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Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversary with Shambhala Ideas and Practice

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By “Jackie Writing Jackie”

The idea of loving one’s romantic partner and celebrating their individuality can be an important component of a Shambhala life, and connected to what Yale Professor Dr. Nicholas Christakis calls the ‘social suite’. These two considerations work well together, since caring for your partner also involves being empathetic to their needs and recognizing them as separate, vital, energetic individuals that have individual hobbies and passions. If you are married, you and your spouse may celebrate each anniversary as a symbol of your commitment and love. When doing so, you may give each other gifts or go out to dinner to celebrate. These are ideal moments in which to recall the importance that empathy, connection, and kindness have in your Shambhala life. Continue…

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Celebrating Children's Day!

Celebrating Children’s Day! – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day celebrations resounded throughout the mandala in the last week. Photos from celebrations at Karme Choling and the Halifax Shambhala Center can be viewed below. Over the years, the Shambhala community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of season. These special days of celebration ... continue
Posted December 26, 2011 by
Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin

Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin – HIGHLIGHT

by Ian Powell Sunday sitting practice at the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center (ASMC) comes together regularly based on the generosity and inspiration of individuals committed to developing bravery and gentleness through mindfulness-awareness meditation. On the path of meditation practice, one develops positive qualities by fully inhabiting one’s ... continue
Posted December 23, 2011 by
Manhattan Heartbreak

Manhattan Heartbreak – HIGHLIGHT

On November 25th, heartbreak struck our sangha with the tragic death of Michal Lura Friedman due to complications from a C-section after she gave birth to two beautiful, healthy twin babies. For those of you who never met her, Michal was a beautiful, talented woman who ... continue
Posted December 22, 2011 by
One Aspiration of 100,000

One Aspiration of 100,000 – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired to share his best intentions and radiate them to the world, David Nichtern recently submitted an aspiration on 100,000 Aspirations. This is a project of Karme Choling, a retreat center in Northern Vermont offering contemplative practices and disciplines to promote peace, wisdom and compassion in ... continue
Posted December 18, 2011 by
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

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