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Harvest at Dechen Chöling

Harvest at Dechen Chöling – HIGHLIGHT

A seasonal contemplation on energy, connectedness and change by Simon La Haye Today is a beautiful fall day. The trees are dancing in the crisp energy of the wind, leaves have already changed colors and are flying about, everything is clear and vivid. It is slightly nostalgic, it ... continue
Posted October 31, 2015 by CGH
The Compassion of Unconditional Love

The Compassion of Unconditional Love – HIGHLIGHT

What Karuna Training Offers Story and photos by Miriam Hall Update: application deadline for the upcoming training has been extended, and a few spaces may still be available I signed up for the very first North American Karuna Training series with lots of planning and very little expectation. ... continue
Posted October 29, 2015 by CGH
Taking Refuge

Taking Refuge – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Tibetan word for refuge is chup, “to be protected by.” Every day we wake up and tacitly take refuge in something that we think will offer us security and protection. Most of the time we put our poker chip on the ... continue
Posted October 28, 2015 by Dan
Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas

Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas

The Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala in mid-November during his fall retreat in Parpeng, Nepal. These practices are opportunities for community members to request the Sakyong to specifically dedicate his personal practice to assist us, our households, ... continue
Posted October 27, 2015 by Walker Blaine
Changing the Metrics

Changing the Metrics

Ellen Kahler and her wife Susanna On the Scene in Montpelier, Vermont by Sarah Lipton Ellen Kahler, executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, is the winner of the inaugural Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership. You’ve met her before. Ellen Kahler was responsible for hosting Sakyong ... continue
Posted October 26, 2015 by Sarah
Davis and Steele wed in Boulder ceremony

Davis and Steele wed in Boulder ceremony

  On September 6th, 2015, Beka Davis and Tracy Steele exchanged marriage vows in a Shambhala Wedding Ceremony. Acharya Judith Simmer Brown led the joyful ceremony in Boulder, Colorado at the Boulder Shambhala Center. The vows were witnessed by family and friends from near and far and ... continue
Posted October 21, 2015 by
Conducting Ourselves & Caring for Others

Conducting Ourselves & Caring for Others – HIGHLIGHT

An Interview with Societal Health & Well-being Director Mary Whetsell Beginning on October 20, 2015, a suite of three policies providing guidelines for kindness and care will be introduced to the Shambhala mandala by the Office of Societal Health & Well-being. The newly revised Care and Conduct ... continue
Posted October 20, 2015 by CGH
Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part II

Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part II – HIGHLIGHT

Calling for Meditation in Action on Climate Change –A Further Exploration by Acharya Marty Janowitz Part Two photo of an Earth Rise by astronaut William Anders From our Buddhist teachings and more vitally our meditative experience, we do have means to traverse the seeming abyss between our path as practitioners ... continue
Posted October 18, 2015 by CGH
Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part I

Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part I – HIGHLIGHT

Calling for Meditation in Action on Climate Change –A Further Exploration by Acharya Marty Janowitz Part One  A year ago many of us were looking forward to the People’s Climate Mobilisation which was timed to coincide with the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. While the New York and ... continue
Posted October 17, 2015 by CGH
The Sakyong brings ancient wisdom to Krakow

The Sakyong brings ancient wisdom to Krakow – HIGHLIGHT

Teachings on Basic Goodness offered to an appreciative audience in Sakyong’s visit to Poland. by Mio Sylvester Krakow has always been a spiritual and intellectual center for Poland. Legend states that the city was founded by Krakus, a Polish prince, who built the famous Wawel palace over the ... continue
Posted October 16, 2015 by CGH

The Fourth Turning

I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity to speak with March Wood, of the Washington D.C. Shambhala Center as well as Howard University Divinity School. In the interview below, she describes not only how she catalyzed Shambhala to send her classmates from the Howard University ... continue
Posted October 13, 2015 by anna_weinstein

Original Peace in Chicago

As I was researching how different centres are harvesting peace, I had the opportunity to interview several Shambhalians who offered to tell me more about the work they are involved with. Here, Shastri David Stone describes Chicago Shambhala’s approach to social engagement and their work with other ... continue
Posted October 13, 2015 by anna_weinstein

Harvesting Peace in 2015

I’ve been so inspired to watch as centres and Shambhalians turn the flower outward more and more. In honour of Harvest of Peace 2015, I made a short video of a few brief examples of Shambhala engagement – enjoy! From: From Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director continue
Posted October 13, 2015 by anna_weinstein

Harvesting Peace in 2015

I’ve been so inspired to watch as centres and Shambhalians turn the flower outward more and more. In honour of Harvest of Peace 2015, I made a short video of a few brief examples of Shambhala engagement – enjoy! https://youtu.be/vlMsPY96QhY From: From Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director continue
Posted October 13, 2015 by anna_weinstein
Beginner's Heart and the Way of the Bow

Beginner’s Heart and the Way of the Bow

Kyudo students meet their new sensei during the most recent Kyudo Assembly at Karme Choling by Adrienne Kehn, with photos by Gary Vu A beautiful day at the Karme Choling matoba    (all photos courtesy of Gary Vu) Since my beginnings in the art of Kyudo, the Way of the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2015 by Adrienne


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