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The Path of Unconditional Healing - 2 comments

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pink lotus with white butterflyA Journey of Illness and Discovery
by Jeff Rubin, New York City

I still remember quite vividly the scene in the doctor’s office eleven years ago. After conducting a series of tests, she informed me that she was almost certain that I had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). If she was correct, this was an almost guaranteed painful death within 3-5 years. She explained that she required one more test at a later date to confirm her findings, but by then, filled with dread and abject terror, I was barely able to hear. However, I was certain of one thing: I would never return for that test. My thinking, deluded or not, was “why confirm an illness that has no known cause and no known cure?” It turns out I was fortunate – I never did go back, and over the years, it became less and less likely that I had ALS, until finally in 2010, I received a different diagnosis. Let me get to that later. Continue…

- 2014-03-29 - 1 comment

Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online The Year of the Wood Horse is off to a galloping start. Here are two unique opportunities to see Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche speak –­ in person or via live webcast — and bring people together to celebrate basic goodness. On April 12, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will be in Boston to speak about our incredible capacity to meet challenges with strength, courage and compassion. Shambhala Online will broadcast this event live at 7pm Eastern, ... continue

Featured Stories - 2014-04-14 - comment

Building Bridges in Boston

Building Bridges in Boston President Richard Reoch and Reverend Kim,How Communities Can Come Together under the Banner of Being Human by Emma Cataford, Shambhala Times Reporter Saturday ... continue

Featured Stories - 2014-04-13 - 1 comment

Kindness and Inspiration in Boston

Kindness and Inspiration in Boston article by Frank Ryan photos by Kris Talluto “Kindness and Inspiration: A Shambhala Community Day,” led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and President Richard ... continue

Featured Stories - 2014-04-12 - 2 comments

Strength in Vulnerability

Strength in Vulnerability Finding Basic Goodness in the Aftermath of Violence article by Lassiter Williams photos by Maureen Cotton On a balmy evening in Spring, nearly one ... continue

Mandala Projects - 2014-04-11 - 3 comments

Launching The Arrow

Launching The Arrow article by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Regular Correspondent illustrations by Alicia W. Brown Shambhala Day, March 2, 2014, saw the launch of an ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-04-09 - 8 comments

Regard all Dharmas as Dreams

Regard all Dharmas as Dreams COLUMN: Good Practice by Gordon Shotwell, Toronto, ON As long as I can remember my family had a set of lojong cards on ... continue

Community Articles - 2014-04-08 - 14 comments

Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant Mabinti Dennis, Shastri Charlene Leung, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Senandoah Gale, Joy Mickle, Joanne Martin Braun, youth participantA Report on the visit ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2014-04-07 - 3 comments

What is Miksang Really?

What is Miksang Really? Miksang image by April SiegfriedInvestigating Contemplative Photography article by Julie DuBose, Director of Miksang Institute photos by students of the Miksang Institute There are ... continue

VCTR Tributes - 2014-04-06 - comment

Brief Encounters with a Dragon

Brief Encounters with a Dragon Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche These few “Brief Encounters” are brought to you courtesy of the wonderful work of the folks at The ... continue


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Working with Pain

Khenpo GangsharCOLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Evan Silverman, Karme Choling, VT “The pain never goes, and we will never be happy.” Every six weeks or so I give a short talk at a local Shambhala center, in St. Johnsbury. As the weeks to the talk approach, it’s always the same story: I have no idea what to talk about. I try to wait for a message from the phenomenal world. The year was new and I’d been ... continue

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