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Facing Death Fearlessly

Facing Death Fearlessly – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society A Journey to a Class by Irene Woodard I recently came across Roger Angell’s article, “This Old Man,” in the New Yorker. It was five pages of brilliance, heartache and tart jokes. Whooppee, I say to myself, I have just won the writer’s olympic gold! ... continue
Posted February 28, 2014 by
First Shambhala Ritual Academy

First Shambhala Ritual Academy – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche,The first Shambhala Ritual Academy led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche took place in October at Marpa House in Boulder, attended by fifty experienced chopons and umdzes. article by Frank Iglehart and Andrea Doukas The purpose of the Ritual Academy was to further deepen our formal ... continue
Posted February 26, 2014 by
The Magic of Lhasang

The Magic of Lhasang – HIGHLIGHT

Lhasang with the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche.COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Daniel Hessey and Walker Blaine “When we do a lhasang to bring down the magic energy of enlightenment and drala, the smoke of the lhasang is said to purify those obstacles that ... continue
Posted February 24, 2014 by
Shambhala Meets A Royal

Shambhala Meets A Royal – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Han de Wit wtih Princess BeatrixAcharya Han de Wit presents The Shambhala Principle to Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands by Acharya Han de Wit, Amsterdam The inter-religious conference In Vrijheid Verbonden, instituted in 2005 by the Dutch Queen Beatrix celebrates and commemorates that in 1579 the Declaration ... continue
Posted February 23, 2014 by
Obstacles and Antidotes

Obstacles and Antidotes – HIGHLIGHT

Ekajati: Queen of the Mamos, thangka painting by Chogyam Trungpa RinpocheTeachings on Don Season by Shastri Andrew Sacamano As we move from winter to spring to summer to fall there is a natural process that takes place in the earth. There is a period where the earth needs ... continue
Posted February 22, 2014 by
Transforming Oprah's Store

Transforming Oprah’s Store – HIGHLIGHT

Construction folks getting ready to varnish the floorCOLUMN: Shambhala on the Move in Chicago A series about Shambhala Centers and Groups who are moving into new spaces or renovating their existing homes. article compiled by Candlin Dobbs, Column Editor Shambhala has a long history in Chicago. The Chicago Dharmadhatu ... continue
Posted February 21, 2014 by
Prayers, Practice and Deep Compassion for Ukraine

Prayers, Practice and Deep Compassion for Ukraine

photo courtesy of APF/Getty, BBC NewsViolence has again erupted in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and is reported elsewhere. Clashes between protestors and police are reported to have claimed the lives of at least 14 protestors, 10 police officers and a journalist, with several hundred people ... continue
Posted February 19, 2014 by
Mamos Clarified

Mamos Clarified – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice The following article is a compilation from various sources of the practices of the days preceding Shambhala Day. by Oscar Garcia, St. Johnsbury, Vermont March 2, 2014 is the beginning of a new Tibetan (lunar) year, the year of the Wood Horse. The first day of ... continue
Posted February 19, 2014 by
The Drala of Maidan, part 2

The Drala of Maidan, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 2 (read part one here) compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry We wonder why this Revolution is happening in Ukraine right now. Shastri Maks Lan explains that the Czech Republic and ... continue
Posted February 18, 2014 by
The Drala of Maidan

The Drala of Maidan – HIGHLIGHT

Maks Lan, Andriy Kucherenko, Irina Vorobiova, Yevsey Levbarg in Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 1 compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry Ukraine is in the midst of a powerful and intense revolution. It has ... continue
Posted February 17, 2014 by
 Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself”

Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space guest article by Frank Ryan This year Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has announced the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. The selected poem on Windhorse will be read aloud on Shambhala Day to the international community. This brings to the fore the potency of elevated speech, and poetry ... continue
Posted February 16, 2014 by
Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart

Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Susan Piver A few years ago, I traveled across the country giving talks based on my book, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. I drove from Boston to Victoria, B.C. and back, giving talk after talk, hearing story after story, meeting person after heartbroken ... continue
Posted February 15, 2014 by
Joining in the Dance

Joining in the Dance – HIGHLIGHT

painting by Maya RookIt’s Valentines’ Day by Maya Rook, Brooklyn, New York “Love is a mutual dance that takes place, and even if you step on each other’s toes during the dance, it is not regarded as problematic.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche From across an inky midnight sky splattered with ... continue
Posted February 14, 2014 by
A Taste for Running

A Taste for Running – HIGHLIGHT

Running with the Mind of Meditation: In France written by Eric Rugani, Elise Le Goff-Maes, and Christophe Penkerc’h edited Ani Dawa Chotso The idea had been in the air for some years among some rock climbers of the sangha to propose a weekend called “meditation and rock climbing”, that ... continue
Posted February 12, 2014 by

Why are people mumbling more these days?

Did you know that I am also an audiologist? I just wrote an article on hearing loss for our community magazine, The Shambhala Times – click here to read it. I’d love to hear your comments and questions either below or on the Shambhala Times article! From: From Carolyn Mandelker, ... continue
Posted February 10, 2014 by anna_weinstein


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