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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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Introducing Acharya Alfonso Taboada

Introducing Acharya Alfonso Taboada – HIGHLIGHT

Born in Madrid in 1962, Acharya Alfonso Taboada studied mathematic sciences. He was appointed this past summer by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as Europe’s newest acharya. He has a family and currently works as a math teacher in two American universities in Madrid. In October, Acharya Eric ... continue
Posted December 17, 2011 by
An Auspicious Bond

An Auspicious Bond – HIGHLIGHT

by Christine Baranay of the White River Junction Shambhala Center, in northern Vermont What started out as a simple sangha-announce request for a place to stay the night has grown into a strong relationship and bond between sangha in Cape Town: Shambhala South Africa, ... continue
Posted December 5, 2011 by
A Child's Mind and A Mother's View

A Child’s Mind and A Mother’s View – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Children and Family This just in from Dallas, Texas: A Child’s Mind is offered by Shastri Linda Mockeridge, and below, A Mother’s View is offered by Kiki Yardeni, enjoy! A Child’s Mind: Noah is very happy and very curious. When he entered the shrine room with ... continue
Posted November 26, 2011 by
Thanks Given: to Alice

Thanks Given: to Alice – HIGHLIGHT

Today, in honor of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, the Shambhala Times is especially pleased to present this Warrior Tribute to Alice Patneaude, Karme Choling’s grandmother. The article was beautifully crafted by one of Karme Choling’s gardeners: Aaron Delong. She was born in the rolling, green mountains, ... continue
Posted November 24, 2011 by
Aging in Enlightened Society

Aging in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW MONTHLY COLUMN in the Shambhala Times: AGING IN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY We are all getting older. Moment by moment, day by day, year by year, decade by decade we experience the unfolding of the aging process. This column, initiated by the Shambhala Working Group on Aging, ... continue
Posted November 22, 2011 by
Happy Places

Happy Places – HIGHLIGHT

by Margo Shean Looking at my mom’s fridge, which happens to be one of my happy places, I notice the Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center brochure. The brochure is full of exciting things sure to fill any dharma bum’s dreams. After a few months of readjusting to the world ... continue
Posted November 19, 2011 by
Basic Goodness Behind Bars

Basic Goodness Behind Bars – HIGHLIGHT

by Skylar Rickabaugh and Ted Fremd who both help Trime Persinger, the Buddhist Chaplain in the Snake River Correctional Institution in Eastern Oregon. This story is about Sunday morning of the Lineage Festival weekend and the experience of the vow ceremony occurring totally within a prison ... continue
Posted November 10, 2011 by
Learn to Meditate Here

Learn to Meditate Here – HIGHLIGHT

by Kate Summers, member and Head of Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, California During the 20th to 23rd of October, sixteen members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles participated in the CareNow LA health clinic at the LA Sports Arena, which ... continue
Posted November 8, 2011 by
Answering a Call of Our Time

Answering a Call of Our Time – HIGHLIGHT

Irene Woodard, member of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York City, has been named a GreenFaith Fellow and will join the class of 2012 in the GreenFaith Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is the only comprehensive education and training program in the United States to ... continue
Posted October 28, 2011 by
Transformative Journeys at Dathun

Transformative Journeys at Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times would like to thank the community for its wonderful response to our request for personal tales about their experience of dathun, a month-long group meditation retreat. Below is a wonderful sampling of what we received… From Michael Mallett: Trying to explain dathun to anyone who ... continue
Posted October 24, 2011 by
Letter from a Surmang Shedra Volunteer

Letter from a Surmang Shedra Volunteer – HIGHLIGHT

Hello. This is Martin, a Shambhala member from Bern, Switzerland, writing to you. As I travel through China on my way home after staying this summer in Surmang, I’d like to give you just a small idea about my impressions and experiences of this beautiful spot ... continue
Posted October 16, 2011 by
Refuge Vows

Refuge Vows – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes I recently discovered an essay from my Refuge Vow Ceremony while looking through some old writings; the following is an excerpt. This particular vow occurred at the end of a dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center, of which I attended one week, in January 2006. The American ... continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Live from the Lineage Festival at Karme Choling

Live from the Lineage Festival at Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Incorporating the new Basic Goodness chant (look for it), this article is brought to you directly from Karme Choling’s Shambhala Lineage Festival. Composed by your Shambhala Times content manager and editor, Sarah Lipton. The scene: Harvest season in rural, hilly Vermont. May all have the opportunity to ... continue
Posted September 25, 2011 by Sarah
Demystifying the Experience of Retreat

Demystifying the Experience of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Matthew Bryan of Seattle Greetings fellow warriors, I write to you having completed a week of dathun. The retreat took place in December at a secluded camp north of Victoria, BC. The camp is seated on the shores of beautiful Lake Shawnigan and our practice consisted ... continue
Posted September 12, 2011 by matthew_bryan
Wonderful Perfect: Interview with Gesar Fund's Nyima Kunga

Wonderful Perfect: Interview with Gesar Fund’s Nyima Kunga – HIGHLIGHT

by Maarten Regtien, editor of the dutch Drala Magazine Nyima Kunga, from Chindu, Tibet, is a board member of the Gesar Fund. Each year in the summer he, his wife and son travel to Tibet, not only to reunite with family, but also to check on whether ... continue
Posted September 4, 2011 by

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