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Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

by Liesbeth Scholten Last week at Dechen Choling, the “Being Brave, Transforming Your World” retreat took place with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Adam Lobel. It was very well attended. There were more people on the land of great bliss than ever before. Among them were 17 ... continue
Posted August 31, 2012 by
10 Years And Counting…

10 Years And Counting… – HIGHLIGHT

by Irene Woodard Eleven years have passed since 9/11. I had not been down to the site for almost that many. Last week I took my children, Max, 25, and Catherine, 21, for our first visit to the memorial, ground zero. I cried. The memorial – the ... continue
Posted August 29, 2012 by
Raven, part 2

Raven, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

In which we learn the rest of the story of two men in service to the Shambhala vision. The author, Aaron Delong is currently a gardener at Karme Choling and here profiles a long serving member of the Dorje Kasung: Mr. Gerry Haas. Read part 1 ... continue
Posted August 28, 2012 by
Two Family Camps - One View

Two Family Camps – One View – HIGHLIGHT

by Jeff Buehler, Prague Shambhala Center, Czech Republic We have just returned from our second Family Camp this summer. First we traveled two days from Prague to Dechen Choling to take part in our first family program there. My wife and I had both given up going ... continue
Posted August 27, 2012 by
Atlanta's New Director

Atlanta’s New Director – HIGHLIGHT

by Rhett Huber A longtime Atlanta resident – until he and wife Norma Harris gave us up for Boulder for 10 years – the newly named Atlanta Shambhala Center Director Dan Phillips actually grew up in Indiana, where his family has had roots for generations. His sister ... continue
Posted August 26, 2012 by
Raven

Raven – HIGHLIGHT

Sangha Member Profile by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent In which we discover the story of two men in service to the Shambhala vision. The author, Aaron Delong is currently a gardener at Karme Choling and here profiles a long serving member of the Dorje Kasung: Mr. ... continue
Posted August 24, 2012 by
Update on "An Uncommon King"

Update on “An Uncommon King” – HIGHLIGHT

by Johanna Lunn The new documentary movie “An Uncommon King” follows the Sakyong’s life story from his father’s escape over the mountaintops of Tibet, to birth in a refugee camp in India, growing up in Colorado and finally taking up the mantle after his father’s death and ... continue
Posted August 23, 2012 by
What's new on Shambhala Times?

What’s new on Shambhala Times? – HIGHLIGHT

“Kiss the Sun”,Editor’s Column We have a new look and a load of new features on Shambhala Times! Thanks to our IT team, we’ve got drop-down menus so you can easily search for things you are looking for, and we’ve changed our look to match all the ... continue
Posted August 21, 2012 by Sarah
Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide

Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide – HIGHLIGHT

A new book by Tessa Watt We can train ourselves in mindfulness, just as we exercise to keep our bodies healthy. Mindfulness training is free of any religion or dogma, although it draws on the ancient traditions of meditation and yoga, incorporating insights from modern medicine and ... continue
Posted August 19, 2012 by
Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults

Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults – HIGHLIGHT

Karme Choling sanghaCOLUMN: Aging in Shambhala article by David Whitehorn “Every ten to twenty years, we can participate in a ceremony that awakens us to the fact that we are progressing through life. These rites of passage act as a reminder. If we are not occasionally reminded to ... continue
Posted August 15, 2012 by
Shambhala Office Manager featured in new Silent Movie

Shambhala Office Manager featured in new Silent Movie

Abbey Pleviak, Portland Shambhala’s illustrious office manager/registrar/”go to” girl helped produce and is featured in a silent film called “Love in the Age of Corruption.” She will be showing it on Friday, August 17th and Sat, August 18th at the Vagabond Theater (an outdoor space located at NE 19th ... continue
Posted August 13, 2012 by
Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!”

Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!” – HIGHLIGHT

cushion,by Kevin Townley, from The Under 35 Project I remember reading somewhere that the first step in getting disentangled is experiencing entanglement. You have to be able to see what’s going on before you can have a workable relationship with it, and this is what I’ve found ... continue
Posted August 13, 2012 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: August

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: August – 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.) Desk, by David Wilde continue
Posted August 12, 2012 by
How Good the World!

How Good the World! – HIGHLIGHT

The Road – in progresspaintings offered by Christine Labich, of the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center Christine Labich has been gazing at, studying, and tending to the natural world for her lifetime, beginning with her childhood on a pioneering organic farm in New Hampshire. She studied ecology and ... continue
Posted August 11, 2012 by
Occupy Sravasti: How Buddhism Inspired Me to Occupy

Occupy Sravasti: How Buddhism Inspired Me to Occupy – HIGHLIGHT

by Joshua Eaton, from The Under 35 Project “Such a senseless manifestation Who is monstrously greedy And amasses riches insatiably Is called the poorest of all. Your Majesty, you levy harsh taxes And punish the innocent for no reason. Infatuated with your sovereignty, You never heed The future effects of your actions. While you enjoy power ... continue
Posted August 10, 2012 by


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