Since becoming SMC’s Executive Director, I have learned a great deal about what it takes to make a place like SMC thrive and there is still so much in this coming year I look forward to exploring. I have a wonderful team of talented and experienced managers as well as a new operational structure that is helping our workloads stay sane.
In the next months, we will be sharing stories from SMC past, present and ways we are learning into the future.
In the video above, Acharya Dan Hessey shares how bravery and generosity are linked in supporting SMC. In addition to being a senior teacher and charismatic guy, Acharya Hessey was an SMC Director in years gone by.
I’m inviting you to invest in the change SMC effects in society as an organization and a retreat center, one person at a time.
As you know, SMC is a unique and precious place, full of natural beauty and limitless potential.
As the Executive Director, I delight in the sense of responsibility for maintaining and developing SMC as a jewel for generations to come, and want to invite all of you to share in this joy.
The Shambhala Mountain Center experience can be anything from uncovering space and stillness, to touching sadness and heartbreak, to feeling joy and elation. While the beauty of the environment and the guidance of the teachers and presenters are supportive and inspiring, there are also mundane elements that help create the magic.
Please enjoy this video to see one of the ways your support makes the Shambhala Mountain Center experience complete.
Your contribution will make the magic happen.
As with most non-profit organizations, we depend on the generosity of our friends. Please contribute to our year-end campaign to raise funds for Shambhala Mountain Center’s operations by clicking the link below.
Greg Smith studied with Choyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is now a student of his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Of the past 33 years, Greg has spent 23 at Shambhala Mountain Center, contributing to the community and practice environment, and befriending many of the program participants. He oversaw the painting of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya during its construction and continues to relate to it on a daily basis. After all, he can see it from his bedside window.
We asked Greg for an offering that we could share with our community to celebrate the richness of our sangha. He was more than happy to oblige and decided to play a song, in every floor of the Stupa!
So here is Greg Smith, practitioner, painter, guitarist, and friend.
We can’t do it without you!
Shambhala Mountain Center is powered by offerings of all kinds; volunteered time, donations, teachings and practice. We ask you to join us now by making an offering that will help bring Shambhala Mountain Center into 2013 on healthy financial footing. Please donate to Shambhala Mountain Center today!
There is tremendous momentum and energy to bring the vision of basic human and societal goodness further into the world through Shambhala Mountain Center’s programs and offerings in the next year, but we cannot do it without you!
The Rusung plays an essential part in creation of the container of Shambhala Mountain Center’s meditative environment. Recently, Shambhala Mountain Center’s Rusung Zane Edwards did a solitary retreat in one of our lovely, isolated cabins. While he was there, he made this film reflecting on the retreat experience and its importance for all of us.
Do you know someone who wants to see that beautiful time lapse of the sunrise over Shambhala’s Rocky Mountain range? Share it with anyone!
To celebrate the fact that We’re Back!, and as an offering to the Shambhala Mountain Center community, we will be releasing videos sharing the talents of our staff, and explaining new initiative that are being launched.
You can learn more about what we’re up to, how you can help support Shambhala Mountain Center and watch more videos from Shambhala Mountain Center by clicking here.
Through out our We’re Back! campaign we will be sharing more videos like this one to let you know how important your support of SMC is! We will also be posting offerings and talent of the staff, and share with you some of SMC’s new initiatives to be launched in the upcoming year.