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Shambhala Day: Broadcast & Recap

Shambhala Day: Broadcast & Recap – HIGHLIGHT

Halifax’s after Party cakeThousands of Shambhalians, all over the world, gathered over the course of this past week to celebrate Shambhala Day, and the beginning of the year of the Water Snake. Here on the Shambhala Times, we are pleased to bring you the link for ... continue
Posted February 18, 2013 by
Warrior Tribute to Paul Warwick

Warrior Tribute to Paul Warwick – HIGHLIGHT

Falling in Love with an Avalanche Interview with Acharya Jenny Warwick Commemorating the Life of Paul Warwick who passed away on February 2nd Mr. Paul Warwick was an extraordinary teacher and mentor to many. He served in numerous capacities across the mandala since the early 1970’s along with his ... continue
Posted February 17, 2013 by
Baucis and Philemon

Baucis and Philemon

A Greek myth from Ovid translated by Rolph Humphries read by Celsiana Warwick at Paul Warwick’s Sukhavati February 5, 2013 An oak tree stands Beside a linden, in the Phrygian hills. There’s a low wall around them. I have seen The place myself; a prince once sent me there To a land ruled by ... continue
Posted February 17, 2013 by
Drala in the Grand Canyon

Drala in the Grand Canyon – HIGHLIGHT

Laura McNulty practices on the bank of the Colorado River while a friend-in-the-making fishes in the backgroundLast November, for the first time, a Drala program was held during a week-long backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. What follows are my reflections on this unforgettable experience. The Drala ... continue
Posted February 16, 2013 by lmcnulty
Becoming a Bodhisattva

Becoming a Bodhisattva – HIGHLIGHT

Monthly Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche At the core of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings is the crown jewel of bodhichitta. This is the supreme thought, the highest possible concept that the mind can generate. Bodhichitta is the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. The person ... continue
Posted February 15, 2013 by
Own Your Newspaper

Own Your Newspaper – HIGHLIGHT

Editor’s Column by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor It’s been a busy season for the Shambhala Times. We have many changes to share with you, and are very pleased to share the big picture of our vision going forward. Over the last number of months, we’ve been working ... continue
Posted February 13, 2013 by Sarah
Sakyong Announces "The Shambhala Principle"

Sakyong Announces “The Shambhala Principle” – HIGHLIGHT

Water Snake from Naropa UniversityNews and Videos from Shambhala Day The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, yesterday announced the publication of a new book, “The Shambhala Principle”, to be released this year. “It is the public expression of our Shambhala vision,” he said. Speaking to the global Shambhala ... continue
Posted February 12, 2013 by
Arrival of the Water Snake

Arrival of the Water Snake – HIGHLIGHT

water snake collage by Sarah LiptonSssssliding into presence, slicing through confusion, sourcing wisdom, spreading steadiness, stabilizing fluidity, strengthening awareness, seeping elementally into being, the year of the water snake arrives. More ssssimply put, the snake is a symbol of wisdom, steadiness and focus. Its form is ... continue
Posted February 11, 2013 by
Shambhala Day Roll Call

Shambhala Day Roll Call

An Update on This Year’s Roll Call: Live tweet your Shambhala Day celebrations! Just include #ShambhalaDay to join the conversation. scroll below to listen to and read: A Little History Since the dawn of beginningless time (1985), the Shambhala Day international celebration has begun with a roll call – a ... continue
Posted February 10, 2013 by
Confessions from the Office of Culture and Decorum

Confessions from the Office of Culture and Decorum – HIGHLIGHT

Observing the “Neutral Day” by Amanda Hester Adjutant to the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum Fact: Shambhala Day has always been my favourite day in the whole year, and not just the day itself but the entire, potentially weeklong, event. I love the address, especially the sign-in of ... continue
Posted February 10, 2013 by
Does Shambhala Discriminate Against the Disabled?

Does Shambhala Discriminate Against the Disabled?

I was shocked when I went to a retreat at a Shambhala retreat centre recently. A woman arrived in a wheelchair and it was quickly realized that she had no wheelchair access to her dorm room. She also had a hard time navigating between rooms in ... continue
Posted February 9, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: February

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: February – HIGHLIGHT

Anne Saitzyk making an image for Marcelle Gilkerson’s project, “Discovering Basic Goodness”. A collection of stories and images to benefit the Columbus Shambhala CenterThis monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in ... continue
Posted February 9, 2013 by
Having Fun With Brain Science

Having Fun With Brain Science – HIGHLIGHT

Investigating the Protector Principle by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. When the subject of protectors comes up, so does the question of whether they really exist or not. The answer depends on how you ask the question. For instance, it does seem as though coincidences happen in our lives ... continue
Posted February 8, 2013 by
Seeking Advertising Sales Agent

Seeking Advertising Sales Agent

Job Listing Shambhala Times is Looking for an Advertising Sales Agent We need an advertising sales agent to assist with generating income for the Shambhala Times. This role, funded on a 25% commission basis, will work to find both local and national clients willing advertise with the Shambhala ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by
Protecting Relationships During Don Season

Protecting Relationships During Don Season – HIGHLIGHT

by Acharya Susan Chapman, Vancouver B.C. Because it was scheduled many months ago, by coincidence last night’s opening class of our Mindful Communication course occurred on the first day of Don Season. Around 40 people, mostly newcomers, listened to the tinkling of the bells from the Mamo chants ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by

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