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Queer Pride at Shambhala Los Angeles

Queer Pride at Shambhala Los Angeles – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on queer identity and its expression within Shambhala: part three of a three-part series by Eugene Castillo The main question I wanted to address in this series of articles for the Shambhala Times is: “why?” Why have a meditation group for LGBTQI people? Isn’t that another form ... continue
Posted August 31, 2017 by CGH
Celebrating Pride

Celebrating Pride – HIGHLIGHT

Pride, Basic Goodness and Good Society: part two of a three-part series by Eugene Castillo Celebrating our identities as gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans, intersex, questioning, and gender-queer individuals is both an individual process and a communal activity, though it may seem odd at times to the rest of ... continue
Posted August 29, 2017 by CGH
Queer Pride Meditation Group

Queer Pride Meditation Group – HIGHLIGHT

On September 16th, the Shambhala Meditation Center (Eagle Rock) will launch a new program: “Food, Conversation and Meditation” for members of the LGBTQI community by Eugene Castillo “We can use our interconnectedness to cultivate human dignity – the bedrock of all diversity.” (Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle) The ... continue
Posted August 27, 2017 by CGH
Living Beyond Hope and Fear

Living Beyond Hope and Fear – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder Shambhala Center hosts Climate Change Symposium, September 15-17 by Karen Smith This September the Boulder Shambhala Center will host the second annual Living Beyond Hope and Fear climate change symposium. This year’s event carries the subtitle of “Warrior Principle, Climate Action.” The symposium is part of an ongoing ... continue
Posted August 25, 2017 by CGH
Introducing Indigo Poppy!

Introducing Indigo Poppy! – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating a beautiful summer birth Scott Robbins and Sarah Lipton are thoroughly delighted to introduce their second beautiful baby girl to the Shambhala world. Indigo Poppy Lipton Robbins was born on July 2nd, 2017 after a beautiful and seamless labor and birth at home. She was smaller ... continue
Posted August 24, 2017 by CGH
Self-Existing Dignity

Self-Existing Dignity – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala warrior from Baltimore shares her story of abuse, recovery, and connection by Amy Vernon “Warriorship is a basic sense of unshakeability. It’s a sense of immovability and self-existing dignity rather than that you are trying to fight with something else.” – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche On July 21st 2017, the ... continue
Posted August 23, 2017 by CGH
Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer

Poetry Space- Short Pieces of Late Summer – HIGHLIGHT

It’s Summer, when our submissions slow and our massive volunteer staff, Shambhalians all, head off on retreat. For those who might have wondered if we’d ever publish again (or for that matter, respond to a submission…) our apologies! In any case, we’re delighted to offer three ... continue
Posted August 19, 2017 by
Thinking....

Thinking…. – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on research and problem solving by Susan Firer When I was in school I loved to do research; I found it very satisfying in many ways.  When I got out of school I didn’t seem to have the time for research. Or, maybe it was because ... continue
Posted August 17, 2017 by CGH
New San Francisco Director

New San Francisco Director – HIGHLIGHT

Announcing the appointment of a new Center Director for San Francisco by Kathryn Rile We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Center Director for the San Francisco Shambhala Center, Ms. pearl ubungen. Appointed by His Majesty, the Kongma Sakyong, Minister of Government Jane Arthur, and our ... continue
Posted August 15, 2017 by CGH
The Bravery of Failure, Part 2

The Bravery of Failure, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

A foster mother comes to terms with her inability to succeed, in the second part of a two-part story by Allison Conant While I was on my way home from a family wedding in Massachusetts, my fourteen-year-old foster daughter, R, had run out of the house, jumped the ... continue
Posted August 13, 2017 by CGH
The Bravery of Failure, Part 1

The Bravery of Failure, Part 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A personal account of coming to terms with the experience of trying something important, and failing to succeed by Allison Conant Acharya Pema Chodron is one of the most senior teachers in the Shambhala Community and I treasure her as a teacher. She doesn’t sugarcoat. She can laugh ... continue
Posted August 11, 2017 by CGH
Come to Vienna!

Come to Vienna! – HIGHLIGHT

Planning continues for September’s Peace Now! Symposium: Creating Peace in Difficult Times by Michael Anderson Once the seat of global empire, Vienna sits at a crossroads in a rapidly changing world. With the wars of the 20th century, and the Iron Curtain at her doorstep, many of Vienna’s cultural ... continue
Posted August 9, 2017 by Michael
Everyone Loves a Parade

Everyone Loves a Parade – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala joins in this year’s Halifax Pride Parade, with an award-winning entry by Seth Levinson For years, just before Pride, a colleague of mine—deeply involved with LGBTQ community in Halifax—would drop by for a chat. We’d wonder together whether we still needed a Pride Parade. And each year ... continue
Posted August 7, 2017 by CGH
Family and Lineage

Family and Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

An interview by a Growing Brave Conference Planning committee member, talking with Harish Rao: parent, Los Angeles sangha member, and practitioner by Marcelle Gilkerson Marcelle: Let me start by asking, what drew you to Shambhala? Harish Rao: I have always had a fascination with Indian culture and Tibetan mysticism. Polytheism ... continue
Posted August 5, 2017 by CGH
The Pathology of Happiness

The Pathology of Happiness – HIGHLIGHT

A closer look at cultural conceptions related to happiness and contentment by Larry Barnett When an idea, an object, a substance, or an emotion preoccupies consciousness to the near exclusion of anything else, we call it an obsession. And when an obsession becomes a compulsion so powerful as ... continue
Posted August 3, 2017 by CGH


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