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Message from the Sakyong

Message from the Sakyong

Dear Shambhala Community, I have been touched and encouraged by how our community has been coming together in support of Ashoka and have been inspired by the courage Ashoka, Lady Diana and the Lamen, Mitchell Levy have shown during this intense time. Ashoka has been in ... continue
Posted October 11, 2014 by David_Brown
Ashoka Mukpo Update

Ashoka Mukpo Update

The Mukpo family is thrilled to share good news about Ashoka with our Shambhala community: Ashoka has been steadily improving over the past 48 hours. He has been symptom-free during that time and is steadily increasing his physical strength and spirits. His appetite has returned and ... continue
Posted October 11, 2014 by David_Brown
Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes

Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes – HIGHLIGHT

EWV Wisdom WheelCOLUMN: In Everyday Life Investigating EarthWalk Vermont, A Mini-Culture Filled With Nature, Learning, Respect and Joy by Cara Thornley In 2005, Angella Gibbons, Shambhala practitioner in Vermont, started EarthWalk Vermont (EWV), a nature-based mentoring school, with five students who came one day a week. It grew so ... continue
Posted October 11, 2014 by
Responding to the Flood

Responding to the Flood

photo courtesy of CNNLetter from Steve Jewell For a number of years, I have thought about the role of the Dorje Kasung in emergency response and disaster recovery. I was offered the opportunity to work with this “hands on” after the recent flooding in Colorado and in ... continue
Posted October 10, 2014 by
Retrospective: Disaster Response

Retrospective: Disaster Response – HIGHLIGHT

Jackie on Main Street in Jamestown, September 2013,Reflecting on the Response to the Flooding in Colorado One Year Ago article by Calryn Aston, Boulder, CO photos by Steve Edelstein It took a little over a week of concentrated effort for the Boulder Shambhala Center (BSC) to host an emergency ... continue
Posted October 10, 2014 by
Goodbye, Egoism

Goodbye, Egoism – HIGHLIGHT

Reporting from the Scene: Bright Now Festival in Amsterdam, “basic goodness in action” by Anna Spohr, of Mindful Movie I was a volunteer at the first Bright Now Festival, playing the part of filmmaker this time, rather than mindfulness trainer. Attracted by the strong positivity of the theme, “A ... continue
Posted October 9, 2014 by
Finding Your Calling

Finding Your Calling – HIGHLIGHT

photo credit: Tim Good: Photography by Tiwago via photopin ccInterview with Adam Bucko COLUMN: Radical Compassion – conducted by Cameron Wenaus of Retreat.Guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times – transcribed by Emma Sartwell and edited by Christopher Schuman Coming up soon is Naropa University’s celebration of their ... continue
Posted October 8, 2014 by
Surviving and Thriving

Surviving and Thriving – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche offers meditation instruction in Amsterdam, photo courtesy of BHH StudiosReporting from the Scene: Bright Now Festival, Amsterdam article by Klemen Kokelj photos by Sabine Lokhorst, Helen Vink and BHH Studios On Saturday morning the Grote zaal (main hall) opens up. Three young musicians called the ‘Twiching Eye ... continue
Posted October 7, 2014 by
Do You Have a Windhorse Ally?

Do You Have a Windhorse Ally? – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Emma Cataford and Geoff Cox, Boston, MA Here’s a common struggle for anyone who has tried to establish a regular meditation practice: how do I motivate myself to sit consistently? Developing discipline is central to a meditator’s experience; some people are naturally organized, others ... continue
Posted October 6, 2014 by
Getting Towed in Chelsea

Getting Towed in Chelsea – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Stacey Mitchell It was one of those evenings where everything felt so perfect that the idea of something going wrong seemed impossible. Looking back, I had a momentary lapse in memory – whenever there is a high, there is a relative low likely ... continue
Posted October 3, 2014 by
Important News about Ashoka Mukpo

Important News about Ashoka Mukpo

As many of you know, Ashoka Mukpo has been engaged with human rights work in West Africa for the last several years. When the Ebola outbreak occurred he felt compelled to return to Liberia to help shed light on how the crisis was being handled socially ... continue
Posted October 2, 2014 by David_Brown
Understanding the Power of Human Mind

Understanding the Power of Human Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Bright Now Festival Opens in Amsterdam with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche article by Klemen Kokelj of Knowmads, partner in the organization of the festival photos by BHH Studios and Helen Vink It is Friday evening, 7pm. I enter the Royal Tropical Institute. A luxurious marble hall with a flavor of ... continue
Posted October 1, 2014 by


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