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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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Bringing Peace Into Your Home With Family Meditation

Bringing Peace Into Your Home With Family Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Happiness comes from slowing down and cultivating a peaceful place inside together as a family. A daily dose of meditation helps family members – Self-soothe and settle energy … and relieve anxiety Develop clarity … and prevent anger and resentment Increase empathy … and decrease “Me first” and “I want” Strengthen ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by Kerry Lee MacLean
Elternsein als Pfad: Wie wir Zuversicht in unseren Kindern nähren

Elternsein als Pfad: Wie wir Zuversicht in unseren Kindern nähren

Achtsamkeit im Leben mit den Kindern üben Was Kinder sehr von Eltern brauchen ist Achtsamkeit: ganz und gar da sein. Kinder leben in der Gegenwart im Hier und Jetzt, nicht in der Zukunft und nicht in der Vergangenheit. Wenn wir jedoch stets beschäftigt sind und uns von unseren ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by
Shambhala Rainbows: Gay in Shambhala

Shambhala Rainbows: Gay in Shambhala

In 1995 I was a 24-year old club kid working for a vintage clothing store called “Flashy Trash” in Boystown, Chicago. When, in the midst of some temper tantrum, the woman I worked with joked that I should learn how to meditate, that moment, triggered something ... continue
Posted March 18, 2009 by Zane Edwards

Reflections on Shambhala Day

It certainly didn’t feel like an auspicious day when I woke up that morning. The last part of the don season stuck me with a nasty cold and as I poured myself into my suit I couldn’t help but gain confidence that the year of the ... continue
Posted March 16, 2009 by
My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas

My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas – HIGHLIGHT

Written for the Dot by Bob Williams In Texas we say, “It’s your turn in the barrel!” when you’re center stage and under fire. Why? Because when you’re in the barrel, it’s easy for others to take aim and shoot. There’s nowhere to escape. continue
Posted March 16, 2009 by
Level One for People of Color

Level One for People of Color – HIGHLIGHT

By Ivette Guillermo, Elaine Yuen and Steve McGahee In January 2009, the Philadelphia Shambhala Center conducted a Shambhala Training Level One for people of color.  Some asked, Why do this?  Why separate, why make note of difference?  Isn’t Shambhala Training already unbiased and open to everyone? The reality ... continue
Posted March 12, 2009 by
Shambhala Day Aspiration at Ise, Japan

Shambhala Day Aspiration at Ise, Japan – HIGHLIGHT

As I walked up the large stone steps approaching Amaterasu’s main shrine, I wished that every Shambhalian could experience this place.  Mindlessly, I flashed a picture with my camera – before a guard sharply waved his hands as to say, “No pictures!” I quickly apologized and ... continue
Posted March 6, 2009 by
Journey to the Kagyu Monlam

Journey to the Kagyu Monlam – HIGHLIGHT

By Corey Kohn Bodhgaya is a dusty little one-horse town, replete with limbless beggars and tattered-looking street children, just as we had been told. And in the middle of this unlikely place is the Mahabodhi temple, commemorating the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment 2,500 years ago. ... continue
Posted March 3, 2009 by
Acharya Simon Luna and the Santiago Gong

Acharya Simon Luna and the Santiago Gong – HIGHLIGHT

This article was a collaborative effort of Magali Meneses, Clarke Warren, Veronica Guzman, Marvin Ross and Marc Matheson. The late Acharya Simon Luna, who passed away in 2007, had a connection to Naropa University and to the Shambhala community of Latin America. Clarke Warren, a Naropa ... continue
Posted March 2, 2009 by

Essays on the Shambhala Buddhist Chants

[caption id=”attachment_504″ align=”alignright” width=”150″ This document has drawn immensely appreciative feedback. The following excerpt from the Preface might help explain why: The Kootenay Shambhala Centre is in the town of Nelson, B.C., Canada. We have had the usual disagreements about whether it is appropriate to do ... continue
Posted February 27, 2009 by James Northcote
Shambhalacalli en Tepotzlan

Shambhalacalli en Tepotzlan

Escrito para The Dot. Traducido al español por Luz Rodríguez. Brus y Jean Westby viven la mayor parte del año en Bucerías (México), y la acharya Allyn Lyon les invitó hace poco a formar parte del equipo de un retiro de una semana en Shambhalacalli, en Tepotzlán, ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by Brus Westby
All and Everything

All and Everything

Thirty-five years ago at the age of twenty-five, I attended the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa’s Black Hat [or Vajra Crown] ceremony in San Francisco at the invitation of a dear friend. This same friend also gave me a copy of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, which I still ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Larry Barnett
The Ngondro of Babyhood

The Ngondro of Babyhood

I conceived my son when I was deep into my ngondro practice. Although my aspiration to receive Rigden abhisheka in the coming months was derailed, I felt that I had received the ultimate blessing.  The ngondro for this abhisheka began after the transmission – through the ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Rebekka_Henriksen
Great Eastern Sun Rises on the Cape of Good Hope

Great Eastern Sun Rises on the Cape of Good Hope

In 2004, I returned to my hometown in South Africa after 30 years away. I found a sparse and scattered dharma scene. In Cape Town, the only Tibetan Buddhist center was that of Rob Nairn, Akong Rinpoche’s senior South African student. A few months after I arrived, ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer_Woodhull
Streetspace Gallery in Berkeley, California

Streetspace Gallery in Berkeley, California

Two years ago the Berkeley Shambhala Center (BSC) opened the doors of Streetspace, a store-front, multi-purpose space located in downtown Berkeley, California. BSC has occupied the same second-floor space in a dzong-like building for over thirty years, while remaining virtually invisible to pedestrians and traffic. By ... continue
Posted February 18, 2009 by

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