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Exorcism Practice

Exorcism Practice – HIGHLIGHT

A practice for dispelling obstacles, and for working with realization of emptiness by Russell Rodgers The Exorcism Chant is a little known practice given to Shambhala practitioners by the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche. You can do it when specific obstacles come up, or more generally, to dispel obstacles in ... continue
Posted October 29, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala to Myanmar

Shambhala to Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Shambhala regarding recent events in Rhakine State, particularly violence toward the Rohingya community Chairman Bamaw Sayadaw Dr. Ashwin Kumara Bhivamsa, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), Thiri Mingalar Kabar Aye Hill, Yangon, Myanmar 28 September 2017 Dear Chairman, venerable monks, elders, and respected leaders, I am writing to you, ... continue
Posted October 27, 2017 by CGH
The Sweeper, A Buddhist Tale

The Sweeper, A Buddhist Tale – HIGHLIGHT

Writing a dharma story for children by Becky Hazell Writing about dharma for children can be tricky. The story can’t be too simplistic or moralistic because it won’t engage a child, but you also want to offer something meaningful. I remember a sweet book someone gave us when ... continue
Posted October 25, 2017 by CGH
The Time to get it Right

The Time to get it Right – HIGHLIGHT

Initiating the climate change conversation in Nova Scotia: A Retreat at the Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, Nova Scotia on the 60th Anniversary of the Inaugural Pugwash Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Co-Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize By Shastri Christine Heming and Karalee Clark The Statement: We know there are no ... continue
Posted October 23, 2017 by CGH
Where West Meets East

Where West Meets East – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong’s odyssey in Ukraine by Shastri Maks Lan Not so long ago, Ukraine practically did not exist in public awareness. It was not often mentioned in the news, and it was quite normal for most people not to know where it is on the map. Then the country, ... continue
Posted October 21, 2017 by CGH
The Lost Art of Good Conversation

The Lost Art of Good Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life A new book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche In a world of iPhones, social media and e-mail, we are all in constant contact. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and ... continue
Posted October 19, 2017 by CGH
Dharma of 'The Princess Bride'

Dharma of ‘The Princess Bride’ – HIGHLIGHT

An excerpt from a new book exploring the dharmic lessons of this favorite modern fairy tale by Ethan Nichtern “Some of my favorite teachers are philosophical masters. Deft, witty, and inconceivably ambidextrous with their material, they are the Dread Pirate Roberts of their given subject. Regardless of the ... continue
Posted October 17, 2017 by CGH
International Advanced Assemblies 2019 Calendar

International Advanced Assemblies 2019 Calendar

2019 International Advanced Assemblies Calendar Announcement Dear Shambhala Community, We recognize that this is not a time to proceed with business as usual as our community continues to work with heartbreak and uncertainty with brave and noble hearts. We therefore offer the 2019 Shambhala Assemblies Calendar with humility, ... continue
Posted October 16, 2017 by David_Brown
Harvesting Peace in Seattle

Harvesting Peace in Seattle

Delightful series of photos from a joyful Harvest of Peace celebration in the Pacific Northwest Contributed by Ben Black At this year’s Harvest of Peace event, members and friends of the Seattle Shambhala Center held a lhasang, created a lovely fall-themed flower mandala, set out beautiful seasonal offerings, ... continue
Posted October 15, 2017 by CGH
Finding Vastness

Finding Vastness – HIGHLIGHT

Joining painting, photography, and meditation by Karen Iglehart Some of you have seen my paintings at Karme Choling and know of me as a painter. Many of you reading this may know me through Shambhala programs. I would like to share the photographic aspect of my artistic endeavors. As ... continue
Posted October 13, 2017 by CGH
Happier at Work

Happier at Work – HIGHLIGHT

A review of Gayle Van Gils’ new book by Sarah Lipton “There are a growing number of companies that list love or caring among their explicit management principles,” says Gayle Van Gils in her outstanding new book titled “Happier at Work.” Gayle goes on to explain how and ... continue
Posted October 11, 2017 by CGH
Climate Change Optimism

Climate Change Optimism – HIGHLIGHT

Social Action LA takes a closer look at climate change, and engages in contemplation practice  to help participants carry their intentions from the cushion out into the world by Chris Bomba The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for ... continue
Posted October 9, 2017 by CGH
A Center That Works

A Center That Works – HIGHLIGHT

A concise description of the outer, inner and secret levels of Shambhala Center design by Russell Rodgers Recently, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good ... continue
Posted October 7, 2017 by CGH
Werma Arrows

Werma Arrows – HIGHLIGHT

The Dawn of a New Generation by Jacquelyn Schneider and Dale Hinchey During the final days of Magyal Pomra Encampment in 2015, through auspicious coincidence, Jacquelyn Schneider and Dale Hinchey were discussing Kyudo, ya (arrows), and ritual implements. Jacquelyn inquired about the Werma Arrow she noticed on the ... continue
Posted October 5, 2017 by CGH
An Arrow Lands in Nova Scotia

An Arrow Lands in Nova Scotia – HIGHLIGHT

Joyful parents share a birth announcement, and also a birth poem by Walker Blaine Patricia and Walker Blaine are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Griffin Arrow Blaine, who was born in the morning on Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, the Year of the Fire Bird, in ... continue
Posted October 3, 2017 by CGH


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