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Dec 30

Parenting as Path: Nurturing Confidence in Children

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Arthur with his kite

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 seem difficult; for some people, simply raising children may feel like a hassle – filled with all kinds of stresses and challenges that distract them from their life, or their spiritual path. Some may feel that children are an obstacle to being a buddhist; they demand a lot of time and attention, they prevent us from going on meditation retreats, and they provoke all kinds of irritation and aggression in us. Hardly conducive to spiritual practice, right?

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala community, felt quite the opposite, however. He actively encouraged his students to get married and have children. Continue…

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What is Dathun?
What is Dathun? – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 12.27.18
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
Kyudo is Not a Shambhala Art
Kyudo is Not a Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT
12 responses - Posted 12.25.18
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
How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”?
How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”? – HIGHLIGHT
9 responses - Posted 12.23.18
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
The Path of Unconditional Healing
The Path of Unconditional Healing – HIGHLIGHT
11 responses - Posted 12.20.18
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
Human Drala
Human Drala – HIGHLIGHT
8 responses - Posted 12.18.18
“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
"Fail Better!"
“Fail Better!” – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 12.11.18
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
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

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