Home     Contact Us         Log in
Jun 21

Shambhala Statement on Border Separations - 4 comments

Filed under Featured Stories

from the Kalapa Council and Shambhala Office of Social Engagement

As a Shambhala community, we are watching with a sense of horror and despair as the government of the United States implements its policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border. As an international Buddhist community, Shambhala condemns this inhumane and brutal policy. We also recognize and condemn violence toward refugees in any part of the world. 

In April of 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions began implementing the United States “zero-tolerance” policy on immigration. Under this policy the Department of Homeland Security can refer any adult “believed to have committed any crime, including illegal entry” to the Justice Department for prosecution. Illegal entry is considered a misdemeanor and in the new policy people can be deported for misdemeanors alone. When adults are apprehended for prosecution, they are separated from their children. The children are placed in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services. They spend an average of 51 days in a shelter while they await placement with a sponsor in the United States. On 6/20/18 this policy was banned by executive order. We are glad that the president of the United States has made this new executive decision, but recognize that more than 2,300 children have already been separated from families, with no plans for reuniting them. The new executive order now allows children to stay with their families; however, this means children will also be placed in jail cells, and in some cases indefinitely.  Continue…

- 2017-12-15 - comment

International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018

International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018 The following Assemblies in 2018 require that you apply and be accepted through the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education: * Enlightened Society Assembly * Warrior Assembly * Sacred World Assembly * Rigden Abhisheka * Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 1 Please follow the link for program dates and information on how to apply and register. continue

Featured Stories - 2018-06-20 - comment

Working with Perception 2

Working with Perception 2 Part Two of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy KCL: It sounds like part of the process is ... continue

Featured Stories - 2018-06-18 - comment

Working with Perception 1

Working with Perception 1 Part One of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy Mike de Give, KCL: You’ve been working on developing ... continue

Community Articles - 2018-06-16 - comment

Gardening and Impermanence

Gardening and Impermanence Compost and the changing seasons as a reminder that nothing stays the same by Cash Clay In a southwesterly corner of the Ziji ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2018-06-14 - 2 comments

Visit the Metta Sutta

Visit the Metta Sutta Teachings on loving kindness and compassionate living by Larry Steele The Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on loving kindness, is a key teaching ... continue

Community Articles - 2018-06-12 - 2 comments

Doing Good and Doing Well

Doing Good and Doing Well Another profile in a series exploring ways of expressing “right livelihood” by Andrea D’Asaro The Shambhala teachings are inspiring Seattle sangha members in ... continue

Featured Stories - 2018-06-10 - 8 comments

Farewell Richard Arthure

Farewell Richard Arthure Reflections upon the day of Sukhavati for Kunga Dawa by Acharya Marty Janowitz I find myself awake in the pre-dawn this morning suffused ... continue

Community Articles - 2018-06-08 - 1 comment

Project Worthmore

Project Worthmore Understanding immigration issues in our community  by Rachel Hanson On Tuesday, May 29th, about fifteen members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver ... continue

Community Articles - 2018-06-06 - 1 comment

Remote Teaching

Remote Teaching Working with program participants attending via Zoom by Chris Montone I recently taught a complete Level IV Shambhala Training weekend to a woman in ... continue

Shambhala Community Videos
See all Shambhala Community Videos
Dharma Teachings

Visit the Metta Sutta

Teachings on loving kindness and compassionate living by Larry Steele The Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on loving kindness, is a key teaching in the Pali Canon. It is chanted by Theravadan monks throughout the Asian southeast. During my recent visit to Myanmar, the social-activist monks Ashin Issariya and Ashin Kovida both guided me to the Metta Sutta. So did my instructor at a one-day Vipassana meditation course where I joined more than 100 Burmese men and women in their practice. A neighborhood monastery near my hostel had a loudspeaker on the street. It probably was broadcasting the Metta Sutta. I was in Myanmar to study the influence of Buddhism on the tragic situation of the Rohingya refugees. How could such human suffering arise in a country that is 88% ... continue

More:Dharma Teachings

Website Development by Blue Mandala using Wordpress MU.
All content and source Copyright © 1994-2018. Shambhala International (Vajradhatu), Shambhala, Shambhala Meditation Center, Shambhala Training, Shambhala Center and Way of Shambhala are registered service marks of Shambhala USA


Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress
Translate »