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Empty of What?

Empty of What? – HIGHLIGHT

This article, by Robert Alan Paul, presents an intellectual inquiry into the Buddhist teachings on emptiness. Using the following query, Robert expounds upon the inherent misunderstandings and the subsequent awakening to understanding that occur for each of us as we tread the path of meditation. He ... continue
Posted November 30, 2011 by
Inspirational Teachings from the Dignity Weekend with the Sakyong

Inspirational Teachings from the Dignity Weekend with the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

by Director of Shambhala Europe, Chris Montone From October 7th – 9th, 435 Shambhala leaders from 125 centers and groups who had attended one of the 10 Kalapa Governance Gatherings offered this year, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to hear the Sakyong teach about governance and the ... continue
Posted November 28, 2011 by
A Child's Mind and A Mother's View

A Child’s Mind and A Mother’s View – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Children and Family This just in from Dallas, Texas: A Child’s Mind is offered by Shastri Linda Mockeridge, and below, A Mother’s View is offered by Kiki Yardeni, enjoy! A Child’s Mind: Noah is very happy and very curious. When he entered the shrine room with ... continue
Posted November 26, 2011 by
Thanks Given: to Alice

Thanks Given: to Alice – HIGHLIGHT

Today, in honor of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, the Shambhala Times is especially pleased to present this Warrior Tribute to Alice Patneaude, Karme Choling’s grandmother. The article was beautifully crafted by one of Karme Choling’s gardeners: Aaron Delong. She was born in the rolling, green mountains, ... continue
Posted November 24, 2011 by
Aging in Enlightened Society

Aging in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW MONTHLY COLUMN in the Shambhala Times: AGING IN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY We are all getting older. Moment by moment, day by day, year by year, decade by decade we experience the unfolding of the aging process. This column, initiated by the Shambhala Working Group on Aging, ... continue
Posted November 22, 2011 by
Preschools:  An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society?

Preschools: An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society? – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes Opal and I enter a room that’s flooded with natural light. People are moving about the space in joyful exploration; the room is set up to encourage such artistic curiosity. One corner is arranged to inhabit role-play, another area is filled neatly with books ... continue
Posted November 21, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Karme Choling’s Garden Gate

Karme Choling’s Garden Gate – HIGHLIGHT

Slogan of the week: Stop, Drop and Touch the Speechless Sky by Jan Enthoven, Master Gardener at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center Many people ponder how humanity can continue its proliferation on planet earth with its limited material resources and a rapidly widening ecological footprint. I am just ... continue
Posted November 20, 2011 by
Happy Places

Happy Places – HIGHLIGHT

by Margo Shean Looking at my mom’s fridge, which happens to be one of my happy places, I notice the Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center brochure. The brochure is full of exciting things sure to fill any dharma bum’s dreams. After a few months of readjusting to the world ... continue
Posted November 19, 2011 by
Simply, Be Generous

Simply, Be Generous – HIGHLIGHT

by Jonathan Hanna Within our sangha as a whole, we often struggle with the dilemma of how to be generous in offering the teachings while ensuring the financial solvency of our centers. Individuals grapple with the same challenge, wishing to contribute financially, either for receiving specific teachings ... continue
Posted November 18, 2011 by
Radiating Our Best Intentions to the World - 100,000 Aspirations at a Time

Radiating Our Best Intentions to the World – 100,000 Aspirations at a Time – HIGHLIGHT

Tuesday, The Sakyong Foundation, in collaboration with Karme Choling, launched ‘100,000 Aspirations,’ an online community (website and Facebook) to support the Stupa that Conquers All Directions. Currently being built at Karme Choling, at the request of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the stupa embodies wisdom and compassion in the ... continue
Posted November 17, 2011 by
Surmang: Sing, my Sister, Sing!

Surmang: Sing, my Sister, Sing! – HIGHLIGHT

by Lee Weingrad of the Surmang Foundation. She speaks about the first Rural Health Festival that took place September 6th, 2011 at the Surmang Dharma Sagara Clinic in Tibet Copious juniper smoke billowed day-glo white, shifting in all directions. We were at 14,000 feet in Surmang. Children ... continue
Posted November 15, 2011 by
Shambhala's New Director of Communications

Shambhala’s New Director of Communications

Interview with Larry Barnett: New Director of Shambhala’s Communications Can you tell us what led up to the creation of this new position? People all over the mandala know we need a creative, coherent communications strategy. It is essential for accomplishing Shambhala vision. This is now one of ... continue
Posted November 14, 2011 by
An Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement

An Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement – HIGHLIGHT

Buddhist and Yoga Teachers Write an Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone have composed a letter about why teachers of Buddhism and yoga should support the Occupy Movement. And they’ve reached out to their peers, asking a number of fellow leaders ... continue
Posted November 12, 2011 by
With the Sakyong at the Kama Transmission

With the Sakyong at the Kama Transmission

Rigon Tashi Choling monastery, Pharping, Nepal by Nick Trautz, writing from Pharping, Nepal As a stream of Tibetan villagers, monastics, and lamas files through the front gate of Rigon Tashi Choling monastery each chilly morning here at the edge of the Kathmandu valley, it is clear that something ... continue
Posted November 11, 2011 by
Basic Goodness Behind Bars

Basic Goodness Behind Bars – HIGHLIGHT

by Skylar Rickabaugh and Ted Fremd who both help Trime Persinger, the Buddhist Chaplain in the Snake River Correctional Institution in Eastern Oregon. This story is about Sunday morning of the Lineage Festival weekend and the experience of the vow ceremony occurring totally within a prison ... continue
Posted November 10, 2011 by

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