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Creating a Culture of No Mistake

Creating a Culture of No Mistake – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching Gentle and Tough originally published on broken leaf guest article by Acharya Noel McLellan Gentleness is nice and all, but it’s a tough world out there. We can’t always live in a protected world of soft things, kind people, and the sounds of running water. There are ... continue
Posted July 30, 2014 by
Obstacles on the Path

Obstacles on the Path – HIGHLIGHT

photosTeaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche If there’s a rock in your path, you have to move it, go around it, or climb over it. The same is true in meditation, says Sakyong Mipham. You can’t just pretend obstacles aren’t there. You have to relate to them. In meditation, ... continue
Posted July 28, 2014 by
Tea Time in Shambhala

Tea Time in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

McGee and Avdulov Sensei after receiving the Order of Elegance of Shambhala award (2014), by Marvin Moorearticle by Jill Scott and Mindy Moore, Halifax photos by Marvin Moore and Liza Matthews On Shambhala Day, March 2nd, 2014 the Sakyong awarded tea masters John Soyu McGee Sensei and Alexandre ... continue
Posted July 27, 2014 by
More "Hot Summer Reads"

More “Hot Summer Reads” – HIGHLIGHT

Retired Shastri Rebecca Hazell is already well known for her award winning books for children. If you love sweeping adult epics with a spiritual element, try her historical trilogy, set in the thirteenth century. In The Grip of God, set during the Mongol invasions (the Sakyong ... continue
Posted July 26, 2014 by
Providing Funds for Six Projects

Providing Funds for Six Projects – HIGHLIGHT

Trust Meeting MembersShambhala Trust Provides Funds for Six Projects at Spring 2014 Meeting article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin, Shambhala Trust Co-Chairs On the weekend of May 16, 2014, the Shambhala Trust held its semi-annual meeting in New York City. For those not familiar with the ... continue
Posted July 25, 2014 by
Machen: A Look into the Kalapa Court

Machen: A Look into the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

Behind the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo left to right: Machen Corps Commander Michael Weiss, ADC Nathan Railla, Cecilia Driscoll, Susan Morin, Kevin Hoagland, Jeffrey Stevens, Anthony Miller, Dorothée Rosen, Stephan Bierling, Meta Maertens, Janos Porps, Joe Schoech, (not pictured: Marvin Robinson); photo courtesy of Ian BascettaCOLUMN: ... continue
Posted July 23, 2014 by
Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima

Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima – HIGHLIGHT

Sensei at conclusion of 2008 Ikenobo Show;Warrior Tribute written by Ira Abrams Ikebana and tea-ceremony master Dr. Seiko Nakashima, whom I (and hundreds of others) called “Sensei,” passed away on July 8 at the age of 87. A number of Shambhalians in Chicago (and some elsewhere) were among ... continue
Posted July 22, 2014 by
Helping the Corrections Officers too

Helping the Corrections Officers too – HIGHLIGHT

Oregon State Penitentiary Corrections Officer Laura Hinkle underwent mindfulness training at the prison, which has helped her in her work with prisoners and her life. photo courtesy of Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian Exploring the Shambhala Prison Program Portland, Oregon article by John David Smith On a recent drive back to Portland ... continue
Posted July 21, 2014 by
A Hurricane Wedding

A Hurricane Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of Julia Sable and Richard Pannell of Halifax! Julia Sable and Richard Pannell are delighted to announce their marriage, which took place on July 5, 2014 in Lahave, Nova Scotia. Blessed by the love of friends and family and ... continue
Posted July 20, 2014 by
Exploring Shame

Exploring Shame – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Sangyum Agness Au poses the provocative question: Is there room for shame in an Enlightened Society? This topic may be on the heavy side, but the conversation is ... continue
Posted July 19, 2014 by
"This time, Just Enjoy!"

“This time, Just Enjoy!” – HIGHLIGHT

Relaxation and the Practice of Ikebana article by Pam Rubin photos by Liza Matthews Watanabe Sensei turned ninety this past year, and after a four-year absence from her annual visits, Kalapa Ikebana invited her to visit Halifax again, without any expectations. Soon the good news spread: Sensei would ... continue
Posted July 18, 2014 by
Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

On Tuesday morning July 8th, Shambhalians Dorothee Rosen, Hung-Yeh Peisinger, Charles Kalinsky, and Ron Renz took the oath of Canadian Citizenship before Judge Ann Janega in downtown Halifax. The lungta was palpable, and the room was abuzz with excitement as we joined with 44 other “new” ... continue
Posted July 17, 2014 by
A Spontaneous Wedding

A Spontaneous Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of Bob Taylor, Rupon and Dapon Bonnie Hankin (now Taylor)! story by Bob and Bonnie Taylor Getting married is daunting, especially in Shambhala! Our regard for form and aesthetics sets the wedding bar quite high. But Shambhala aesthetics are just ... continue
Posted July 16, 2014 by
Updates from the Land of Great Bliss

Updates from the Land of Great Bliss – HIGHLIGHT

News from Dechen Choling, Shambhala Retreat Center in France report by Katja Aßmann and Shannon van Staden At the “Land of Great Bliss” we are enjoying the sunshine and blue skies while the staff prepares for the arrival of summer programs and participants. Physical Uplifts One of our main projects ... continue
Posted July 14, 2014 by
Those Aren't No Stinking Four Foundations!

Those Aren’t No Stinking Four Foundations! – HIGHLIGHT

A Special Wink… …Exploring Non-Attachment Across Religions by Ira Zukerman What have they done? And what have I gotten myself into? These are questions I found I had to ask myself while on a week-long retreat in May 2014, sponsored by the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. continue
Posted July 13, 2014 by


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