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Self-Sufficiency Bears Fruit

Self-Sufficiency Bears Fruit – HIGHLIGHT

Update from the Gesar Fund Interview with Nyima Kunga by Maarten Regtien “A dream has come true!” Every year Gesar Fund’s board member Nyima Kunga travels to Donda and Yushu in the Kham district for the Gesar Fund Checking our Aid campaign. He just returned this week and we spoke ... continue
Posted September 30, 2015 by
In Charge of Making Peace Possible

In Charge of Making Peace Possible – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gives a public talk, and speaks at a leadership gathering in Berlin. Story and photos by Katja Aßmann Photo by Katja Assmann More than two hundred people filled the beautiful hall at Villa Elisabeth in the heart of Berlin for a public talk by the Sakyong ... continue
Posted September 28, 2015 by CGH
Building Changes

Building Changes

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move Updates from Halifax by Michelle Munro, Center Director Insurance Work This winter, as did many Halifax residents, we incurred water damage to various sections of our building. Due to the heavy volume of claims, we are just now getting this sorted out . To make ... continue
Posted September 28, 2015 by
A Good Salon

A Good Salon – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice A Window into the Playful Space of Cultural Engagement at the Bellingham, WA Shambhala Center article by Zoey Moyle Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been strongly encouraging the Shambhala community to actively live the culture of kindness. Outside the formal practice container of retreats, however, we need ... continue
Posted September 26, 2015 by
The Flip of Cheerfulness

The Flip of Cheerfulness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Exploring the Warriorship of Aging Interview with Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick by Sarah Lipton “For what it’s worth, one of the commonalities I have with other folks my age – a physical edge for me – is rheumatoid arthritis in my upper back. It acts ... continue
Posted September 23, 2015 by Sarah
Householders Harvesting Peace

Householders Harvesting Peace

From everyone here at the Shambhala Times, Cheerful Harvest of Peace! Each year at the time of the fall equinox, we celebrate the Harvest of Peace, coming together as a community to mark the changing of the seasons. This year’s theme is the concept of household, particularly ... continue
Posted September 21, 2015 by CGH
The Range of Emotions...

The Range of Emotions… – HIGHLIGHT

…Inspired By a Child’s Birthday COLUMN: Children and Family article by Heather Grimes edited by Renée Picard Photo: Harry Walker / Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) originally published on elephantjournal.com Friday was two days after my daughter Opal’s fifth birthday. We went to Sunflower Farms with my parents who were visiting from Ohio. My ... continue
Posted September 18, 2015 by
A Change for the Shambhala Times

A Change for the Shambhala Times

On September 1 the Shambhala Executive wished a loving farewell to Sarah Lipton after 4 years as Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times. Sarah served with brilliance, joy and great vision. Her leadership and resourcefulness in inspiring and mentoring others has helped build the Times into a ... continue
Posted September 15, 2015 by David_Brown
Are You Worthy of Love?

Are You Worthy of Love? – HIGHLIGHT

Announcing a New Book by Lodro Rinzler I was leading a daylong meditation workshop in Boston. After studying Buddhist teachings and talking about how to apply them to our lives, I encouraged the participants to write down something they were struggling with and submit it anonymously. We ... continue
Posted September 15, 2015 by
Meditation and the Truth of Suffering

Meditation and the Truth of Suffering – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The path of meditation isn’t necessarily about becoming a Buddhist. It’s about awakening to who we already are: buddha—“awakened one” in Sanskrit. Through the practice of meditation, the Buddha overcame bewilderment and suffering and awoke to the truth of reality, which is ... continue
Posted September 14, 2015 by Dan
What Am I Doing Wrong?

What Am I Doing Wrong? – HIGHLIGHT

PODCAST: Meditation in the City Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this podcast episode, John Ankele discusses how we often approach meditation motivated by the question of what we are doing “wrong”. Seduced by the promise ... continue
Posted September 12, 2015 by
Seattle offers their Center to the Sakyong

Seattle offers their Center to the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

Seattle Shambhala Center,The Seattle Shambhala Center has formally offered their building, land, and Center assets to the Sakyong and the Sakyong Potrang. by Larry Steele and the Seattle Shambhala Center Governing Council Anniversary of the Enthronement of the Sakyong Earlier this Spring, when the Seattle Governing Council was contemplating ... continue
Posted September 11, 2015 by Dan
Opening the Dimension of Sacred Awe

Opening the Dimension of Sacred Awe – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image by Charles Blackhallarticle by Roger Guest In this age of information technology, many paradigms are crumbling. Although populations are rising, fewer and fewer people are actually embracing traditional religions and the current slate of beliefs and sacraments is seen as less and less relevant. Fundamentalism ... continue
Posted September 9, 2015 by
Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery

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 and written by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer written by Ani Dawa Chotso, Shambhala Times Volunteer This is an excerpt from an interview that Noah ... continue
Posted September 7, 2015 by
Lobsters, Mice, and Assorted Critters

Lobsters, Mice, and Assorted Critters – HIGHLIGHT

The Practice of Life Release at Gampo Abbey article by Emma Cataford, Gampo Abbey On July 9th Gampo Abbey residents performed the annual lobster release. This involves purchasing (with the aid of donations) the last catch of the season from local fisherman and longtime Abbey friend Captain Mark ... continue
Posted September 6, 2015 by


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