Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Recent News, Dispatches, and Photos

[Photo by Olympia Shannon]

Please revisit Uma Shannon’s Indiegogo fundraising page 
and her story that we ran last month. She is currently trying to raise funds to 
attend the prestigious Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. She writes,


"I am attending the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program next year, because it has everything I am looking for as a dancer. Alonzo King LINES can provide the rigorous multifaceted program I need to prepare myself physically and mentally for my dance career. I began dancing at 14, five years ago, dance has changed me and continues to change me. My desire and drive to excel at dance has taken me far. I have studied various forms of dance including: ballet, contemporary, modern, flamenco and most recently the movement language called Gaga. I have danced continually, adding as many hours to my training as possible.”

It’s important we support our young people. Please consider making a small donation so Uma can achieve her artistic goals. Her family is also asking anyone in the Bay area of California for information about affordable housing. 


[Lama Tsultrim Allione with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in Albuquerque, NM]

 "Great to be with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, today he arrived in Alburquerque. I am wearing a beautiful peacock shawl he gave me, he said is a symbol of protrectress Ekajati. Afternoon in the pool. A few days to acclimate before going to Tara Mandala to teach this weekend. He will be teaching Urgyen Menla a Guru Rinpoche healing terma. Precious to be with him.”

[Rinpoche empowering Medicine Buddha cards for Tara Mandala retreat]

reprinted from Lama Tsultrim Allione’s Facebook page

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Thanks to the many shutter bugs in the community, there’s a large collection of photos taken on Khandroling during the recent retreat and activities on the land.

[Photos by Kathryn O’Connor]

[Photo by Peter Makela - Fireflies reflected in the pond at Khandroling]

{Mary Gilliand at Mocha Mayas for 30th Anniversary Poetry Ready]

Mary Gilliand has two new poems published in the journal Hotel Amerika. Clcik here to read online.

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