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New Ways to Listen to Our Shambhala Community

New Ways to Listen to Our Shambhala Community – HIGHLIGHT

You may have recently seen a video posted on the Executive Director’s blog, Making the Invisible Visible. The video was called Your Top Three Themes – from a survey on Governance in Shambhala. This short video reports the results of a survey conducted by Anna Weinstein ... continue
Posted January 30, 2013 by
The Soil at the Root of Loneliness

The Soil at the Root of Loneliness – HIGHLIGHT

by William Brown, Los Angeles On a rainy Sunday morning twenty years ago I was leaving a diner in Seattle. Just as I passed the pay phones and touched the door, I heard a woman behind me say, “I’m just so lonely that I don’t know what ... continue
Posted January 28, 2013 by
Rediscovering Impermanence

Rediscovering Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT

Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris It just started snowing outside. It’s the kind of snow you only get in spring – those big, wet, clumpy flakes that melt as they hit every surface. But it is still winter here in Michigan, and we are in the middle of ... continue
Posted January 27, 2013 by
Among the Unique Treasures

Among the Unique Treasures – HIGHLIGHT

Among the unique treasures held by the Shambhala Mandala are the teachings on The Six Ways of Ruling. They were taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to his senior students. With the publication of Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche opened them to the public. Now, Richard ... continue
Posted January 25, 2013 by
Celebrating an Acharya's Wedding

Celebrating an Acharya’s Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is Delighted to Announce the Wedding of Acharya Emily Bower to Dr. Peter Alan Roberts article and photos from Acharya Emily Bower On December 28, 2012, in a joyful ceremony at the Los Angeles Shambhala Center (East), I married Peter Alan Roberts. Our guests braved the holiday travel ... continue
Posted January 23, 2013 by
Illness in Older Age

Illness in Older Age – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala On January 26th, Ann Cason and David Whitehorn will give a Shambhala Online presentation on the topic of illness in old age. As an introduction, here is a personal reflection on that experience. The experience of illness in older age a personal reflection by David ... continue
Posted January 21, 2013 by
Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!

Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan! – HIGHLIGHT

by Yeachin Tsai, Taipei, Taiwan The buddha-dharma came to China from India about 2,000 years ago, and many schools have evolved since then. After hundreds of years of changing scenery, the only things that haven’t changed are the minds and hearts of human beings. Despite the countless ... continue
Posted January 19, 2013 by Yeachin Tsai
Welcome, Baby Audrey

Welcome, Baby Audrey – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce: Audrey Baker Linsley was born in Brooklyn, NY to Kate and Ming Linsley on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at 4:33am, weighing 6.8 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. Ming and Audrey are healthy and thriving under Kate’s loving care. Please join us ... continue
Posted January 17, 2013 by
The Profound Treasury

The Profound Treasury – HIGHLIGHT

by Carolyn Gimian Every year but one between 1973 and 1986, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche spent three months presenting Buddhist teachings to a group of his senior students, who came together with him to practice and study intensively. These programs were called the Vajradhatu Seminaries. The people who ... continue
Posted January 16, 2013 by
Community: Lose the Lids!

Community: Lose the Lids! – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times interviews Mary Whetsell Mary Whetsell is passionate about community! As Director of Shambhala’s Office of Societal Health & Well-being, she views nurturing the development of community as the primary goal of her office. But why does community matter? She references both teachings from the Sakyong ... continue
Posted January 14, 2013 by
Why Basic Goodness Matters

Why Basic Goodness Matters – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times has been launching into some new social new territory: Facebook. photos by Peter Welte, Birmingham, Alabama I know, groan, right? But wait…because recently, we asked an interesting question: Why Does Basic Goodness Matter to You? It seemed like a good way to get a conversation going. ... continue
Posted January 13, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: January

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: January – HIGHLIGHT

Peter O. Welte: Birmingham, Alabama. I do not take pictures of people very often. The tuba player had stationed herself and her donations hat outside a small clothing shop in a place called Little Five Points in Atlanta,GA. I was for a Miksang class when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2013 by
War Behind Bars

War Behind Bars – HIGHLIGHT

by Paul Kendel Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~ Nelson Mandela “It’s not the walls surrounding them that bothers the prisoners the most,” said the correctional officer. “It’s the people.” Snake River Correctional Institution is the largest prison in Oregon with ... continue
Posted January 11, 2013 by
Children's Day: Pittsburgh

Children’s Day: Pittsburgh

from Veronica Haberkost Societal Health & Well Being Director, Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center Our Children’s Day was so much fun! We had seven children participate. We started with the children performing The Four Dignities Offering Ceremony. They started with the percussion procession leading the King and Queen of ... continue
Posted January 9, 2013 by
We Need to Be Warriors

We Need to Be Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The world needs people who are wholeheartedly engaged with life. That takes bravery. These days I am struck by the speed of life. As we get speedier, we do things in half steps. Therefore, the practice of wholehearted engagement is important. How can we ... continue
Posted January 9, 2013 by

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