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Update On Fire Near Shambhala Mountain Center

Jun 17, 2012

Although the forest fire near Shambhala Mountain Center still burns, the huge day-and-night firefighting operation has been able to bring an increasing area under control. The fire was quiet overnight and by Sunday firefighters expect to have contained a spot fire that is nearest to the center.

The Sakyong continues to remain in close and constant touch with the unfolding crisis. He has asked that as a community of practitioners we support the situation by giving particular attention to the Gesar and Magyal Pomra protector chants. We may wish to include all those sentient beings who are suffering, both the dead and the living, in our daily practice.

The Scorpion Seal Retreats scheduled June 18-29 has been moved to the Naropa University's campus on 63rd and Arapahoe in Boulder, Colorado. The Sakyong made it clear that, "It is important that we continue these teachings and we appreciate that everything we are encountering is part of the path."

Rusung Zane Edwards described the situation yesterday at Shambhala Mountain Center:

"Today we did a lot of manual labor to mitigate any fire spread: tree cutting around the water tank, grass cutting along the downtown perimeter, soaking the Stupa lawn and other things. One of the federal fire safety people checked in with us and spent a considerable portion of the day here. Naturally they were amazed by the stupa and will definitely get us the ... equipment/resources to help us out if that time comes... Right now, we are keeping the crew manageable and cheerful, and we appreciate people's cooperation in letting us do our work. Thanks to all, and we'll see what tomorrow brings!"

Today's Denver Post describes the valiant work of the Shambhala Mountain Center staff with Rusung Edwards:

Please hear President Reoch's remarks, made at the orientation for the Kurukulla Abhisheka, which have been made into a video on the Shambhala Times:

For updated information concerning the fire, visit:

(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)