Herbert Elsky

Herbert Elsky is a senior student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Mipham Rinpoche.
He met Trungpa Rinpoche first in 1971 and was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles Shambhala Centre. He was the Director of Shambhala Training in Los Angeles for many years and later he was the Head of Practice at the residential Shambhala centre Karme Chöling in Vermont for three years.(1988-1991)
He moved to France in 1995 with his wife Catherine, to help renovating the buildings and establishing Dechen Chöling as a practice centre. He was the Head of Practice at Dechen Chöling from 1995-1997.
He teaches all levels of Shambhala Training and Shambhala Art and since moving to France he has been teaching through-out Europe.
Herbert Elsky is an artist, a sculptor, who exhibited his sculptures of transparent resin regularly in art galleries while he was living in Los Angeles. Since moving to France he has created "the La Baluba" theatre as his work has evolved towards sound and performance work.

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18 February 2015

 2015 is the Year of the Wood Sheep. The sheep is a symbol of caring and compassion. It is trusting, empathetic, and loves groups. Wood gives this year’s sheep extra flexibility and strength. A good year for listening, social engagement, and artistic ventures. (from the Shambhala Practice Calendar 2015-16)
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1 February 2015

Everyone is an artist - simple as that. It's about awakening our creativity and inner spark, no matter how talented we "think" we are. Dechen Chöling offers many opportunities this year to dive into the adventure and discovery of your creative energy: 

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21 January 2015

Dechen Chöling is a place of serenity and solitude these days. Enjoy our recent album!
Frozen morning dew and quiet days during the Silent Meditation...

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2 January 2015

Are you a problem-solver? Do you love food? computers? communication? There are several core staff positions open this year at Dechen Chöling. If you are interested in coming to live and work at Dechen Chöling, please get in touch with us. Find out more or contact...

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27 August 2014

Enjoy this beautiful report about the Life is Ceremony Retreat last week!
A Very Spirited Ceremony 

“It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness or courage can transform a whole situation. Take the energy you have gathered here and apply it to every situation. You never know what is possible....

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