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Seeing’s Not Believing

Here’s a new take on an old saying: “Seeing’s not believing.” That’s true. When we see something, we don’t have to believe in it, but we do have to see it properly. We have to look at it—then it might be true. In sharpening our perception ... continue
Posted May 31, 2011 by

Home Sweet Home: Consultation Services – Creating fresh space in our homes

Tiger – A one hour consultation exploring the ground. What does your home offer you, and how do you use it? What are the things about your home that you like and that you dislike? Where do you spend your time, and what places in your ... continue
Posted May 30, 2011 by
Hopeless - a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Hopeless – a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Come see an award winning one-woman show inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron. ‘Hopeless’ An uplifting collection of stories, music and musings on the nature of hope, fear and finding joy, “Hopeless” performed by Melanya Helene is a one-woman celebration of exhaustion, uncertainty and the ... continue
Posted May 30, 2011 by
The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism

The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism – HIGHLIGHT

By: Lodro Rinzler In his regular column for the Huffington Post, 28 year-old Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler tackles thorny issues facing meditators in the modern world. With wit and aplomb, he addresses real-life questions — sent to him by readers — and contemplates “What Would Sid Do?” ... continue
Posted May 29, 2011 by

Volunteering as Path and Current Needs at the BSC

Almost everything that happens at the Center is made possible by you – our community of committed volunteers. Through volunteering we strengthen our connection to community and our practice. The Shambhala Center is not just a place where you go to meditate, it’s a place where ... continue
Posted May 28, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam

Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam – HIGHLIGHT

By: Jerry de Groot After meeting at several magical Buddhist Youth Festivals in Germany, three young Dutchmen began organizing weekly evenings for young people at the Amsterdam Shambhala Center starting in 2009. The formula was simple: design a nice postcard, spread it around at colleges and universities, ... continue
Posted May 27, 2011 by

When You Open Yourself Up to Life as It Is

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dying nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by
New website to support young sangha around the world

New website to support young sangha around the world – HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen www.every-bodhi.org? Everybodhi is an initiative started by Shambhala Europe to support young people on the path and open doors for new people to explore the three jewels. It is created by young people, for young people. Everybodhi’s mission is To bring together the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by

The Basic Principle of Photography

The basic principle of photography is viewing things as they are in their own ordinary nature. We should be willing to see a particular vision without expectation or conceptualization. We should have the perspective of being willing to take any kind of good old, bad old ... continue
Posted May 24, 2011 by
Young Sangha Month

Young Sangha Month – HIGHLIGHT

Over the next 4 weeks, the Shambhala Times will have a special focus on young people in Shambhala, with guest Editor Sophie Maclaren, founder of Everybodhi. We are defining ‘young’ in this case as people in their late teens, twenties, and early thirties. Through this series ... continue
Posted May 23, 2011 by
Rediscovering Civility

Rediscovering Civility – HIGHLIGHT

By Angela Pressburger “Good manners are the pedestrian activity of goodness.” My friend, Halifax sangha member Torgny Vigerstad, was half-listening to the radio when he heard those words and began to give the program his full attention. Later, when our paths crossed, he mentioned the experience to me ... continue
Posted May 21, 2011 by

A Loving Farewell from Sarah Lipton

“Above the clouds, the sun is always shining.” I remember the potency of really hearing that phrase for the first time. It penetrated when I was staffing a Shambhala Training Level V for Hazel Bercholz four or five years ago. Eyes misting with tears, feeling the weight ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom

Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine Shambhala has a new book, The Golden Mirror of Wisdom: Images of the Rinchen Terdzö in Orissa, India. It was created at Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s suggestion. The Golden Mirror of Wisdom is a 92-page hardbound edition in coffee table format (12.75” x 14.75”) and ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by Walker Blaine

Giving the Giver

When one gives completely, there is no one left to watch what is being given, and no one to appreciate how generous one is being. This is called “giving the giver.” The more one surrenders in this way, the more richness develops. There is never a ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by

Pointed toward the Earth

Spiritual awakening is frequently described as a journey to the top of a mountain. We leave our attachments and our worldliness behind and slowly make our way to the top. At the peak we have transcended all pain. The only problem with this metaphor is that ... continue
Posted May 18, 2011 by

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