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Sep 23
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Harvest of Peace 2017

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From everyone here at the Shambhala Times, best wishes for a cheerful Harvest of Peace!

Every year at the time of each solstice and equinox, Shambhalians around the world gather in community to mark the changing of the seasons. The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is celebrated each fall, a time to come together for delicious food, delightful conversation, and meditation practice.  “Nyi” comes from the word “Nyima” or sun, and “da” from the word “dawa” or moon, and the two syllables together make up the name given to these seasonal holidays.

In each Shambhala Center, land center, and place of practice, Harvest of Peace celebrations will manifest in ways that reflect the character and aspirations of each community. Everyone is welcome to share their local experiences across the mandala through publication here at the Times, to expand and multiply the joys and meanings of this special day. We will post your contributions over the coming weeks, as well as sharing messages from the center of the mandala as they become available.

Send us your stories and photos here!

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Doing and Not Doing

Doing and Not Doing

Recently the Shambhala Times published an article called “Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?” by Russell Rodgers. In it he characterized the Shambhala Buddhist path as a “ladder”. Over the years I’ve been involved in various Shambhala communities and have worked and practiced with a lot of people. ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by
A Year of Sharing Meals

A Year of Sharing Meals – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom article by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Investigating some of the many places where we share meals, and the different connections we find at each table. Outside This summer I took a long road trip with a friend and her four young children. I caught up with them ... continue
Posted August 27, 2014 by
Joys and Sorrows

Joys and Sorrows – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Buddhist Perspectives on Caregiving, Dementia and End of Life Issues article by Andrea Sherman and Cynthia Spencer, coordinators of the Conversations on Aging group at the New York Shambhala Center The Conversations on Aging group at the New York Shambhala Center hosted a wonderful ... continue
Posted August 22, 2014 by
Buddha in Ghana

Buddha in Ghana – HIGHLIGHT

Sala Sweet (second from left) takes road trips with the Accra North Rotary Club, in GhanaCreating Enlightened Society On A Visit to Afuaman, Ghana by Sala Sweet Seattle Shambhalian Sala Sweet is creating enlightened society in Ghana. Her many amazing projects include delivering used clothes to villagers, supporting schools, ... continue
Posted August 20, 2014 by
Contemplating the Lotus

Contemplating the Lotus – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Mark Rasmuson, Vietnam I am surrounded by lotus flowers. They are everywhere in Vietnam. Every pagoda has statues and paintings of the Buddha or other deities seated or standing on a lotus and usually a small pond where the flowers are growing. The ... continue
Posted August 13, 2014 by
Shambhala Calling

Shambhala Calling – HIGHLIGHT

1928 desk phone, photo used with permission by the Telecommunications History GroupUsing a Conference Call Format to Present ‘In Everyday Life’ Classes conversation with Mara Lenon, Shastri Christine Sloan and class participants Mara Lenon Shares: In April, 2010 I was going through a devastating personal loss. I wished to ... continue
Posted August 6, 2014 by
The Silence is Broken

The Silence is Broken – HIGHLIGHT

Report from a recent program in Halifax: Community Solutions: Safety and Support for Women Regarding Sexual and Partner Violence article by Hamish Anderson The ongoing sexual abuse of children and women has become a forefront issue in North America. Public unease with issues such as paedophiles being protected ... continue
Posted August 3, 2014 by
Those Aren't No Stinking Four Foundations!

Those Aren’t No Stinking Four Foundations! – HIGHLIGHT

A Special Wink… …Exploring Non-Attachment Across Religions by Ira Zukerman What have they done? And what have I gotten myself into? These are questions I found I had to ask myself while on a week-long retreat in May 2014, sponsored by the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. continue
Posted July 13, 2014 by
Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion

Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Michelle Welch, Phoenix, Arizona One morning last summer I went into my kitchen and found it was covered in ants. They were everywhere – all over the floor, on the walls, on the countertops, in my vegetable basket, in the cats’ food bowls. ... continue
Posted July 4, 2014 by
Ready to Work

Ready to Work – HIGHLIGHT

Billy Joe in the Kitchen at Community TableCOLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom Exploring the Wisdom of the Kitchen in a New Way by Judy Sachs Sullivan, Column Co-Editor I met Chef John Trejo in the large and spacious commercial kitchen of the non-profit Community Table Kitchen in Southeast Boulder. He is ... continue
Posted July 2, 2014 by
Microscopic: Mind and Poker

Microscopic: Mind and Poker – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Mindfulness, Suffering, Joy and Playing Poker by Stacey Mitchell, New York It was a stressful moment. Thoughts kept running through my head — should have, could have, would have, what ifs, spinning through my mind. It happens more often than I think I care to acknowledge. ... continue
Posted June 30, 2014 by
Living Now

Living Now – HIGHLIGHT

On Creating Time by Jim Koehneke, MA from Burlington, VT For a good many years I was not aware that life happened in the present moment. Then gradually I became aware that my thoughts most often “rested” in the past and future, or as one of my mindfulness ... continue
Posted June 28, 2014 by
Sharing the Wisdom of Aging

Sharing the Wisdom of Aging – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Camille Yarbrough Aging wasn’t really on my personal horizon until my mother died 6 years ago. The realization hit me suddenly that as her oldest child I would possibly be next to go. Based on my mother’s age I felt I ... continue
Posted June 23, 2014 by
Mindfulness Isn't a Trend, It's a Movement

Mindfulness Isn’t a Trend, It’s a Movement – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Lodro Rinzler originally published on the Huffington Post I helped organize a Buddhist youth conference in 2003. Two hundred young meditators from around the world came together hoping to learn the secrets of life from the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. ... continue
Posted June 21, 2014 by
Rites of Passage Camping Trip at Vajrapani Institute

Rites of Passage Camping Trip at Vajrapani Institute – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family article and photos by Leslie Gossett, Column Editor “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau The first time I read those words of Thoreau, I knew something about them was fundamentally true for me. The times in my life when I’d ... continue
Posted June 18, 2014 by

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