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Outer, Inner and Secret Levels Of Shambhala Center Design

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Community Room in the Los Angeles Shambhala Center

By Shastri Russell Rodgers

A few years ago, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good idea to summarize in “non-shambhalese” language some of the basic elements of how a Shambhala Centre functions and how it is designed. Here is what we gave to our architect. In our case, we are pleased with the result. Continue…

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Sangha Mobilizing for Flood Recovery

Sangha Mobilizing for Flood Recovery – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Colorado Front Range sangha. Refresh your browser for updates. Checking in with Shambhala Centers On Sunday, Boulder Center Director Ulrike Halpern sent an email asking everyone to check in. She received dozens of stories from people who lost their homes or incurred damage, as ... continue
Posted September 17, 2013 by Jennifer Holder
The Boulder Flood: Notes from High Ground

The Boulder Flood: Notes from High Ground – HIGHLIGHT

As flooding continues in Boulder Valley, Jennifer Holder offers tidbits from a hillside. Just as I sit at my computer to write this, the sun peeks through rainclouds for the second time in four days. It quickly fades, but encourages me on to write this little ... continue
Posted September 13, 2013 by Jennifer Holder
Finding True Courage

Finding True Courage – HIGHLIGHT

On Walking Meditation For many of us, our early experiences with the Shambhala teachings and meditation practice are powerful. Brian Renner, of Los Angeles vividly captures moments of inspiration and insight during an outdoor walking meditation. In a quietly shaded spot a little off the beaten ... continue
Posted September 6, 2013 by
Living a Beautiful Life in Retirement

Living a Beautiful Life in Retirement – HIGHLIGHT

Douglas Fir Mushrooms, botanical watercolor by Jane FergusonCOLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This is the third in a series of articles brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and ... continue
Posted August 23, 2013 by
Caretaker of a Treasure

Caretaker of a Treasure – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Sangha Member Profile Interview with Michael Leszczynski, Karme Choling by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent “When they started they were just using a basic cassette recorder and what had to have been the cheapest tapes they could buy. Talks were labeled things like ‘Morning Talk’ ... continue
Posted August 21, 2013 by
Receiving the Goodness of our Elders

Receiving the Goodness of our Elders – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society View Versus Agenda by Ann Cason “Kindness cuts through isolation, fear, and aggression. All of us can remember moments of kindness that changed our day, at least – and maybe our lives. When we relegate kindness to mere social courtesy, we are handicapping our ... continue
Posted August 19, 2013 by
Making it Bloom

Making it Bloom – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This is the second in a series of articles brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and enriching culture in our homes, centers and communities. ... continue
Posted August 2, 2013 by
Maritime's First Regional Gathering

Maritime’s First Regional Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

by Jean Ahlgren, Fredericton, New Brunswick In May, Shastri Veit Weber accompanied by Vallie Stern, attended the 3 Pillar Leadership Training gathering with Sakyong Mipham at Karme Choling. Inspired by what they had learned and wanting to share this with others, they arranged to have a Canadian ... continue
Posted July 31, 2013 by
Cosmic Health Care

Cosmic Health Care – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala by David Whitehorn “Even though we are all prone to being born, growing up, aging, sickness, and death, we can approach life’s vicissitudes from the reference point of goodness, whether we are healthy or ill. In this way, basic goodness becomes our cosmic health ... continue
Posted July 26, 2013 by
The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness

The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

A Reflection by Glenn Kleiman, Milwaukee, WI I’ve always loved birch trees. The stunning white bark. The delicate leaves. The graceful branches. Once, while driving through New Hampshire, my wife and I saw a forest full of white birch. Such unforgettable beauty. Here in Milwaukee, whenever we drove past homes with ... continue
Posted July 21, 2013 by
Momo's View of a Supermodel

Momo’s View of a Supermodel – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Sangha Member Profile by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent In which we discover the story of one woman 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 ... continue
Posted July 19, 2013 by
Meeting Your Mind Head On

Meeting Your Mind Head On – HIGHLIGHT

by Kathy Kaiser, Boulder, CO I’ve come to realize that the act of driving is where I crash into all my attempts to be compassionate and full of equanimity toward my fellow humans. It’s where I drive head on into society’s speediness and aggression, its indifference to ... continue
Posted July 13, 2013 by
Mind and Butter Tarts

Mind and Butter Tarts – HIGHLIGHT

Morning sun at Juniper HillBack to Basic Goodness: My First Weekthun by Jacqueline Larson, Toronto Group retreats are often described as “potent” ways to deepen one’s meditation practice. I finally experienced that potency for the first time in a weekthun at Juniper Hill. Patricia Hayward directed the retreat ... continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by jacqueline_larson
A Leader in Service, part two

A Leader in Service, part two – HIGHLIGHT

At a Karme Choling celebration, Fall 2012COLUMN: In Everyday Life One Woman’s History of Service, part two Read part one here Interview with Madame* Jeanine Greenleaf by Cara Thornley, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent * A form of address for a French-speaking woman literally meaning “my lady” Question: Where was most of your ... continue
Posted July 7, 2013 by
A Leader in Service

A Leader in Service – HIGHLIGHT

Jeanine Greenleaf: “And he loved it!”COLUMN: In Everyday Life One Woman’s History of Service, Part One Interview with Madame* Jeanine Greenleaf by Cara Thornley, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent * A form of address for a French-speaking woman literally meaning “my lady” Question: When did you first begin serving Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche? I ... continue
Posted July 5, 2013 by

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