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Chaos, Bewilderment and Being Pissed-off While Viewing Art

Chaos, Bewilderment and Being Pissed-off While Viewing Art – HIGHLIGHT

Steve Saitzyk Leading Contemplative Viewing Shambhala Art Field Trip to LACMA Today is Shambhala Art Day, which has been designated by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to occur on the spring equinox. It is a day when the entire Shambhala community and friends are invited to celebrate art forms ... continue
Posted March 20, 2014 by Editor
Sun Camp: When You Lose Your Mind, Come Back!

Sun Camp: When You Lose Your Mind, Come Back!

Sun Camp was the most important part of my life as a young adult. It felt as though I did all of my growing up during two short weeks in August, and then spent the rest of the year processing. I was obsessed with camp. I ... continue
Posted April 19, 2009 by
Leo Tolstoi's Instructions on How To Rule Your Kingdom

Leo Tolstoi’s Instructions on How To Rule Your Kingdom

Julie Heegaard as the Wise Guru addresses the Queen and King Stephen and Yeshe Clarke as King and Queen Dale Lantz as the King’s Minister addresses the King and Queen For Children’s Day in December at the Baltimore Shambhala Center we adapted a story story by Leo Tolstoi called ... continue
Posted April 10, 2009 by
Conversations With My Son

Conversations With My Son

Conversations With My Son By Mushim Ikeda Nash Mushim Ikeda Nash is a writer and Zen practitioner, community peace activist and member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, diversity facilitator for Bay Area Buddhist Groups and Naropa University, and mother of a teenage son. In the following essay ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by Editor
Awakened Early, and Often: Family Camp at Dorje Denma Ling

Awakened Early, and Often: Family Camp at Dorje Denma Ling – HIGHLIGHT

Family Camp 2008 at Dorje Denma Ling was wonderfully successful with over 40 parents and children coming together for a week of practice, lawn games, crafts, beach outings, campfires, dancing, theater and ritual. Throughout the Shambhala mandala, at Karme Choling, Shambhala Mountain Center and Dechen Choling, Family ... continue
Posted March 23, 2009 by
Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World

Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World – HIGHLIGHT

By the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Exclusive to the Shambhala Times, courtesy of Lady Diana Mukpo I have been the father of my own personal, physical children. I have also been the psychological father of many semi-grownup children, and I have been the father of a larger vision, ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by Editor
Welcome to the Spring Equinox focus on Family!

Welcome to the Spring Equinox focus on Family! – HIGHLIGHT

I’m pleased to have been invited as guest editor for this Shambhala Times focus on Family. Thanks to my co-editor, David Whitehorn, for working with me in presenting a sample of writings about families and Shambhala. As a Grade One teacher, one of the things I explore ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by Susan Williams
Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting

As anyone who has practiced meditation is likely to know, being able to remain seated and watch the mind without judgment is much harder than it sounds. However, that pales in comparison to the challenges I’ve faced as a parent, as anyone who has helped raise ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by
Parenting as Path: Nurturing Confidence in Children

Parenting as Path: Nurturing Confidence in Children – HIGHLIGHT

By Chris Tamjidi, Beate Schlage and Sophie Maclaren for Buddhismus Aktuell Click here for the original German article. As buddhists we often wonder how we can bring up our children in a buddhist way, or at least help them become kind, wise and confident adults. And in today’s ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by Editor
Bringing Peace Into Your Home With Family Meditation

Bringing Peace Into Your Home With Family Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Happiness comes from slowing down and cultivating a peaceful place inside together as a family. A daily dose of meditation helps family members – Self-soothe and settle energy … and relieve anxiety Develop clarity … and prevent anger and resentment Increase empathy … and decrease “Me first” and “I want” Strengthen ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by Kerry Lee MacLean
Celebrating Small Moments

Celebrating Small Moments

Parenting in the twenty-first century is a challenge. We can no longer rely on the certainty of tradition, and our sense of family and our roles as mothers and fathers, men and women, are not prescribed as they once were. So how do we do this ... continue
Posted March 19, 2009 by
Making Space to Be Human: An Interview with Virginia Hilliker

Making Space to Be Human: An Interview with Virginia Hilliker – HIGHLIGHT

At ninety-four, Virginia Hilliker has more life in her than many of her middle-aged friends. As one of them, I often feel that I’m trailing behind her, trying to keep up with her wit and wisdom in a conversation. Virginia has been a teacher and a ... continue
Posted March 19, 2009 by
Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling

Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Spring is in the air today at Karme Choling, as the snow melts and the sun bears down stronger and warmer than it has in half a year’s time. It is almost reminiscent of the glorious, rich summer days in the Northeast Kingdom, with flowers in ... continue
Posted March 18, 2009 by Dan
Aging, Families and Shambhala

Aging, Families and Shambhala

When my mother died at age 86, her only grandchild–my daugher, then 14–asked if she could have my mother’s well-worn, simple gold wedding band. Since then, my daughter–now 21–has worn that ring nearly every day. With my mother’s death, my daughter no longer had living grandparents. ... continue
Posted March 15, 2009 by David Whitehorn
Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey is once again hosting a Monastic Youth Dathun – June 15th to July 15th 2009 – a rare opportunity to experience a taste of Shambhala monastic life in an intensive retreat environment. The first Youth Dathun at Gampo Abbey was held in 1997, and ... continue
Posted March 15, 2009 by Les Ste. Marie


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