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Parenting as Path: Nurturing Confidence in Children

Parenting as Path: Nurturing Confidence in Children – HIGHLIGHT

Arthur with his kite By Chris Tamjidi, Beate Schlage and Sophie Maclaren for Buddhismus Aktuell As buddhists we often wonder how we can bring up our children in a buddhist way, or at least help them become kind, wise and confident adults. And in today’s world, this can ... continue
Posted December 30, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
What is Dathun?

What is Dathun? – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Hessey Dathun is an important milestone in the path of the Shambhala warrior, and an invaluable experience for anyone interested in fundamentally making friends with who and what they are. For most people, it is the first extended program they attend that focuses mainly on ... continue
Posted December 27, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Kyudo is Not a Shambhala Art

Kyudo is Not a Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT

Sensei illustrates the position of the arms in kyudo: a circle, meaning “peace.” article by Carolyn Kanjuro photos courtesy of Sue Kranzdorf Kyudo, “standing meditation” engaging the warrior’s implements of bow and arrow, has been considered the highest form of samurai training for hundreds of years in Japan. Deeply ... continue
Posted December 25, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”?

How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”? – HIGHLIGHT

article by Chris Montone, Washington, D.C. For those of us who have formally taken refuge and changed our religious affiliation to Buddhism, the end of the year holiday season can pose some interesting challenges — one of which being, what to say in response to the myriad ... continue
Posted December 23, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
The Path of Unconditional Healing

The Path of Unconditional Healing – HIGHLIGHT

A Journey of Illness and Discovery by Jeff Rubin, New York City I still remember quite vividly the scene in the doctor’s office eleven years ago. After conducting a series of tests, she informed me that she was almost certain that I had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). If ... continue
Posted December 20, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Human Drala

Human Drala – HIGHLIGHT

“Rowga” COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Sometimes one encounters people or places that cut through one’s habitual chain of thoughts. The Tibetan word for that is “drala”, which means “above the enemy”. In this case the enemy is our cocoon of gossipy thoughts that keeps us ... continue
Posted December 18, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Yeshe Tsogyal: Woman and Feminine Principle

Yeshe Tsogyal: Woman and Feminine Principle – HIGHLIGHT

Yeshe Tsogyal banner, which now hangs in many of our shrinerooms. By Rita Gross and Acharya Judith Simmer Brown Yeshe Tsogyal has long been a key figure in the Nyingma lineage, important to the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. In the “Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage,” she is paired ... continue
Posted December 16, 2018 by
Seeing Depression

Seeing Depression – HIGHLIGHT

In this article, Acharya Michael Greenleaf dives fearlessly into the solidity of depression and offers insight into causes, describes what is happening in our minds, and shows how meditation practice can lead to the strength and composure of true tenderness Alone It’s hard to count on ... continue
Posted December 13, 2018 by
"Fail Better!"

“Fail Better!” – HIGHLIGHT

Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation, of the Daily Camera As the Boulder Daily Camera says, at Naropa University’s recent graduation ceremony Ani Pema Chodron implores grads to “fail, fail again, fail better”. About 300 earned degrees from the Buddhist-inspired university, now in its 40th ... continue
Posted December 11, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Home Shrines Are Where We Gather

Home Shrines Are Where We Gather – HIGHLIGHT

A photo gallery of home shrines, courtesy of Shambhalians around the world who shared the images below. The ordinariness of our Shambhala Households are as powerful as they are mundane. But the practices and implements of modern life – dishwashers, electric stoves, washing machines, and hair dryers ... continue
Posted December 9, 2018 by Jennifer Holder
Father as Ancestor

Father as Ancestor – HIGHLIGHT

In this reposted article from 2011, Bill Scheffel reflects on both the passing of his father and the Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa (whom Bill refers to as “Lord Mukpo”, his family name and the name he often used when teaching Shambhala Training). This essay and collection ... continue
Posted December 6, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Setting up a Home Shrine

Setting up a Home Shrine – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Sumner Bradley, long time employee at Samadhi Cushions To begin with, if you don’t have a shrine, that’s fine. You want to have a space that’s clean, uncluttered, and uplifted. Having dirty socks or old magazines lying around is a distraction and a weight ... continue
Posted December 4, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Talking Trash

Talking Trash – HIGHLIGHT

Commemorating Earth Day by Anenome Fresh resident gardener at Karme Choling One afternoon in mid-January, I decided to start taking accountability for the trash I produce. I was tired of mindlessly taking a paper napkin with every meal, most usually not using it or needing it. I used a ... continue
Posted December 2, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine


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