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Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin

Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Melinda Rothouse on the Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin, Texas. by Melinda Rothouse Photo by Kent Samuelson Over the last month, the Dougherty Arts Center, run ... continue
Posted March 31, 2015 by Dan
Blue and Gray, Sea and Fog

Blue and Gray, Sea and Fog – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Miksang teacher Hiltrud Enders of Dusseldorf, Germany (Translated by Susanne Lück).  “Tomorrow we will have a nice last walk on the beach,” I think and try to reconcile ... continue
Posted March 29, 2015 by Dan
Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala

Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Margaret May This is part one in a two-part series on the transformation of the Toronto Shambhala Center.  November 2012: Wendy Friedman (Director of Shambhala Culture and Decorum) and David Mukpo (Kusung Commander for the Dorje Kasung) are in town to lead an experiential ... continue
Posted March 28, 2015 by Dan
Anticipating the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo's Third Child

Anticipating the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo’s Third Child

As the birth of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo’s third child approaches, many people have inquired how to contribute an offering or send best wishes. In response to these requests, we have set up a registry where greetings may be sent to the family, and contributions ... continue
Posted March 27, 2015 by David_Brown
The Rabbi's Gifts

The Rabbi’s Gifts – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Jackie Roberts Reb Zalman and Sara Davidson discussing “the December project” ( from www.saradavidson.com) In 2002, I moved back to my native home of Denver to assist my elderly parents who were in their 80s.  Mostly a dutiful daughter, I had stayed in ... continue
Posted March 27, 2015 by Dan
Jetsun Yudra Celebrates Her 2nd Birthday

Jetsun Yudra Celebrates Her 2nd Birthday – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Benny Fong by Ian Bascetta, Continuity Kusung On a sunny and slightly frozen Saturday afternoon, Jetsun Yudra celebrated her second birthday with a festive and cheerful gathering at the Kalapa Court in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Just before the celebrations began, the Sakyong bestowed birthday blessings upon ... continue
Posted March 26, 2015 by Dan
Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo Bless Kalapa Centre Offices

Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo Bless Kalapa Centre Offices

On 16 March, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo conducted ceremonies to purify and bless the new Kalapa Centre offices in Halifax. In the Sakyong’s new office at Sovereign Place overlooking Halifax Harbour — surrounded by the staff of the Sakyong Potrang, Shambhala, the Kalapa Court, Centre ... continue
Posted March 25, 2015 by David_Brown
Local, Healthy Fare at Windhorse Retreat Center

Local, Healthy Fare at Windhorse Retreat Center – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: KITCHEN WISDOM by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Sue Firer is the manager of Windhorse Retreat Center, the only Shambhala land center in the Midwest. She is likely to be in the kitchen cooking up healthy fare for all of the participants during programs and retreats. I recently ... continue
Posted March 25, 2015 by Dan
The Koan of Basic Goodness

The Koan of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dispatches from the Front Lines by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull Photos courtesy of Maxine Sidran and Joey Johannsen  Dispatches from the Front Lines is a bimonthly column initiated by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull of Cape Town, South Africa. It’s intended to open up dialog concerning the conflicts dogging Shambhala groups and centers all ... continue
Posted March 23, 2015 by Dan
Bandit Soup: A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting

Bandit Soup: A Recipe for Love, Courage and Songwriting – HIGHLIGHT

March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Bill Bothwell as he discusses his journey as a musician and student of the Shambhala dharma. So I am a musician again! Even I want to know ... continue
Posted March 22, 2015 by Dan
Jump the Gun

Jump the Gun – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Peterson, Kadö Desung Care and Conduct Officer I turned on the AM radio while driving and was hooked. There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and five students were dead. The school was on lock-down and First Responders were on the scene, as well as local ... continue
Posted March 21, 2015 by Dan
Leveraging Compassion

Leveraging Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Noah Levine conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer written by Amanda Hester, Shambhala Times Volunteer Noah Levine is an American Buddhist teacher in the Theravadan tradition, he ... continue
Posted March 20, 2015 by
Like a Lion Licking Your Face

Like a Lion Licking Your Face – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Acharya Noel McLellan originally published on broken leaf The path of the Lion is connected with discipline and joy. Do the words “discipline and joy” go together for you? Here, discipline is not about rules and their enforcement. The outer level of form, rules, protocols, manners, ... continue
Posted March 18, 2015 by
True Listening

True Listening – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche It is said that when the Buddha first taught, two deer approached, knelt down, and raised their ears. They symbolize the act of listening, a sublime way of being present in the moment. Their perked-up ears represent keen attentiveness. Their bodies kneeling ... continue
Posted March 16, 2015 by
A Shambhala Day Poem

A Shambhala Day Poem – HIGHLIGHT

by Reed Bye This poem was presented to the Boulder Community after the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Shambhala Day, on the occasion of our good-bye celebration for Ulrike Halpern, our outgoing Center Director.   continue
Posted March 15, 2015 by Dan


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