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Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children

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By “Jackie Writing Jackie”

Every year in the United States, over three and a half million children experience injuries that commonly occur in homes. The teachings of Shambhala inspire compassionate care, and we all want to create a space for our children where they are safe to grow and learn without experiencing unnecessary pain or anxiety. A clean and uncluttered home shows respect for our environment and brings us closer to the world that surrounds us. In addition, as well as being intrinsically linked with Buddhist practice, cleanliness also means that children are free to safely explore their home without fear of harm. A home that is pure and clear of superfluous belongings is the ideal space in which children can physically explore, while they also learn to discover the spiritual strength found in a Shambhala household. Continue…

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Boulder Shambhala Center to Host Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

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The “Old News Is Good News” Feature – HIGHLIGHT

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Carta de Lady Diana Mukpo

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Posted February 22, 2019 by luz_rodriguez
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Letter from Lady Diana Mukpo – HIGHLIGHT

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Touching the Earth, Sparking Sadness and Joy – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted February 11, 2019 by alexvangils
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Kyudo is Not a Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT

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How Should a Buddhist Respond to “Merry Christmas”? – HIGHLIGHT

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Home Shrines Are Where We Gather – HIGHLIGHT

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Setting up a Home Shrine

Setting up a Home Shrine – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Sumner Bradley, long time employee at Samadhi Cushions To begin with, if you don’t have a shrine, that’s fine. You want to have a space that’s clean, uncluttered, and uplifted. Having dirty socks or old magazines lying around is a distraction and a weight ... continue
Posted December 4, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Talking Trash

Talking Trash – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted December 2, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
The Fullness of Full-Catastrophe Living

The Fullness of Full-Catastrophe Living – HIGHLIGHT

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