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Making Music Mindfully

Making Music Mindfully – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts Intercultural Improvisation with the OMG by Alex W. Rodriguez, Los Angeles Since taking up the trumpet at age ten — and the trombone two years later — my life as a musician has taken some interesting turns. None of them, however, has been as exciting ... continue
Posted August 30, 2014 by
Doing and Not Doing

Doing and Not Doing

Recently the Shambhala Times published an article called “Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?” by Russell Rodgers. In it he characterized the Shambhala Buddhist path as a “ladder”. Over the years I’ve been involved in various Shambhala communities and have worked and practiced with a lot of people. ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by
Life is Ceremony

Life is Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

(c) Sean Raggett DCL 2014Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visits Dechen Choling Retreat Center, southern France report by Shastri Catherine Eveillard and Luz Rodriguez photos by Sean Raggett “It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness or courage can transform a whole situation. Take the energy you have gathered here and ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by luz_rodriguez
A Year of Sharing Meals

A Year of Sharing Meals – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom article by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Investigating some of the many places where we share meals, and the different connections we find at each table. Outside This summer I took a long road trip with a friend and her four young children. I caught up with them ... continue
Posted August 27, 2014 by
The Threefold Purity

The Threefold Purity – HIGHLIGHT

Curtis Pond in Calais, VT,COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Ani Pema Chodron “To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That’s a simple good instruction for how to do Buddhist meditation.” Buddhist meditation is about dissolving our fixation on ourselves, on the process of meditating, and on any ... continue
Posted August 25, 2014 by
Listening in Color

Listening in Color – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts article and painting by Christine Labich, Western Massachusetts The inspiration arrived on a late afternoon in October. The New England hardwoods were blazing against a blue sky, and I was standing on the muddy bank of a small brook. Decaying leaves pushed up against ... continue
Posted August 23, 2014 by
Joys and Sorrows

Joys and Sorrows – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Buddhist Perspectives on Caregiving, Dementia and End of Life Issues article by Andrea Sherman and Cynthia Spencer, coordinators of the Conversations on Aging group at the New York Shambhala Center The Conversations on Aging group at the New York Shambhala Center hosted a wonderful ... continue
Posted August 22, 2014 by
Buddha in Ghana

Buddha in Ghana – HIGHLIGHT

Sala Sweet (second from left) takes road trips with the Accra North Rotary Club, in GhanaCreating Enlightened Society On A Visit to Afuaman, Ghana by Sala Sweet Seattle Shambhalian Sala Sweet is creating enlightened society in Ghana. Her many amazing projects include delivering used clothes to villagers, supporting schools, ... continue
Posted August 20, 2014 by
Jetsun Drukmo Celebrates 4th Birthday

Jetsun Drukmo Celebrates 4th Birthday – HIGHLIGHT

Jetsun Drukmo on her fourth birthday,Kalapa Court News Halifax, Nova Scotia story by Jeanne Cain photos by Ethan Neville Monday, August 11th was the occasion for a lively children’s party at the Kalapa Court in Halifax celebrating the fourth birthday of Princess Jetsun Drukmo. Under a brilliant blue sky with ... continue
Posted August 18, 2014 by
Dreaming: A Substitute Life

Dreaming: A Substitute Life – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, John Ankele discusses how much energy we put into wishing our lives were different. The more we meditate, the more we realize how much we live a substitute ... continue
Posted August 17, 2014 by
One-Stop Retreat Planning

One-Stop Retreat Planning – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing: Retreat.Guru interview with Cameron and Deryk Wenaus by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Reporter It started when Cameron Wenaus wanted to go on a yoga retreat in Thailand: “I realized that I just didn’t know how to find the information I needed to identify a good teacher, retreat, or ... continue
Posted August 15, 2014 by
Contemplating the Lotus

Contemplating the Lotus – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Mark Rasmuson, Vietnam I am surrounded by lotus flowers. They are everywhere in Vietnam. Every pagoda has statues and paintings of the Buddha or other deities seated or standing on a lotus and usually a small pond where the flowers are growing. The ... continue
Posted August 13, 2014 by
Boulder Seeks Executive Director

Boulder Seeks Executive Director

The Boulder Shambhala Center seeks an Executive Director loyal to the Shambhala Vision developed by the Vidhadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, as expressed in the view and activity of the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. We are looking for a leader with excellent communication, leadership and administrative skills, ... continue
Posted August 11, 2014 by
In with the Bad, Out with the Good

In with the Bad, Out with the Good – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching On Tonglen guest article by Shastri Ethan Nichtern orginally published on Shambhala Sun “Accepting and sending out” is a powerful meditation to develop compassion for ourselves and others. Shastri Ethan Nichtern teaches us how to do it in formal practice and on the spot whenever suffering arises. ... continue
Posted August 11, 2014 by
Investigating Eco-Dharma

Investigating Eco-Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

The 2014 Eco-Dharma Conference is happening this weekend at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Acharya Adam Lobel is one of the contributing teachers This weekend in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire a unique event is occurring. Featuring prominent Buddhist teachers, scholars, and environmental activists discussing in ... continue
Posted August 9, 2014 by


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