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Considering Food in a Shambhala Household

Considering Food in a Shambhala Household – HIGHLIGHT

Harvest of Tomatoes by Karen IglehartCOLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This series of articles is brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and enriching culture in our homes, centers ... continue
Posted October 18, 2013 by Editor
Confessions from the Office of Culture and Decorum

Confessions from the Office of Culture and Decorum – HIGHLIGHT

Observing the “Neutral Day” by Amanda Hester Adjutant to the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum Fact: Shambhala Day has always been my favourite day in the whole year, and not just the day itself but the entire, potentially weeklong, event. I love the address, especially the sign-in of ... continue
Posted February 10, 2013 by Editor
Enlightened Households: What it Could Look Like

Enlightened Households: What it Could Look Like – HIGHLIGHT

Article and photos by Michael Levy When two senior teachers, Steve Vosper and Kimiko Miyakawa, joined Shastri Samten Kobelt in Boulder for a hands-on workshop about Enlightened Households, a buzz began in the community. I didn’t really have the time, but the magnetism of this group and ... continue
Posted January 22, 2012 by Editor
Shambhala Household in the Wild West

Shambhala Household in the Wild West – HIGHLIGHT

by Zane Edwards The Sakyong teaches us that Shambhala households consist of diverse shapes and sizes. This is most certainly true for ours! Our household consists of my brother and I, along with our clients. Our clients have developmental disabilities that were acquired when they were young, ... continue
Posted August 27, 2011 by Zane Edwards
Mukpo House

Mukpo House – HIGHLIGHT

by Judith Broadus The Mukpo House in Lexington, KY arose from the Shambhala vision of merging spirituality with our everyday lives to create enlightened society. As it states on the website of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala Buddhism, “The Shambhala tradition believes in the ... continue
Posted August 15, 2011 by Editor

Summer’s Blooming Households – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder reflects on this summer’s abundance of marriage and birth announcements. Women in white, couples in kimonos, faces pink from their fresh arrival in Shambhala. With each new marriage or birth announcement, I could sense that a gigantic community-wide step forward has occurred. They showed ... continue
Posted September 13, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Creating a Cheerful Shambhala Household

Creating a Cheerful Shambhala Household – HIGHLIGHT

By Neal Greenberg As a Dorje Kusung, I had the great good fortune to work with the Druk Sakyong on many of the Shambhala forms and with the Sakong Mipham Rinpoche on creating a Shambhala Household. I live in a Shambhala household. Please permit me to share ... continue
Posted May 25, 2010 by

Vidyadhara on Shambhala Households – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_15163″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ Q. How would you describe the Shambhala household? VCTR: Well, very simple. Good household washes every dish and doesn’t soak them, waiting for somebody else to clean-up after you. After your meals, wash them right away. Clean after you each time, so you ... continue
Posted April 5, 2010 by Editor
Community is Home

Community is Home – HIGHLIGHT

Many Shambhala Centers start in someone’s home. In Albuquerque, Devon and Ingrid greet newcomers at the door before the evening’s dharma talk. Their five-year-old daughter, Pidge, is already tucked in bed. Their dog, Daisy, trots around sniffing and wagging. The kettle is on; the cookies are ... continue
Posted February 4, 2010 by Editor
Shambhala Households: Transcript

Shambhala Households: Transcript – HIGHLIGHT

Here is the transcript of a discussion about Shambhala Households that was released early this month. President Richard Reoch: Dear friends, I’m speaking to you from the Kalapa Court here in Halifax. It is just days after the 4th Shambhala Congress and, in fact, it is ... continue
Posted January 23, 2010 by Editor
Confessions of a Householder

Confessions of a Householder – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya Michael Greenleaf Let’s face it. A house is not Zen. I never really wanted a house. It was my wife’s idea. My ideal scenario was to live in a van. There are many advantages to a van. Maybe it’s a guy thing. For one, who ever heard ... continue
Posted January 6, 2010 by
Home Shrines Are Where We Gather

Home Shrines Are Where We Gather – HIGHLIGHT

A photo gallery of home shrines, courtesy of Shambhalians around the world who shared the images below. The ordinariness of our Shambhala Households are as powerful as they are mundane. But the practices and implements of modern life – dishwashers, electric stoves, washing machines, and hair dryers ... continue
Posted January 5, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Service & Shambhala Households

Service & Shambhala Households – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn Contemplating the Sakyong’s talk on Shambhala Households, I found myself thinking about the practice of service. Service is such an integral part of Shambhala that it is often taken for granted and not recognized as the profound practice that it can be. Hearing the ... continue
Posted January 4, 2010 by David Whitehorn
Children in a Shambhala Household

Children in a Shambhala Household – HIGHLIGHT

This article touches on the richness of mixing meditation practice and Shambhala culture with the complexities of family life. It is an area where everyone has valuable experience. Continuing to build on materials and resources on this topic is a vital part of exploring the culture ... continue
Posted January 3, 2010 by Susan Williams
Kitchen Shrine at Dorje Dzong

Kitchen Shrine at Dorje Dzong

Phyllis Segura offers recommendations for a kitchen shrine, inspired by our recent interview with Sangyum Wendy Friedman and Kusung Dapon Noel McLellan on Shambhala Households. Click on images to enlarge: The offerings here are a rice paddle and chopsticks. The shrine should also contain a rice offering ... continue
Posted January 2, 2010 by Phyllis Segura


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