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Peace Now!

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Preparations for a symposium with the Sakyong in Vienna

by Michael Anderson

Taste might be the word best attributable to a Viennese evening of food, drink, and cultural performance. That was indeed the case on the evening of May 5th, as local sangha and guests of the Vienna Shambhala Center came together for a fundraiser in support of the upcoming Symposium, Peace Now: Creating Peace in Difficult Times. The symposium, to be held September 15th – 17th, 2017 at the Austria Center Vienna, will feature Saykong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharyas Arawana Hayashi and Susan Chapman, as well as the founder of the Economy of Common Good in Austria, Christian Felber. We will also be offering a host of additional European speakers and workshops focusing on ways to create peace across many sectors of society, from working with refugee populations and domestic violence, to education and economics. Continue…

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Positive Aging

Positive Aging – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala by Jane Ward, London When the Olympic torch passed through London early in the morning, the seniors I teach welcomed it with a public performance of Tai Chi – and got the locals to join in. It was a startling reminder of “positive aging”! continue
Posted September 27, 2012 by
Parenting As Path

Parenting As Path – HIGHLIGHT

by Alice Buehler, Czech Republic The parenting side of Shambhala society seems to have its own particular understanding. It is deeply motivated by looking beyond just this one lifetime, but always painfully aware of the habitual patterns that get condensed into the smallest details of everyday life, ... continue
Posted September 16, 2012 by
Children and Their Six Ways of Ruling

Children and Their Six Ways of Ruling – HIGHLIGHT

by Dita Kemp, Czech Republic A few days ago I returned from Family Camp in the Czech mountains where I led the children’s activities. Once again we have had the precious opportunity to experience what it means create Shambhala society. This year we were honored by a ... continue
Posted September 15, 2012 by
On the Road in Shambhala Texas, part 2

On the Road in Shambhala Texas, part 2

by Paul M. Kendel My previous talks had been an opportunity for opening up and continuing the healing process since my return from Iraq. However, my visit to San Antonio would be fruitful not for myself, but for a friend. Raised as a “dharma brat”, Morgan was ... continue
Posted September 13, 2012 by
On the Road in Shambhala Texas

On the Road in Shambhala Texas – HIGHLIGHT

by Paul M. Kendel Armed with my son Sean, who quickly adopted the role of roadie/tour manager and promoter, we set off from Jacksonville, Florida, for our ten day odyssey through Texas. We spent the first night in New Orleans, but Bourbon Street, bars, and the numerous ... continue
Posted September 13, 2012 by

Bhumi Pali Bhavan

The Tagtrug Mukpo Trust has just posted a message on its website about the continuing care of the Vidyadhara’s son, Tagtrug Mukpo (affectionately known as Taggie), and their decision to agree to the sale of the small house in Vermont, close to Karmê Chöling, known as ... continue
Posted September 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Reviving Humanity in D.C.

Reviving Humanity in D.C. – HIGHLIGHT

Sometimes, as I leave the Shambhala Center, enlightened society can begin to feel incredibly distant. The warmth and conviviality of our community gatherings stand out in stark contrast to the self-obsession and buzz of aggression that pervades our world. Recently, this has been especially poignant in ... continue
Posted September 2, 2012 by James
Raven, part 2

Raven, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

In which we learn the rest of the story of two men in service to the Shambhala vision. The author, Aaron Delong is currently a gardener at Karme Choling and here profiles a long serving member of the Dorje Kasung: Mr. Gerry Haas. Read part 1 ... continue
Posted August 28, 2012 by
Raven

Raven – HIGHLIGHT

Sangha Member Profile by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent In which we discover the story of two men in service to the Shambhala vision. The author, Aaron Delong is currently a gardener at Karme Choling and here profiles a long serving member of the Dorje Kasung: Mr. ... continue
Posted August 24, 2012 by
Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide

Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide – HIGHLIGHT

A new book by Tessa Watt We can train ourselves in mindfulness, just as we exercise to keep our bodies healthy. Mindfulness training is free of any religion or dogma, although it draws on the ancient traditions of meditation and yoga, incorporating insights from modern medicine and ... continue
Posted August 19, 2012 by
Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults

Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults – HIGHLIGHT

Karme Choling sanghaCOLUMN: Aging in Shambhala article by David Whitehorn “Every ten to twenty years, we can participate in a ceremony that awakens us to the fact that we are progressing through life. These rites of passage act as a reminder. If we are not occasionally reminded to ... continue
Posted August 15, 2012 by
Occupy Sravasti: How Buddhism Inspired Me to Occupy

Occupy Sravasti: How Buddhism Inspired Me to Occupy – HIGHLIGHT

by Joshua Eaton, from The Under 35 Project “Such a senseless manifestation Who is monstrously greedy And amasses riches insatiably Is called the poorest of all. Your Majesty, you levy harsh taxes And punish the innocent for no reason. Infatuated with your sovereignty, You never heed The future effects of your actions. While you enjoy power ... continue
Posted August 10, 2012 by
How Not to Tell a Colleague to **** Off

How Not to Tell a Colleague to **** Off – HIGHLIGHT

by Sarah Maynard, from The Under 35 Project A few years ago I worked with someone who truly shook my practice. I was just at the start of ‘serious’ practice and was definitely not ready for such a challenge! Thankfully for me it has been a rare ... continue
Posted August 3, 2012 by
Pedigree

Pedigree – HIGHLIGHT

by Sara Gray, from The Under 35 Project Last year, I was back to using the dating website OKCupid again. I’d used it on and off for several years without much success. The men whose profiles I liked rarely answered my queries, and most of the messages ... continue
Posted July 28, 2012 by

A Shambhala moment – updated

I was recently asked to give a little talk about Social Transformation. It was on the last day of the recent Shambhala Retreat that took place in Boulder, led by the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, and Acharya Adam Lobel. I was introduced as someone who had ... continue
Posted July 27, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

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