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Limiting the Barriers, part 3

Limiting the Barriers, part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Putting Acoustical Treatment in Drala HallA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The first two parts of this series of articles discussed the history of the Accessibility and Disability working group ... continue
Posted May 31, 2014 by
Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?

Is Shambhala Just for Seekers? – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Miksang de Joey JohannsenCOLUMN: Dharma Teaching by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC Recently I was at a gathering of meditation instructors, and the main topic of conversation was why so many people come through our doors at open houses, and so few “stick”. The conversation, by now very ... continue
Posted May 30, 2014 by
Lady Konchok Health Update

Lady Konchok Health Update

Lady Konchok Palden, the mother of the Sakyong, will return to Marpa House May 30 to continue her physical therapy and recovery, following a stroke last week in Boulder. Lady Konchok has been working incredibly hard at the in-patient rehabilitation center and has regained the ... continue
Posted May 29, 2014 by David_Brown
Reopening: Poems for Spring

Reopening: Poems for Spring – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space We’re very excited to publish this month’s selections, three pieces that share a real sense of space – perfect for the season, we think. Oh, and we’re working on a small surprise for our next piece, so stay tuned. SEND US ... continue
Posted May 28, 2014 by
Shambhala Buddhist Upadhyaya Ordination

Shambhala Buddhist Upadhyaya Ordination

New upadhyayas. On May 12, 2014, eight members of the Shambhala community were ordained as Buddhist chaplains at the Boulder Shambhala Center by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown. The Upadhyaya (preceptor) ordination was given to Gary Allen, Beka Davis, Fay Elliott, Ellie Hollyday, Melanie Klein, Margot Neuman, Tracy ... continue
Posted May 26, 2014 by
Shambhala Buddhist Upadhyaya Ordination

Shambhala Buddhist Upadhyaya Ordination – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Judith Simmer Brown with Tracy Steelearticle by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown On Monday, May 12, 2014, eight members of the Shambhala community were ordained as Buddhist chaplains at the Boulder Shambhala Center. The Upadhyaya (preceptor) ordination was given to Gary Allen, Beka Davis, Fay Elliott, Ellie Hollyday, ... continue
Posted May 26, 2014 by
An Intimate Death

An Intimate Death – HIGHLIGHT

the cremationCOLUMN: In Everyday Life article by Leila Bazzani, Los Angeles Time of death: 9:21am on January 19th 2014, just two months shy of her 69th birthday. My mother raised two beautiful children, was a wife to one of the sweetest, most gentle men I’ve ever known, and ... continue
Posted May 25, 2014 by
Eyes of the Heart

Eyes of the Heart – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts When It’s Time to Go on Retreat article by Jude Robison I unroll a long piece of paper on the grass. Next, making marks with a found-object brush, moving my body along with the brush, then moving my body without the brush, I conclude by ... continue
Posted May 24, 2014 by
Conference Meets Heart

Conference Meets Heart – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion to Youth article by Leslie Gossett, Column Editor photos by Mark Anderson We recently hosted a conference in Northern California at which the presenters said it was unlike any other conference they’d been to. It was like… conference meets heart. continue
Posted May 23, 2014 by

Health of Lady Konchok

Tuesday evening, Lady Konchok Palden, the mother of the Sakyong, suffered a stroke affecting the right side of her body. Lady Konchok is showing signs of improvement and is resting comfortably and taking liquids and some solid foods. On behalf of the Mukpo family, Acharya Mitchell ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by David_Brown
Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Posted in Dorje Denma Ling’s kitchen. Photo by Rhonda Newcombe The most beneficial thing I’ve ever done When I ask myself, “what has been helpful in my life” or “when was I really being transformed by the Shambhala teachings”, my mind immediately flashes to my time as a ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by Nyima
On Regret and Reconciliation

On Regret and Reconciliation – HIGHLIGHT

Letting go,COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society A Personal Reflection by David Whitehorn In an interview a few years before his recent unexpected death at age 77, the masterful Canadian writer Alistair MacLeod, when asked whether he had any regrets in life, answered with an immediate, “No, I wouldn’t change ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by
Six Principles of Leadership

Six Principles of Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture by Allison Pepper, New York City Over the weekend of November 8th through 10th, the Shambhala Center of New York was honored to host Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and share his teachings on gathering goodness. The Sakyong spoke three times: on Friday night, in a ... continue
Posted May 19, 2014 by
Touched By The World

Touched By The World – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Laura Simms reminds us that when life becomes demanding and difficult, we don’t have to cave in. Through recognizing the space of our minds, meditation opens us up ... continue
Posted May 18, 2014 by
Shambhala Goes to the Alaska Senate

Shambhala Goes to the Alaska Senate – HIGHLIGHT

Juneau by Helen FaganA Shambhala Center Director Offers the “Pray” at the Alaska State Senate by Helena Fagan, Juneau, Alaska As the director of the Juneau Shambhala Center, I was asked to “do the pray” for the Alaska State Senate, which means offering a ninety-second invocation at the ... continue
Posted May 17, 2014 by


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