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A Fresh Start

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Starting with ourselves, and learning to appreciate many ways that human goodness is expressed every day

by Susan Firer

I’ve had an idea running through my mind for almost a year now, I would guess. It has to do with appreciation, humanity, suffering, and compassion. So often I hear and see how people are becoming more and more focused on what is wrong with society or with humanity in general. I don’t think this is something new. In fact, I remember my parents and their generation contemplating the same questions. It’s just something each generation does. It is what humans do – we wonder about who we are and where we are going, both individually and collectively. I’m no different. Here are some of my thoughts about who we are and where we are going. Continue…

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Our Sacred Responsibility

Our Sacred Responsibility – HIGHLIGHT

A letter of courage and responsibility, of honesty and inspiration in challenging times from Vicki Giella In my despair about the election, my mind turned to our former Shambhala President and current Shambhala envoy, Richard Reoch. I was wondering what he might be thinking about Donald Trump, the ... continue
Posted November 20, 2016 by CGH
Sexually Enlightened Society

Sexually Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a draft policy on sexual harm and misconduct by Crina Bondre Ardelean, Chris Kreeger, Terry Rudderham, and Alexis Shotwell We are a working group that has spent the last year writing a draft of a policy for preventing sexual harm and misconduct within Shambhala and responding appropriately ... continue
Posted November 14, 2016 by CGH
Wrinkle Face

Wrinkle Face – HIGHLIGHT

For National Pet Adoption Day, we offer this story of a shelter dog and his family by Jessica Spencer Berdiel Our Chinese Shar-pei didn’t have a name when we picked him out from the shelter. The staff was calling him Wrinkle Face. It suited him. A good Samaritan found ... continue
Posted November 12, 2016 by CGH
Stability in Chaos

Stability in Chaos – HIGHLIGHT

There is incredible value to finding stability in the midst of chaos.  by Sarah Lipton The leaves have almost entirely fallen from the trees here in Northern Vermont. They lie brown and shriveled on the still-green grass. Just now a light breeze erupted across the hillside, tinkling the ... continue
Posted November 6, 2016 by CGH
Mind Training on the Camino

Mind Training on the Camino – HIGHLIGHT

A Buddhist practitioner goes on pilgrimage, following the ancient trail of the Camino de Santiago by Pat Hoffman Going on a “spiritual” pilgrimage is a tricky thing – just that label loads the trip with expectation. It’s kind of like going on retreat with a shopping list of ... continue
Posted October 31, 2016 by CGH
Open Your Hearts, America

Open Your Hearts, America – HIGHLIGHT

More Syrian refugees are likely to be on the way by Katie Letheren According to recent polling, Donald Trump has less than an eight percent chance to win this election. That means Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more than likely to take her seat in the Oval ... continue
Posted October 29, 2016 by CGH
40th Anniversary of Ashe

40th Anniversary of Ashe – HIGHLIGHT

On the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the Ashe in the modern world, we offer our readers a short video by Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel, to celebrate the significance of this event: https://vimeo.com/shambhalaonline/review/188848343/3ec2a5c992 . continue
Posted October 25, 2016 by CGH
The Clothes Hamper as Practice

The Clothes Hamper as Practice – HIGHLIGHT

Waking up to basic goodness through the practice of wakeful kindness in everyday life by Stuart Rice My name is Stuart, and I have a confession: I’m a very messy person. And I can also confess that it was my messiness that, in a Shambhala sense, provided an ... continue
Posted October 17, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala Hosts the UNtraining

Shambhala Hosts the UNtraining – HIGHLIGHT

A daylong training session brings together individuals committed to unlearning their social conditioning around race  by Robert Pressnall “Loving yourself is a political act. We are taught not to love ourselves, and from that place we are easily manipulated. Love yourself so much that this love changes the ... continue
Posted October 15, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt 3

America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Part three of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht Who is this “I” that appears to exist? It might be helpful to ask a similar, but different, question: What do I think our true ... continue
Posted October 13, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt. 2

America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt. 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht In October 2009, I left Los Angeles and moved to Vancouver, Washington. I did not go outside alone for twenty months. If I did go ... continue
Posted October 9, 2016 by CGH
Fresh from the Garden

Fresh from the Garden – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Arawana Hayashi Teaches Level One at Sky Lake by Lisa Freedman “We like our own garbage. It’s important. We use whatever comes up in meditation. When we listen to fear and difficulties, they can serve as stepping stones.” ~ Acharya Arawana Hayashi. It didn’t make sense for ... continue
Posted October 7, 2016 by CGH
Ziji Collective in Berlin

Ziji Collective in Berlin – HIGHLIGHT

Two weeks ago, 75 young meditators from around the world gathered in Berlin, Germany for the third annual Ziji Collective International Summit by Lia Duggan The Ziji Collective, if you haven’t heard of it yet, is a global network of inspired young people empowered within the lineage of ... continue
Posted October 5, 2016 by CGH
Queen Mother of Bhutan

Queen Mother of Bhutan – HIGHLIGHT

On Friday September 23rd, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo hosted the Queen of Bhutan to tea at the Boulder Shambhala Center.   by Melanie Klein Known as the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is the first wife of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth King of Bhutan, who ... continue
Posted September 27, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me

America and Me/Shambhala and Me – HIGHLIGHT

Part one of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything. We can never say that we ... continue
Posted September 19, 2016 by CGH

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