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The Snow Man

The Snow Man – HIGHLIGHT

by Wallace Stevens One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any ... continue
Posted December 31, 2017 by CGH
Wisdom of Staying in the Moment

Wisdom of Staying in the Moment – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on our tendency to escape whatever is actually happening, right now by Susan Firer The Wisdom of No Escape was the first Dharma book I read. It was written by Pema Chödrön, an American Buddhist Nun and Amazon has this to say as a summary of the ... continue
Posted December 29, 2017 by CGH
The Eleventh Hour

The Eleventh Hour – HIGHLIGHT

I believe the eleventh hour to be upon us, and perhaps coincidentally, I have witnessed a thrilling shift within Shambhala. by Anne-Marie Keppel October 2017 was a new dawn in Shambhala for me. Though I have been sitting on cushions since I was five, and gobbling up any available ... continue
Posted December 27, 2017 by CGH
PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society

PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

The People of Color Scholarship Fund supports a warrior’s journey by Eugene Castillo In July 2017, over 100 people gathered at the Berkeley Shambhala Center’s large assembly hall with Acharyas Adam Lobel and Melissa Moore. Also present was Minister Jane Arthur, with shastris and senior students from Northern ... continue
Posted December 25, 2017 by CGH
Bringing Shambhala to Diversity Work

Bringing Shambhala to Diversity Work – HIGHLIGHT

Addressing harmful aspects of social conditioning by creating a brave and caring community by members of the Shambhala Diversity Working Group We are pleased to see the Shambhala mandala bubbling with awareness and curiosity! What range of life experiences do we bring to our community?  Can we create ... continue
Posted December 23, 2017 by CGH
Children's Day Song

Children’s Day Song – HIGHLIGHT

A lively tune to share in cheerful celebration from Jay Lippman In preparation for the Children’s Day celebration at the West Chester Shambhala Center, center member, mother, musician, and music therapist Carin Smith, along with technical assistance and support from Center Director Alice Goguen and member Jay Lippman, ... continue
Posted December 21, 2017 by CGH
Children's Day is Every day

Children’s Day is Every day – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Steele Iliana the warrior-girl was afraid. Days had turned dark and everyone feared the sun would never return. But Iliana vowed to find the sun and bring it back to her family and community. Seattle Shambhala children dressed up in warrior crowns and tiger stripes to ... continue
Posted December 19, 2017 by CGH
Beyond Filters

Beyond Filters – HIGHLIGHT

How to meet our young adult and teenage children as and where they are by Anne-Marie Keppel What is the ultimate goal we are seeking regarding educating and caring for our children, in our sangha and on the planet? The truth is, at present, they instead need to educate ... continue
Posted December 17, 2017 by CGH
Meet the Nuns of Surmang

Meet the Nuns of Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

A day in the life of a wonderful community of nuns in eastern Tibet by Jessie Litven and Gaye Carlson Surmang Nunnery is a special place—in the vicinity of Surmang Dutsi Til, the home monastery of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in eastern Tibet. We feel so fortunate to ... continue
Posted December 15, 2017 by CGH
International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2019

International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2019

The Practice and Education team is pleased to offer the 2019 Assembly Schedule for warriors who wish to engage in assembly practice this year. Please follow the following link to see the 2019 Assembly Calendar, apply to Enlightened Society Assembly or Warrior Assembly, offer to staff, ... continue
Posted December 15, 2017 by David_Brown
An Atmosphere of Kindness

An Atmosphere of Kindness – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong concludes his annual winter pujas by Walker Blaine The Kongma Sakyong concluded his annual winter practice intensive, or puja, Sunday evening at the Kalapa Court in Boulder, Colorado. This year’s pujas were devoted to Kurukulla, a feminine deity renowned for magnetizing prosperity, and Vajrakilaya, one of ... continue
Posted December 13, 2017 by CGH
The Tiger Has Teeth

The Tiger Has Teeth – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala practitioner brings her understanding of Meek to the challenges and realities of sexual harassment by Allison Conant When considering the Shambhala Dignities, I was initially struggling to make sense of connecting the word Meek with Tiger. I have always associated the tiger with beauty, ferocity, unabashed ... continue
Posted December 11, 2017 by CGH
Inviting the Magic of Play

Inviting the Magic of Play – HIGHLIGHT

Why Children’s Day is not just for children by Leslie Gossett Every year, I get so excited about Children’s Day. I love planning the celebration, taking the Emperor and Empress dolls out, inviting the delight and magic of play into the Shrine Room in a very intentional way. Also ... continue
Posted December 10, 2017 by CGH
One Really Good Idea

One Really Good Idea – HIGHLIGHT

Supporters of Sky Lake bring a great idea to fruition: holding an online fundraising auction with items donated from local friends and all around the mandala by Irene Woodard First, let me answer a question that may be on your mind: Where is Sky Lake? It is located ... continue
Posted December 7, 2017 by CGH
Applying the Teachings

Applying the Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

The first of two excerpts from An Ocean of Blessings, a book of teachings by Penor Rinpoche; this one emphasizes putting the Dharma into practice The most important thing is to have faith and trust in the Buddha’s words. The Buddha’s teachings were not taught to deceive ... continue
Posted December 5, 2017 by CGH


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