Dharma Teachings - 2016-08-26 - 1 comment
Our commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual ... continue
Shambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade
by Dan Corbett
How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? The first thing that comes to my mind is a parade float. And float, we did.
In case you missed it, in July of this year, a steel, wood and fabric shrine pulled by a tandem bicycle carried the Primordial Rigden (in the form of India Gailey) entirely uphill from the harbour to the Citadel as part of the 2016 Halifax Pride Parade. The pedestrian entourage, proudly displaying the Shambhala name on a large banner, accompanied the rolling shrine in wonderful cheer for what turned out to be a truly magical day. Continue…
In a summer marked by violence, political divisiveness, homophobia, and systemic racism, let the recent tragedy in Nice and the turmoil in Turkey serve as reminders of the preciousness of life. To counteract such degeneration, let us look within to face our fears and open our hearts further than we have ever done. From this base of goodness let us practice with compassion and clarity to support all who are suffering. Let us continue a conversation about how we can ... continue