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Maritime's First Regional Gathering

Maritime’s First Regional Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

by Jean Ahlgren, Fredericton, New Brunswick In May, Shastri Veit Weber accompanied by Vallie Stern, attended the 3 Pillar Leadership Training gathering with Sakyong Mipham at Karme Choling. Inspired by what they had learned and wanting to share this with others, they arranged to have a Canadian ... continue
Posted July 31, 2013 by
The Journey of Applied Mindfulness

The Journey of Applied Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

In June, Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times, had a opportunity to talk to Patton Hyman about the launch of the Applied Mindfulness website. edited by Ani Dawa Chotso, Shambhala Times Staff Editor What is Applied Mindfulness? “Well, the website is part of a bigger vision of ... continue
Posted July 29, 2013 by
“What stopped you?”

“What stopped you?” – HIGHLIGHT

article by Luz Rodriguez photos by Grace Wood, Marij van Haren, Sigrid Olschinski and Danielle Roeleveld During the 4 days of Miksang Level I at Dechen Choling, the question we faced at every evening session when reviewing the assignments we received for the day, was “What stopped you?” ... continue
Posted July 27, 2013 by luz_rodriguez
Cosmic Health Care

Cosmic Health Care – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala by David Whitehorn “Even though we are all prone to being born, growing up, aging, sickness, and death, we can approach life’s vicissitudes from the reference point of goodness, whether we are healthy or ill. In this way, basic goodness becomes our cosmic health ... continue
Posted July 26, 2013 by
The Path of Goodness

The Path of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Interview with Acharya John Rockwell by Will Brown Shambhala Times Column Editor I recently had the extreme good fortune to interview Ashe Acharya John Rockwell for the Shambahala Times column “In Everyday Life”. Of course, being infinitely curious and having the rare opportunity to interview an ... continue
Posted July 24, 2013 by
What is at the Heart?

What is at the Heart? – HIGHLIGHT

A Request by Susan Piver A show of hands, please. What do you believe in? What are your values? What do you believe is at the heart of human nature? What kind of world do you want to live in? Here is what I say. continue
Posted July 22, 2013 by
The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness

The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

A Reflection by Glenn Kleiman, Milwaukee, WI I’ve always loved birch trees. The stunning white bark. The delicate leaves. The graceful branches. Once, while driving through New Hampshire, my wife and I saw a forest full of white birch. Such unforgettable beauty. Here in Milwaukee, whenever we drove past homes with ... continue
Posted July 21, 2013 by
The Real Power of Sun Camp

The Real Power of Sun Camp – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Dancing in the Shrine Room by Leslie Gossett Shambhala Times Column Editor In general, we desire to offer our children what richness we can. Nourishing food, a safe place to lay their heads, plenty of resources, opportunities to learn how to be in the world. How ... continue
Posted July 20, 2013 by
Momo's View of a Supermodel

Momo’s View of a Supermodel – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Sangha Member Profile by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent In which we discover the story of one woman 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 ... continue
Posted July 19, 2013 by
At Home on the Road

At Home on the Road

NEW COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This is the first in a series of articles brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and enriching culture in our homes, centers and ... continue
Posted July 17, 2013 by
Enlightenment in the Age of Disruption

Enlightenment in the Age of Disruption – HIGHLIGHT

Recently, the Sakyong sat down with Jonathan Fields of The Good Life Project to discuss the Shambhala Principle and how it could effect the world as we know it. With just over an hour of exceptionally rich dharma, they address themes of technology, fatherhood, and bravery ... continue
Posted July 15, 2013 by
Meeting Your Mind Head On

Meeting Your Mind Head On – HIGHLIGHT

by Kathy Kaiser, Boulder, CO I’ve come to realize that the act of driving is where I crash into all my attempts to be compassionate and full of equanimity toward my fellow humans. It’s where I drive head on into society’s speediness and aggression, its indifference to ... continue
Posted July 13, 2013 by
Celebration of the Birth of Jetsun Yudra

Celebration of the Birth of Jetsun Yudra – HIGHLIGHT

article and photos by Terry Rudderham Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent On Saturday, July 6th leaders of Shambhala were invited to Kalapa Potrang, the Kalapa Court, for a garden party to celebrate the birth of Jetsun Yudra. This was scheduled so that His Eminence Jigme Rinpoche, who had ... continue
Posted July 12, 2013 by
Mind and Butter Tarts

Mind and Butter Tarts – HIGHLIGHT

Morning sun at Juniper HillBack to Basic Goodness: My First Weekthun by Jacqueline Larson, Toronto Group retreats are often described as “potent” ways to deepen one’s meditation practice. I finally experienced that potency for the first time in a weekthun at Juniper Hill. Patricia Hayward directed the retreat ... continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by jacqueline_larson
Sakyong Sends Prayers for Victims of Tragedies

Sakyong Sends Prayers for Victims of Tragedies

Message to the Shambhala Community I have been saddened to hear of the tragedies that occurred this weekend in Bodh Gaya, Quebec and San Francisco. Bodh Gaya, where nine explosions within the temple complex have caused injuries, plays a significant role in the Buddhist tradition, as it ... continue
Posted July 9, 2013 by

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