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An Amateur's Experience of Thangka Painting

An Amateur’s Experience of Thangka Painting

In 1976 I was very fortunate to begin my study of traditional Tibetan thangka painting with the Rongae family at Naropa University.   continue
Posted November 29, 2018 by David_Brown
The Fullness of Full-Catastrophe Living

The Fullness of Full-Catastrophe Living – HIGHLIGHT

Healthy Road. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Holder. By Paulette Graf In the 1970’s I lived with my husband at the Cambridge Zen Center where we became friends with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Jon was active at the Zen Center although he lived in his in his own home with his ... continue
Posted November 27, 2018 by
Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World

Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World – HIGHLIGHT

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche holding Gesar Mukpo. Photo by James Gritz. By the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Exclusive to the Shambhala Times, courtesy of Lady Diana Mukpo I have been the father of my own personal, physical children. I have also been the psychological father of many semi-grownup children, and ... continue
Posted November 25, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
The Nature of Community

The Nature of Community – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of our deep connections to one another, and to our own compassionate hearts by Aaron de Long We might think of community as something external to our life, something extra. We have our car, our home, our job, and then we have our neighbors, our coworkers: ... continue
Posted November 22, 2018 by CGH
Surmang Relics: Part of Our Heritage

Surmang Relics: Part of Our Heritage – HIGHLIGHT

Fifty years ago many of the greatest lineage holders of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition walked out of Tibet in order to preserve the wisdom of their heritage. As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche said many years later: We can find wisdom even in the midst of the worst ... continue
Posted November 20, 2018 by
What is Terma?

What is Terma? – HIGHLIGHT

This article was originally published on the Richen Terdzo blog. It has been newly edited and reprinted on the Shambhala Times with the permission of the author. By Holly Gayley Terma texts contain Buddhist teachings intended for troubled times as a source of renewed wisdom and blessings. Although ... continue
Posted November 18, 2018 by Holly
Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer

Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Eve Rosenthal COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Eve Rosenthal article courtesy of Shambhala Mountain Center What is queer dharma? There are people who are queer and there is dharma, but what is queer dharma? First of all, a person who is queer identifies as someone with a sexual orientation ... continue
Posted November 15, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Monkey at the Movies

Monkey at the Movies – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies, by Angela Pressburger In honour of the holiday season — the time for purchasing Big Box Sets as gifts — I thought I’d offer something I frequently get requests for more information on: Monkey / The Journey to the West. ... continue
Posted November 13, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Walking the Tiger's Path

Walking the Tiger’s Path – HIGHLIGHT

Sergeant Kendel with Iraqi children In 2005 Sergeant Paul Kendel, an American Georgia National Guardsman stationed in Iraq, disillusioned with the American mission and with the aggression starting to overwhelm his military unit, began email contact with Margot Neuman, executive director of the Ratna Prison Initiative. The ... continue
Posted November 11, 2018 by Gary_Allen
Farewell to the Marvelous Dhi Good

Farewell to the Marvelous Dhi Good

Eve Rosenthal, Dhi Good, and Heather Scott In 2012, after six years at the helm of our established, yet still fledgling, Shambhala Online, I was ready to retire and hand over the reins to the next generation of techno-savants, those visionaries who would play in the “big ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by Mark_Whaley
Conflict in Enlightened Society

Conflict in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

cherry trees along the Charles River, by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull Cape Town, South Africa Among those of us committed to building an enlightened society, there is a widespread perception that our failure to “fix” the personal conflicts that arise in our communities somehow takes us in the opposite direction ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
This Prison Is Crying

This Prison Is Crying – HIGHLIGHT

We hear from Jampa Pawo and friend Norma Harris about his life as a prison inmate and as a Shambhala Warrior by Jampa Pawo and Norma Harris It is now many weeks ago that Jampa Pawo, the inmate I’ve been writing about on death row, told me that ... continue
Posted November 6, 2018 by CGH
The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Credit: James Gritz / © Karmapa Foundation THE FUTURE IS NOW: Timely Advice for Creating a Better World by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa The Future Is Now contains 108 pithy sayings by this remarkable Buddhist teacher, combined with striking contemporary photographs. This is His Holiness the 17th ... continue
Posted November 4, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Beyond the Shower Curtain

Beyond the Shower Curtain – HIGHLIGHT

VCTR pointing from the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche A Memory and a Tribute to the Vidyadhara by Acharya Bill McKeever In 1974 Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche invited His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to visit his fledgling sangha and its centers in the United States. In the roughly ... continue
Posted November 1, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine


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