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Community Room in the Los Angeles Shambhala Center

By Shastri Russell Rodgers

A few years ago, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good idea to summarize in “non-shambhalese” language some of the basic elements of how a Shambhala Centre functions and how it is designed. Here is what we gave to our architect. In our case, we are pleased with the result. Continue…

- 2019-04-25 - 15 comments

Mandala Appointments, Retirements, and Resignations

Mandala Appointments, Retirements, and Resignations June 28, 2019 Atlanta, GA: Sue Gilman succeeding Daniel Phillips as Shambhala Center Director Berkeley, CA: Shambhala Center Leadership Team: Radha Chandra,Tim Dunning, Emily Earlenbaugh, Carol Henderson, Don Henderson, Sandra Ladley, Alex Lotz, Faith Miller, Jesse Miller, Mollie Mowat, Chinh Nguyenquoc, Elena Oxman, Martha Roberts, Joshuaraen Thornberry, Martha Silverspring and Scott Tracy; succeeding Shambhala Center Director Arelly Sanchez-Shackett. (Note: This leadership team is always changing; any member can join). Davis, CA: Elvia Garcia and Mark Robinson succeeding Patti Larson as Shambhala Center Directors Halifax: Kathryn ... continue

Community Articles - 2019-11-29 - 1 comment

Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children

Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Every year in the United States, over three and a half million children experience injuries that commonly occur in ... continue

Featured Columns, Art Happens, Share it Here, Arts and Poetry - 2019-11-22 - comment

Poetry Space, Winter 2019

Poetry Space, Winter 2019 Moving into winter now, fallen leaves and early snow. In this edition we feature four poems from writers both new to ... continue

Community Articles, Dharma Teachings - 2019-11-15 - 2 comments

Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness

Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The second part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers. For part one, click here. In ... continue

Community Articles, Dharma Teachings - 2019-11-08 - 4 comments

Good Society: Science, Basic Goodness, Laws and Joy

Good Society: Science, Basic Goodness, Laws and Joy Photo by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash The first part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers   All over the world, wherever ... continue

book reviews - 2019-10-31 - 1 comment

The Great Within – The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path

The Great Within - The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path Christine Heming reviews the new book by Han F. de Wit, PhD.   Han de Wit’s story has a familiar ring – the ... continue

Community Articles - 2019-10-24 - 1 comment

Buddha’s Teachings Regarding Cleanliness in the Home

Buddha’s Teachings Regarding Cleanliness in the Home Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Mental health professionals often encourage their patients to keep their homes clean and tidy. ... continue

Community Articles - 2019-10-17 - 6 comments

Human Drala

Human Drala   Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash By Russell Rodgers Sometimes one encounters people or places that cut through one’s habitual chain of thoughts. ... continue

Community Articles, Regions, Eastern, SE Europe, Regions, Northern Europe, Regional Announcements - 2019-10-09 - 1 comment

The European sangha meets during its first ‘European Forum’

The European sangha meets during its first ‘European Forum’ The European sangha is composed of different regions with their own cultures and languages. The establishing of these regions and their ... continue


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Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The second part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers. For part one, click here. In Part I of this two-part essay, we looked at the genetics behind the universal human impulse to create good society. The logic was this: everywhere there are humans, we form society. Therefore, it must be in our genes. The first part of this essay was basically a book review of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society, by Nicholas Christakis, a Yale professor. Dr. Christakis proposes that encoded in our genes is a “social suite” that is common to all societies that are able to survive the test of time and circumstance. This “suite” includes : good leadership (and respect for that leadership), cooperation, ... continue



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Art Happens, Share it Here

Poetry Space, Winter 2019

Moving into winter now, fallen leaves and early snow. In this edition we feature four poems from writers both new to us, and some not so new. As a reminder, for the time being we strive to publish most, if not all, of the work we receive, or at least a selection of work from each writer who submits. Given our space constraints, we have a bit of a bias toward shorter poems and cannot make use of photographs, art work, etc. See the guidelines for submission below… We invite all of our readers to submit their work. To submit, simply email your work to [email protected] Please include your poems in the body of the email (no more than 3 poems per submission please), and please include your ... continue



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