens that you changed the dynamic and the discourse for the entire Shambhala … Continue reading

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Words from a Seattle, WA citizen of Shambhala who “wants to do what is right”

  Whatever happens with this Project Sunshine Phase 2, know you’re on a path of growth and healing. And you’re helping all of us Shambhalians go along that path too. Project Sunshine opened up an abyss of darkness and shone … Continue reading

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Advice for how to relate with this controversial time

  This is a very controversial time. The world is rocking with the current political environment. Buddhism is rocking with the increasing revelations of violence and sexual abuse. And on top of that, there are always things happening in our own … Continue reading

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A message from Karmê Chöling

  “Thank you Andrea! I’m so grateful for all you are doing, it’s amazing. I stand behind you. I want you to know I live at Karme Choling and yesterday we had a community meeting about Project Sunshine and the … Continue reading

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How did Project Sunshine come to have a patron saint, St. Joseph?

People continue to say to me how stunned they are that I could have accomplished so much for the Shambhala community in such a short time. They are startled by my bravery and perseverance in the face of all the … Continue reading

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#ShambhalaMeToo

============ Project Sunshine is announcing a new initiative today: #ShambhalaMeToo. We want to empower you to share your stories of how MeToo in our community is impacting you, and what your dreams for a positive resolution look like. Now is … Continue reading

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How do we trust, in this time of the abuse coming out?

I have been asked to be not only a truth teller, but also a comforter in this time of change within our community. My words today come from a place of comforting. People are struggling with many things right now, … Continue reading

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