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Nov 01
Wednesday

Money, Mind, and Meditation

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Part one of a two-part interview with Shastri Matthew Lyon about how the Shambhala spiritual path works with financial success 

How do we, as meditators, learn to balance a spiritual path with worldly achievement? Sometimes financial success can seem at odds with spirituality. Yet, the tradition of Shambhala teaches that through meditation practice we can have a fulfilling and prosperous life. Shastri Matthew Lyon, a Shambhala teacher and financial advisor, answers questions about his class, “Money, Mind, & Meditation: the Inner Path of Prosperity,” which brings practitioners together to contemplate the relationship between money and mindfulness. Continue…

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Exorcism Practice
Exorcism Practice – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 10.29.17
A practice for dispelling obstacles, and for working with realization of emptiness by Russell Rodgers The Exorcism Chant is a little known practice given to Shambhala practitioners by the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche. You can do it when specific obstacles come up, or more generally, to dispel obstacles in ...continue
Shambhala to Myanmar
Shambhala to Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT
11 responses - Posted 10.27.17
A letter from Shambhala regarding recent events in Rhakine State, particularly violence toward the Rohingya community Chairman Bamaw Sayadaw Dr. Ashwin Kumara Bhivamsa, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), Thiri Mingalar Kabar Aye Hill, Yangon, Myanmar 28 September 2017 Dear Chairman, venerable monks, elders, and respected leaders, I am writing to you, ...continue
The Sweeper, A Buddhist Tale
The Sweeper, A Buddhist Tale – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 10.25.17
Writing a dharma story for children by Becky Hazell Writing about dharma for children can be tricky. The story can’t be too simplistic or moralistic because it won’t engage a child, but you also want to offer something meaningful. I remember a sweet book someone gave us when ...continue
The Time to get it Right
The Time to get it Right – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.23.17
Initiating the climate change conversation in Nova Scotia: A Retreat at the Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, Nova Scotia on the 60th Anniversary of the Inaugural Pugwash Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Co-Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize By Shastri Christine Heming and Karalee Clark The Statement: We know there are no ...continue
Where West Meets East
Where West Meets East – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 10.21.17
The Sakyong’s odyssey in Ukraine by Shastri Maks Lan Not so long ago, Ukraine practically did not exist in public awareness. It was not often mentioned in the news, and it was quite normal for most people not to know where it is on the map. Then the country, ...continue
The Lost Art of Good Conversation
The Lost Art of Good Conversation – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.19.17
A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life A new book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche In a world of iPhones, social media and e-mail, we are all in constant contact. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and ...continue
Dharma of 'The Princess Bride'
Dharma of ‘The Princess Bride’ – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 10.17.17
An excerpt from a new book exploring the dharmic lessons of this favorite modern fairy tale by Ethan Nichtern “Some of my favorite teachers are philosophical masters. Deft, witty, and inconceivably ambidextrous with their material, they are the Dread Pirate Roberts of their given subject. Regardless of the ...continue
Harvesting Peace in Seattle
Harvesting Peace in Seattle
no responses - Posted 10.15.17
Delightful series of photos from a joyful Harvest of Peace celebration in the Pacific Northwest Contributed by Ben Black At this year’s Harvest of Peace event, members and friends of the Seattle Shambhala Center held a lhasang, created a lovely fall-themed flower mandala, set out beautiful seasonal offerings, ...continue
Finding Vastness
Finding Vastness – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.13.17
Joining painting, photography, and meditation by Karen Iglehart Some of you have seen my paintings at Karme Choling and know of me as a painter. Many of you reading this may know me through Shambhala programs. I would like to share the photographic aspect of my artistic endeavors. As ...continue
Happier at Work
Happier at Work – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 10.11.17
A review of Gayle Van Gils’ new book by Sarah Lipton “There are a growing number of companies that list love or caring among their explicit management principles,” says Gayle Van Gils in her outstanding new book titled “Happier at Work.” Gayle goes on to explain how and ...continue
Climate Change Optimism
Climate Change Optimism – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 10.09.17
Social Action LA takes a closer look at climate change, and engages in contemplation practice  to help participants carry their intentions from the cushion out into the world by Chris Bomba The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for ...continue
A Center That Works
A Center That Works – HIGHLIGHT
6 responses - Posted 10.07.17
A concise description of the outer, inner and secret levels of Shambhala Center design by Russell Rodgers Recently, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good ...continue
Werma Arrows
Werma Arrows – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 10.05.17
The Dawn of a New Generation by Jacquelyn Schneider and Dale Hinchey During the final days of Magyal Pomra Encampment in 2015, through auspicious coincidence, Jacquelyn Schneider and Dale Hinchey were discussing Kyudo, ya (arrows), and ritual implements. Jacquelyn inquired about the Werma Arrow she noticed on the ...continue
An Arrow Lands in Nova Scotia
An Arrow Lands in Nova Scotia – HIGHLIGHT
20 responses - Posted 10.03.17
Joyful parents share a birth announcement, and also a birth poem by Walker Blaine Patricia and Walker Blaine are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Griffin Arrow Blaine, who was born in the morning on Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, the Year of the Fire Bird, in ...continue


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