Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator – April 2019

Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the the warmer temperatures and blooming flowers of Spring. I thought Iʻd let everyone know that we will be hosting Dr. Dean and Meditation on the Beach on next Sunday April 7th, 2019 from 9 to 11 am.  See below for details. … Continue 

Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator – March 2019

Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the crisp freshness the winter rains and cooler temperatures afford us. I thought Iʻd let everyone know that there will be no Meditation on the Beach in March 2019 (tomorrow), but it looks like we might be on again for April and … Continue 

Cheerful Shambhala Day Wishes

Friends, SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Based on the traditional Tibetan New Year’s celebration of Losar, the day is calculated astrologically according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, and changes every year to coincide with the annual lunar cycles. This year … Continue 

2019 Programming Survey

Friends, The Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group is reaching out to its community to explore programming possibilities for 2019. Contribute your inspiration for our communal path.  Please click the link below to fill out our programming survey on or before February 8th at 5 pm HT: https://goo.gl/forms/d6pUU3gByPtDCuYC3 The results of the survey will be compiled and … Continue 

Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator

Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the cooler temperatures and big swells of winter on the North Shore. Iʻm certainly enjoying the ocassional use of my Karme Choling hoodie. Though I wasnʻt able to get an email out before this past Sunday, I thought Iʻd let everyone know … Continue 

Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator

Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that this email finds you well and that you have been enjoying the development of fall and slightly cooler temperatures. There was no monthly newsletter in November because I did a mini-pilgrimage of my own out to Karmê Chöling Retreat Center in Vermont to complete the Shambhala Path Training Level … Continue 

Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator

Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that this email finds you well and that you are enjoying the beginning of fall. It is a good time for solidifying the discipline of our daily meditation practice, and I encourage you all to sit for at least 10 minutes every day. If you would like to do group … Continue 

Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator

Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that most of you are relaxing after getting any last minute preparations together for Tropical Storm Olivia. Hurricane Lane not making landfall gave us all space to breathe and appreciate our island home just a little more. Before and after this storm, we expect to continue to host our Honolulu … Continue 

Aloha from the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group Coordinator

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Dear Shambhala Ohana, I hope that most of you are enjoying a relaxing … Continue 

2004 grand opening - Dean Nelson talk

Dr. Deanʻs response to Ethan Nichtern Stepping Down As “Shastri,” Staying For The Shambhala Community

Dear Ethan Nichtern, Thank you for your choice to give up your teaching title, perhaps instigating and helping to create a blank canvas for the teachings and community to arise. I hope everyone gives up their titles, their pins, their levels, their ranks, their status and their uniforms, so we as a community can trust … Continue