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Creating Enlightened Society

Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

exploring the biological basis of how cultures change by Shastri Donna Williams This morning after reading about a possible reversal by the Trump Administration of a ban on uranium mining in the Grand Canyon, I thought I would share some of what I’ve been studying, as a possible ... continue
Posted June 30, 2017 by CGH
Gesar Fund: Reports and Contracts

Gesar Fund: Reports and Contracts – HIGHLIGHT

In this Gesar Fund update we explain all those odd-looking reports and contracts that you may have seen in past articles by Gesar Fund staff members You might have noticed it over the past few years: every Gesar Fund update includes photographs, and in amongst the photos of ... continue
Posted June 26, 2017 by CGH
Grupo europeo de donantes

Grupo europeo de donantes

por Hermien Rodenburg El grupo europeo de donantes saboreó los Alpes bávaros en Alemania a finales de abril porque nos reunimos en casa de la familia de Veronika Bauer, que preside actualmente el GED. Y allí estuvimos, Fred van Welsem, Achim Schlage, Hermien Rodenburg y nuestra excelente ... continue
Posted June 25, 2017 by luz_rodriguez
Creating a Zen Garden

Creating a Zen Garden – HIGHLIGHT

Just in time for Midsummer, here is a guide to creating a meditative space in your own backyard by Sally Perkins Sometimes what we are looking for most can really can be found in our own backyard. Consider the great emphasis we place on meditation in Shambhala. In ... continue
Posted June 24, 2017 by CGH
Midsummers Past

Midsummers Past – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating summer, sunshine, and outdoor fun with family and friends by Nyingje Sheltri Over many years, the Shambhala Buddhist community has adopted a tradition of celebrating a special day at the change of each season. These are referred to as “nyida” days, based on the Tibetan words nyima ... continue
Posted June 22, 2017 by CGH
The Hill of Hua-Tzu

The Hill of Hua-Tzu – HIGHLIGHT

Commentary on a poem expressing deep wisdom and compassion by Noel McLellan Hua-Tzu Hill Wang: The birds fly away into infinite space: Over the whole mountain returns the splendour of autumn. Ascending and descending Hua-tzu hill, I feel unbounded bewilderment and lamentation. P’ei:    The sun sets, The wind rises among the pines. Returning home, there is a little dew upon ... continue
Posted June 20, 2017 by CGH
Supplication to Padmasambhava 2

Supplication to Padmasambhava 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Continuing our look at a supplication chant to Guru Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers O Jetsün Guru Rinpoche, Refuge of all beings in the three realms, Consider your vow. Dispel outer, inner and secret obstacles. Jetsün is an honorific term for especially revered gurus. The three realms refer to the realm in ... continue
Posted June 18, 2017 by CGH
Supplication to Padmasambhava 1

Supplication to Padmasambhava 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Some background to help us understand a supplication chant to Guru Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers Buddhism’s tremendous success in Tibet can be traced to the activities of an eighth century Indian yogi named Padmasambhava, known by Tibetans as “Guru Rinpoche.” His story is important for us here in ... continue
Posted June 16, 2017 by CGH
Retirement of three long-serving Shambhala Warriors

Retirement of three long-serving Shambhala Warriors

On behalf of the Kongma Sakyong, the Office of the Sakyong wishes to announce the retirement of three long-serving warriors: Acharya Jeremy Hayward Acharya Jeremy Hayward took his oath of retirement before the Sakyong at the 2017 Kalapa Garchen held at Karmȇ Chöling in May. An acharya ... continue
Posted June 16, 2017 by David_Brown
Bright Flowers of June

Bright Flowers of June – HIGHLIGHT

Appreciating the richness and beauty of an early summer garden by Carol Henderson In such a hurry today — scrambling to meet publication deadlines, sending out minutes from a board meeting, and getting packed for a week’s travel, plus the usual household tasks of cooking, dishes, laundry. As ... continue
Posted June 14, 2017 by CGH
Town Hall in Seattle

Town Hall in Seattle – HIGHLIGHT

“Great to get together and be heard” from the Seattle Shambhala Center Center Director Michael Busby convened our first Town Hall this spring. It is the first of an ongoing quarterly schedule, which he started to bring the sangha together and create an avenue for open communication. Michael ... continue
Posted June 12, 2017 by CGH
Concluding Request to the Protectors

Concluding Request to the Protectors – HIGHLIGHT

Understanding apparent contradictions in a text that many Shambhalians chant daily as an ongoing part of their practice by Russell Rodgers Doesn’t the Concluding Request to the Protectors contradict other Buddhist teachings? Certainly, this is the most frequent comment I hear about this chant. The line requesting “glory, ... continue
Posted June 10, 2017 by CGH
Claudia Chender Wins Election

Claudia Chender Wins Election – HIGHLIGHT

Canadian leader raised in the Shambhala Buddhist community wins a seat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by editors of the Shambhala Times This week in Halifax, Claudia Chender, a lifelong Shambhala Community member, was elected as a New Democratic Party (NDP) representative to the provincial legislature ... continue
Posted June 8, 2017 by CGH
Stand Against Suffering

Stand Against Suffering – HIGHLIGHT

A number of leaders in the Shambhala community participated in creating, or gave their name in support of, an article titled “Stand Against Suffering: A Buddhist Call to Action,” published in  the April/May issue of Lion’s Roar. Many Shambhalians are deeply concerned about the path that the ... continue
Posted June 6, 2017 by CGH
The Gift of Fear

The Gift of Fear – HIGHLIGHT

An excerpt from “Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening” by Gaylon Ferguson The starting point on the path of fearlessness is the discovery of fear. — Chögyam Trungpa, “Conquering Fear.” Our habitual response to fear is to move away from this uncomfortable feeling. We recoil ... continue
Posted June 4, 2017 by CGH


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