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Dizzy with Dharma

Dizzy with Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

Portland Shambhala Center membersCOLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society On Life, Living, and Aging Well by Ann Cason, Portland, Oregon Someone once asked His Holiness the Dalai Lama how he felt about dying. He answered that he “looked forward to finding out if his practice was working.” When the Sakyong ... continue
Posted October 16, 2013 by
Introducing: Poetry Space

Introducing: Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Poetry Space introduction by Jeff Fink, Shambhala Times Poetry Coordinator “Asking my father to tell me about basic goodness often led to poetry…Poetry, art, or gesture is used, because beyond intellectual understanding, each allows feelings to arise.” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle, pg. 23 continue
Posted October 14, 2013 by
Even Psychopaths Need Love

Even Psychopaths Need Love – HIGHLIGHT

on Buddhism and Guns by Lodro Rinzler Q: How do Buddhists reconcile with the idea that psychopaths (aka sociopaths, like Hitler, Manson, Bundy), may not be born with basic goodness, thereby shattering the tenet that all beings are born with basic goodness? As unpopular as this view may be ... continue
Posted October 13, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: Children's Hands

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: Children’s Hands – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness Exploring the Basic Goodness of Children through Photos by Ute Schneider, Cologne, Germany “Difficult children don´t exist,” proclaimed an inspiring book I read recently. In this book, Henning Koehler asserts that we need to provide “working places” for children to engage with the elements ... continue
Posted October 12, 2013 by
Dathun on Wheels

Dathun on Wheels – HIGHLIGHT

Gatekeeping in my roommate’s fold-up canvas lawn chair.COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity A Look Back at Shambhala Mountain Center in a Wheelchair by Robert French, Washington DC I was injured in a car accident on November 12th, 1988 that left me paralyzed from the chest down. One therapist helped ... continue
Posted October 11, 2013 by
Practice for Venerable Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Community

Practice for Venerable Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Community

The Venerable Akong Rinpoche, who led Tibetan refugees out of Tibet with the Vidyadhara, Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and with him was instrumental in establishing the Samye Ling Tibetan Meditation Centre in Scotland, has died in an incident in South West China. Please click here for the ... continue
Posted October 9, 2013 by David_Brown
The Venerable Akong Rinpoche dies in Southern China

The Venerable Akong Rinpoche dies in Southern China

The Venerable Akong Rinpoche who led Tibetan refugees out of Tibet along with the Vidyadhara, Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and with him was instrumental in establishing the Samye Ling Tibetan Meditation Centre in Scotland, is reported to have died in Southern China. Click here for the full ... continue
Posted October 8, 2013 by
Cooking "Me" into "We"

Cooking “Me” into “We” – HIGHLIGHT

The Marriage Vow…and the culture of Enlightened Society COLUMN: Acharya Corner by Acharya Susan Chapman This summer I performed two wedding ceremonies. Both couples were obviously in love and expressed their vows to each other with deep, tearful authenticity, witnessed by family and friends. My husband was there to ... continue
Posted October 8, 2013 by
Imperial Culture vs. Cultural Imperialism

Imperial Culture vs. Cultural Imperialism – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This series of articles is 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 communities. If you have ... continue
Posted October 7, 2013 by
An Unforgettable Trip to Tibet

An Unforgettable Trip to Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

UPDATE: From the Gesar Fund by Eric Elbers The Gesar Fund Foundation, based in the Netherlands, focuses on alleviating poverty, stimulating education and fostering health in the Tibetan region of Kham (including Surmang, the location of the monasteries of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and in the region of Golok. ... continue
Posted October 6, 2013 by
A Garden Where Questions Grow

A Garden Where Questions Grow – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life In which we visit with Shambhala practitioners from all walks of life to hear stories about their life, livelihood and how their meditation practice permeates their everyday experience. Media and Civic Engagement in Providence, Rhode Island Empowering community through media making by creating identity based ... continue
Posted October 5, 2013 by
Discovering the Land of Great Bliss

Discovering the Land of Great Bliss – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Center News & Updates In keeping with the Sakyong’s request that we “turn the flower outwards”, Dechen Choling, Shambhala retreat center in France, has been increasing its efforts to be accessible to the community at its doorstep. Read more to find out how they’ve been doing ... continue
Posted October 4, 2013 by
The Gift of Faith

The Gift of Faith – HIGHLIGHT

A recent photo of FayCOLUMN: In Everyday Life by Fay Octavia Elliott I have been gifted with breast cancer three times. The third time, I sent an email to my friends and posted it to a blog I set up to keep everyone up to date on my ... continue
Posted October 2, 2013 by
Allowing Simplicity

Allowing Simplicity – HIGHLIGHT

Vermont foliage, by Sarah LiptonShambhala Times Updates from the Inside Out Editor’s Column by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief It’s a tender time of transition. Children are back at school and probably beginning to stew in the thick of new learning. In the northern hemisphere, it’s getting colder, and in ... continue
Posted October 1, 2013 by Sarah


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