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A Review of "The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us"

A Review of “The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us” – HIGHLIGHT

By Nick Hayes Reviewed by Gregory Webster What happens to a people estranged from their ancestral lands? Where access is criminalised for the benefit of a privileged elite? This is the story of England as told by Nick Hayes in The Book of Trespass. Using the vehicle of ... continue
Posted March 29, 2022 by Natasha West
"Everyday Wisdom" from Thich Nhat Hanh

“Everyday Wisdom” from Thich Nhat Hanh – HIGHLIGHT

Thich Nhat Hanh is able to boil mindfulness practices down to their absolute, universal basics, as these sample teachings from his book, Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, make clear. Begin Immediately There is a lot that needs to be done in society — ... continue
Posted March 25, 2022 by Natasha West
The Guru Principle: A Guide to the Teacher-Student Relationship in Buddhism

The Guru Principle: A Guide to the Teacher-Student Relationship in Buddhism – HIGHLIGHT

By Shenpen Hookham Reviewed by Christine Heming “Whether or not we achieve realization depends entirely upon our devotion to the guru.” -His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The role of the guru and the student-teacher relationship has been a source of considerable confusion to Western students of the dharma. Shenpen Hookham ... continue
Posted March 22, 2022 by Natasha West
Practice and Education Updates for the Shambhala Community

Practice and Education Updates for the Shambhala Community – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Board, in partnership with the Office of Practice and Education, has released the following Practice and Education Update to the Community. In addition to English, the Letter is also available in Español and Italiano with other translations soon to come. Dear Shambhala Community, Thank you so much ... continue
Posted March 18, 2022 by Natasha West
Update from the Office of Practice and Education for Shambhala Educators and Leaders

Update from the Office of Practice and Education for Shambhala Educators and Leaders – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Board, in partnership with the Office of Practice and Education, has released the following Practice and Education Update to Educators and Leaders. In addition to English, the Letter is also available in Español and Italiano with other translations soon to come. Dear Shambhala Educators and Leaders, Thank you so ... continue
Posted March 18, 2022 by Natasha West
Announcing a New Executive Leadership Team

Announcing a New Executive Leadership Team – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Board would like to share an important announcement regarding new leadership and governance for Shambhala Global Services (SGS). However, we first want to express our appreciation to Melanie Klein, who has held the position of Director of Operations for SGS and who is now stepping ... continue
Posted March 15, 2022 by Natasha West
Touching the Earth Collective - March 2022 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective – March 2022 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Water Tiger By Irene Woodard The approach of the new year comes now, at a time of ferocious upheaval in the world. Huge sadness… and then I have a zoom call with granddaughter and see her eat a handful of avocado and say “hi.” I smile. Life here goes on. ... continue
Posted March 11, 2022 by Natasha West
Not Same, Not Different: Identity and Buddhism’s Two Truths

Not Same, Not Different: Identity and Buddhism’s Two Truths – HIGHLIGHT

By Melanie Klein The subject of identity is prevalent these days. It’s a term often used when referring to someone’s membership in a demographic group different from the predominant one. While this would seem straightforward – recognizing differences in our bodies and backgrounds and predilections – it’s ... continue
Posted March 8, 2022 by Natasha West
Drala Mountain Center Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition to Restructure Debt

Drala Mountain Center Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition to Restructure Debt – HIGHLIGHT

On February 28, 2022, equipped with a commitment for a $500,000 matching donation from the Pema Chödrön Foundation to facilitate a restructuring of its secured debt, Drala Mountain Center (f/k/a Shambhala Mountain Center) filed a voluntary petition under Subchapter V of Chapter 11 of the U.S ... continue
Posted March 4, 2022 by Natasha West


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