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Adventures in Doll-Making

Adventures in Doll-Making – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Children and Family Why our Imperfect First Try was a Winner article by Heather Grimes edited by Renée Picard photo courtesy of the author originally published on elephant.com We have no idea when inspiration will strike. It can come like a jolt, or as a slow-percolating notion. The thing is, as ... continue
Posted August 24, 2015 by Dan
Child-free in the Modern World

Child-free in the Modern World – HIGHLIGHT

miksangarticle by Crystal Gandrud About a year ago my 10-year-old niece asked me if I was happy without children. I replied in the affirmative, adding, “And I really like spending time with you.” She was pensive for a while and then she said, “I think maybe I ... continue
Posted August 19, 2015 by Editor
Family and Children's Programming Survey

Family and Children’s Programming Survey

The following request is from the Working Group for Children & Families under the Office of Societal Health and Wellbeing: Calling all Centers and Groups! Do you currently offer programming for children and families? Do you want to connect, deepen, or expand your offerings? Do you currently ... continue
Posted August 3, 2015 by David_Brown
Educating the Sky

Educating the Sky – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan originally published on broken leaf Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote a text on how to educate a prince, someone who would grow up to be a wise, compassionate, skilful, and joyous leader. The text states that the prince’s education should occur in an environment ... continue
Posted July 10, 2015 by Editor
Sun Camp Applications Now Online

Sun Camp Applications Now Online

Sun Camp programs for the Year of the Wood Sheep are now available online: shambhalasuncamp.org. Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10-16. Campers sleep in tents and enjoy the simple experience of waking up every day to their own world. Sun ... continue
Posted March 2, 2015 by Editor
From Whining to Sanity

From Whining to Sanity – HIGHLIGHT

Opal GrimesCOLUMN: Youth and Family A Day of Success, Bafflement and the Stillness In-Between by Heather Grimes, Boulder, CO All of the sanity that I’ve gathered over the years from yoga and meditation and dharma books and friendships all goes out the window the moment my five-year-old daughter ... continue
Posted December 17, 2014 by Editor
Creating a Culture of No Mistake

Creating a Culture of No Mistake – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching Gentle and Tough originally published on broken leaf guest article by Acharya Noel McLellan Gentleness is nice and all, but it’s a tough world out there. We can’t always live in a protected world of soft things, kind people, and the sounds of running water. There are ... continue
Posted July 30, 2014 by Editor
Rites of Passage Camping Trip at Vajrapani Institute

Rites of Passage Camping Trip at Vajrapani Institute – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family article and photos by Leslie Gossett, Column Editor “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau The first time I read those words of Thoreau, I knew something about them was fundamentally true for me. The times in my life when I’d ... continue
Posted June 18, 2014 by Editor
“First, I Will Love Me for Me More”

“First, I Will Love Me for Me More” – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the Being Brave Children’s Program photos and report by Leslie Gossett Last weekend’s Being Brave and Creating Enlightened Society event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chodron was an event that represented Shambhala’s broader vision and goal to create enlightened society. The quest asked the ... continue
Posted May 7, 2014 by Editor
The Playground of the Warriors

The Playground of the Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family by Reese Sweeny-Taylor for the Ziji Collective Of the many kinds of sacred spaces that one finds in contemporary America, children’s playgrounds remain the most robust. And within the Bay Area, the high temple of them all must surely be the Helen Diller Playground at ... continue
Posted January 15, 2014 by Editor
No Shortage of Light

No Shortage of Light – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family Celebrating Children’s Day by Leslie Gossett and Richard Vogler, Northern California photos by Leslie Gossett “People of Shambhala, this is a wonderful day. We have rediscovered the indestructible goodness of life. Let us celebrate this goodness now, on this very day. Even if the days are ... continue
Posted December 21, 2013 by Editor
The Nutcracker: A 4-Year-Old’s Review

The Nutcracker: A 4-Year-Old’s Review – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes, Boulder, Colorado article originally published on elephant journal Hi, I’m Opal. I just turned four. This means I’m old enough to ride a bike (with a bar attached to the back so mommy can grab me if I get going downhill and can’t stop), eat popsicles inside, ... continue
Posted December 2, 2013 by Editor
The 'Mindful Journey' of Writing a Children’s Book

The ‘Mindful Journey’ of Writing a Children’s Book – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Rob Cimperman, Washington D.C. It takes hard work to face the world, and to step out front to lead. Instead we close our eyes or turn our backs on those in need. We shield ourselves in armor, only forged by our own hands, from blame, ... continue
Posted November 3, 2013 by Editor
The Power of Ceremony

The Power of Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Celebrating Rites of Passage article by Leslie Gossett, column host photos by Liesbeth Scholten, Amsterdam …[T]hrough our view, contemplation, and activity, every day we are transforming commonly held internal principles into an external social reality…. The power of ceremony is that through the rituals of our ... continue
Posted September 28, 2013 by Editor
Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families by Laura Burnham, Los Angeles The third Sunday of every month is Family Sunday at SMCLA (Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles). We have several family-oriented groups that meet simultaneously. One of these is designed for children between the ages of 3-12 to explore ... continue
Posted August 17, 2013 by Editor


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