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Strong Ground for Growing Brave

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An invitation to join in community conversations about parenting, and about including children in Shambhala life and culture

by Rebekka Henriksen

“We are actually building a Buddhist world so that our children can grow up in an atmosphere that is right and good. It’s revolutionary and represents a fantastic vision that we are trying to build such a world. We would like to bring up our children in a situation in which parents, teachers, caretakers and even administrators are all working together, joining forces to upgrade the early growth of our young ladies and gentlemen—which is fantastic.”

Chogyam Trungpa, from a talk the Vidyadhara gave at the opening of Alaya Preschool on March 10, 1978. Continue…

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Aging in the Buddhadharma 2
Aging in the Buddhadharma 2 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.21.17
Part Two of an interview on aging and meditative practice, with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang AC:  What role does your practice and the Buddhadharma have in aging—how do they help the adjustment process? HW:  Being aware. Practice helps in that sense. Practice helps you have a ...continue
Aging in the Buddhadharma 1
Aging in the Buddhadharma 1 – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.19.17
Part One of an interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang Acharya Han de Wit was an early founder of the European Shambhala sangha and close student of the Vidyadhara. In addition to his decades of teaching and work within the Shambhala sangha, Acharya de Wit is ...continue
Life of Chögyam Trungpa 3
Life of Chögyam Trungpa 3 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.17.17
The third in a series of panels depicting the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. These seven panels provide a very brief overview of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in Tibet and in the West.  They were prepared by a team led by Konchok Foundation director David Garrett with ...continue
Old Age and The Path
Old Age and The Path – HIGHLIGHT
21 responses - Posted 04.15.17
by Han de Wit “…freeing oneself from how we used to feel about our practice as it has been defined by our lineage, that is, as defined from the outside, we can and hopefully will be able to redefine our practice from the inside.” Somewhere in ‘Born in ...continue
Life of Chögyam Trungpa 2
Life of Chögyam Trungpa 2 – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 04.13.17
The second in a series of panels depicting the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. These seven panels provide a very brief overview of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in Tibet and in the West.  They were prepared by a team led by Konchok Foundation director David Garrett with ...continue
Shambhala Household Experiment
Shambhala Household Experiment – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.09.17
Reflections on the household culture and Shambhala experience of Boulder’s Marpa House by Michael Schneeweis While many captivating themes run through the Shambhala teachings, the notion of cultivating a wakeful household stands out as a particularly important aspect of the overall vision of our lineage. I feel incredibly ...continue
Climate March Aspirations
Climate March Aspirations – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 04.07.17
Why I’m joining the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29, and why I hope you will too by Mark Rasmuson What ecological challenges we face!  Just in the past month, we’ve seen a U.S. EPA administrator sworn into office who denies basic climate science, the “sheer reckless folly” of Trump’s executive ...continue
Jetsun Yudra Celebrates 4th Birthday
Jetsun Yudra Celebrates 4th Birthday – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 04.05.17
A truly delightful birthday celebration by Amanda Betzen On the warm and windy, nearly-spring day of March 14, Princess Jetsun Yudra Lhamo Yangchen Ziji Mukpo celebrated her 4th birthday at the Kalapa Court in Boulder. The morning began with the Sakyong giving the Tsewang Long Life Abhisheka to Jetsun ...continue
The Life of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Life of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.03.17
Today, on Parinirvana Day (April 4), we are delighted to share the first of a series of beautiful panels. These seven panels provide a very brief overview of the life of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, in Tibet and in the West.  They were prepared by a team led ...continue
Spring News Roundup
Spring News Roundup – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.01.17
A collection of short news updates from around the mandala, just in time for the first day of April A New Take on Basic Goodness As the number of pets per family reaches new heights in Shambhala, the most dogged among us have started a new series for ...continue
Health Care Professionals Initiative
Health Care Professionals Initiative – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 03.30.17
Envisioning a health department within Shambhala A group of Healthcare Professionals in the community have begun a dialogue over the past year about envisioning what a Shambhala Health Department would look like.  If we had the opportunity to develop our own health care system, what would we do?  If ...continue
I Can Be Clearly Now
I Can Be Clearly Now – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 03.28.17
A story about learning to see, and be, with directness and true clarity by Lisa Freedman  “I’m going to the Met tomorrow. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I will be seeing it for the first time.” A tweed-jacketed gentleman winked as he said this, and stepped out ...continue
Christ on the Cushion
Christ on the Cushion – HIGHLIGHT
6 responses - Posted 03.26.17
A story about growing up in one religious tradition, and later adopting another by Joe Nutini When I was a child, my parents sent me to Catholic schools. This was both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because I received a wonderful, college preparatory education ...continue
Out of Darkness Into Light
Out of Darkness Into Light – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 03.24.17
As we mark the equinox this week, a northerner reflects on winter and the first days of spring by Nyingje Sheltri My strawberry plants arrived in the mail yesterday. My husband and I opened the “mystery” box together, having forgotten what we had ordered back in December. When ...continue


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