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May 05
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Dinner with Friends and a Strawberry Pie

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This Shambhala Day I lived out the mindfulness story, the very famous one about the cliff and the strawberry.

A man is hiking and falls near the edge of a cliff. He is about to tumble to the ledge below where he sees a tiger waiting with an open mouth and a growl. The man is perched on the cliff not knowing if he can escape. Then, suddenly, he notices something. It’s small, red, juicy and edible. He reaches for the wild strawberry and savors it. My how delicious!

The year of the earth pig, 2019, would be different for members of the New York Center. Like the story, we were on a kind of

Earth Boar Painting, photo and art by Lisa Epstein

precipice facing many dilemmas and decisions. With our long-time Center recently closed, we were newly homeless.  Although we would celebrate Shambhala Day at a rented venue, so much was shockingly changed.

For the first time, our New Year’s ceremony was held many days past the lunar holiday.  How would we spend Tuesday, the actual day of Shambhala Day? For twenty years I had always been with local sangha on this important day. What to do? I decided to host a small gathering for neighborhood friends. Continue…

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Meditation in a Utah School

Meditation in a Utah School

Students are practicing meditation in the unlikeliest of places: a small public school in rural southeastern Utah, USA. Encouraged by a once-a-week meditation group, students have learned to relax, pay attention to their breath and decrease negative emotions. How it Began In 2005, my supervisor at the ... continue
Posted January 31, 2009 by tom
Taipei Hosts President Reoch During Asia Tour

Taipei Hosts President Reoch During Asia Tour

Written for the Dot The Taipei Shambhala Meditation Group happily hosted Shambhala President Richard Reoch for three days during his October 2008 tour of Asia. This followed Acharya Arawana Hayashi’s earlier February 2008 visit to Taipei which featured an inspiring program: “Shambhala and the Great Eastern Sun ... continue
Posted January 31, 2009 by Yeachin Tsai

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