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Sakong Announces Shambhala Household Initiative

Sakong Announces Shambhala Household Initiative

On his birthday, just before entering retreat, the Sakyong recorded an interview with President Reoch about the significance of Shambhala Households. “Shambhala is historically connected with household,” he said. “I feel that the next phase is really this notion of the Shambhala Household. A person could choose ... continue
Posted December 31, 2009 by
Seven Riches of a Sakyong

Seven Riches of a Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

The Seven Riches of the Sakyong are traditional, universal and practical contemplations on how we can handle ourselves. They were introduced to the community by the Druk Sakyong (Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) at the 1978 Kalapa Assembly. The accompanying photos are of rupas given to the Druk ... continue
Posted December 31, 2009 by David_Brown

Making Room in Your Meditation Room – HIGHLIGHT

The Zen Novice finished his first meal at the monastery. Anxious to begin his journey to enlightenment he asked his Master “Now What?” The Master replied, “Now wash your bowl.” —-Zen Parable By Acharya Michael Greenleaf Michael, Can We Talk? Michael, my dear, we have to talk. No, I didn’t ... continue
Posted December 30, 2009 by michaelgreenleaf
Reflecting the Extraordinary Reality of Shambhala

Reflecting the Extraordinary Reality of Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Our content manager, Jennifer Holder, reflects on the first year of the Shambhala Times community news magazine. Photos courtesy of Michael Levy. Just like our community, the news of Shambhala is rich and diverse. It is a wellspring of not only the jewels we are cultivating ... continue
Posted December 28, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Best of 2009

Best of 2009 – HIGHLIGHT

Did you know that the Shambhala Times posts a new story to the homepage almost every day? Since the website launched ten months ago, we have published more than 600 articles, photo essays, news and views by Shambhalians around the world. In 2009, we received ... continue
Posted December 27, 2009 by
Wisdom Arises in Memphis and a Book is Born

Wisdom Arises in Memphis and a Book is Born – HIGHLIGHT

Earlier this December, we held a double celebration day at Pema Karpo Meditation Center. Khenpo Gawang finished his first eight-session Shambhala Online class and unveiled his first book, The Sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha. Taking the Wisdom chapter from The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva as ... continue
Posted December 26, 2009 by candia_ludy

Knowing Love – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen I’ve been thinking about love. Rumi, the Sufi poet, says of love, “Sea water begs the pearl to break its shell.” In a different context, the Druk Sakyong, Trungpa Rinpoche, said, “The dralas are eager to fall in love ... continue
Posted December 25, 2009 by
Karmapa Unveils New Website on Environmental Protection

Karmapa Unveils New Website on Environmental Protection – HIGHLIGHT

This week, His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa unveiled a new website dedicated to environmental protection in the Himalayan region. The website is www.khoryug.com, named after the Tibetan term for the environment, khoryug. It is shorthand for Rangjung Khoryug Sungkyob Tsokpa, the Karmapa’s new organization for ... continue
Posted December 24, 2009 by
Religions for Peace

Religions for Peace – HIGHLIGHT

By Anna Weinstein When Oscar Arias, the president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, began his address with the life story of the Buddha, I felt a strange synchronicity with the Shambhala Congress taking place at the same time thousands of miles north. The Global ... continue
Posted December 20, 2009 by anna_weinstein

The Stupid Might of Materialism – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta, on the eve of the opening of the movie Avatar. I sometimes dream of what it is like to live in a dead world. A world populated by ghosts living out their lives in human form. Where objects are solid and devoid ... continue
Posted December 19, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
A Sense of Youth

A Sense of Youth – HIGHLIGHT

The Buddhist Youth Festival offers a video with a look at last year’s youthful, and invites more to attend this December. Click here to find out more about the festival. continue
Posted December 17, 2009 by
Goodbye Shambhala Shop, Hello Shambhala Media!

Goodbye Shambhala Shop, Hello Shambhala Media! – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Media has just launched a new website to replace the old Shambhala Shop. On this occasion, we offer an interview with the Co-Directors of Shambhala Media, Terry Rudderham and Emily Hilburn Sell, about the new website: www.shambhalamedia.org: The website looks great. What’s new for users placing ... continue
Posted December 16, 2009 by
Ten Holiday Gift Ideas

Ten Holiday Gift Ideas – HIGHLIGHT

Are you joining in the seasonal spirit of giving, but need some last minute inspiration? Try a gift that can change someone’s life–here at home or across the globe… A SPIRIT OF CHARITY Oxfam Unwrapped Charitable gifts to support sustainable development. A card goes to your friend or family ... continue
Posted December 15, 2009 by
Kagyu Monlam - Live from India

Kagyu Monlam – Live from India – HIGHLIGHT

The Kagyu Monlam will be broadcast live from Bodh Gaya, India starting on December 20th. The first broadcast will be a teaching by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend. This is a letter composed for King Gautamiputra, in which ... continue
Posted December 14, 2009 by
The Essential Chogyam Trungpa

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa – HIGHLIGHT

It’s not too late to tune into “The Essential Chogyam Trungpa,” a twelve-week course hosted by the Chronicles of CTR. Led by Sherab Chodzin Kohn, Peter Volz and Clarke Warren, this course explores classic topics such as “The Battle of Ego,” “Lineage and Non-Theistic Devotion,” and ... continue
Posted December 11, 2009 by

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