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Gentle and Tough

guest article by Acharya Noel McLellan

Gentleness is nice and all, but it’s a tough world out there. We can’t always live in a protected world of soft things, kind people, and the sounds of running water. There are harsh realities in this world. Some parents choose to send their children to tough schools for this reason, to acclimate them to the hard side of things.

I’ve heard that in some Inuit societies young children are allowed to handle sharp knives, despite the likelihood of getting cut. The use of knives is such a basic element of everyday life, that learning to handle and respect them early, through experiential education, is the norm. Continue…

- 2014-07-09 - comment

“I’m a Runner”

"I'm a Runner" Back in February, the Sakyong and Michele Moses from Runner’s World got together to talk about running, meditation, and deepening our experience of life. The article and video have just been published. In the article, the Sakyong discusses the relationship between running and meditation. He talks about the challenges, effort and the joy of running. As he says, “You have to pay attention to what you feel, aches and pains, inspiration and all of that self-reflection. Running is about awareness, staying ... continue

Dharma Teachings, Sakyong and Family - 2014-07-28 - 2 comments

Obstacles on the Path

Obstacles on the Path photosTeaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche If there’s a rock in your path, you have to move it, go around it, or climb ... continue

Mandala Projects - 2014-07-27 - 1 comment

Tea Time in Shambhala

Tea Time in Shambhala McGee and Avdulov Sensei after receiving the Order of Elegance of Shambhala award (2014), by Marvin Moorearticle by Jill Scott and ... continue

Scene and Heard - 2014-07-26 - comment

More “Hot Summer Reads”

More "Hot Summer Reads" Retired Shastri Rebecca Hazell is already well known for her award winning books for children. If you love sweeping adult epics ... continue

Mandala Projects - 2014-07-25 - comment

Providing Funds for Six Projects

Providing Funds for Six Projects Trust Meeting MembersShambhala Trust Provides Funds for Six Projects at Spring 2014 Meeting article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin, Shambhala Trust ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2014-07-23 - 6 comments

Machen: A Look into the Kalapa Court

Machen: A Look into the Kalapa Court Behind the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo left to right: Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss, ADC Nathan Railla, Cecilia Driscoll, Susan Morin, ... continue

Scene and Heard - 2014-07-22 - 1 comment

Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima

Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima Sensei at conclusion of 2008 Ikenobo Show;Warrior Tribute written by Ira Abrams Ikebana and tea-ceremony master Dr. Seiko Nakashima, whom I (and hundreds ... continue

Mandala Projects - 2014-07-21 - comment

Helping the Corrections Officers too

Helping the Corrections Officers too Oregon State Penitentiary Corrections Officer Laura Hinkle underwent mindfulness training at the prison, which has helped her in her work with ... continue

Scene and Heard - 2014-07-20 - 3 comments

A Hurricane Wedding

A Hurricane Wedding Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of Julia Sable and Richard Pannell of Halifax! Julia Sable and Richard Pannell are ... continue


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Creating a Culture of No Mistake

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching Gentle and Tough guest article by Acharya Noel McLellan Gentleness is nice and all, but it’s a tough world out there. We can’t always live in a protected world of soft things, kind people, and the sounds of running water. There are harsh realities in this world. Some parents choose to send their children to tough schools for this reason, to acclimate them to the hard side of things. I’ve heard that in some Inuit societies ... continue

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