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Remembering Milarepa Day

Remembering Milarepa Day – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the preciousness of group practice and the inspiration of Milarepa’s songs of enlightenment by Carol Henderson In the early days of my connection with Shambhala Buddhism, I happened to drop by the local center in Seattle on what turned out to be Milarepa Day, the first ... continue
Posted February 25, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Day Poetry Entries

Shambhala Day Poetry Entries – HIGHLIGHT

Full submissions for the 2018 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest In these complicated days, we’ve decided to publish all of the poems submitted to this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. Click here to see the winning poem and the three runners-up Winning Entry and Runners Up Below are the other ... continue
Posted February 23, 2018 by
Shambhala Day Talks

Shambhala Day Talks – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, and a greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center, February 16, 2018 The Kongma Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche: Very good morning, everyone! You are looking beautiful, marvelous. I would like to welcome everyone joining us worldwide to this Shambhala Day. I know this is being ... continue
Posted February 20, 2018 by CGH
The Community Will Thrive

The Community Will Thrive – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Day messages from the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo “Mistakes happen because of the nature of humanity. If we create a community that can work with mistakes, and have enough depth to deal with those challenges, then the community will thrive. As challenges arise, we will ... continue
Posted February 19, 2018 by CGH
Loyalty and Joy

Loyalty and Joy – HIGHLIGHT

  2018 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest, Winner and Runners Up We were honored to coordinate the annual Shambhala Day Poetry contest again in this, the year of the Earth Dog. As in years past, we enjoyed entries from the United States, Canada, and several European countries. The “prompt” for ... continue
Posted February 17, 2018 by
Shambhala Day 2018

Shambhala Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT

Cheerful Shambhala Day from everyone here at the Shambhala Times Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Earth Dog! As Shambhala members gather with friends, family, and community to celebrate Shambhala Day this weekend, here at the Times we’re preparing a set of special articles to ... continue
Posted February 15, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Is A Culture

Shambhala Is A Culture – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating culture and decorum in Chicago by Akiba Barberousse Throughout Shambhala, a member of the leadership team at every center worldwide holds the position of Delegate to the Office of Culture & Decorum. Generally, this person is appointed by the director of the international office via nomination from ... continue
Posted February 14, 2018 by CGH

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct and Harm

A draft policy prepared by Crina Bondre Ardelean, Christopher Kreeger, Terry Rudderham, Alexis Shotwell. SECTION ONE View: Preventing sexual misconduct and harm Creating enlightened society implies establishing a community where many forms of interpersonal harm don’t happen; this policy addresses, in particular, the prevention of and response to sexual ... continue
Posted February 13, 2018 by CGH
Letter From Lady Diana

Letter From Lady Diana – HIGHLIGHT

This has been a very dark dön season for many people. It has exposed a tremendous amount of pain that people have experienced both in the Shambhala community and in the greater world. Having the Shambhala community as the focal point for the majority of my life, ... continue
Posted February 12, 2018 by CGH
Family Overnight

Family Overnight – HIGHLIGHT

  Imagery from a beautiful trip to Dash Point by Anisha Prasad I felt energized as I took in a sip of the crisp winter air and looked up at the grey skies. What a delight to follow children gaily skipping along a forested trail during an overnight outing ... continue
Posted February 11, 2018 by CGH
Confidence, Inspiration, Vulnerability

Confidence, Inspiration, Vulnerability – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections from the leadership program “Magnetizing Enlightened Society” by Larry Steele Sunlight pouring through the windows lights the bamboo floor of Seattle Shambhala Center shrine room. Green leaves shimmer with life outside. And, of course, it is raining. Thirty-five straight-backed meditators breathe out, flowing with Shastri Trinley Busby’s guided ... continue
Posted February 9, 2018 by CGH
Death in Advance, Part Two

Death in Advance, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

How our viewpoint on life can change through the practice of contemplating death by Anne-Marie Keppel I was overjoyed when I recently read in Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation, instructions for how to contemplate our last breath on our deathbed. He asks, “What do you need ... continue
Posted February 7, 2018 by CGH
Death in Advance, Part One

Death in Advance, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

We so often avoid thinking of our own death, but what if we took a different view? by Anne-Marie Keppel From the womb, the baby opened her eyes, and saw through stretched skin patches of light. So contrary to the darkness when her eyes were closed. And when ... continue
Posted February 5, 2018 by CGH
Atlantic Contemplative Centre

Atlantic Contemplative Centre – HIGHLIGHT

  Supporting the integration of contemplative practice into society in Atlantic Canada by Jim Torbert and David Whitehorn Looking out from the ninth floor window, my attention went first to the elaborate metal gate that marks the main entrance into the Halifax Public Gardens, a huge holiday wreath on ... continue
Posted February 3, 2018 by
Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians participate in the LA Women’s March, offering a meditation flash mob to accompany the main event by Jason Elias On Saturday, January 20, 2018,  hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles (local news station KTLA estimated participation at 400,000). ... continue
Posted February 1, 2018 by CGH


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