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COLUMN: In Everyday Life
by Michaela McCormick, Portland, Oregon

I have the body of a man, mostly, if you don’t pay attention to my fine bones and nearly hairless body. And most people don’t. Rather they notice my broad shoulders, narrow hips, and strong brow, and if they risk looking past my feminine attire and ask me a question, they notice my deep voice.

They pick out the cues that we all have been taught to rely on in order to “know” who we’re dealing with. The habit is completely understandable, particularly in our speedy, information – saturated world where time is so often a commodity and efficiency is the watchword. It is very hard in our world to slow down, relax, and be curious about each other. We feel we need to make an assessment, lean on our assumptions, and take action or move on. Continue…

- 2014-11-10 - 2 comments

2015 International Shambhala Programs Calendar

2015 International Shambhala Programs Calendar The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education is pleased to announce the International Shambhala Programs calendar for the year of 2015. Application Process The following programs in 2015 require that you apply and be accepted through the Office of Practice and Education: Enlightened Society Assembly Warrior Assembly Rigden Abhisheka Scorpion Seal Assembly Year I Attending an international program is a two-step process, which includes first applying (and being accepted) and then registering with the hosting land center. Once you receive your letter ... continue

Featured Stories - 2014-12-21 - 1 comment

The Origins of Iliana

The Origins of Iliana The Shambhala Times wishes you all a delightful celebration of Children’s Day! interview with Walter Fordham by Sarah Lipton, Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief The renowned ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2014-12-19 - comment

Imagining and Manifesting

Imagining and Manifesting Sakyong Mipham Ripoche, photo BHH Studiosreport on the Sakyong’s visit to New York City by Andria Cheng It was a message about basic ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-12-17 - 1 comment

From Whining to Sanity

From Whining to Sanity Opal GrimesCOLUMN: Youth and Family A Day of Success, Bafflement and the Stillness In-Between by Heather Grimes, Boulder, CO All of the sanity ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2014-12-15 - 1 comment

Bravery = Showing Up

Bravery = Showing Up Monthly Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche These days I am struck by the speed of life. As we get speedier, we do ... continue

Scene and Heard - 2014-12-14 - comment

A Wave of Winter Babies

A Wave of Winter Babies Alix BaragiottaThe Shambhala Times is delighted to announce two new Shambhala babies! Alix Baragiotta was born on Monday, November 24th at 4:49 ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2014-12-13 - comment

Midwinter Haiku Contest

Midwinter Haiku Contest COLUMN: Poetry Space Extending the Submission Date for the Midwinter Haiku Contest and…Announcing Patricia Donegan as our special visiting Guest Judge We’re delighted ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2014-12-12 - comment

Fragile Ego

Fragile Ego COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts On Writing by Michelle Welch, Phoenix If you’re a writer and you’re trying to do anything but self-publish exclusively, you’re ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-12-10 - 1 comment

Connected Culture?

Connected Culture? Enlightened Society: Connected Culture or Cult of Meditation? COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture article by Silas Rose, Victoria, BC Joining any organized spiritual tradition involves ... continue


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Bravery = Showing Up

Monthly Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche These days I am struck by the speed of life. As we get speedier, we do things in half steps. Therefore, the practice of whole-hearted engagement is important. How can we be steady and complete, and what kind of wisdom does that bring? In Shambhala warriorship we practice being on the spot: we do things precisely and thoroughly. In meditation, our mind and body are joined and we access and ... continue

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