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Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions – HIGHLIGHT

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semifinalists and Honorable Mentions (in Order of Selection) While it may seem that the snow will never stop in Boston, or begin again in the mountains of the west, winter will, presumably, move gradually into Spring. Before that happens, here are the remaining haiku ... continue
Posted March 14, 2015 by Dan
Karma, India, and Systems of Circumstance

Karma, India, and Systems of Circumstance – HIGHLIGHT

Resistance is Futile a reflection and photos by Evan Silverman A few months ago, after a long day of traveling throughout India, I was asked the question “What makes some of us born into wealth, while other people suffer so much?” It was a well-warranted question; we had ... continue
Posted March 13, 2015 by
Fear and Contraction

Fear and Contraction – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts On Writing by Michelle Welch, Phoenix I’ve talked about writing several times on the Phoenix blog, because it’s something I do and something that’s so embedded in my life that it offers all kinds of opportunity to practice, often in unexpected ways. One of these ... continue
Posted March 11, 2015 by

Moving Beyond the Language of Economic Utility

Gabe Dayley On a spring evening in Southern California, with too much school work and an uncooperative clock ticking away the day’s warmth, I glanced outside my window to find the sky imbued with the color of a sunset. Captured by its beauty and magic, I wondered ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

Creating Enlightened Society

Judith Simmer-Brown With the broader propagation of the Shambhala teachings that highlight the importance of creating enlightened society, it is natural to wonder what compassion means in a Shambhala context. In conjunction with Naropa University’s 40th Anniversary and the theme of “radical compassion,” this article explores the ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

Through Rites, All Things Flourish

The power of the ceremonial in classical confucianism and in contemporary rituals of dissent By Nicholas Trautz   “The fate of our times is characterized, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.” This, Max Weber’s 1919 characterization of modernity, presaged what many have come to see as a ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by
Once for a Lifetime

Once for a Lifetime – HIGHLIGHT

On Temporary Monastic Ordination by Gelong Loden Nyima, Head of Practice and Education at Gampo Abbey Edited by Emma Cataford, Temporary Monastic at Gampo Abbey Photographs by Thubten Tingdzen and Adrian Thalasinos Haley The Shambhala monastic community Someone once asked one of the great monastics and teachers of the Tibetan community ... continue
Posted March 8, 2015 by Dan
Listening is Medicine

Listening is Medicine – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Laura Simms poses the question, “Have we become unaccustomed to listening? How do we listen to our world with unbiased ears?” …by starting with ourselves. Click the link below ... continue
Posted March 7, 2015 by
The Path of Translating

The Path of Translating – HIGHLIGHT

photo credit: dylancantwell via photopin cc Translating in the Ear Whispering Lineage by Stéphane Bedard, Montreal, Quebec When I started to read one of the Sakyong’s recent advanced texts, parts of the text were whispered to me in French. This was unusual. I read the whole book over several ... continue
Posted March 6, 2015 by
Horsemanship Dharma

Horsemanship Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

by Katharine Locke Katharine and Lochinvar Training the horse is training the mind: training it to be present, to be kind, to recognize the everyday wisdom in the actions of the horse, to find the simple way, to formulate clear questions for the horse, and to listen closely ... continue
Posted March 5, 2015 by Dan
On Making Art

On Making Art – HIGHLIGHT

Hum Calligraphy by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed and written by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer You may know Lama Tsultrim Allione as the teacher of Feeding ... continue
Posted March 4, 2015 by
Sun Camp Applications Now Online

Sun Camp Applications Now Online

Sun Camp programs for the Year of the Wood Sheep are now available online: shambhalasuncamp.org. Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10-16. Campers sleep in tents and enjoy the simple experience of waking up every day to their own world. Sun ... continue
Posted March 2, 2015 by
Albuquerque: New Center, Old Town

Albuquerque: New Center, Old Town – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala On the Move by Janice Convery It’s a blustery day here in Albuquerque, New Mexico—rare, but not unwelcome. Cold air has replaced heat, and heart-shaped leaves from shedding cottonwood trees spiral throughout the land, touching most everyone who lives here. I imagine each perfect, dried leaf as ... continue
Posted March 2, 2015 by Dan

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