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A student's tone drawing of a lotus

A student’s tone drawing of a lotus

Contemplative Art Project with the Vancouver School Board

article, photos and video by Brian Callahan

On October 21st, His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama visited a Vancouver high school to dialogue with students on the importance of educating the heart as well as the mind. HHDL’s visit was hosted by John Oliver Secondary School and Vancouver’s Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education.

The ‘Compassionate Brush’ project was an important part of the preparation for the Dalai Lama’s visit. On October 8th and 10th, students from John Oliver were joined by 7th graders from Trudeau Elementary for a contemplative arts workshop at Van Dusen botanical gardens. Thirty 11 and 12 year old students from Trudeau joined several secondary school students for a day of art making and contemplative exercises. 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 - 2014-11-22 - comment

Is Tolerance Enough?

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Arts and Poetry - 2014-11-21 - comment

A Night Room

A Night Room COLUMN: Poetry Space Autumn Edition We’re delighted to share more new work from across the sangha. Below are four pieces from two poets ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2014-11-19 - comment

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest Request for Entries from the Poetry Editorial Board for the Shambhala Times if I held it in my hands my hot tears ... continue

Mandala Projects - 2014-11-18 - 1 comment

How To Make A Sit-a-Thon

How To Make A Sit-a-Thon Dispatch from Northern California by Kathryn Rile In just four days the Northern California Shambhala community is gathering across seven centers and groups ... continue

Featured Stories - 2014-11-17 - 2 comments

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup COLUMN: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen article by Khenchen Anthony Miller, Regional Machen Officer, Trident Region In the Kalapa Court, soup is ... continue

Featured Stories - 2014-11-16 - comment

Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace

Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace Religious Conflict in Today’s World President Richard Reoch presents at the University of Morocco The room full of Muslim preachers, known as Imams, ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2014-11-15 - 4 comments

Good Morning, Destiny

Good Morning, Destiny The Shambhala Times is delighted to wish a Cheerful Birthday to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche today! Shambhalians are warmly invited to include a ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2014-11-14 - comment

Embodying Wisdom, Becoming Sensational

Embodying Wisdom, Becoming Sensational Exploring the Five Wisdoms by Irini Rockwell A sensuous sixteen-year-old dancing; a couple in sexual union: ultimate wisdom and enlightenment are personified in ... continue


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Embodying Wisdom, Becoming Sensational

Exploring the Five Wisdoms by Irini Rockwell A sensuous sixteen-year-old dancing; a couple in sexual union: ultimate wisdom and enlightenment are personified in the iconography of the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition by just such deities. They live in palaces, and offerings of sense pleasures are bestowed on them. Vajrayana Buddhism brings each of us into the immediacy of the world and celebrates sense perceptions as inherent gifts. As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche once said, “Mingle oneself with the mirage ... continue

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