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Author: Carol Henderson

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Aug 03
Friday

Casa Werma Seeks Director

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México’s Shambhala practice and retreat center searches for a new Executive Director

Casa Werma is a designated lineage site protected within the Shambhala International land-center mandala. Located in the center of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México, it is here, in 1980, that the Druk Sakyong, Trungpa Rinpoche composed the Roar of the Werma sadhana. Casa Werma operates as a meditation retreat and practice center, offering Shambhala programs and opportunities to explore the teachings to students in the region as well as from the United States, Canada, and South America. In the summer season it also operates as a bed and breakfast. Continue…

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Looking for a Home
Looking for a Home – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 08.01.18
Shambhala Tulsa, the first Shambhala group in Oklahoma, searches for a new home by Scott Spicer Our local sangha began in January 2013, and received its Shambhala group charter on June 20 of the same year.  Four years of meeting in various rooms, setting up and breaking down ...continue
Highlighting Humanity
Highlighting Humanity – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 07.31.18
Shambhalians offer a session at a major international mindfulness conference by Heather Alinsangan Several members of the Toronto Shambhala community participated as speakers at the 4th annual A Mindful Society conference this past May. The conference connects professionals in education, healthcare, law, technology, workplace and life with leading ...continue
Endowed Chair at Michigan
Endowed Chair at Michigan – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 07.28.18
New Chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies established at University of Michigan, in the largest gift for the study of Tibetan Buddhism in North America from the Khyentse Foundation The University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has received a gift of $2.5 million to establish the ...continue
Fixated on the Future
Fixated on the Future – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.26.18
Our fascination with linear time, and the possibility of being present in the moment by Larry Barnett There’s something about the present that’s just not good enough, the nagging sense that what’s happening now needs to be better, is in some way insufficient and unsatisfying. Out there, tomorrow, ...continue
Going Your Own Way
Going Your Own Way – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 07.24.18
Gender respect in death and dying by Anne-Marie Keppel Last year my teenage daughter did a report on women in history who disguised themselves as another gender. I loved the topic and followed the studies along with her and found myself really cheering the trans individuals on. I ...continue
Right Livelihood 3
Right Livelihood 3 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.22.18
From complexity and confusion emerges enlightened design by Andrea D’Asaro The design process — turning an idea into reality — is an example of mindfulness-awareness, says Alan Ness, a long-time member of our sangha and a residential design architect. He’s been designing and remodeling homes for 30 years ...continue
Mindful Communication 2
Mindful Communication 2 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.20.18
Part two of an interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give Greg Heffron: In terms of good communication, there are a number of ways to identify within ourselves where to look for that. Like starting with our bodies, our senses, our hearing, ...continue
Mindful Communication 1
Mindful Communication 1 – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 07.18.18
An interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give KCL: Hi Greg. You are a senior instructor at the Green Zone Institute, which aims to bring mindfulness to communication. And the founder of Green Zone is Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman, who wrote ...continue
Report on Shambhala Art
Report on Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.14.18
The last ten years in Shambhala Art, and what’s coming next by Stuart Rice, Steve Saitzyk, and Anne Saitzyk Shambhala Art is a living, evolving, and expanding set of teachings based on the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s presentations on visual dharma and dharma art. The Vidyadhara’s visual dharma and ...continue
The Crystal Sands
The Crystal Sands – HIGHLIGHT
5 responses - Posted 07.12.18
A short story about power dynamics and consensual relationship by Anne-Marie Keppel There once were two humans sitting on a beach. Beautiful, glistening, crystal-like sand covered the beach like a blanket of starry wonder. The sand stretched across the entire expanse surrounding them, and at the edges mingled ...continue
Midsummer Reflections
Midsummer Reflections – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 07.10.18
by Annica Holder People who celebrated Midsummer’s Day at Seattle Shambhala told us about why they open the gate to the Great Eastern Sun by visiting the center. Anyone willing to share their thoughts wrote them on pre-printed cards, then snapped polaroid photos and attached them to ...continue
In the Days to Come
In the Days to Come – HIGHLIGHT
16 responses - Posted 07.08.18
One person considers the future of her relationship with Shambhala  by Carol Henderson Ever since reading the June 25th letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, I have been swept by waves of emotion. Feelings are both deep and close to the surface; the sight of a flower or the ...continue
Disfavoring Moral Complexity
Disfavoring Moral Complexity – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 07.06.18
by Larry Barnett One of the dilemmas of modern times is effectively coming to grips with morality. The word itself is derived from Latin, meaning “proper behavior,” but has become loaded with other connotations, both religious and social. Our humanitarian, modern sensibilities incline us to disfavor moral ...continue
Friendliness and Forgiveness 
Friendliness and Forgiveness  – HIGHLIGHT
12 responses - Posted 07.04.18
Thoughts on loving-kindness and our ability to forgive  by Elaine Yuen This is what should be done by those who are skilled in seeking the good, having attained the way of peace: They should be able, straightforward, and upright, easy to speak to, gentle, and not proud, Content and easily ...continue


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