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Parenting as Path: Nurturing Confidence in Children - 4 comments

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Arthur with his kite

Arthur with his kite

By Chris Tamjidi, Beate Schlage and Sophie Maclaren for Buddhismus Aktuell

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 world, this can seem difficult; for some people, simply raising children may feel like a hassle – filled with all kinds of stresses and challenges that distract them from their life, or their spiritual path. Some may feel that children are an obstacle to being a buddhist; they demand a lot of time and attention, they prevent us from going on meditation retreats, and they provoke all kinds of irritation and aggression in us. Hardly conducive to spiritual practice, right?

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala community, felt quite the opposite, however. He actively encouraged his students to get married and have children. Continue…

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International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2019 The Practice and Education team is pleased to offer the 2019 Assembly Schedule for warriors who wish to engage in assembly practice this year. Please follow the following link to see the 2019 Assembly Calendar, apply to Enlightened Society Assembly or Warrior Assembly, offer to staff, and/or reflect on your motivation and inspiration to attend an assembly. You can follow the link here. continue

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by Dan Hessey Dathun is an important milestone in the path of the Shambhala warrior, and an invaluable experience for anyone interested in fundamentally making friends with who and what they are. For most people, it is the first extended program they attend that focuses mainly on meditation practice. What is dathun? Why would anyone take a month out of his or her life to explore sitting meditation? Dathun is a month-long group meditation retreat. Led by senior teachers and experienced meditation instructors, dathun is an opportunity to fully immerse oneself in mindfulness meditation. Group practice is more than a number of people practicing together, each on their own path. Rather, group discipline and mindfulness creates a shared atmosphere of wakefulness, although there is not much talking. ... continue



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