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Highlighting Humanity

Highlighting Humanity – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians offer a session at a major international mindfulness conference by Heather Alinsangan Several members of the Toronto Shambhala community participated as speakers at the 4th annual A Mindful Society conference this past May. The conference connects professionals in education, healthcare, law, technology, workplace and life with leading ... continue
Posted July 31, 2018 by CGH
Endowed Chair at Michigan

Endowed Chair at Michigan – HIGHLIGHT

New Chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies established at University of Michigan, in the largest gift for the study of Tibetan Buddhism in North America from the Khyentse Foundation The University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has received a gift of $2.5 million to establish the ... continue
Posted July 28, 2018 by CGH
Fixated on the Future

Fixated on the Future – HIGHLIGHT

Our fascination with linear time, and the possibility of being present in the moment by Larry Barnett There’s something about the present that’s just not good enough, the nagging sense that what’s happening now needs to be better, is in some way insufficient and unsatisfying. Out there, tomorrow, ... continue
Posted July 26, 2018 by CGH
Going Your Own Way

Going Your Own Way – HIGHLIGHT

Gender respect in death and dying by Anne-Marie Keppel Last year my teenage daughter did a report on women in history who disguised themselves as another gender. I loved the topic and followed the studies along with her and found myself really cheering the trans individuals on. I ... continue
Posted July 24, 2018 by CGH
Right Livelihood 3

Right Livelihood 3 – HIGHLIGHT

From complexity and confusion emerges enlightened design by Andrea D’Asaro The design process — turning an idea into reality — is an example of mindfulness-awareness, says Alan Ness, a long-time member of our sangha and a residential design architect. He’s been designing and remodeling homes for 30 years ... continue
Posted July 22, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Communication 2

Mindful Communication 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of an interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give Greg Heffron: In terms of good communication, there are a number of ways to identify within ourselves where to look for that. Like starting with our bodies, our senses, our hearing, ... continue
Posted July 20, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Communication 1

Mindful Communication 1 – HIGHLIGHT

An interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give KCL: Hi Greg. You are a senior instructor at the Green Zone Institute, which aims to bring mindfulness to communication. And the founder of Green Zone is Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman, who wrote ... continue
Posted July 18, 2018 by CGH
Give It A Good Cry

Give It A Good Cry – HIGHLIGHT

Respecting our sadness by giving way to tears by Susie Cook I am a meditation practitioner, a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a teacher, a director, a gardener, a cook, a hiker, an artist, a walker, a smiler, a crier, and, yes, a crier. ... continue
Posted July 16, 2018 by
Report on Shambhala Art

Report on Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT

The last ten years in Shambhala Art, and what’s coming next by Stuart Rice, Steve Saitzyk, and Anne Saitzyk Shambhala Art is a living, evolving, and expanding set of teachings based on the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s presentations on visual dharma and dharma art. The Vidyadhara’s visual dharma and ... continue
Posted July 14, 2018 by CGH
The Crystal Sands

The Crystal Sands – HIGHLIGHT

A short story about power dynamics and consensual relationship by Anne-Marie Keppel There once were two humans sitting on a beach. Beautiful, glistening, crystal-like sand covered the beach like a blanket of starry wonder. The sand stretched across the entire expanse surrounding them, and at the edges mingled ... continue
Posted July 12, 2018 by CGH
Midsummer Reflections

Midsummer Reflections – HIGHLIGHT

by Annica Holder People who celebrated Midsummer’s Day at Seattle Shambhala told us about why they open the gate to the Great Eastern Sun by visiting the center. Anyone willing to share their thoughts wrote them on pre-printed cards, then snapped polaroid photos and attached them to ... continue
Posted July 10, 2018 by CGH
In the Days to Come

In the Days to Come – HIGHLIGHT

One person considers the future of her relationship with Shambhala  by Carol Henderson Ever since reading the June 25th letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, I have been swept by waves of emotion. Feelings are both deep and close to the surface; the sight of a flower or the ... continue
Posted July 8, 2018 by CGH
Disfavoring Moral Complexity

Disfavoring Moral Complexity – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett One of the dilemmas of modern times is effectively coming to grips with morality. The word itself is derived from Latin, meaning “proper behavior,” but has become loaded with other connotations, both religious and social. Our humanitarian, modern sensibilities incline us to disfavor moral ... continue
Posted July 6, 2018 by CGH
Friendliness and Forgiveness 

Friendliness and Forgiveness  – HIGHLIGHT

Thoughts on loving-kindness and our ability to forgive  by Elaine Yuen This is what should be done by those who are skilled in seeking the good, having attained the way of peace: They should be able, straightforward, and upright, easy to speak to, gentle, and not proud, Content and easily ... continue
Posted July 4, 2018 by CGH
Community Care

Community Care – HIGHLIGHT

On March 19, the Kalapa Council — the governing body of the Shambhala international community — announced a new effort to address issues of past harm in our community, and to refine and bolster existing policies and procedures to create safer environments for our members and ... continue
Posted July 2, 2018 by CGH


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