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Creating a Culture of No Mistake

Creating a Culture of No Mistake – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching Gentle and Tough 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 harsh realities in this ... 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
The Plight of Canadian First Nations Children

The Plight of Canadian First Nations Children – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: In the News article by Linda V. Lewis Of 150, 000 First Nations children in Canada, more than 3,000 died in the residential school system, which ran from the 1870s until the 1990s. These shocking findings are the result of a first systematic search of government ... continue
Posted March 31, 2013 by Editor
Maine Children's Day

Maine Children’s Day

A cheerful Children’s Day celebration was had by many in Brunswick, Maine. photos by Julia Huttel continue
Posted February 25, 2013 by Editor
Children and Their Six Ways of Ruling

Children and Their Six Ways of Ruling – HIGHLIGHT

by Dita Kemp, Czech Republic A few days ago I returned from Family Camp in the Czech mountains where I led the children’s activities. Once again we have had the precious opportunity to experience what it means create Shambhala society. This year we were honored by a ... continue
Posted September 15, 2012 by Editor
Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

by Liesbeth Scholten Last week at Dechen Choling, the “Being Brave, Transforming Your World” retreat took place with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Adam Lobel. It was very well attended. There were more people on the land of great bliss than ever before. Among them were 17 ... continue
Posted August 31, 2012 by

Shambhala Art with Children!

By Jill Blagsvedt I was recently invited by Jennifer Lacy, Head of Family Life at the Shambhala Center of Boston, to present some of the Shambhala Art teachings and exercises to the Mindfulness for Children program. First I worked with a group of about ten children, ages ... continue
Posted March 16, 2012 by Ashley_Hodson
Preschools:  An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society?

Preschools: An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society? – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes Opal and I enter a room that’s flooded with natural light. People are moving about the space in joyful exploration; the room is set up to encourage such artistic curiosity. One corner is arranged to inhabit role-play, another area is filled neatly with books ... continue
Posted November 21, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes


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