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Eavesdropping on the Elderly

Eavesdropping on the Elderly – HIGHLIGHT

Lessons learned by listening to our elders by Anne-Marie Keppel Not all elderly are cascading fountains of wisdom.  But simply because they are old and they see and do things differently than those of other ages, little life-altering gems often bubble up. New on the job as an Outings ... continue
Posted May 31, 2018 by CGH
Level One in South Africa

Level One in South Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Re-experiencing the power and inspiration of Shambhala Training Level One by Michal George Our local sangha was recently offered a grant by Shambhala Europe. Since we do not currently have a resident teacher, it was intended to keep us inspired by having an overseas visitor come and teach ... continue
Posted May 29, 2018 by CGH
Holding the Middle Ground

Holding the Middle Ground – HIGHLIGHT

Our paradoxical experience of space, time, and being in the human realm by Larry Barnett The human experience is a paradox; our minds are infinite, as vast as the universe itself, while our bodies are finite, grains of sand tossed by the tides and winds of time. We ... continue
Posted May 27, 2018 by CGH
Dechen Chöling Garden Team

Dechen Chöling Garden Team – HIGHLIGHT

The four elements come together to generate energy and create beauty together in the garden by Cash Clay This summer sees the coming together of a great team of gardeners in the Ziji Garden. During the autumn and winter months of 2017 the foundations were laid and the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2018 by CGH
Embodying Earth Energy

Embodying Earth Energy – HIGHLIGHT

The beauties and benefits of mindfulness practice in the natural world by Donna Williams “The human potential for intelligence and dignity is attuned to experiencing the brilliance of the bright blue sky, the freshness of green fields, and the beauty of trees and mountains,” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sacred ... continue
Posted May 23, 2018 by CGH
Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – HIGHLIGHT

Thoughts on the value of meditation training for our day-to-day lives by Jessica Gurvit It is said that meditation is like our legs and the Dharma is like our eyes. Without legs we can’t get anywhere. But without eyes, we don’t know where we are going, so our ... continue
Posted May 21, 2018 by CGH
Right Speech in Myanmar

Right Speech in Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

A look at the everyday lives of Buddhists in Myanmar, with the possibilities of courage and peace by Larry Steele Buddhists in strife-torn Myanmar suffer the blame for violence and oppression by their too-powerful military, as reported in the first article of this series, “A Monk Called King ... continue
Posted May 19, 2018 by CGH
Suffering, Impermanence, Life

Suffering, Impermanence, Life – HIGHLIGHT

Reflecting on ways to respond to the many changes we inevitably experience  by Susan Firer The world at large and our own personal worlds are always in transition. We can accept this truth or we can wish it were different – either way, the nature of reality is ... continue
Posted May 17, 2018 by CGH
King Zero Is Not Retired

King Zero Is Not Retired – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele At this point, there is no moderate coalition in Myanmar to speak up about peace, harmony, and diversity. Monks are traditionally hesitant to criticize other monks, so there is virtually no ... continue
Posted May 15, 2018 by CGH
A Monk Called King Zero

A Monk Called King Zero – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele The Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya is working to create an enlightened society in the confused and violent land of Myanmar. Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has been in the news ... continue
Posted May 13, 2018 by CGH
A Blessing for Spring

A Blessing for Spring – HIGHLIGHT

 A children’s spring blessing by Acharya Richard John in Seattle on May 4 Photos by Michelle Ringgold Making room for the sun in your heart Everything is fresh! The clouds of this and that wash away. A cookie for me A flower for you and now we play. Ki Ki So So!   continue
Posted May 11, 2018 by CGH
My Testimony as 'MIA'

My Testimony as ‘MIA’ – HIGHLIGHT

Reconnecting with Shambhala through the Meditation In Action program at Dechen Chöling by Denis Blaise I came to France in September 2017 to find solace from major life changes. I had dreamed of reconnecting with my French relatives for years and finally took the opportunity of doing so. After ... continue
Posted May 9, 2018 by CGH
Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians taking mindfulness to work by Andrea D’Asaro In Buddhist terms, “right livelihood” is a traditional teaching about living a dignified life and working in an ethical way. The Shambhala path inspired one Seattle member to consider this teaching, leading to a transformation in interactions at work, as ... continue
Posted May 7, 2018 by CGH
Warriorship in the World

Warriorship in the World – HIGHLIGHT

Thoughts about the three gates (body, speech and mind), motivation, and warriorship by Susan Firer The Shambhala vision speaks of the inherent goodness and the innate wakefulness of human beings. The Shambhala teachings and our practices have the intention and power to open the door to compassionate care ... continue
Posted May 5, 2018 by CGH
Why art, why now?

Why art, why now? – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz I want to wrap up this three-part series helping writers and creative types “come at” their imaginations and their creative practices in new ways, by touching on a big topic. I began ... continue
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