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The Truth of Interdependence

The Truth of Interdependence – HIGHLIGHT

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Why Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine from “Meditation in the City,” the New York Shambhala Center podcast In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? Rev. angel Kyodo williams speaks ... continue
Posted June 30, 2018 by CGH
Regret, Comparison, Courage

Regret, Comparison, Courage – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on some feelings and mental habits that we all experience in our everyday lives. by Susan Firer A while back some topics came to mind: regret, comparison, and courage. I’m going to make an assumption that all of us are probably intimately familiar with the first two, ... continue
Posted June 28, 2018 by CGH
Family is Sacred

Family is Sacred – HIGHLIGHT

Resolution from the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors and leadership regarding the separation of children from their parents at the United States border.  Family is sacred to Shambhala Buddhism. Family holds the wisdom of our ancestors, a wisdom that enriches us and that can be handed ... continue
Posted June 24, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Statement on Border Separations

Shambhala Statement on Border Separations – HIGHLIGHT

from the Kalapa Council and Shambhala Office of Social Engagement As a Shambhala community, we are watching with a sense of horror and despair as the government of the United States implements its policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border. As an international ... continue
Posted June 21, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 2

Working with Perception 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy KCL: It sounds like part of the process is traditional meditation. Donna: Right. KCL: But also walking outside, and doing these sensory awareness practices; it somehow reminds me of meditation, has similar qualities. Donna: Why does it ... continue
Posted June 20, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 1

Working with Perception 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy Mike de Give, KCL: You’ve been working on developing future programs around embodying Earth energy. Can you tell me about your interest in this topic? Donna Williams: There are a couple of streams here. One ... continue
Posted June 18, 2018 by CGH
Gardening and Impermanence

Gardening and Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT

Compost and the changing seasons as a reminder that nothing stays the same by Cash Clay In a southwesterly corner of the Ziji Garden, beneath the soft shade of the old walnut tree, lie rows of decaying mounds of vegetable waste and decomposing grass. The stench of rotting ... continue
Posted June 16, 2018 by CGH
Visit the Metta Sutta

Visit the Metta Sutta – HIGHLIGHT

Teachings on loving kindness and compassionate living by Larry Steele The Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on loving kindness, is a key teaching in the Pali Canon. It is chanted by Theravadan monks throughout the Asian southeast. During my recent visit to Myanmar, the social-activist monks Ashin Issariya and ... continue
Posted June 14, 2018 by CGH
Doing Good and Doing Well

Doing Good and Doing Well – HIGHLIGHT

Another profile in a series exploring ways of expressing “right livelihood” by Andrea D’Asaro The Shambhala teachings are inspiring Seattle sangha members in their professional lives and as volunteers, where they offer their skills and time each month towards running our center.  These members are making “right livelihood” ... continue
Posted June 12, 2018 by CGH
Farewell Richard Arthure

Farewell Richard Arthure – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections upon the day of Sukhavati for Kunga Dawa by Acharya Marty Janowitz I find myself awake in the pre-dawn this morning suffused with thoughts and feelings about Kunga Dawa, Richard Arthure, the first Western devoted heart-son of Chögyam Trungpa, and now an almost unrecognized early bead in ... continue
Posted June 10, 2018 by CGH
Project Worthmore

Project Worthmore – HIGHLIGHT

Understanding immigration issues in our community  by Rachel Hanson On Tuesday, May 29th, about fifteen members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver (SMDC) gathered together for a panel on refugee issues in Colorado. The event was sponsored by the Denver Center’s Community Engagement Team, and featured speakers ... continue
Posted June 8, 2018 by CGH
Remote Teaching

Remote Teaching – HIGHLIGHT

Working with program participants attending via Zoom by Chris Montone I recently taught a complete Level IV Shambhala Training weekend to a woman in Idaho from my local Shambhala Center in Washington, DC.  This was a new experience for me as a teacher and I believe it was a ... continue
Posted June 6, 2018 by CGH
Why Wouldn't I Be?

Why Wouldn’t I Be? – HIGHLIGHT

The many meanings of formal membership in the Shambhala sangha by Rachel Hanson When I was asked to write about why I am a member of Shambhala, my first thought was “Why wouldn’t I be?” Unfortunately, that isn’t really an answer to the question. It turned out answering ... continue
Posted June 4, 2018 by CGH
I've Gotten as Far as Fearlessness

I’ve Gotten as Far as Fearlessness – HIGHLIGHT

The Tiger says: “You are good enough to help.” The Lion says: “You know you want to help.” The Garuda says: “It’s time. Let’s do this.” I can’t wait to hear what the Dragon says. But for now, there’s work to do. a bit of verse by Alan Augustson continue
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