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Dec 11
Tuesday

“Fail Better!”

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Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation photo by Cliff Grassmick of the Daily Camera

Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation, photo by Cliff Grassmick 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 year.

article by Jade Cruz Quinn, Shambhala Times Intern

Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, was founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. At this year’s Commencement, Ani Pema Chodron, a bestselling author and student of Trungpa Rinpoche and his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was chosen as the guest speaker to encourage Naropa’s new graduates on their transition. Continue…

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Father as Ancestor
Father as Ancestor – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 12.06.18
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
Setting up a Home Shrine
Setting up a Home Shrine – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 12.04.18
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
Talking Trash
Talking Trash – HIGHLIGHT
7 responses - Posted 12.02.18
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
Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World
Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 11.25.18
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
Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer
Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 11.15.18
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
Monkey at the Movies
Monkey at the Movies – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 11.13.18
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
Conflict in Enlightened Society
Conflict in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT
21 responses - Posted 11.08.18
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
The Future Is Now
The Future Is Now – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 11.04.18
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
Beyond the Shower Curtain
Beyond the Shower Curtain – HIGHLIGHT
12 responses - Posted 11.01.18
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
Transforming Aggression into Gentleness
Transforming Aggression into Gentleness – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 10.25.18
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
Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart
Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 10.21.18
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
Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication
Buddhism and Nonviolent Communication – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 10.18.18
“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
Feeding Your Demons
Feeding Your Demons – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 10.11.18
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
The Magic of Lhasang
The Magic of Lhasang – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 10.09.18
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


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