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From Ukraine to Vermont 2

From Ukraine to Vermont 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The Journey of a Shambhala Teen, Part Two of Two by Cara Thornley Shambhalian teen Dali Kapanadze was already experiencing a major life changing event, the Ukranian Revolution of 2013, in which she was participating with the permission and support of her parents. The second and more ... continue
Posted May 31, 2017 by CGH
From Ukraine to Vermont 1

From Ukraine to Vermont 1 – HIGHLIGHT

The Journey of a Shambhala Teen, Part One of Two by Cara Thornley   How Dali Kapanadze got from Ukraine to Vermont is a story of auspicious coincidence, parental aspirations, civil unrest, untimely death, Dali’s inspiration, and immense sangha generosity taking the form of both financial and personal support. In ... continue
Posted May 29, 2017 by CGH
Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo – HIGHLIGHT

review of a George Saunders novel by Michelle Welch I’m often on the lookout for Buddhist-themed novels, and Lincoln in the Bardo is a new novel that received numerous critical accolades. More recently, Lion’s Roar magazine featured an interview with the author, George Saunders. I was particularly drawn ... continue
Posted May 27, 2017 by CGH
Meditation in Your World

Meditation in Your World – HIGHLIGHT

Experiencing the power of meditation to change our everyday lives by Susan Firer I thought I’d start with some words from The Shambhala Principle, a book written by my teacher, Sakyong Mipham. The chapter titled “Shifting Global Values” starts off with the Sakyong talking about the day his ... continue
Posted May 25, 2017 by CGH
The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness

The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating inclusiveness, social difference, and our organization’s prevailing culture by Michaela McCormick The Portland Shambhala Center’s Listening Team, led by Mark Douglass, met recently to review the latest round of its interviews of a wide variety of our past and present members to learn the ways in which ... continue
Posted May 23, 2017 by CGH
Money on the Path

Money on the Path – HIGHLIGHT

Using the principles of Shambhala to uplift our finances by Joanne Martin Braun Money can be a challenging topic in our lives. It can be even more challenging if we relate to it as if money and livelihood are somehow outside of our spiritual practice. But the Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 21, 2017 by CGH
Peace Now!

Peace Now! – HIGHLIGHT

Preparations for a symposium with the Sakyong in Vienna by Michael Anderson Taste might be the word best attributable to a Viennese evening of food, drink, and cultural performance. That was indeed the case on the evening of May 5th, as local sangha and guests of the Vienna ... continue
Posted May 19, 2017 by Michael
Awakening to the Stages of Life

Awakening to the Stages of Life – HIGHLIGHT

Facing up to the trials and transitions that face us all, at every stage of life by Ann Cason  “The clouds pass and the rain does its work, and  all individual beings flow into their forms.”   (from the I Ching) By the year 2030, if you live in ... continue
Posted May 18, 2017 by CGH
More Visitors for the Gesar Centre

More Visitors for the Gesar Centre – HIGHLIGHT

An update of progress on Gesar Fund projects and community building near Yushu by Gesar Fund staff members As in 2015-2016 the past winter of 2016-2017 was extremely severe on the altiplano of Yushu. Especially for the elderly, it was possible to leave the house only in the last ... continue
Posted May 15, 2017 by CGH
Food and Forgiveness, Part 3

Food and Forgiveness, Part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a series of articles exploring insights about food, healing, and compassion by Marcella Friel “Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” — Marianne Williamson My client Tammy was making terrific ... continue
Posted May 13, 2017 by CGH
Food and Forgiveness, Part 2

Food and Forgiveness, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The second in a series of articles exploring insights about food, healing, and compassion By Marcella Friel “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” — Mahatma Gandhi In the last years of my mother’s life, I was her financial power of attorney, working conscientiously to ... continue
Posted May 11, 2017 by CGH
Food and Forgiveness, Part 1

Food and Forgiveness, Part 1 – HIGHLIGHT

The first in a series of articles exploring insights about food, healing, and compassion by Marcella Friel “It’s only when we alter our eating habits out of love and respect for ourselves that lasting change has any real chance to take root in our lives.” — Katherine Woodward Thomas What ... continue
Posted May 9, 2017 by CGH
Jetsun Dzedron Turns Two!

Jetsun Dzedron Turns Two! – HIGHLIGHT

The Princess and her family enjoy birthday cake and a visit to the zoo. by Amanda Betzen April 10 marked Princess Jetsun Dzedron Okar Yangchen Ziji Mukpo’s second birthday. The morning began with the Sakyong giving a long life blessing to Jetsun Dzedron. That afternoon, the celebration continued ... continue
Posted May 7, 2017 by CGH
Humanity, Chaos, and Wisdom

Humanity, Chaos, and Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on favorite passages from a book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Susan Firer I’ve been re-reading the book, The Shambhala Principle, written by my teacher Sakyong Mipham, who is the head of Shambhala. I would like to share a few passages that I try to keep in ... continue
Posted May 5, 2017 by CGH
The Dharma of Horsemanship

The Dharma of Horsemanship – HIGHLIGHT

Working skillfully with fear, with horses as our mentors by Mary Ann Campbell When we sit to practice meditation, we don’t just walk in the room and sit down. We develop a sense of occasion, we pay attention to our pysical balances and tensions, the quality of our ... continue
Posted May 3, 2017 by CGH


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