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Don’t Get Stuck in a Pigeonhole

“There is no problem when people are not stuck on anything but are in the process of expanding. Then you can find a sense of built-in freedom. Don’t try to put everything into a pigeonhole. If you do that, you might find yourself stuck in one ... continue
Posted March 31, 2011 by
 Natural Gas in Nova Scotia: What's best for all?

Natural Gas in Nova Scotia: What’s best for all? – HIGHLIGHT

By Judy Bond Last week Nova Scotia accepted bids from companies proposing to develop onshore natural gas reservoirs from shale deep under the province. Natural gas is cleaner burning than coal and oil, creates less global warming, and is locally available. But what are the pros and ... continue
Posted March 30, 2011 by
Acharya Adam Lobel to Visit Boston

Acharya Adam Lobel to Visit Boston

We are delighted to be hosting Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel this weekend for a brief public talk on Saturday evening from 7-9pm entitled: Enlightened Society Is Already Here: Shambhala as a Social Movement Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel is a teacher in the Shambhala tradition, a Buddhist minister, ... continue
Posted March 29, 2011 by Sarah
Late March east on MA-90

Late March east on MA-90

poetic offering by Shastri Frank Ryan: Late March east on MA-90 Drifted snow finally melted ten thousand trees between Sturbridge and Boston shorn of leaves bristling with stirring compacted buds clear sun slowly making its way north late March east on MA-90. Distracted drivers low on sunshine, first stirrings of gentle shift. How much longer ... continue
Posted March 28, 2011 by Sarah
Walking in Juniper

Walking in Juniper – HIGHLIGHT

Walking in Junipers A poem by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Written for his father, July 29,1989 The other night I dreamt of you. You were in the realm of the dakinis Surrounded by your multitude of maidens. Some came to you And some wanted you to come to them Others just played in your delight Still ... continue
Posted March 28, 2011 by

Movies as Eye Massage

“When people go to a movie, they go because they want a change, something to see besides their usual scene of washing dishes, working in their office, or whatever. They need space. So if the movie presents space, no matter how irritating it may be, it ... continue
Posted March 28, 2011 by

A New Place, A New Time–an Interview with the Sakyong

This article on Tricycle.com features an interview with the Sakyong from Winter 1997. He discusses the leadership of Shambhala, the legacy of his father, Trungpa Rinpoche, and the future of Buddhism in the West. Though it has been out for a while, I found it heartfelt ... continue
Posted March 25, 2011 by
Shastri Peter Conradi Elected to Royal Society of Literature

Shastri Peter Conradi Elected to Royal Society of Literature – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya David Schneider Peter Conradi has given family and friends—both inside Shambala and outside—an opportunity to practice sympathetic joy. Word arrived of his election as a Fellow of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society of Literature. This means that in referring to him, you could call him ... continue
Posted March 25, 2011 by

Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the founder of the Shambhala Buddhist society and community of meditation practitioners now found around the world. On the anniversary of the parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the whole community is invited to practice ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by Sarah
Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling

Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling – HIGHLIGHT

By Russell Rodgers One of the key commitments in vajrayana Buddhism is to experience the world as sacred. Sacred in this context doesn’t mean that some deity proclaimed it so; it just is, primordially, in the present moment of fresh, pristine awareness. In our business, however, we ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by Michael Foster
A Pinch of Rice

A Pinch of Rice – HIGHLIGHT

By S. Marie Vernon The lodge is cozy and comfortable with a huge fireplace that constantly invites us to “come sit by the fire.” It’s our Winter 2010-2011, Weekthun and Oryoki Retreat in North Alabama. Twenty three of us are here for the event with our teachers, Shastri ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by SMarieVernon
So long and thanks, Jennifer!

So long and thanks, Jennifer! – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times would like to thank Jennifer Holder for her tireless effort in writing and editing for this community magazine since its inauguration two years ago. Her contribution to the Shambhala Times as Content Manager has been invaluable in setting an online standard for community ... continue
Posted March 22, 2011 by

One Becomes the Teaching

“The spirituality of Buddhism is a nontheistic one. It deals with the ways and means of attaining enlightenment, discovering buddha within through the aid of great teachers and the diligent practice of meditation. It has always been emphasized that one does not purely practice the dharma, ... continue
Posted March 22, 2011 by

Boston Celebrates the Shambhala Arts!

Cheerful Spring on this strangely snowy Boston day! Last evening, fifteen of us gathered at the Boston Shambhala Center to join together in a springtime celebration of the Shambhala or Dharma Art teachings. We began the celebration with meditation practice, specifically focusing on the direct experience ... continue
Posted March 21, 2011 by Sarah
Three Kalapas: Kalapa Court, Kalapa Capital Centre, Kalapa Valley

Three Kalapas: Kalapa Court, Kalapa Capital Centre, Kalapa Valley – HIGHLIGHT

Excerpts from an “Interview with Eva Wong” by Gina Stick. Eva Wong is a tantric practitioner and translator. She is the eleventh-generation lineage carrier of the Sanyuan school of Feng Shui, a lineage carrier of the Xuankong school, and an advanced practitioner of the Sanhe school. Gina ... continue
Posted March 21, 2011 by


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