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Gardens Harvest, pottery by JeffreyLiptonPottery.com, photo by Sarah Lipton

Gardens Harvest, pottery by JeffreyLiptonPottery.com, photo by Sarah Lipton

Shambhala Times Updates from the Inside Out
Editor’s Column

by Sarah Lipton
Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief

This morning I sat in my garden listening to crickets and ravens, wind rustling the trees, and the slow, riveting sound of tomatoes ripening.

In the chilly clime of northern Vermont the trees are beginning to doubt their summer coats of green – already visible are a few splashes of orange and red. When the sun shines down, it’s not hot. When the clouds race overhead, it’s actually cool. Pickles are fermenting in the cupboard and pesto is nestled in the freezer. I remember wistfully the long-gone peonies and day-lilies, the iris and lupine. It’s the end of summer, and my mind turns back towards thoughts of “school” and the busy working season approaching. Continue…

- 2014-08-11 - comment

Boulder Seeks Executive Director

Boulder Seeks Executive Director The Boulder Shambhala Center seeks an Executive Director loyal to the Shambhala Vision developed by the Vidhadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as expressed in the view and activity of the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. We are looking for a leader with excellent communication, leadership and administrative skills, as well as demonstrated financial planning and oversight experience to direct and foster a thriving organization of teaching, practice and community life. This includes promoting the health and vitality of our local sangha community, ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2014-08-30 - 1 comment

Making Music Mindfully

Making Music Mindfully COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts Intercultural Improvisation with the OMG by Alex W. Rodriguez, Los Angeles Since taking up the trumpet at age ten — ... continue

International Programs, Sakyong and Family - 2014-08-29 - comment

Life is Ceremony

Life is Ceremony Sakyong arrives at Dechen ChölingSakyong Mipham Rinpoche visits Dechen Choling Retreat Center, southern France report by Shastri Catherine Eveillard and Luz Rodriguez photos ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-08-27 - comment

A Year of Sharing Meals

A Year of Sharing Meals photo credit: bellhalla via photopin ccCOLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom article by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Investigating some of the many places where we share ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2014-08-25 - comment

The Threefold Purity

The Threefold Purity Curtis Pond in Calais, VT,COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Ani Pema Chodron “To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That’s a ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2014-08-23 - 3 comments

Listening in Color

Listening in Color COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts article and painting by Christine Labich, Western Massachusetts The inspiration arrived on a late afternoon in October. The New ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-08-22 - 2 comments

Joys and Sorrows

Joys and Sorrows COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Buddhist Perspectives on Caregiving, Dementia and End of Life Issues article by Andrea Sherman and Cynthia Spencer, coordinators ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-08-20 - 2 comments

Buddha in Ghana

Buddha in Ghana Sala Sweet (second from left) takes road trips with the Accra North Rotary Club, in GhanaCreating Enlightened Society On A Visit to ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2014-08-18 - 3 comments

Jetsun Drukmo Celebrates 4th Birthday

Jetsun Drukmo Celebrates 4th Birthday Jetsun Drukmo on her fourth birthday,Kalapa Court News Halifax, Nova Scotia story by Jeanne Cain photos by Ethan Neville Monday, August 11th was the occasion ... continue

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The Threefold Purity

Curtis Pond in Calais, VT,COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Ani Pema Chodron “To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That’s a simple good instruction for how to do Buddhist meditation.” Buddhist meditation is about dissolving our fixation on ourselves, on the process of meditating, and on any result we might gain from it. Through meditation, we begin to get the hang of living with a non-grasping attitude. continue

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