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Meditation: 10 Reasons NOT to Do It

Meditation: 10 Reasons NOT to Do It – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice…on it’s head! guest article by Acharya Michael Greenleaf originally published on Samadhi Cushions These days, everyone’s talking about the reasons to practice mindfulness. What about the reasons that make meditating a bad idea? Below, from my own experience, are 10 reasons NOT to practice sitting meditation: ... continue
Posted December 31, 2014 by
The Art of Practicing

The Art of Practicing – HIGHLIGHT

News from The Art of Practicing Institute shared by Madeline Bruser, New York The body and mind are completely interconnected in making music. When you understand and feel the music deeply, your whole body works in a simple, natural way. The mission at The Art of Practicing ... continue
Posted December 29, 2014 by
Celebrating Children's Day

Celebrating Children’s Day – HIGHLIGHT

Childrens’ Day painting by Marguerite Drescher of HalifaxCheerful Seasons Greetings from the Shambhala Times! In Shambhala we mark the changing seasons with Nyida Days. In our warrior-tradition, we take time to note the changes in our natural environment, and rejoice in the opportunity that we have to ... continue
Posted December 28, 2014 by
Winter Reads

Winter Reads – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce a new tropical novel to warm your toes on those cold nights! Longtime Albuquerque sangha member and author Janice Convery is tickled to announce the worldwide birth of her new novel Dogs In The Sun, a tropical odyssey about a diverse ... continue
Posted December 27, 2014 by
Natural Brilliance

Natural Brilliance – HIGHLIGHT

Leading from Within by Irini Rockwell We are singing the same song, in different languages. The Awake in the World online conference sponsored by Shambhala Mountain Center reached 80,000 people. Acharya Susan Skjei, talking about leadership, addressed three components: presence, engagement, and leading change. Acharya Fleet Maul, talking ... continue
Posted December 26, 2014 by
How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”?

How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”? – HIGHLIGHT

article by Chris Montone, Washington, D.C. For those of us who have formally taken refuge and changed our religious affiliation to Buddhism, the end of the year holiday season can pose some interesting challenges — one of which being, what to say in response to the myriad ... continue
Posted December 25, 2014 by
Boulder Shambhala Center Director Announced

Boulder Shambhala Center Director Announced

On behalf of the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, the Office of the Kalapa Court is most pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Melanie Klein as Director of the Shambhala Center of Boulder, effective Shambhala Day, 19 February 2015. Ms. Klein has been a member of ... continue
Posted December 24, 2014 by David_Brown
Resources for Aging in Shambhala

Resources for Aging in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image from Halifax Shambhala CenterShambhala Working Group on Aging, 2014 Update COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Camille Yarbrough and Ann Cason Camille and Ann will co-chair the Shambhala Working Group on Aging as of January, 2015 Statistics indicate some 70% of Shambhalians are 45 and over. Our baby-boomers ... continue
Posted December 24, 2014 by
Gender Identity in Shambhala

Gender Identity in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Michaela McCormick, Portland, Oregon I have the body of a man, mostly, if you don’t pay attention to my fine bones and nearly hairless body. And most people don’t. Rather they notice my broad shoulders, narrow hips, and strong brow, and if they ... continue
Posted December 22, 2014 by
The Origins of Iliana

The Origins of Iliana – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times wishes you all a delightful celebration of Children’s Day! interview with Walter Fordham by Sarah Lipton, Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief The renowned meditation master and social visionary Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche established Children’s Day in 1979 for his western students and their children. The holiday, which took place ... continue
Posted December 21, 2014 by
Imagining and Manifesting

Imagining and Manifesting – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Ripoche, photo BHH Studiosreport on the Sakyong’s visit to New York City by Andria Cheng It was a message about basic goodness in each one of us, and about how we can conduct our lives with genuine confidence – that unconditional trust and feeling in one’s ... continue
Posted December 19, 2014 by
From Whining to Sanity

From Whining to Sanity – HIGHLIGHT

Opal GrimesCOLUMN: Youth and Family A Day of Success, Bafflement and the Stillness In-Between by Heather Grimes, Boulder, CO All of the sanity that I’ve gathered over the years from yoga and meditation and dharma books and friendships all goes out the window the moment my five-year-old daughter ... continue
Posted December 17, 2014 by
Bravery = Showing Up

Bravery = Showing Up – HIGHLIGHT

Monthly Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche These days I am struck by the speed of life. As we get speedier, we do things in half steps. Therefore, the practice of whole-hearted engagement is important. How can we be steady and complete, and what kind of wisdom does ... continue
Posted December 15, 2014 by
A Wave of Winter Babies

A Wave of Winter Babies – HIGHLIGHT

Alix BaragiottaThe Shambhala Times is delighted to announce two new Shambhala babies! Alix Baragiotta was born on Monday, November 24th at 4:49 pm, at a birthing center near Montreal, Quebec to happy parents Amélie Laberge and Davin Baragiotta. His birth went smoothly in a hot tub with ... continue
Posted December 14, 2014 by
Midwinter Haiku Contest

Midwinter Haiku Contest – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Extending the Submission Date for the Midwinter Haiku Contest and…Announcing Patricia Donegan as our special visiting Guest Judge We’re delighted to announce that noted Haiku expert, poet and longtime sangha member Patricia Donegan has agreed to act our special visiting Guest Judge for the first ... continue
Posted December 13, 2014 by


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