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Sakyong Wangmo visits St. Johnsbury

Sakyong Wangmo visits St. Johnsbury – HIGHLIGHT

article by Caroline DeMaio, Co-Director of the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center photos by Michael Taney On a beautiful day in late May, the St. Johnsbury Shambhala community invited the Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang to visit our center and join us for a tea ceremony. When we received word that ... continue
Posted June 15, 2012 by
Melanya Helene "Hopeless"

Hopeless – a solo performance on Nowness and Letting Go

For two weekends only!   Come see the award winning one-woman show inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron. ‘Hopeless’ An uplifting collection of stories, music and musings on the nature of hope, fear and finding joy, “Hopeless,” performed by Portland Sangha member Melanya Helene, is a one-woman ... continue
Posted June 14, 2012 by
Update on Fire Near Shambhala Mountain Center

Update on Fire Near Shambhala Mountain Center

Viewing the smoke from a point above SMC. photo by SMC staff A large forest fire has been burning for several days in the Colorado Rockies near Shambhala Mountain Center. According to the United States Forest Service, the fire has burned an estimated 49,763 acres and continues ... continue
Posted June 14, 2012 by
Smoke in the Sky: Shambhala Mountain Center

Smoke in the Sky: Shambhala Mountain Center – HIGHLIGHT

smoke over SMC, photo by SMC staff A raging wildfire continues to burn and spread just northwest of Fort Collins. As of this morning the fire covers of 43,00 acres. The large fire crews are reporting “some containment.” The fire is south east of Shambhala Mountain Center. A ... continue
Posted June 13, 2012 by
by Stanislav Yasinskiy

The Extraordinary Discovery of Ordinary Magic – HIGHLIGHT

AUTHOR CORRECTION: by Joe Mauricio, Director of the Baltimore Shambhala Center Coming upon a small bird building a nest the other day, I stopped and marveled at how simple and perfect my world was. Okay. That’s a fairly obvious observation. What made this particularly meaningful to me ... continue
Posted June 11, 2012 by
Miksang photo by participants in the Contemplative Photography Workshop led by Charles Blackhall on May 20th in Victoria, BC

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: June – HIGHLIGHT

This regular posting features snapshots of basic goodness as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. (Click on each image to view larger.) continue
Posted June 10, 2012 by
photo by Charles Blackhall

An Elder Warrior’s Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

This article was kindly submitted by Shastri Susan Chapman, one of four shastris (senior teachers) appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to serve the Pacific Northwest region of Shambhala. by Shastri Susan Chapman Seven months ago my father’s life took a dramatic turn and he’s now confined to a ... continue
Posted June 9, 2012 by
Bodhisattva Chaplain

Bodhisattva Chaplain – HIGHLIGHT

Walking the Path of Buddhist Chaplaincy by Fay Octavia Elliott As earth and the other elements, together with space, Eternally provide sustenance in many ways for the countless sentient beings, So may I become sustenance in every way for sentient beings To the limits of space, until all have attained nirvāṇa. – ... continue
Posted June 8, 2012 by
On Aging: My Big Yellow File

On Aging: My Big Yellow File – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala article by Richard Reoch Preparing for death is highly recommended as a part of contemplative practice. Recognizing that this life could end at any moment provides encouragement for us to fully engage with the world while we can. In addition to contemplating the inevitability ... continue
Posted June 6, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Interview with Sergeant Paul Kendel

Interview with Sergeant Paul Kendel – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Paul M. Kendel (SSG Ret.), M.A. ~ author of Walking the Tiger’s Path: A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq, the book chronicling a military deployment in Iraq, experiences of doubt and disillusionment, and eventual introduction to and connection with the Shambhala Buddhist teachings by Shambhala ... continue
Posted June 4, 2012 by Travis_May
Gesar in Story and Song, part 2

Gesar in Story and Song, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Audio recording offered by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche to the Shambhala community When you tell the story of buddhas and bodhisattvas, there are many ways to tell them: outer, inner and secret biographies. In this case, we’re going to tell the outer biography of Gesar. He is the son of ... continue
Posted June 1, 2012 by

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