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Losing a Little Part of Myself

Losing a Little Part of Myself – HIGHLIGHT

A reflection on the transformations encountered through the process of aging by Shastri Christine Heming It seems that everyday I lose a little part of me.  As if a transformation is occurring, completely out of my control.  This morning the liver spot on my left cheek deepened in ... continue
Posted August 30, 2016 by CGH
Marching with Pride

Marching with Pride – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade by Dan Corbett How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? ... continue
Posted August 28, 2016 by CGH
Aspiration of Shambhala

Aspiration of Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Our commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual thoughts, we tend to forget what is most important to us. Aspiration chants are reminders. If we consciously aspire to something, it’s more likely to ... continue
Posted August 26, 2016 by CGH
Longevity Supplication

Longevity Supplication – HIGHLIGHT

In our ongoing series on the Shambhala chants, we consider a supplication for the longevity of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers As with other longevity chants, this one is all about the power of devotion. For genuine gurus, it is the devotion of their students that prolongs ... continue
Posted August 24, 2016 by CGH
The Shambhala Protector Chant

The Shambhala Protector Chant – HIGHLIGHT

In our continuing series on the Shambhala chants, we take a look at protectors manifesting as coincidence. by Russell Rodgers A constant stream of coincidence shapes our lives. You get up in the morning. It’s raining and that always makes you depressed. There’ s a traffic jam on the ... continue
Posted August 22, 2016 by CGH
Summer Heat at Windhorse

Summer Heat at Windhorse – HIGHLIGHT

Reflecting on hot weather and the wisdom of simplicity, at Windhorse Retreat Center by Susan Firer We have just experienced about a week of hot and muggy weather, and it took me right back to being a kid on summer break – just hanging out with friends, going ... continue
Posted August 20, 2016 by CGH
The Protector Ritual

The Protector Ritual – HIGHLIGHT

A long-time student ruminates on the practice of protector chants in Shambhala ritual by Russell Rodgers The protector chants have been causing controversy at centres since Trungpa Rinpoche first asked us to start doing them over thirty years ago. Periodically, members argue over whether or not it is ... continue
Posted August 18, 2016 by CGH
Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage

Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

An explication of the chant known as the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage by Russell Rodgers In this chant, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche acknowledges the sources of the Shambhala Lineage. There were four main lineages in Tibet: the Gelugpa (the Dalai Lama’s lineage), the Sakya, the Kagyu and the ... continue
Posted August 16, 2016 by CGH
Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference

Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong to Host Shambhala’s First-Ever Business Conference in Austin, Texas, March 30 to April 2, 2017 by Christina Willard In March of next year the Sakyong will host his first-ever business conference in Austin, Texas: the Awake Business Conference. This will be an historic moment for our ... continue
Posted August 12, 2016 by CGH
Awaken, Chicago: Reflecting on the Teachings

Awaken, Chicago: Reflecting on the Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

by Abbey Fox It’s been three heavy months since we hosted Awaken Chicago. We’ve tragically lost Philandro Castle, Alton Sterling, and Delrawn Small to racist police brutality. We’ve mourned the tremendous loss of 49 queer people of color in Orlando to homophobic rage.  A beautiful, peaceful Black Lives ... continue
Posted August 10, 2016 by CGH
After the Bodhisattva Vow

After the Bodhisattva Vow – HIGHLIGHT

Members of the Portland Shambhala Center work together to create community and connections for those who have taken the Bodhisattva Vow by Jan Rogerson and Willa Rabinovitch The Bodhisattva Vow ceremony, attended by family, friends and sangha, was moving and inspiring – a momentous and life-changing event.  Afterwards, ... continue
Posted August 8, 2016 by CGH
The Aging Hub

The Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

A new online resource to provide learning, listening and support for taking a courageous Warrior outlook on the many challenges and opportunities of aging in our communities by Ann Cason It is easy to get caught in the suffering of old age. There is a temptation to collapse, or ... continue
Posted August 6, 2016 by CGH
Near to the Heart, Part Two

Near to the Heart, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

In part two of this interview with the founder of Surmang Foundation, Lee Weingrad shares with us some of the keys to his fascination with the Forbidden City. ST: Let’s turn from Surmang for a moment, to focus on the talk you’ll be giving about the Forbidden ... continue
Posted August 4, 2016 by CGH
Near to the Heart, Part One

Near to the Heart, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

Part one of a two-part interview with Surmang Foundation founder Lee Weingrad, who spoke with us about topics near to his heart: Surmang, the Foundation, and the Forbidden City With two talks by Lee Weingrad coming up in September at the Halifax Shambhala Center, it seemed like ... continue
Posted August 2, 2016 by CGH


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