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Nov 18

Karmê Chöling Seen and Heard

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A new video puts the spotlight on Karmê Chöling Meditation Retreat Center

If you have ever been to Karmê Chöling, this video will bring back all your memories. If you’ve never been there, it can give you a sense of what it’s like, and encourage you to visit. This retreat center, originally founded as Tail of the Tiger, was an early center for Shambhala Buddhism in the United States, and is famous for the beautiful shrine room personally designed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. If you feel inspired to experience the magic directly for yourself, click here to see the current calendar of events.

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Creating a Mindful Society conference in NYC, Sept 30 - Oct 1

Creating a Mindful Society conference in NYC, Sept 30 – Oct 1

Join Shambhala Sun staff for this landmark gathering of the mindfulness community… September 30 – October 1, 2011 in New York City (at the New York Society for Ethical Culture) Mindfulness is a simple yet profound practice that changes lives. If you’re committed to mindful living, or ... continue
Posted June 29, 2011 by
Midsummer Day: Juniper Smoke and Ladder Golf

Midsummer Day: Juniper Smoke and Ladder Golf

Our Midsummer Day Celebration came and went in a flash of grilling, cheering, soccer playing and connecting. Over the years our community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of the seasons. These are called nyida days from the Tibetan words nyima (sun) ... continue
Posted June 21, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
Contemplative End of Life Care Group: A Reflection by Dawa Chodzin

Contemplative End of Life Care Group: A Reflection by Dawa Chodzin

Dawa is an active member of the Under 30 Group at the Boston Shambhala Center. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in philosophy and enjoys hiking trips and dancing. June 13, 2011 Back in April I attended the first meeting of the Contemplative End of Life Care ... continue
Posted June 13, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important

Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important

The Boston Shambhala Center Under 30 Group was formed in 2003 and has a strong core of 20-30 young Sangha members. They recently embarked on a trip to the Shelburn Falls Center, in Western Massachusetts, where they sat in retreat for the weekend. Led by ... continue
Posted June 7, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson

The Flute of Eternal Joy

Thoughts, like elephants, leap into the sky, The bird of impulse is trapped in a net, The horse of energy is saddled, The song of the cuckoo has arrived from the north, Wisdom shines in the realm of nonduality, The dance of discriminating wisdom takes place. When the sun and moon are ... continue
Posted June 2, 2011 by
Clarifying our Governance Structure in Boston: Who to Contact for What?

Clarifying our Governance Structure in Boston: Who to Contact for What?

It is an exciting time in Boston. Our expansion plans are encouraging us to strengthen, reach outside of ourselves to connect with others, and trust in each other’s basic goodness. They have also led us to the hire of our new full time Head of Practice ... continue
Posted June 1, 2011 by Jill Blagsvedt

Seeing’s Not Believing

Here’s a new take on an old saying: “Seeing’s not believing.” That’s true. When we see something, we don’t have to believe in it, but we do have to see it properly. We have to look at it—then it might be true. In sharpening our perception ... continue
Posted May 31, 2011 by

Volunteering as Path and Current Needs at the BSC

Almost everything that happens at the Center is made possible by you – our community of committed volunteers. Through volunteering we strengthen our connection to community and our practice. The Shambhala Center is not just a place where you go to meditate, it’s a place where ... continue
Posted May 28, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson

When You Open Yourself Up to Life as It Is

When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dying nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You’re able to keep your eyes open, your heart open, ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by

The Basic Principle of Photography

The basic principle of photography is viewing things as they are in their own ordinary nature. We should be willing to see a particular vision without expectation or conceptualization. We should have the perspective of being willing to take any kind of good old, bad old ... continue
Posted May 24, 2011 by

A Loving Farewell from Sarah Lipton

“Above the clouds, the sun is always shining.” I remember the potency of really hearing that phrase for the first time. It penetrated when I was staffing a Shambhala Training Level V for Hazel Bercholz four or five years ago. Eyes misting with tears, feeling the weight ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson

Giving the Giver

When one gives completely, there is no one left to watch what is being given, and no one to appreciate how generous one is being. This is called “giving the giver.” The more one surrenders in this way, the more richness develops. There is never a ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by

Pointed toward the Earth

Spiritual awakening is frequently described as a journey to the top of a mountain. We leave our attachments and our worldliness behind and slowly make our way to the top. At the peak we have transcended all pain. The only problem with this metaphor is that ... continue
Posted May 18, 2011 by

An Indestructible State of Being

When we fly in an airplane above the clouds, we realize that the sun is always shining even when it is cloudy and rainy below. In the same way, when we cease to hold on to our identity, our ego, we begin to see that the ... continue
Posted May 16, 2011 by

Fundamental Optimism

The courage to work with ourselves comes as basic trust in ourselves, as a sort of fundamental optimism. In the beginning, you act like a warrior, and then you actually become brave. By Chögyam Trungpa, from “Panoramic Awareness,” in Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the ... continue
Posted May 13, 2011 by

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