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First Rays of Dawn

First Rays of Dawn – HIGHLIGHT

Lighting Our Way: The Celebration of Children’s Day in Boulder By Emily Takahashi Snow, glorious snow! Winter does not seem fully realized until we have been housebound by our first deep snow. Snow is the great equalizer—everything is made beautiful when it has been laced by ice crystals, ... continue
Posted December 30, 2015 by CGH
Appreciations and Farewells

Appreciations and Farewells – HIGHLIGHT

An appreciative farewell gathering is held to honor the service of outgoing Shambhala leaders Carolyn Mandelker and Anna Weinstein by David Brown, with photos by Terry Rudderham On December 18th the staff of the Halifax Kalapa Centre hosted a farewell gathering in appreciation of Carolyn Mandelker and Anna Weinstein ... continue
Posted December 28, 2015 by CGH
The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society

The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Followers of many traditions come together to contemplate climate change through study of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si by Russell Rogers Here in Nelson British Columbia, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre is taking part in an extraordinary event. For the first time, 50 to 60 people from various churches ... continue
Posted December 26, 2015 by CGH
Time to Tiger in Vienna

Time to Tiger in Vienna – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Children’s Day, families gather for a kid-friendly event in Austria by Hans Kaufmann We met at four o’clock in the afternoon, in order “to tiger.” One of the boys had suggested  this term about two years ago, making a verb of the noun tiger.  It was his ... continue
Posted December 24, 2015 by CGH
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
Children’s Day Message from Sakyong Wangmo

Children’s Day Message from Sakyong Wangmo

Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsun Drukmo and Jetsun YudraThe Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsun Drukmo, and the Mukpo Family send warm wishes to the entire community from Nepal for Children’s Day, our Shambhala celebration of the winter solstice. Please enjoy this brief audio message from the Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun ... continue
Posted December 21, 2015 by David_Brown
When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart – HIGHLIGHT

PODCAST: Meditation in the City Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this podcast episode, Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses a different mentality about things falling apart; what if instead of approaching endings with anxiety and hesitation, we ... continue
Posted December 20, 2015 by
Taking off the Roof

Taking off the Roof – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on the occasion of opening a new Shambhala Center by Alice Goguen Hunsberger As we prepare to open the doors of our new Shambhala Center here in West Chester next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to not only cultivate the community ... continue
Posted December 18, 2015 by CGH
Awake and Ready to Wear

Awake and Ready to Wear – HIGHLIGHT

Enlightened society comes to life through a new business venture in Los Angeles by David Fraioli Sounds weird, right? In Shambhala we talk about creating enlightened society, and that includes everything: education, politics, religion, business, trade, technology, the arts…and fashion. What you wear and how you wear it can either ... continue
Posted December 16, 2015 by CGH
Mindfulness of Mental Health

Mindfulness of Mental Health – HIGHLIGHT

Mental Health Care in Shambhala: An Interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Rebecca Hazell How did you become involved with integrating the field of mental health with practicing the dharma? Acharya Han de Wit Acharya Han de Wit: In the beginning of our Dutch sangha, in 1977, I was the ... continue
Posted December 14, 2015 by CGH
The Gradual Power of Meditation

The Gradual Power of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Pixoto:Bradley van der Westhuizen A Reflection on the Practice of Meditation by Linda Lewis originally published on the Elephant Journal From a Buddhist point of view, ignorance is giving in to seduction, hoping that something or someone “other” will fundamentally enrich us and make us live happily ever after. Ignorance is ... continue
Posted December 12, 2015 by
The Qualities Game

The Qualities Game – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Tom Pinson, Montreal article originally published on the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Here is the story of Tom Pinson playing the Qualities Game with Rinpoche at the 1984 Seminary. My stories of the Vidyadhara are pretty uneventful. As a kasung, as personal ... continue
Posted December 10, 2015 by Dan
Howard University: The First Eight

Howard University: The First Eight – HIGHLIGHT

Introduction The First8: From bottom left to right—March Wood; Endia Sowers Paige, Rashid Hughes. Top left to right is Chiquita Richardson, Jennifer Nash, Alice Bellis, Erin Johnson, Donna Lawson, Cleon Peoples. Washington DC Shambhala Member March Wood completed her Masters at The Howard University School of Divinity earlier ... continue
Posted December 4, 2015 by CGH
Building Family Bridges

Building Family Bridges – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians gather for Family Camp in Snohomish, Washington by Barbara Everdene  The wind shifted, and Seattle Shambhala’s 2015 Family Camp materialized in a circle of birch trees near the town of Snohomish in mid-August. A blue canopy with cushions and many colorful rugs created a magical meeting spot ... continue
Posted December 2, 2015 by CGH

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