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Microscopic: Mind and Poker

Microscopic: Mind and Poker – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Mindfulness, Suffering, Joy and Playing Poker by Stacey Mitchell, New York It was a stressful moment. Thoughts kept running through my head — should have, could have, would have, what ifs, spinning through my mind. It happens more often than I think I care to acknowledge. ... continue
Posted June 30, 2014 by
Introducing Jackson

Introducing Jackson – HIGHLIGHT

Jackson Lawrence Downey SilbersteinJoin the Shambhala Times in welcoming the birth of Jackson Lawrence Downey Silberstein! Proud parents Josh and Liz Silberstein are excited to announce that Jackson Lawrence Downey Silberstein was born on June 10th at 6:23 pm. “We are so thrilled to be parents of ... continue
Posted June 29, 2014 by
Living Now

Living Now – HIGHLIGHT

On Creating Time by Jim Koehneke, MA from Burlington, VT For a good many years I was not aware that life happened in the present moment. Then gradually I became aware that my thoughts most often “rested” in the past and future, or as one of my mindfulness ... continue
Posted June 28, 2014 by
Shambhala's Newest Knight

Shambhala’s Newest Knight – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Han de Wit being KnightedAcharya Han de Wit of the Netherlands is Knighted by Rick Friele, Secretary, Shambhala Netherlands Honoring the occasion of Acharya Han de Wit’s 70th birthday and the publication of his latest book, Buddhism for Thinkers, a symposium was organized by Shambhala Netherlands around ... continue
Posted June 27, 2014 by
The Simple Technique that Changed My Life

The Simple Technique that Changed My Life – HIGHLIGHT

On Meditation guest article by Travis May, St. Petersburg, FL originally published on elephant journal During meditation instruction I try to convey some importance about the part of the technique that involves letting go of our thoughts and returning to the breath. But, I don’t think that I really ... continue
Posted June 25, 2014 by
Sharing the Wisdom of Aging

Sharing the Wisdom of Aging – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Camille Yarbrough Aging wasn’t really on my personal horizon until my mother died 6 years ago. The realization hit me suddenly that as her oldest child I would possibly be next to go. Based on my mother’s age I felt I ... continue
Posted June 23, 2014 by
Crying to the Sky

Crying to the Sky – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Joe Mauricio turns the tables again. Can avoiding unhappiness actually cause our unhappiness? What would it mean to open up our heart and our mind to the entirety ... continue
Posted June 22, 2014 by
Mindfulness Isn't a Trend, It's a Movement

Mindfulness Isn’t a Trend, It’s a Movement – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Lodro Rinzler originally published on the Huffington Post I helped organize a Buddhist youth conference in 2003. Two hundred young meditators from around the world came together hoping to learn the secrets of life from the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. ... continue
Posted June 21, 2014 by
Reclaiming our Sensitivity

Reclaiming our Sensitivity – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings article and photos by Evan Silverman, Karme Choling Recently I had the special honor and privilege to be a meditation instructor for a half-dathun (two-week retreat) led by Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern. I’ve known both of them for a few years now, ... continue
Posted June 20, 2014 by
Rites of Passage Camping Trip at Vajrapani Institute

Rites of Passage Camping Trip at Vajrapani Institute – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family article and photos by Leslie Gossett, Column Editor “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau The first time I read those words of Thoreau, I knew something about them was fundamentally true for me. The times in my life when I’d ... continue
Posted June 18, 2014 by
A Small Wedding

A Small Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Allan Graves and Cara Thornley on the left, Greg McNally and Tune Faulker on the rightJoin the Shambhala Times in celebrating the marriage of Cara Thornley and Allan Graves! “On Wednesday, June 4th, we decided to get married…on Thursday, June 5th we did!” Getting a marriage license in ... continue
Posted June 17, 2014 by
Lessons Learned from Being Underwater

Lessons Learned from Being Underwater – HIGHLIGHT

BoseARTS COLUMN Finding Balance in a Contemplative Life by Julie Dubose Recently, I had the great pleasure of returning to Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. with Michael Wood to teach Opening the Good Eye and Making Contact, the first two courses in our contemplative photography curriculum. We felt ... continue
Posted June 16, 2014 by
Turning Towards Conflict...

Turning Towards Conflict… – HIGHLIGHT

…with Fearless Compassion article by Ann McKnight Later this month, at the end of June, the Washington DC Shambhala Center will join with the Baltimore Shambhala Center to present a weekend workshop on Restorative Circles, a powerful process for working with conflict or trauma. Ann McKnight will lead ... continue
Posted June 13, 2014 by
Passing of Shamar Rinpoche

Passing of Shamar Rinpoche

Shamar Rinpoche passed away this morning in Germany due to a sudden heart attack. Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, was born in Derge, Tibet in 1952. At age four he was recognized by his uncle the 16th Karmapa as the 14th Shamarpa. He remained with the ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by
Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness

Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Keniley, Albuquerque Shambhala Center COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC This simple, four line supplication composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has a lot in it. There is one meaning on the level of ordinary thoughts and associations. Then, there is another level that words cannot directly express ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by


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