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On Torma Offering

On Torma Offering – HIGHLIGHT

by Phil Karl While practicing in the three-year retreat at Gampo Abbey several years ago I learned to make tormas. I’d been making tormas for a number of years, but finally got comprehensive training, and plenty of practice in that rather long retreat. It may be of interest ... continue
Posted October 30, 2018 by Philip Karl
Shambhala in the Kalachakra Tantra

Shambhala in the Kalachakra Tantra – HIGHLIGHT

Kalachakra Mandala, courtesy of HimalayanArt.org By Nick Trautz We often hear about the connection between Shambhala and the Kalachakra tradition. While the Kalachakra initiation has been given publically by teachers like His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, it is less common to have exposure ... continue
Posted October 28, 2018 by Nick Trautz
Transforming Aggression into Gentleness

Transforming Aggression into Gentleness – HIGHLIGHT

Rusung McCorkle, Shambhala Day 2011 by Brian McCorkle Have you ever been at a Shambhala program and experienced seeing official-looking people who look like they are in uniform? It may have been blue blazers with pins, white shirts, khaki or grey slacks, standing off to the side, or ... continue
Posted October 25, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Voice of Dissent

Voice of Dissent – HIGHLIGHT

A devoted Shambhalian contemplates the purpose, place, and utility of dissent, the value of disagreeing with the accepted way of things by Amanda Hester A healthy society depends upon a healthy level of dissent. Without dissent, discipline and form lose their joy and become simply authoritarian. Dissent is one ... continue
Posted October 23, 2018 by CGH
Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart

Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Susan Piver A few years ago, I traveled across the country giving talks based on my book, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. I drove from Boston to Victoria, B.C. and back, giving talk after talk, hearing story after story, meeting person after heartbroken ... continue
Posted October 21, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication

Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication – HIGHLIGHT

“Beautiful Needs” calligraphy created by Barbara Bash, www.barbarabash.com. Courtesy of Roberta Wall, www.steps2peace.com Written for the Dot by Jason Leslie Openness is not a matter of giving something to someone else, but it means giving up your demand and the basic criteria of the demand … It is ... continue
Posted October 18, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
The Third Mind Exhibition

The Third Mind Exhibition – HIGHLIGHT

              New River – watercolor series 1981- by John Cage Ellen Pearlman, New York -based writer and editor of the Brooklyn Rail who lives part time in China, writes about The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860–1989 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York responding to the influence of eastern thought ... continue
Posted October 16, 2018 by Ellen Pearlman
Is Knowledge Power?

Is Knowledge Power? – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett Having taken the Sakyong’s suggestion about becoming experts on society and understanding the nature of self, I’ve been immersed in re-reading Western philosophy and exploring the roots of our western conceptions about self and society. Accordingly, the shift towards a materialist view that took ... continue
Posted October 14, 2018 by Larry Barnett
Feeding Your Demons

Feeding Your Demons – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Lama Tsultrim Allione COLUMN: Radical Compassion conducted by Cameron Wenaus of Retreat.Guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by Emma Sartwell and edited by Christopher Schuman   Coming up soon is Naropa University’s celebration of their 40th year. Naropa has assembled some of the world’s most ... continue
Posted October 11, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
The Magic of Lhasang

The Magic of Lhasang – HIGHLIGHT

Lhasang with the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche. COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Daniel Hessey and Walker Blaine “When we do a lhasang to bring down the magic energy of enlightenment and drala, the smoke of the lhasang is said to purify those obstacles that ... continue
Posted October 9, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
"Before and After" by Peter Seidler

Before and After: Portraits from Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

by Peter Seidler This series of photos, titled “Before and After,” comes from a larger project called “Contemplatives,” a visual exploration of the physiological qualities of meditation practice. I set up the “Before and After” project to explore the observable effects on practitioners after long periods of ... continue
Posted October 7, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
What is the Heart of Dharma Art?

What is the Heart of Dharma Art? – HIGHLIGHT

calligraphy by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Jack Niland and unknown artist Celebrating Shambhala and the Arts story and artwork by Jack Niland What is the Heart of Dharma Art? It is MANIFESTING the world…your world, my world, our world…an enlightened world. Why? Because this is what the universe does. It ... continue
Posted October 4, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Focusing: An Interview with David Rome

Focusing: An Interview with David Rome – HIGHLIGHT

Yellow Cylinder, courtesy of Brian Fay An Interview with David Rome “The theory behind Focusing is that the body knows a great deal more than the mind; it’s the realm of intuition. If you think about it, the body, the lived body, really is the entire history of ... continue
Posted October 2, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Sad Farewell

Sad Farewell – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times stops bringing you the news by Carol Henderson Two months ago, I was informed that the post I had held for years as Editor of the Shambhala Times was ending due to financial concerns. Shambhala could no longer afford to support its long-time online newsletter, ... continue
Posted October 1, 2018 by CGH


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