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The Simple Technique that Changed My Life

The Simple Technique that Changed My Life – HIGHLIGHT

On Meditation guest article by Travis May, St. Petersburg, FL originally published on elephant journal During meditation instruction I try to convey some importance about the part of the technique that involves letting go of our thoughts and returning to the breath. But, I don’t think that I really ... continue
Posted June 25, 2014 by Editor
Reclaiming our Sensitivity

Reclaiming our Sensitivity – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings article and photos by Evan Silverman, Karme Choling Recently I had the special honor and privilege to be a meditation instructor for a half-dathun (two-week retreat) led by Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern. I’ve known both of them for a few years now, ... continue
Posted June 20, 2014 by Editor
The Lessons You Sow Are the Lessons You Reap

The Lessons You Sow Are the Lessons You Reap – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family by Elizabeth Martin, Boulder, Colorado If you are a Buddhist practitioner and you have small children, you may be raising them on the dharma. That is what I did. Although my husband did not embrace the same philosophy, he allowed me the latitude to ... continue
Posted October 23, 2013 by Editor
Dathun on Wheels

Dathun on Wheels – HIGHLIGHT

Gatekeeping in my roommate’s fold-up canvas lawn chair.COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity A Look Back at Shambhala Mountain Center in a Wheelchair by Robert French, Washington DC I was injured in a car accident on November 12th, 1988 that left me paralyzed from the chest down. One therapist helped ... continue
Posted October 11, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 3

So Much is at Stake, 3

Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 3 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward Now we come to specific recommendations to continue our practice. For some of you with established practices and who have been around Shambhala for a while, this will be “old hat.” But ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by Editor
So Much is at Stake, 4

So Much is at Stake, 4

Lineage Stories Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 4 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward I am often asked to tell lineage stories, so here is one that came to mind for today. It involves a great spiritual love affair that blossomed between Trungpa Rinpoche and ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by Editor
So Much is at Stake, 2

So Much is at Stake, 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 2 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward Like a clay bowl tossed into the air, with no one to catch it, this life of ours is fleeting, unbelievably short. And as I have so vividly learned, while the scope ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by Editor
So Much is at Stake

So Much is at Stake – HIGHLIGHT

Maintaining the Heart of Practice A Dharma Teaching in Four Parts by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward In January 2012 and 2013, Acharya William McKeever attended and assisted with the winter dathuns at Karme Choling. During both of these retreats he presented two talks, which ... continue
Posted April 10, 2013 by Editor
A Precious Gift

A Precious Gift – HIGHLIGHT

As it nears the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, the Shambhala Times wanted to warm our readers up with a summertime story about dathun. Dathun is a month of meditation that provides a deep experience for the practitioner, on and off the cushion, whether ... continue
Posted December 12, 2012 by Editor
Empowering our Lives with Meaning

Empowering our Lives with Meaning – HIGHLIGHT

A Monastic Youth Dathun at Gampo Abbey by Getsul Loden Nyima In ancient India, at the age of 29, Prince Siddhartha left his life of transient material occupations in search of liberation from the endless cycle of unease and dissatisfaction which no amount of distraction nor ... continue
Posted December 3, 2012 by Editor
Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas

Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas – HIGHLIGHT

by Kipp Efinger, Washington DC Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has said that true confidence is synchronization of mind and body. This rings true for me, based on experience. I recently came away from a dathun (4 week meditation and mindfulness retreat), and when people ask me how the ... continue
Posted October 10, 2012 by Editor
The Shambhala Practice of Dathun: A Month of Meditation

The Shambhala Practice of Dathun: A Month of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a new book about Dathun edited by Acharya David Schneider and Emily Hillburn Sell. The heart of dathun is constant meditation. The heart of that, in turn, lies in making a friendly relationship with one’s body, speech, and mind, and in bringing these steadily into synchronization. ... continue
Posted May 5, 2012 by Editor
Transformative Journeys at Dathun

Transformative Journeys at Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times would like to thank the community for its wonderful response to our request for personal tales about their experience of dathun, a month-long group meditation retreat. Below is a wonderful sampling of what we received… From Michael Mallett: Trying to explain dathun to anyone who ... continue
Posted October 24, 2011 by Editor
Being alone being together

Being alone being together – HIGHLIGHT

by Joan Whitaker Sitting alone under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone under a tree in the mountain Breathing with the brilliant sun warming and the wind blowing and beating and the vast blue sky inspiring and uplifting. Sitting alone Under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone Under the trees In the mountains Breathing With you With each of you Thinking Feeling Seeing Hearing Touching Moving Sighing Laughing Crying Clearing Being ... continue
Posted October 22, 2011 by Editor
"Before and After" by Peter Seidler

Before and After: Portraits from Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

by Peter Seidler This series of photos, titled “Before and After,” comes from a larger project called “Contemplatives,” a visual exploration of the physiological qualities of meditation practice. I set up the “Before and After” project to explore the observable effects on practitioners after long periods of ... continue
Posted October 20, 2011 by Editor


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