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Artfully Wedded in Britain

Artfully Wedded in Britain – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder shares her cross-national perspective on watching William & Catherine’s Royal Wedding live. As the royal wedding proceedings rest for photographs and inner-sanctum formalities, electricity is surely surging across Britain as everyone flips the switch on their kettles for tea. I myself flipped the switch, but ... continue
Posted April 29, 2011 by Jennifer Holder
IN THE NEWS: Findings of the Shamatha Project

IN THE NEWS: Findings of the Shamatha Project – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Mountain Center gained media attention recently in The Observer, one of Britain’s oldest Sunday newspapers. The article, “How meditation might ward off the effects of aging,” discusses the findings of the Shamatha Project, led by Dr. Alan Wallace and hosted by Shambhala Mountain Center in ... continue
Posted April 27, 2011 by
A Tribute to Peter Lieberson

A Tribute to Peter Lieberson – HIGHLIGHT

Peter Lieberson passed away on Saturday, April 23rd. Obituaries have already been published by The New York Times and The New Yorker. There will be sukhavati ceremonies for him in various Shambhala Centers around the world tomorrow. By Sam Bercholz The entrance to the celestial pure land ... continue
Posted April 25, 2011 by

Sharp Precision

There’s a sharp precision that exists in our life, which generally arises from some form of training or discipline, the sitting practice of meditation in particular. It’s not that meditation sharpens our perceptions, but that sitting practice makes it possible to perceive. It’s a question of ... continue
Posted April 25, 2011 by

Everyone Suffers

~ a reflection paper offered by a student at Emmanuel College on a recent visit to our Weekly Open House I had never meditated before going to the Shambhala Meditation Center, so I was very curious as to what my experience would be like. After going, I ... continue
Posted April 25, 2011 by Sarah

A Most Senior Piano Recital

A Most Senior Piano Recital – by Vince Cavallo On Saturday, April 23, about a dozen members of the Denver Shambhala Center were privileged to attend “A Very Senior Piano Recital” with David Harewood at the Denver University Lamont School Of Music. What David is getting at with ... continue
Posted April 25, 2011 by kate_madsen
Earth Hour by Candlelight

Earth Hour by Candlelight – HIGHLIGHT

By Joel Shecter 8:30 pm… candles are lit one by one… lights turn off… The Touching the Earth Group sponsored the 2011 Earth Hour by encouraging centers to hold a candle light sit. Earth Hour has become one of the worlds largest collective acts of sustainability, involving 150 ... continue
Posted April 24, 2011 by

Pure Discipline, Flexible Mind

Pema Chödrön on Chögyam Trungpa’s view of monasticism in the West: In the early 1980s, Trungpa Rinpoche started to talk to me about what he would like a Western monastery to be. He said that we should have very pure discipline, and I remember him telling me: ... continue
Posted April 22, 2011 by
Earth Gathering at Windhorse Farm

Earth Gathering at Windhorse Farm – HIGHLIGHT

By David Wimberly It is always Earth Day in Shambhala as surely as the Sun of Shambhala is always rising. The dharma regards the earth as sacred and values all living beings. This is remarkably enhanced in Shambhala with our vision to create enlightened society. Protecting the ... continue
Posted April 22, 2011 by
Padma Ikebana's Spring Gathering

Padma Ikebana’s Spring Gathering

Last week, nine practitioners in the Padma Ikebana flower arranging group gathered together for an evening of Ikebana practice under the gentle guidance of Hazel Bercholz. Having recently purchased new vases for the shrine, the group spent the evening learning how to do nageire – upright ... continue
Posted April 21, 2011 by Sarah
The Last Days of Khenpo Gawang's Father

The Last Days of Khenpo Gawang’s Father – HIGHLIGHT

By Khenpo Gawang Several people have asked me to share the last part of my father’s life. My father, Dechen Chogyal, passed away on February 15, 2011. In December 2010, my father was in retreat with my mother and my older sister. At that time he became very ... continue
Posted April 20, 2011 by candia_ludy

Shambhala Day I-Ching Reading

Here is a summary of the I Ching readings from Shambhala Day, as read by Michael Fagan. Michael found some more material which may shed some wisdom light on the hexagrams, presented below in bold type. These are all part of a greater cycle, and not ... continue
Posted April 20, 2011 by Sarah

Burning Heart

In the wilds of the Deer Park in Sarnath There are the monasteries and shrines, relics of Buddhism. A stray dog finds a wounded deer lying in a shed And licks it in an attempt to try and heal the wound, But the interior damage is impossible to reach with ... continue
Posted April 19, 2011 by
The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal

The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal – HIGHLIGHT

With great enthusiasm, the Berkeley Shambhala Center is hosting an exhibition of contemporary paintings. You might remember our exhibit, The Divine Feminine in the spring of 2007. The curator, Siddhartha V. Shah, is back along with Barbara Cook bringing still finer, museum-quality work in a major ... continue
Posted April 18, 2011 by
Starting up “Families and Children in LA”

Starting up “Families and Children in LA” – HIGHLIGHT

By Laura Burnham Storyteller Angela Lloyd (with autoharp) is joined by an angel named Laila and Laura Burnham. Los Angeles Shambhala Art Day 2009. Four years ago at a large gathering of our Los Angeles sangha, one of the newer participants spoke from her heart about how much ... continue
Posted April 16, 2011 by

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