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Autumn Babies

Autumn Babies – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to announce a welcome to four new baby Shambhalians! Rein Harold Blagsvedt Ericsson was born on Wednesday October 17, 2012, 7:16am 9.5lbs. He is very active and cheerful. He seems to tolerate our constant attention and deep admiration. Our family has received ... continue
Posted October 31, 2012 by
How to Memorize

How to Memorize – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a New Column: Good Practice by Gordon Shotwell Human beings used to have prodigious powers of memory and recitation. Prior to the printing press, the only way to effectively preserve anything on a large scale was to learn it by heart. The time spent memorizing a text was ... continue
Posted October 30, 2012 by
The Sakyongs Have Returned

The Sakyongs Have Returned – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a new a collection of contemplative poetry and prose: The Sakyongs Have Returned by David Whitehorn Spontaneous poems and toasts are a delightful part of Shambhala culture. Perhaps like other long-time Shambhala practitioners, throughout the years I have been writing down spontaneous poetry and prose whenever the ... continue
Posted October 28, 2012 by
Restoring the Right to Vote

Restoring the Right to Vote – HIGHLIGHT

by Scott Stinson, Casper, Wyoming For the last 13 years I have been in recovery from an addiction. Fifteen years ago I was arrested and convicted of a drug charge. When this happened I forfeited some basic fundamental rights that most folks take for granted. Recently, I was ... continue
Posted October 27, 2012 by
Fireside View from Shambhala Mountain Center

Fireside View from Shambhala Mountain Center – HIGHLIGHT

On November 3rd, Shambhala Mountain Center will be hosting a Coming Home Celebration. Because of the High Park Fire this summer, many people were unable to visit SMC. Join them as a guest for a day of community celebration and healing practices recommended by the Sakyong. ... continue
Posted October 26, 2012 by


Kelly MacLean and Ben Medrano celebrated their marriage on August 12th at the Boulder Shambhala Center. Acharya/Laman Kyi Khyap/Dr. Mitchell Levy was our preceptor. ~~ Did you celebrate a wedding or major anniversary this summer? Let us know: [email protected] continue
Posted October 25, 2012 by
Mindfulness in Healthcare

Mindfulness in Healthcare – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Partners with Rush and Chicago End-of-Life Coalition to offer Mindfulness Training to Healthcare Professionals by Aarti Tejuja, Chicago The Sakyong’s 2020 Vision has inspired many members of the Chicago Shambhala Center to think of new and inventive ways to bring enlightened society and mindfulness practices into the ... continue
Posted October 24, 2012 by
Taking Anxiety for a Run

Taking Anxiety for a Run – HIGHLIGHT

by Kristen Mullen, Portland, Oregon With crunched back and tight breath I pull my body out the door and on the street. Which route, which trail, ricochets in my mind. I feel fresh start. Breathe. Being in my body I connect with my sensations of tightness and ... continue
Posted October 22, 2012 by
Shambhala Boston: In the World

Shambhala Boston: In the World – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Carolyn Krusinskiby Mary Coonan At the Sakyong’s urging, the Boston Shambhala Center has been actively connecting with synergistic opportunities in the community to join with efforts to uncover basic goodness within different professional realms. On October 5th, Shastri Carolyn Krusinski presented meditation instructions to over 250 ... continue
Posted October 19, 2012 by
"What to do?"

“What to do?” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala A Caregiver’s Guide to Preparing for the Death of a Practitioner by Jacquie Bell As Shambhala Buddhist practitioners, most of us have an idea of how we would like to spend our last days – where we would like to be, who we would like ... continue
Posted October 17, 2012 by
Kitchen Wisdom

Kitchen Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Notes from the Hearth by Lisa Harris After finishing a year of teaching at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont in 2009, I was looking for the next opportunity to follow my heart into another kitchen. That was when Karme Choling invited me to apply for ... continue
Posted October 15, 2012 by
Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage

Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW REGULAR FEATURE: ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY CELEBRATES DIVERSITY by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson Shambhala Diversity Working Group With the Enlightened Society Treatise being shared around the mandala from person to person as a “cascading lung”, there’s a new buzz on the planet. But what does enlightened society really ... continue
Posted October 12, 2012 by
Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas

Walking With the Senses, and Other Ideas – HIGHLIGHT

by Kipp Efinger, Washington DC Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has said that true confidence is synchronization of mind and body. This rings true for me, based on experience. I recently came away from a dathun (4 week meditation and mindfulness retreat), and when people ask me how the ... continue
Posted October 10, 2012 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: October

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: October – 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.) #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 100%; } #gallery-2 img { border: ... continue
Posted October 8, 2012 by
Tonglen Practice on the Shambhala Network

Tonglen Practice on the Shambhala Network – HIGHLIGHT

by President Richard Reoch One of the most potent ways in which our community manifests as a global network of compassionate support is through our constant stream of tonglen practice. Someone posts a request for tonglen and hundreds of Shambhalians respond. continue
Posted October 5, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

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