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Summer's Fruit

Summer’s Fruit – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Three Weddings and A Baby Shambhala Times is delighted to share these delicious tidbits with you, gathered from this summer of love and delight. Join us in welcoming these new babies and these new happy couples! Did we miss your news? Send it to us! See below ... continue
Posted August 31, 2013 by
Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters

Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Consider for a moment the letters on this page. On one level, letters have been familiar since we were four years old. You might feel impatient: “no big deal, let’s move on. I know all about letters.” However, as a meditator, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2013 by
Breath's Sibling

Breath’s Sibling – HIGHLIGHT

On Contemplative Being by Ginger Teppner, Naropa University Contemplative writing (breath’s sibling) creates a portal that connects interior to exterior. The term contemplation inhabits this space of attention. It requires focus and deliberate release. The release of the known. It is not enough to explore the interiority of ... continue
Posted August 28, 2013 by
Eighty-one Shambhala Shastris Renew Oaths

Eighty-one Shambhala Shastris Renew Oaths

The Office of the Kalapa Court is pleased to announce that eighty-one Shastris of Shambhala have renewed their oaths for three more years of service throughout the international mandala. During the summer of 2013, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Dean of the Shambhala Teachers’ Academy conducted, with ... continue
Posted August 27, 2013 by David_Brown
Celebrating Princess Jetsun Drukmo's 3rd Birthday

Celebrating Princess Jetsun Drukmo’s 3rd Birthday – HIGHLIGHT

Princess Jetsun DrukmoThe Shambhala Times is delighted to invite you to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Princess Jetsun Drukmo! On a beautiful summer afternoon at the Kalapa Court in Halifax, family and friends recently gathered to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Princess Jetsun Drukmo. Children played, ... continue
Posted August 26, 2013 by

What Lisa Stanley did this summer

Lisa Stanley reports that during a recent two-week visit to Madison, Wisconsin she had the experience that should be familiar to most Shambhalians of switching from being a program participant to being a teacher to spending time with peers enjoying deep shop-talk. Here are six photographs by ... continue
Posted August 24, 2013 by John David Smith
broken leaf

broken leaf – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan Walking from here to there on any given day we might encounter, among other things, a broken leaf on the sidewalk. Most likely, we will not see it. Our eyes see it, but our minds are elsewhere, preoccupied with things that ... continue
Posted August 24, 2013 by
Living a Beautiful Life in Retirement

Living a Beautiful Life in Retirement – HIGHLIGHT

Douglas Fir Mushrooms, botanical watercolor by Jane FergusonCOLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This is the third 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 ... continue
Posted August 23, 2013 by
Caretaker of a Treasure

Caretaker of a Treasure – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Sangha Member Profile Interview with Michael Leszczynski, Karme Choling by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent “When they started they were just using a basic cassette recorder and what had to have been the cheapest tapes they could buy. Talks were labeled things like ‘Morning Talk’ ... continue
Posted August 21, 2013 by

Site observed under construction

Why is it that construction sites are so watchable? And why is it that construction workers often look like they’re standing around watching other workers do the real work?  Think of the last time the City of Portland dug up the sewers in your neighborhood. One answer ... continue
Posted August 19, 2013 by John David Smith
Receiving the Goodness of our Elders

Receiving the Goodness of our Elders – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society View Versus Agenda by Ann Cason “Kindness cuts through isolation, fear, and aggression. All of us can remember moments of kindness that changed our day, at least – and maybe our lives. When we relegate kindness to mere social courtesy, we are handicapping our ... continue
Posted August 19, 2013 by

Coming back after a summer (winter) hiatus!

Hello everyone! While I have enjoyed summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and our communities in the Southern hemisphere have experienced winter, this blog has been inactive! I’ve also been having trouble with my twitter account, and hope to get it up and running again soon. It’s been ... continue
Posted August 18, 2013 by anna_weinstein

Ann Cason and John Smith speak out on aging and sustainable learning

Community member Ann Cason recently contributed The Words of the Wise in  Elephant Journal, which is very youth oriented, has had almost no articles about aging, seniors, etc., (i.e. what they have to look forward to) so this is somewhat groundbreaking in that regard.  Here’s a snippet where she reflects ... continue
Posted August 18, 2013 by John David Smith
Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families by Laura Burnham, Los Angeles The third Sunday of every month is Family Sunday at SMCLA (Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles). We have several family-oriented groups that meet simultaneously. One of these is designed for children between the ages of 3-12 to explore ... continue
Posted August 17, 2013 by
Targeting a Change of Heart

Targeting a Change of Heart – HIGHLIGHT

A leadership coach and consultant explores how confidence in Basic Goodness influences his work. by Diederik Prakke, Senior Trainer-Coach, Hanoi, Vietnam edited by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Volunteer Editor Phanlany was a happy girl, her grandfather’s sweetheart. He taught her to play the flute, and she touched hearts when ... continue
Posted August 16, 2013 by

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