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Race, Love, and Liberation

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A coalition of meditation centers sponsors community conversation around race, power, and unity in North Carolina

by Catherine Neill

angel-Kyodo-williams-220x220A long time ago, though it’s only been two weeks, we were in church on a Friday night in Durham, North Carolina to hear Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Everything that has happened in the interim makes that event much more timely and relevant. We chose a church for her talk because we are in the south; Duke Memorial Church is also a member of Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA), a co-sponsor of the event. We – the organizers of this event – came from Durham Shambhala Center, Chapel Hill Zen Center, and Triangle Insight Community, representing a nascent coalition in Durham, a city of 220,000 people, 52% of whom are African-American, Asian and other people of color. Durham is the fifth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina with the largest proportion of minority residents. Continue…

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The Old House

The Old House – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This series of articles is brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and enriching culture in our homes, centers and communities. If you have ... continue
Posted April 26, 2014 by
Regard all Dharmas as Dreams

Regard all Dharmas as Dreams – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Gordon Shotwell, Toronto, ON As long as I can remember my family had a set of lojong cards on our mantelpiece. I remember reading “Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow” and “Regard all dharmas as dreams” as I walked by without the ... continue
Posted April 9, 2014 by
Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant – HIGHLIGHT

Mabinti Dennis, Shastri Charlene Leung, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Senandoah Gale, Joy Mickle, Joanne Martin Braun, youth participantA Report on the visit of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Shambhala Chicago by Shastri Charlene Leung Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche led two pivotal programs following Shambhala Chicago’s new West Loop Center opening. They ... continue
Posted April 8, 2014 by
Fearless in the Kitchen

Fearless in the Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

Afganistan at Conflict KitchenA Culinary Embassy COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host photos courtesy of Conflict Kitchen, with permission from Jon Rubin Kitchens are wonderful places where we come together and share ideas. Offering food from one’s own culture opens the door to different perspectives of how and ... continue
Posted April 2, 2014 by
Dorje Kasung Considering Compulsory Service, Draft, Swords

Dorje Kasung Considering Compulsory Service, Draft, Swords – HIGHLIGHT

Kusung Dapon McLellan and Debbie Coats Rupon at Royal Weddingby Ernst R. Dumfredder Top members of the Dorje Kasung command group met recently at an undisclosed location to discuss some hot button issues for this year, the year of the Wood Horse. At the top of the ... continue
Posted April 1, 2014 by
Funding Elders

Funding Elders – HIGHLIGHT

Early morning on the arm Oct 2012,COLUMN: Aging in Englightened Society article and photos by David Whitehorn An ongoing concern of the Shambhala Working Group on Aging has been for Shambhalians who find themselves entering old age with very limited financial resources. The following reflections are intended to ... continue
Posted March 30, 2014 by
Pivotal Players in Uplifting Society

Pivotal Players in Uplifting Society

Shambhala Chicago: West Loop Center Opening Celebration March 21, 2014 article and photos by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson of the Diversity Working Group For many years the Sakyong has talked about basic goodness and enlightened society. In recent years he’s shared his vision that Shambhala Centers become community ... continue
Posted March 25, 2014 by
One Garden at a Time

One Garden at a Time – HIGHLIGHT

Creating Enlightened Society One Garden at a Time COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris, Column Editor “With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche There ... continue
Posted March 10, 2014 by
Facing Death Fearlessly

Facing Death Fearlessly – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society A Journey to a Class by Irene Woodard I recently came across Roger Angell’s article, “This Old Man,” in the New Yorker. It was five pages of brilliance, heartache and tart jokes. Whooppee, I say to myself, I have just won the writer’s olympic gold! ... continue
Posted February 28, 2014 by
Transforming Oprah's Store

Transforming Oprah’s Store – HIGHLIGHT

Construction folks getting ready to varnish the floorCOLUMN: Shambhala on the Move in Chicago A series about Shambhala Centers and Groups who are moving into new spaces or renovating their existing homes. article compiled by Candlin Dobbs, Column Editor Shambhala has a long history in Chicago. The Chicago Dharmadhatu ... continue
Posted February 21, 2014 by
Why Are People Mumbling?

Why Are People Mumbling? – HIGHLIGHT

On Hearing Loss, and How to Work with It by Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director of Shambhala (and professional audiologist) Do you experience any of the following? • That people seem to be mumbling more than they used to? • That some people’s voices are consistently harder for you ... continue
Posted February 10, 2014 by
Re-Inventing the Future

Re-Inventing the Future – HIGHLIGHT

reported by Cara Thornley, St. Johnsbury, VT On Friday, January 24th the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Shambhala Center hosted an energetic and innovative program entitled “Re-inventing Local Prosperity.” The event was organized and moderated by Madge Rossinoff who is Head of Societal Health and Wellbeing for the St. ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by
Dream Soup

Dream Soup – HIGHLIGHT

Breakfast at the Kalapa Court, photo courtesy of Walter FordhamCOLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom Interview with Machen Shari Vogler by Judy Sachs-Sullivan I often wonder what Shambhala will look like 100 years from now. What form will it take? How will Shambhala Buddhism influence western culture? Will future Shambhalians look ... continue
Posted January 27, 2014 by
Golden Goose Takes Flight

Golden Goose Takes Flight – HIGHLIGHT

‘Connor from the Rutland HeraldInterview with Jane Arthur upon the occasion of her retirement from the position of Executive Director at Karme Choling by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief Karme Choling is buzzing today. It’s raining outside, and the snow is melting, but with the warmer weather the songbirds ... continue
Posted January 26, 2014 by
Old Age is for Warriors

Old Age is for Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

Facing Death Fearlessly COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Dixie Griffin Good, Director, Shambhala Online “We’re delighted that the Working Group on Aging has organized presentations by three outstanding speakers on provocative topics. If you or someone you know expects to die one day, this series is a must-see.” continue
Posted January 22, 2014 by

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