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Author: Carol Henderson

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May 29

Level One in South Africa

Filed underInternational Programs
Re-experiencing the power and inspiration of Shambhala Training Level One
by Michal George
Our local sangha was recently offered a grant by Shambhala Europe. Since we do not currently have a resident teacher, it was intended to keep us inspired by having an overseas visitor come and teach programs.
I have been very lucky to have travelled to the USA and Europe to attend courses with some of the best teachers in the organization. It wasn’t completely up to me, but when it came time to select and invite someone, I remember how clear and easy it felt to open my laptop and begin writing the message which read, “Dear Beate, Would you consider traveling to Cape Town to teach?”


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Holding the Middle Ground
Holding the Middle Ground – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 05.27.18
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Dechen Chöling Garden Team
Dechen Chöling Garden Team – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 05.25.18
The four elements come together to generate energy and create beauty together in the garden by Cash Clay This summer sees the coming together of a great team of gardeners in the Ziji Garden. During the autumn and winter months of 2017 the foundations were laid and the ...continue
Embodying Earth Energy
Embodying Earth Energy – HIGHLIGHT
5 responses - Posted 05.23.18
The beauties and benefits of mindfulness practice in the natural world by Donna Williams “The human potential for intelligence and dignity is attuned to experiencing the brilliance of the bright blue sky, the freshness of green fields, and the beauty of trees and mountains,” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sacred ...continue
Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Mindfulness in Everyday Life – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.21.18
Thoughts on the value of meditation training for our day-to-day lives by Jessica Gurvit It is said that meditation is like our legs and the Dharma is like our eyes. Without legs we can’t get anywhere. But without eyes, we don’t know where we are going, so our ...continue
Right Speech in Myanmar
Right Speech in Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 05.19.18
A look at the everyday lives of Buddhists in Myanmar, with the possibilities of courage and peace by Larry Steele Buddhists in strife-torn Myanmar suffer the blame for violence and oppression by their too-powerful military, as reported in the first article of this series, “A Monk Called King ...continue
Suffering, Impermanence, Life
Suffering, Impermanence, Life – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 05.17.18
Reflecting on ways to respond to the many changes we inevitably experience  by Susan Firer The world at large and our own personal worlds are always in transition. We can accept this truth or we can wish it were different – either way, the nature of reality is ...continue
King Zero Is Not Retired
King Zero Is Not Retired – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 05.15.18
Part Two of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele At this point, there is no moderate coalition in Myanmar to speak up about peace, harmony, and diversity. Monks are traditionally hesitant to criticize other monks, so there is virtually no ...continue
A Monk Called King Zero
A Monk Called King Zero – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 05.13.18
Part One of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele The Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya is working to create an enlightened society in the confused and violent land of Myanmar. Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has been in the news ...continue
A Blessing for Spring
A Blessing for Spring – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.11.18
 A children’s spring blessing by Acharya Richard John in Seattle on May 4 Photos by Michelle Ringgold Making room for the sun in your heart Everything is fresh! The clouds of this and that wash away. A cookie for me A flower for you and now we play. Ki Ki So So!   continue
My Testimony as 'MIA'
My Testimony as ‘MIA’ – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.09.18
Reconnecting with Shambhala through the Meditation In Action program at Dechen Chöling by Denis Blaise I came to France in September 2017 to find solace from major life changes. I had dreamed of reconnecting with my French relatives for years and finally took the opportunity of doing so. After ...continue
Right Livelihood
Right Livelihood – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.07.18
Shambhalians taking mindfulness to work by Andrea D’Asaro In Buddhist terms, “right livelihood” is a traditional teaching about living a dignified life and working in an ethical way. The Shambhala path inspired one Seattle member to consider this teaching, leading to a transformation in interactions at work, as ...continue
Warriorship in the World
Warriorship in the World – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 05.05.18
Thoughts about the three gates (body, speech and mind), motivation, and warriorship by Susan Firer The Shambhala vision speaks of the inherent goodness and the innate wakefulness of human beings. The Shambhala teachings and our practices have the intention and power to open the door to compassionate care ...continue
Garden Blessing Chants
Garden Blessing Chants – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.23.18
Georgian singing master Frank Kane leads a voice program to bless the new plantings by Guy Mosel At Dechen Chöling the recent planting of new parsley, dill, chervil, coriander, and lettuce seedlings coincided with our ‘Inner Resonance’ voice programme, run by Georgian singing master Frank Kane. Earlier this ...continue
Earth Day 2018
Earth Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 04.21.18
On an international day of environmental focus and action, contemplating the loss of my mother’s best friend by Irene Woodard My mother called this morning in tears; Joan Konner, her best friend of more than sixty years, had just died. Joan was the first and only female Dean ...continue

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