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A Christmas Baby

A Christmas Baby – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to welcome this new addition to our community: Lyon Rose Wilson-Reissmann was born on the 24th of December, 2014 at 1:06pm in Hamburg, Germany. She weighed 8lbs 5oz (3750grams) and measured 20.5 inches (52cm) at birth. Parents Clemens Reissmann and Sarah Wilson are ... continue
Posted January 31, 2015 by
Compassionate Exchange

Compassionate Exchange – HIGHLIGHT

…an Active Ingredient in Cultivating Good Relations by Acharya Melissa Moore and Shastri Sandra Ladley You know what it’s like when you walk into work, your home, or a friend’s house and you notice that your colleague, partner or friend appear to be in a bad mood? What ... continue
Posted January 30, 2015 by
Next Steps: Europe

Next Steps: Europe – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Berlin, ßmannShambhala Times is pleased to share this news update: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has written to all our European members to share his “thoughts and vision for the future of Shambhala in Europe.” Reflecting the growing diversity of the countries and cultures of ... continue
Posted January 28, 2015 by
Decency Is the Absence of Strategy

Decency Is the Absence of Strategy – HIGHLIGHT

Snowy Sunrise,COLUMN: Dispatches from the Front Lines Dispatches from the Front Lines is a new column designed to support the many Shambhalians currently experiencing upheaval at their centers and groups. It is specifically intended to penetrate the sense of isolation common to these painful situations, and to ... continue
Posted January 26, 2015 by
Exiting Samsara

Exiting Samsara – HIGHLIGHT

Dylan & HojunOne Perspective on Having Children by Hojun Laura Jackson, New York City On a recent trip to California, I witnessed my 3-year-old nephew Dylan launch a spectacular tantrum at a kiddy carnival following my brother’s failure to win him a goldfish. Nothing mattered more than going ... continue
Posted January 25, 2015 by
Being Gentle and Fearless

Being Gentle and Fearless – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala Women’s Retreat by Allison Conant, Los Angeles Gender is not something I’ve ever talked about much. I’ve never enjoyed “women’s” groups, so when I was asked to be a part of the second Los Angeles Shambhala Women’s Retreat I said yes – mostly because I relished ... continue
Posted January 24, 2015 by
Bringing Kitchen Wisdom to Work

Bringing Kitchen Wisdom to Work – HIGHLIGHT

Ellen Kahler talking to Governor Peter Shumlin (whom the Sakyong met in June) and Secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets Chuck Ross – photo taken at the Annual Vermont Farm to Plate Network Gathering in October, 2014COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom Interview with Ellen Kahler of Montpelier, Vermont by ... continue
Posted January 23, 2015 by
Aging with Dignity and Confidence

Aging with Dignity and Confidence – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Live Online Video Talks announced by the Working Group on Aging Aging has the perceived stigma that we are becoming less useful members of society which can erode our confidence. Aging eventually may further insult us with debilitating disease, dementia and frailty. How, ... continue
Posted January 21, 2015 by
Meeting our Ling Family in Kham

Meeting our Ling Family in Kham – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar Fund Update article by Acharya Han de Wit Gesar Fund boardmember Nyima Kunga was recently joined by boardmember and Shambhala teacher Acharya Han de Wit and his wife Ineke, founder of the Gesar Fund Foundation for a journey to Kham in Tibet to check on the aid ... continue
Posted January 19, 2015 by
Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work

Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work – HIGHLIGHT

article by Shaun Bartone, Halifax A queer Buddhist friend of mine said to me recently, “You have a lot of bones that stick out, bones that don’t fit in one place or another.” True. In one sangha, I’m too much of an intellectual, I think too much, and ... continue
Posted January 18, 2015 by
Building a New Home

Building a New Home – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move Report from Kootenay Shambhala Center, Nelson, British Columbia written by Russell Rodgers Thirty-five years ago, the Kootenay Shambhala Center, in Nelson, British Columbia, moved into the third floor of a brick heritage building. Nelson is a town of about 10,000 people, and our Center ... continue
Posted January 17, 2015 by
Pieces of Winter

Pieces of Winter – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Special Reminder: The final submission deadline for the first Winter Haiku Contest is January 16. Don’t miss it!! This contest is being judged by our special visiting judge, noted haiku expert and longtime sangha member, Patricia Donegan. The winner will receive a signed copy ... continue
Posted January 16, 2015 by
Vulnerability and Humor

Vulnerability and Humor – HIGHLIGHT

The wooden hammer is called a han (from the Zen tradition) used to call to meditation. The slogan at the top reads: “Great is the matter of life and death. Awake! Awake! Don’t waste time!”Exploring Life at Gampo Abbey by Emma Cataford, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondant with assistance ... continue
Posted January 14, 2015 by
Announcing the 2015 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

Announcing the 2015 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest – HIGHLIGHT

Year of the Wood Sheep COLUMN: Poetry Space In celebration of the approaching Year of the Wood Sheep, the Office of the Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum and Poetry Space are pleased to announce the second annual Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. As this is the ... continue
Posted January 12, 2015 by
Recent Weddings

Recent Weddings – HIGHLIGHT

Join the Shambhala Times in congratulating these happy couples! Don Beamish and Kristine McCutcheon were married by Acharya Moh Hardin and Sangyum Cynde Grieve on September 27, 2014. Kristine reports: On a crisp clear colourful fall day in Cape Breton we started with a lovely wedding lhasang with ... continue
Posted January 11, 2015 by


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