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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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The Soil at the Root of Loneliness

The Soil at the Root of Loneliness – HIGHLIGHT

by William Brown, Los Angeles On a rainy Sunday morning twenty years ago I was leaving a diner in Seattle. Just as I passed the pay phones and touched the door, I heard a woman behind me say, “I’m just so lonely that I don’t know what ... continue
Posted January 28, 2013 by
What Now?

What Now? – HIGHLIGHT

photo courtesy of Andrea RothA teaching from a public talk at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche My father, Chogyam Trungpa, was one of the last great teachers to be trained fully in Tibet while it was still a spiritual kingdom. He told me that even ... continue
Posted December 1, 2012 by
Ancestors, Investigated

Ancestors, Investigated – HIGHLIGHT

Charlemagne Equestrian statue 9th century, from www.shafe.co.ukWho might be considered the Western Ancestral Sovereigns of Shambhala? by Greg Lubkin, Los Angeles Some of my friends in Nova Scotia have been talking about the idea of Western Ancestral Sovereigns and wondering why there hasn’t been more written about that ... continue
Posted September 19, 2012 by
Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!”

Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!” – HIGHLIGHT

cushion,by Kevin Townley, from The Under 35 Project I remember reading somewhere that the first step in getting disentangled is experiencing entanglement. You have to be able to see what’s going on before you can have a workable relationship with it, and this is what I’ve found ... continue
Posted August 13, 2012 by
The Path of "Hi"

The Path of “Hi” – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Susan Piver Hi there! This morning, I went for a run at about 6:30am. The streets were mostly deserted but occasionally I would pass someone on the sidewalk. When I did, I said, “hi.” OK, I live in Boston. Boston is not a hi-saying town. ... continue
Posted July 30, 2012 by
Gesar in Story and Song, part 2

Gesar in Story and Song, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Audio recording offered by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche to the Shambhala community When you tell the story of buddhas and bodhisattvas, there are many ways to tell them: outer, inner and secret biographies. In this case, we’re going to tell the outer biography of Gesar. He is the son of ... continue
Posted June 1, 2012 by
Making the Most of Retreat...

Making the Most of Retreat… – HIGHLIGHT

…and Bringing It to Life by Irini Rockwell Director & Principal Coach/Trainer at Five Wisdoms Institute Taking a retreat, however long, is a precious opportunity to look deeper within ourselves by connecting with life transformative practices. So how do we bring the awareness and intelligence of the retreat back into ... continue
Posted May 23, 2012 by
Eleanor: Unbiased at the Root

Eleanor: Unbiased at the Root – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Column: This article is part of a series of articles by Shastris – senior Shambhala teachers – on themes that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been emphasizing in his teachings on basic goodness. This article by Shastri Diana Evans explores the path of living into fearlessness ... continue
Posted March 8, 2012 by
Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

This guided meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was offered to the Shambhala community on Shambhala Day, following the address given by the Sakyong Wangmo. Those of you who are sitting on cushions, and those of you who are on chairs, please take a good posture. Especially ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
 Ordinary Bravery

Ordinary Bravery – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Column: This new article is part of a series of articles by Shastris – senior Shambhala teachers – on themes that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been emphasizing in his teachings since he ended his year-long retreat almost a year ago in March, 2011. This article ... continue
Posted February 6, 2012 by
Gesar in Story and Song

Gesar in Story and Song – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired by the profound teachings of Gesar of Ling, the mythical, historical, holder of sacred buddhist teachings, Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche has offered the Shambhala Times readers an audio gift of song and story. This broadcast tells the story of Gesar going to India and the hell ... continue
Posted December 15, 2011 by
Empty of What?

Empty of What? – HIGHLIGHT

This article, by Robert Alan Paul, presents an intellectual inquiry into the Buddhist teachings on emptiness. Using the following query, Robert expounds upon the inherent misunderstandings and the subsequent awakening to understanding that occur for each of us as we tread the path of meditation. He ... continue
Posted November 30, 2011 by
Inspirational Teachings from the Dignity Weekend with the Sakyong

Inspirational Teachings from the Dignity Weekend with the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

by Director of Shambhala Europe, Chris Montone From October 7th – 9th, 435 Shambhala leaders from 125 centers and groups who had attended one of the 10 Kalapa Governance Gatherings offered this year, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to hear the Sakyong teach about governance and the ... continue
Posted November 28, 2011 by
Karme Choling’s Garden Gate

Karme Choling’s Garden Gate – HIGHLIGHT

Slogan of the week: Stop, Drop and Touch the Speechless Sky by Jan Enthoven, Master Gardener at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center Many people ponder how humanity can continue its proliferation on planet earth with its limited material resources and a rapidly widening ecological footprint. I am just ... continue
Posted November 20, 2011 by
Stop. Give

Stop. Give – HIGHLIGHT

This article presents healthy ways to keep your heart open when friends are too needy. This guest article is contributed by Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author and Shambhala practitioner. In addition to helping you relax and discover your own wisdom, meditation is a way of ... continue
Posted November 5, 2011 by

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