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Feb 01
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Dön Season Teachings and Gathering

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Dön season is the period that falls on the eleven days before before the lunar new year. In Shambhala, the tradition is to perform special practices, including mamo chants, each day of this period in response to the increased obstacles that can gather as a year comes to an end.

This year, Shambhala Global Services and Shambhala Online are offering daily mamos practice sessions with talks by senior teachers in our community during dön season. Each day will feature a presentation about a different protector in our tradition or the history and tradition of the mamos chants, and will be followed by group recitations of the mamos chants.

Presenters for these “dön days gatherings” will include: Tom Berthoff, Francesca Dalio, Marian English, Acharya Dan Hessey, Kristine McCutcheon, Acharya Fleet Maull, Acharya Mathias Pongracz, Ute Reinhardt, John Rockwell, Shastri Will Ryken, and Toby Sifton.

You can join these gatherings here.

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Revisiting "Understanding Dön Season"

Revisiting “Understanding Dön Season” – HIGHLIGHT

The Times Editorial team has received requests for this excellent dharma teaching, written by the late Shastri Russell Rodgers in 2017. We’ve shared it here, in advance of the 2021 Dön season, which begins February 1st.  If you would like more practice opportunities connected to Dön season ... continue
Posted January 25, 2021 by archives-staff
Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness

Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The second part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers. For part one, click here. In Part I of this two-part essay, we looked at the genetics behind the universal human impulse to create good society. The logic was this: everywhere ... continue
Posted November 15, 2019 by archives-staff
Good Society: Science, Basic Goodness, Laws and Joy

Good Society: Science, Basic Goodness, Laws and Joy – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash The first part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers   All over the world, wherever there are humans, there are societies. We have evolved different languages, customs, and even skin colors, but always, there is society. Society has enabled us ... continue
Posted November 8, 2019 by archives-staff
The Dharma Talk: Right Speech for Burma

The Dharma Talk: Right Speech for Burma

INTRODUCTION: The Venerable Ashin Issariya is one of the few Burmese Buddhist monks speaking out against extremism and hate speech in his country.  From his experience as a pro-democracy leader during the 2007 Saffron Revolution, Sayadaw views the current violence in Burma as an intentional obscuration ... continue
Posted June 11, 2019 by archives-staff
Quel avenir pour le trésor de Shambhala ?

Quel avenir pour le trésor de Shambhala ?

par l’Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown (Paru sur le site de Shambhala Times Community News Magazine) En ces temps de profond bouleversement, alors que nous nous efforçons de restructurer l’ensemble de notre communauté et de notre pratique, j’aimerais apporter une perspective historique à nos réflexions. Il ne s’agit certainement pas ... continue
Posted March 19, 2019 by archives-staff
Sopesar el futuro del tesoro de Shambhala

Sopesar el futuro del tesoro de Shambhala

En estos días desoladores en que estamos comprometidos a rediseñar toda la estructura de nuestra comunidad y de la práctica, quería añadir un elemento que quizá proporcione una perspectiva histórica a nuestras consideraciones. Esto no significa de ninguna manera dictar lo que decidamos hacer, porque esos ... continue
Posted March 13, 2019 by luz_rodriguez
Considering the Future of the Treasure of Shambhala

Considering the Future of the Treasure of Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. In these heartbreaking days, while we are committed to redesign the entire structure of our community and practice, I wanted to add an element that may provide some historical perspective for our ... continue
Posted March 12, 2019 by archives-staff
Shambhala Day 2019 Broadcast

Shambhala Day 2019 Broadcast – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Shambhala Community, Cheerful Year of the Earth Boar! Please enjoy this recording of our 2019 Shambhala Day Broadcast. continue
Posted February 15, 2019 by archives-staff
What is Dathun?

What is Dathun? – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Hessey Dathun is an important milestone in the path of the Shambhala warrior, and an invaluable experience for anyone interested in fundamentally making friends with who and what they are. For most people, it is the first extended program they attend that focuses mainly on ... continue
Posted December 27, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Human Drala

Human Drala – HIGHLIGHT

“Rowga” COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Sometimes one encounters people or places that cut through one’s habitual chain of thoughts. The Tibetan word for that is “drala”, which means “above the enemy”. In this case the enemy is our cocoon of gossipy thoughts that keeps us ... continue
Posted December 18, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Yeshe Tsogyal: Woman and Feminine Principle

Yeshe Tsogyal: Woman and Feminine Principle – HIGHLIGHT

Yeshe Tsogyal banner, which now hangs in many of our shrinerooms. By Rita Gross and Acharya Judith Simmer Brown Yeshe Tsogyal has long been a key figure in the Nyingma lineage, important to the Vidyadhara and the Sakyong. In the “Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage,” she is paired ... continue
Posted December 16, 2018 by
Seeing Depression

Seeing Depression – HIGHLIGHT

In this article, Acharya Michael Greenleaf dives fearlessly into the solidity of depression and offers insight into causes, describes what is happening in our minds, and shows how meditation practice can lead to the strength and composure of true tenderness Alone It’s hard to count on ... continue
Posted December 13, 2018 by
Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World

Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World – HIGHLIGHT

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche holding Gesar Mukpo. Photo by James Gritz. By the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Exclusive to the Shambhala Times, courtesy of Lady Diana Mukpo I have been the father of my own personal, physical children. I have also been the psychological father of many semi-grownup children, and ... continue
Posted November 25, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer

Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Eve Rosenthal COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Eve Rosenthal article courtesy of Shambhala Mountain Center What is queer dharma? There are people who are queer and there is dharma, but what is queer dharma? First of all, a person who is queer identifies as someone with a sexual orientation ... continue
Posted November 15, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Conflict in Enlightened Society

Conflict in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

cherry trees along the Charles River, by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull Cape Town, South Africa Among those of us committed to building an enlightened society, there is a widespread perception that our failure to “fix” the personal conflicts that arise in our communities somehow takes us in the opposite direction ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine

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