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Climate Change Optimism

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Social Action LA takes a closer look at climate change, and engages in contemplation practice  to help participants carry their intentions from the cushion out into the world

by Chris Bomba

The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for talks on an issue that affects us all — climate change. While hosted by our fledging social engagement group – Shambhala Social Action LA — the event was the idea of our indefatigable regional director, Sharon Owyang, who had entitled it: “Social Action on Climate Change: The Case for Optimism.” The title proved to have been a big draw. When Jason Elias (my Social Action LA partner and co-moderator) asked why people had come, answers reflected a hunger for positive engagement in a global environmental crisis that can so easily evoke despair. Continue…

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Blossoming of Creative Engagement

Blossoming of Creative Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

Aarti Tejuja takes her seat as the Chicago Shambhala Center’s new Director of Social Engagement by Mabinti Dennis In 2009, when Aarti Tejuja from the Chicago Shambhala Center was temporarily unemployed, she applied for and received the Shambhala People of Color Scholarship Fund Leadership Award, to attend a ... continue
Posted January 28, 2016 by CGH
First Rays of Dawn

First Rays of Dawn – HIGHLIGHT

Lighting Our Way: The Celebration of Children’s Day in Boulder By Emily Takahashi Snow, glorious snow! Winter does not seem fully realized until we have been housebound by our first deep snow. Snow is the great equalizer—everything is made beautiful when it has been laced by ice crystals, ... continue
Posted December 30, 2015 by CGH
Time to Tiger in Vienna

Time to Tiger in Vienna – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Children’s Day, families gather for a kid-friendly event in Austria by Hans Kaufmann We met at four o’clock in the afternoon, in order “to tiger.” One of the boys had suggested  this term about two years ago, making a verb of the noun tiger.  It was his ... continue
Posted December 24, 2015 by CGH
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
Taking off the Roof

Taking off the Roof – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on the occasion of opening a new Shambhala Center by Alice Goguen Hunsberger As we prepare to open the doors of our new Shambhala Center here in West Chester next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to not only cultivate the community ... continue
Posted December 18, 2015 by CGH
Awake and Ready to Wear

Awake and Ready to Wear – HIGHLIGHT

Enlightened society comes to life through a new business venture in Los Angeles by David Fraioli Sounds weird, right? In Shambhala we talk about creating enlightened society, and that includes everything: education, politics, religion, business, trade, technology, the arts…and fashion. What you wear and how you wear it can either ... continue
Posted December 16, 2015 by CGH
Building Family Bridges

Building Family Bridges – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians gather for Family Camp in Snohomish, Washington by Barbara Everdene  The wind shifted, and Seattle Shambhala’s 2015 Family Camp materialized in a circle of birch trees near the town of Snohomish in mid-August. A blue canopy with cushions and many colorful rugs created a magical meeting spot ... continue
Posted December 2, 2015 by CGH
A Polish Monk Finds Home

A Polish Monk Finds Home – HIGHLIGHT

Nordzin’s Story: A Gampo Abbey Reflection by Tsondru Nordzin (Jarek Paslawski) Before coming to Gampo Abbey, I lived in Poland where I was born. I worked for a logistic forwarding company as a manager. Having job and a family with two children, going to a place like the ... continue
Posted November 30, 2015 by
Crowdfunding for Compassion

Crowdfunding for Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

St. John’s creates a legacy for long-time member Boyce Taylor by Debbie McGee Boyce Taylor was 52 years-old when he died from a heart attack on April 22, 2014. He was cycling to a family gathering when he felt dizzy, and sat down to rest on the sidewalk. A ... continue
Posted November 28, 2015 by McGeed
The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon

The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Acharya Emily Bower and Cynthia Mackay Dear Sangha Friends, Acharya Allyn Lyon passed away just before midnight (Mountain Time) on Friday, November 20, in Denver, Colorado. She will be missed by so many of us. Allyn had been unconscious in the Swedish Hospital ICU in Denver ... continue
Posted November 25, 2015 by CGH
Beginner's Heart and the Way of the Bow

Beginner’s Heart and the Way of the Bow

Kyudo students meet their new sensei during the most recent Kyudo Assembly at Karme Choling by Adrienne Kehn, with photos by Gary Vu A beautiful day at the Karme Choling matoba    (all photos courtesy of Gary Vu) Since my beginnings in the art of Kyudo, the Way of the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2015 by Adrienne
Money and Inspiration

Money and Inspiration – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala Economics Welcome to Shambhala Economics, a column in the Shambhala Times where we publish articles on uplifted ways to view and engage in the economic side of life. Layth Matthews who is a long time student of Shambhala Buddhism and author of, “The Four Noble ... continue
Posted October 2, 2015 by
Building Changes

Building Changes

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move Updates from Halifax by Michelle Munro, Center Director Insurance Work This winter, as did many Halifax residents, we incurred water damage to various sections of our building. Due to the heavy volume of claims, we are just now getting this sorted out . To make ... continue
Posted September 28, 2015 by
A Good Salon

A Good Salon – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice A Window into the Playful Space of Cultural Engagement at the Bellingham, WA Shambhala Center article by Zoey Moyle Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been strongly encouraging the Shambhala community to actively live the culture of kindness. Outside the formal practice container of retreats, however, we need ... continue
Posted September 26, 2015 by
The Flip of Cheerfulness

The Flip of Cheerfulness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Exploring the Warriorship of Aging Interview with Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick by Sarah Lipton “For what it’s worth, one of the commonalities I have with other folks my age – a physical edge for me – is rheumatoid arthritis in my upper back. It acts ... continue
Posted September 23, 2015 by Sarah

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