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Jan 22
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Time to Stand Up

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Inspired by online course EcoSattva 2016, offered by One Earth Sangha, which is still available and strongly recommended by the author.  Thanissara is one of the principle teachers of the course.  The title and final paragraph are paraphrased from her book Time to Stand Up.

by Camilo Marquez

How do we bring our individual consciousness and journey into community?  How does sangha support the effort to create enlightened society?  How do right thought and right action resonate, reverberate, and reflect through social engagement?

To answer these questions, some knowledge, understanding and attitudinal reflection are necessary.  Buddhist cosmology is timeless, seamless, and interrelated in history across boundaries, species, and systems.  It can speak directly to the way these connections have been ignored and denied in order to foster the separateness that facilitated the exploitation of the earth and its different peoples, leaving us divided and degraded. Continue…

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Queen Mother of Bhutan – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 27, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me

America and Me/Shambhala and Me – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 19, 2016 by CGH
Harvesting the Wisdom of the Seasons

Harvesting the Wisdom of the Seasons – HIGHLIGHT

Unlikely as it is, it is again September. Amidst our busy days, we again have the luxury to face our own personal harvest.  by Sarah Lipton Manifest from dreaming earlier in the winter, tilling in the spring and sowing in the summer, we now reap the bountiful harvest ... continue
Posted September 17, 2016 by CGH
Dharma Behind Bars

Dharma Behind Bars – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 9, 2016 by CGH
Leaping Off the Edge

Leaping Off the Edge – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 1, 2016 by CGH
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
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Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted August 12, 2016 by CGH
The Aging Hub

The Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted August 6, 2016 by CGH
Near to the Heart, Part Two

Near to the Heart, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

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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
The Listening Cure

The Listening Cure – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted July 31, 2016 by CGH
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We’re Here to Help People, Right? – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted July 28, 2016 by CGH
Hope and the Spiral of Resentment

Hope and the Spiral of Resentment – HIGHLIGHT

A heartfelt, awake, and compassionate response to the recent shootings in Dallas by Will Handy So we continue in the spiral of resentment and violence. It’s shocking to wake up to five dead police officers and, instead of an anonymous street scene from Some City, it’s an intersection ... continue
Posted July 25, 2016 by CGH
Open Doors, Open Hearts

Open Doors, Open Hearts – HIGHLIGHT

Open Doors/Open Hearts by Michelle Munro I’ve been sitting here looking at a blank document for some time…What to write? What would you who are reading this want to know about the Halifax Shambhala Centre? I could tell you that things are well. That we just participated in our ... continue
Posted July 21, 2016 by CGH
Fearless Openness

Fearless Openness – HIGHLIGHT

With generosity and humor, a practitioner shares her experience of the Enlightened Society Assembly program by Akiba Barberousse I’ve been to weekthüns and nyinthüns before, but I don’t think any previous practice intensive could have properly prepared me for the excitement, pain, joy, boredom, and direct openness of Enlightened Society ... continue
Posted July 19, 2016 by CGH

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