This Month’s Auction Item



March Auction Item:

Complete collection of The Vajradhatu Sun 1978-1992

to benefit Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center Building Fund


 This is a complete collection of The Vajradhatu Sun, from October, 1978 to February, 1992.  The Sun was the Shambhala Community newspaper before it became the Shambhala Sun (which then spun off into a national magazine).  These newspapers offer a fascinating chronology of the Shambhala Community during its formative years, covering visits of leading Tibetan teachers such as the Karmapa, the Dalai Lama, Jamgon Kongtrul, and Dilgo Khyentse, Rinpoche, teachings on various Buddhist topics, political and social issues, art and literature, community gossip, etc.  Once you start reading them you will find it difficult to stop; there are many great pictures of sangha teachers and members when they were much younger.  The collection is contained in two boxes, held together by binder-rings.  Due to their age and the fact that they are old newsprint, they are somewhat fragile (they have not been treated like rare comic books that are never touched and kept in plastic wrappers).  The hope is that the purchaser will be a Shambhala Center or an individual with fondness for the history of the Shambhala Sangha.

Minimum bid: $250

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