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Documenting Action for Change

Documenting Action for Change – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies by Angela Pressburger Many Shambhalians – in our centers and as individuals – have expressed an interest in using ecology films to inspire dialogue and further exploration of this important and very current topic. Recently, there has been ... continue
Posted January 31, 2010 by
Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Poem by Lama Ugyen Yogin of crazy Who wandered at Taktsang Cave You discovered Mahamudra Your students are practicing with it May we attain some fruition. Nobody knows if we will attain fruition or not It depends on individuals. I cannot promise I hope you do This is the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche’s vision If everybody follows it There ... continue
Posted January 30, 2010 by

Sun Love Sun – HIGHLIGHT

Because Shambhala Day falls on Valentine’s Day this year, in the weeks leading up to the big day, we will be featuring our community’s vibrant expressions of love. By Olive Colon Breakfasting Before the sunmist sun Breaking through cloudy mind Sweeping away discursive patternings Brushing cobwebs Off ancient rhymes Continuity Often not expressed But recognized In space ... continue
Posted January 27, 2010 by
Demonstration of Space, Form, and Energy

Demonstration of Space, Form, and Energy – HIGHLIGHT

In this video series, Marcia Shibata demonstrates the principles of the practice of flower arranging. At the recent Shambhala Art Intensive in Los Angeles, Kado practitioner and teacher, Marcia Shibata did an Ikebana demonstration of the principles of Space, Form and Energy, which — in Ikebana ... continue
Posted January 25, 2010 by Steven Saitzyk
Youth Festival Expands its Reach

Youth Festival Expands its Reach – HIGHLIGHT

Sebastian Goedvolk reports on this year’s Buddhist Youth Festival in Europe, which was the biggest yet. continue
Posted January 24, 2010 by
Shambhala Households: Transcript

Shambhala Households: Transcript – HIGHLIGHT

Here is the transcript of a discussion about Shambhala Households that was released early this month. President Richard Reoch: Dear friends, I’m speaking to you from the Kalapa Court here in Halifax. It is just days after the 4th Shambhala Congress and, in fact, it is ... continue
Posted January 23, 2010 by
A Worldly Solo Retreat

A Worldly Solo Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating the Sky at Dorje Khyung Dzong By Jennifer Holder Ah, the sound of Windows Vista. It’s been days, old friend. Today I thought of you when I was sipping coffee on the front porch and I thought I saw a cloud take human form and wave ... continue
Posted January 22, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Photograph of the Year

Photograph of the Year

Sean Raggett’s large format photograph Queen’s Woods was selected to appear in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize show at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), London. Born in 1972, Canadian photographer Sean Raggett undertook an honours degree in media studies in Vancouver, Canada and now lives ... continue
Posted January 22, 2010 by

Diving Deep – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen I grew up in the Midwestern United States, from sturdy Canadian stock. Somehow my parents thought that Californians were a little silly, and to me that meant that an activity like whale watching was probably silly, too. Then I ... continue
Posted January 21, 2010 by
Blessed by the Dalai Lama

Blessed by the Dalai Lama – HIGHLIGHT

His Holiness the Dalia Lama performed the ribbon cutting and ceremonial blessings officially opening Rigon Thupten Mindroling Monastery on 12 January 2010. Arriving by helicopter from Bhubaneswar and heavily guarded by the Orissa state police, His Holiness arrived and took up residence at the newly ... continue
Posted January 19, 2010 by
Horse Corridor in Heaven

Horse Corridor in Heaven – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies, by Angela Pressburger Ode To The Ancient Tea-Horse Road What is the name of that mountain; that mountain that lies ahead? After we pass Changdu, we’ll get to Ya’an. The butter tea of Batang is sweet; the zanba of Litang so tasty, After ... continue
Posted January 18, 2010 by
Shambhala Warriorship and Meditation

Shambhala Warriorship and Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham In one of the most beautiful Buddhist poems ever written, the great Indian teacher Shantideva talks about the bodhisattva warrior. The Tibetan term is changchup sempa, “the warrior with the mind of enlightenment.” Such a warrior dedicates his or her life to others, using ... continue
Posted January 17, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Tonglen for Haiti

Tonglen for Haiti – HIGHLIGHT

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake recently struck the most densely populated, poorest island in the Caribbean with two major aftershocks (about 6.0 each) in the first 24 hours. The earthquake was so strong that it was felt in Santiago de Cuba. There are still not many details, ... continue
Posted January 16, 2010 by
Catch Up with the Chronicles

Catch Up with the Chronicles – HIGHLIGHT

Last fall, the Chronicles of CTR hosted interviews with Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche in December and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche in November on its radio show, Let Loose, hosted by Barry Boyce. Helen Berliner served as the guest interviewer of Khandro Rinpoche at Lotus Garden, her retreat center ... continue
Posted January 14, 2010 by
Inseparability of Donating Time and Money

Inseparability of Donating Time and Money – HIGHLIGHT

By Gordon Shotwell For several years now, I have staffed Sun Camp. But last summer I had to leave early because I had started working at a bank and didn’t have enough vacation days to staff the entire program. Leaving early was a heartbreaking, and for a ... continue
Posted January 9, 2010 by

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