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A story about growing up in one religious tradition, and later adopting another

by Joe Nutini

When I was a child, my parents sent me to Catholic schools. This was both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because I received a wonderful, college preparatory education that did indeed prepare me to go to college. I loved college.  I also loved Christ. Like seriously. I was in love with Christ. From the time, I was quite young, I felt the energy of Christ deep within my heart. It was instantaneous. It didn’t require any understanding of doctrine, bible etc. It was just there.

I became a social worker. My education and the love that was in my heart because of knowing the energy of Christ (and perhaps even angels and other “heavenly” beings) led me to that path. Buddhism increased my awareness of Christ. It brought me back to Christ’s energy and love. It also brought me back to myself, to my own heart and to forgiveness. Continue…

- 2017-03-02 - comment


REMINDER OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES Cheerful Year of the Fire Bird! The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education wishes to share this reminder announcement of all the Assemblies being offered internationally in 2017. There is a lot of helpful information below, including key info on all Assemblies (including Scorpion Seal Assemblies), Staffing, Application Processes, and more. Please read through carefully. – Apologies that this letter is only in English at this time. If you need help with translation please ask a friend to help ... continue

Opinion Pieces - 2017-03-24 - comment

Out of Darkness Into Light

Out of Darkness Into Light As we mark the equinox this week, a northerner reflects on winter and the first days of spring by Nyingje Sheltri My strawberry ... continue

Featured Stories - 2017-03-21 - 2 comments

Growing Brave

Growing Brave Creating a sustainable path for children and families in Shambhala by the Growing Brave Families & Children’s Conference Committee Lonely. Isolated. Re-creating programming from ... continue

Featured Stories - 2017-03-19 - 1 comment

People’s Climate Mobilization

People's Climate Mobilization Shambhalians take action, responding to the call for Buddhist participation in the People’s Climate Mobilization  by Mark Rasmuson Members of the DC Shambhala ... continue

Opinion Pieces - 2017-03-17 - 5 comments

The Myth of Disconnection

The Myth of Disconnection Have we bought into the destructive myth of disconnection? Look inside yourself and be honest. by Sarah Lipton Listening to the news lately ... continue

Arts and Poetry - 2017-03-15 - 1 comment

The Need to Feel

The Need to Feel A Shambhala teacher explores the meaning of “Environmental Melancholia” and its connection to meditation practice, through the work of artist Regan ... continue

Featured Stories - 2017-03-13 - comment

Shambhala Service Awards

Shambhala Service Awards At the request of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo, the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum is pleased to announce the ... continue

Community Articles - 2017-03-11 - 1 comment

More Motorcyle Meditations

More Motorcyle Meditations Pam Linnell, who retires this year from Karmê Chöling, shares a few thoughts about the connection between motorcycle riding and meditation, ... continue

Community Articles - 2017-03-09 - 1 comment

Motorcycle Meditations

Motorcycle Meditations After 10 years of service Pam Linnell retires this year from Karmê Chöling Meditation Center. She also “retired” in 2015 from ... continue

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Understanding Dön Season

When the world is filled with evil, pacify the Döns and Mamos by Russell Rodgers In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated karma comes to fruition and societal obstacles arise. This year, between February 16 – 25, we will do “Mamo Practice” to purify obstacles of the old year. Then, on Shambhala Day, February 27, we can start afresh with the new year. At this time, when we look around the world, there seems to be no relief from suffering and no escape from the karmic baggage we humans have created. On a personal level, accidents, sickness and general bad luck tend to be on our minds. From an ordinary, non-Buddhist point of view, ... continue

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