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Hold Your Seat

Hold Your Seat – HIGHLIGHT

From the weekly column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen Once I met a Chinese Buddhist Abbot, who gave me this advice. “You have to hold your seat when circumstances of obstacle arise. It is from habitually seeing external circumstances as real that they become real obstacles.” ... continue
Posted July 15, 2009 by

Tail of the Tiger in Your Neck of the Woods – HIGHLIGHT

By Jennifer Holder Gathering Shambhalians The second annual Applied Mindfulness Conference, July 23 – 26, reaches out by gathering professional Shambhalians together. In this conference, Tail of the Tiger is encouraging people to go beyond the question of “how can I apply meditation to my life?” Having realized ... continue
Posted July 13, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Prendre acte de la mort

Prendre acte de la mort

par Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Lorsque nous discutons de maladie physique ou men­tale, il faut reconnaître l’importance que nous accordons à notre sens de la survie. Nous voulons survivre et quand nous parlons de guérir, nous parlons en réalité de la manière de survivre. Vue sous un ... continue
Posted July 12, 2009 by
Meditation for Professionals

Meditation for Professionals – HIGHLIGHT

by Jennifer Holder Not everyone attracted to meditation in the early days was a hippie. “When Chogyam Trungpa suggested people buy three-piece suits, I already had a closet full,” Patton Hyman recalled. His path had been a bit different. As a partner in an Atlanta law firm, ... continue
Posted July 12, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Promoting a Department of Peace

Promoting a Department of Peace – HIGHLIGHT

By Mark Frutkin When I tell Gus I’ve arranged a discussion at the Ottawa Shambhala Centre about forming a federal Department of Peace, my friend’s response is less than enthusiastic: “Great. Just what we need. Another bureaucratic sinkhole to swallow taxpayer dollars.” That’s Gus for you. ... continue
Posted July 11, 2009 by
The Sakyong on signing declaration on climate change

The Sakyong on signing declaration on climate change – HIGHLIGHT

By Touching the Earth Working Group In the winter of 2008, Buddhadharma magazine published an appeal for an international Buddhist conference in response to the growing risks of climate change. Following this appeal, a document was drafted with the input of over 20 Buddhist teachers, culminating in ... continue
Posted July 10, 2009 by
Mukpo Institute: Taking a Leap

Mukpo Institute: Taking a Leap – HIGHLIGHT

It is nearly six thirty in the morning. As I lie in bed waiting for a conch to blow and a gatekeeper to come down the hall ringing a wake up bell, I think about the day ahead in the Mukpo Institute at Karme Choling. In ... continue
Posted July 9, 2009 by
Royal Couple Visits Gampo Abbey

Royal Couple Visits Gampo Abbey – HIGHLIGHT

On an exceptionally warm and brilliant May day the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo visited Gampo Abbey for an overnight stay following their retreats at the Kalapa Valley. About an hour apart by road, the Kalapa Valley and Gampo Abbey are separated by Cape Breton Highlands National Park. ... continue
Posted July 8, 2009 by
Fennel - Simple and Fresh

Fennel – Simple and Fresh – HIGHLIGHT

This summer, simplicity is a theme. The Scorpion Seal Assemblies are setting a new culinary tone at practice centers throughout the mandala. Practice center kitchens are stepping up to the challenge of creating meals that are fresh and simple without the “entertainment” of spices. Fresh herbs are ... continue
Posted July 5, 2009 by

Timeliness of the Shambhala Terma – HIGHLIGHT

In Tibet, terma has been discovered in times of chaos, confusion or uncertainty. During dark periods of history – whether political or spiritual – terma arises to respond to specific situations with fresh spiritual teachings and blessings. “In our case,” Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel points out, ... continue
Posted July 4, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Warwicks 50th Anniversary

Warwicks 50th Anniversary

On June 29th, the Bellingham Shambhala Center celebrated the 50th wedding anniversary of Jenny and Paul Warwick, two senior students of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche who’ve played major roles in the Shambhala mandala since they entered the dharma in the 1970s. Acharya Jenny Warwick was the Director ... continue
Posted July 4, 2009 by Greg Heffron

Becoming Fearless Now – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham In the economic hardship the world is now suffering, it is possible for us to spin out and become very dualistic. When we are not sure what is going on, we react in fear and start labeling things black and white, good or ... continue
Posted July 3, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Le numéro 12 est en kiosque

Le numéro 12 est en kiosque

Le nouveau numéro du Journal de la sangha francophone vient de paraître ! Après notre dossier du numéro 11 sur la Maison Shambhala de Paris, nous abordons dans celui-ci un petit bout du vaste sujet de la « communication Shambhalienne ». Vous pouvez télécharger un pdf écran de ... continue
Posted July 3, 2009 by Rinchen Dug Pamo
Scorpion Seal Opens

Scorpion Seal Opens – HIGHLIGHT

Nearly every night during the first Scorpion Seal Assembly at Karme Choling, clouds descended into the valley. As people began to stir in dormitories and tents, rising to make coffee or brush their teeth, the mist lingered on the fringes of the farmhouse, at times concealing ... continue
Posted July 2, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

Shambhala in Ukraine and Russia

We are pleased to announce that three weekend seminars will take place in July in Ukraine and Russia. This is a rare opportunity for Ukrainians — and even more rare for Russians — to connect with Shambhala vision. It is the first time a Shambhala event ... continue
Posted July 2, 2009 by

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