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Are Sales Basically Good?
article by Joe Snowdon, Boston, MA

In the modern world of B2C and B2B commerce it doesn’t seem like anyone today would look at a salesperson’s role in society as being sacred.

It doesn’t take much effort to find a social media post with scathing comments on the skeevy, underhanded, beg-borrow-and-steal tactics of some sales rep somewhere. We read every day about deplorable acts that become the fodder for Facebook and Twitter posts. Yelp is the altar to the patron saint of bad customer experiences. Even in companies where the need to sell is acknowledged, the salespeople are derided as a “necessary evil.” Continue…

- 2015-02-06 - 21 comments

Director of Practice & Education; Retirement of Jill Scott

Director of Practice & Education; Retirement of Jill Scott We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charlie Goetzl as the Director of Practice and Education, effective Shambhala Day. Mr. Goetzl will head the Office of Practice and Education, whose focus is overseeing and supporting the consistent and skillful application of the policies and curriculum of the pillar of Practice and Education throughout the mandala. A brief biography of Mr. Goetzl may be found below. We also would like to announce the retirement of Ms. Jill Scott, Associate Director, ... continue

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Steadfast Clear Seeing

Steadfast Clear Seeing Dharma Teaching by Ani Pema Chodron originally published in Shambhala Sun As we meditate, we are nurturing five qualities that begin to come forth ... continue

Scene and Heard - 2015-02-27 - comment

New York Celebrates Shambhala Day in Style

New York Celebrates Shambhala Day in Style Another Shambhala Day Around the Mandala feature celebrating the Year of the Wood Sheep in the community! Celestina Leon, Jessica Rothschuh, Christian ... continue

Community Articles - 2015-02-26 - 1 comment

How Do the Momos Taste?

How Do the Momos Taste? From left to right: Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin, Carolyn Gimian and “Chef” Chuck Lief COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom Interview with Chuck Lief, President of ... continue

Community Articles - 2015-02-25 - 1 comment

An Audacious Aging Salon

An Audacious Aging Salon COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by David Whitehorn Audacious: intrepidly daring; adventurous. Aging: the process of growing old. Salon: a gathering to entertain ... continue

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Introducing Odessa Rose

Introducing Odessa Rose Scott Robbins and Sarah Lipton are thoroughly delighted to introduce their beautiful baby girl to the Shambhala world. Odessa Rose Lipton Robbins was born ... continue

Featured Stories - 2015-02-24 - 5 comments

Wangmo Makes Its Online Debut

Wangmo Makes Its Online Debut The Sakyong Wangmo is delighted to introduce Wangmo—a new online retail business—and announce the debut of its website, Wangmodesigns.com. “My vision for ... continue

Featured Stories - 2015-02-23 - comment

Shambhala Day Address: Year of the Wood Sheep

Shambhala Day Address: Year of the Wood Sheep Transcript of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day address 19 February, 2015 Year of the Wood Sheep Halifax, Nova Scotia Click here to view the video ... continue

Uncategorized - 2015-02-22 - 2 comments

Shambhala Day Sun

Shambhala Day Sun A report on the Shambhala Day celebrations in Halifax by Patricia Blaine Earlier this week, as we Haligonians huddled around our soup, watching ... continue


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Steadfast Clear Seeing

Dharma Teaching by Ani Pema Chodron originally published in Shambhala Sun As we meditate, we are nurturing five qualities that begin to come forth over the months and years that we practice. You might find it helpful to reconnect with these qualities whenever you ask yourself, “Why am I meditating?” Steadfastness The first quality — namely, the first thing that we’re doing when we meditate — is cultivating and nurturing steadfastness with ourselves. I was talking to someone about this ... continue

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