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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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Zen et Tantra: En Francais

Zen et Tantra: En Francais – HIGHLIGHT

Par Acharya David Schneider, traduit par Vincent Bardet To commemorate the release of The Teacup and The Skullcup in French, Acharya David Schneider gave a talk in Paris. This article provides some background. Click here to read the article in English. Soon, we will feature the ... continue
Posted June 29, 2010 by
Zen and Tantra: In English

Zen and Tantra: In English – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya David Schneider To commemorate the release of The Teacup and The Skullcup in French, Acharya David Schneider gave a talk in Paris. This article provides some background. In the coming days, we will publish this article in French and feature the ... continue
Posted June 25, 2010 by
Karmapa Streaming Live Today on New Website

Karmapa Streaming Live Today on New Website – HIGHLIGHT

His Holiness the 17th Karmapa will be streamed live from Dharmasala beginning today or tomorrow, June 17-18, depending our your location. He will be teaching on Dhagpo Rinpoche’s (Gampopa’s) Lam-chog Rinchen Trengwa or Precious Garlands of Supreme Path.The series of talks will be simultaneously translated into ... continue
Posted June 17, 2010 by

Be Pragmatic in Practice – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche As the great Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi said, “We are completely perfect, but we need a minor adjustment.” We have everything we need, but we have to hone it. Meditation is that honing process. What we are honing is our intention. Meditation is not ... continue
Posted June 13, 2010 by
Rainbow of Confidence in Boulder

Rainbow of Confidence in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

By Jennifer Holder With many blessings and the help of participants, I was able to capture photos of Saturday evening’s stunning moment on my iPhone and report it to the mandala this morning. Click on the photos to see them more clearly and in a larger ... continue
Posted May 30, 2010 by Jennifer Holder

White Dove, Black Crow – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks, by Cynthia Kneen I remember how a Japanese Buddhist monk in brown robes used to walk the streets of Boulder, Colorado with a strong open posture, uplifted gaze and good stride, beating a small drum. He walked all over town. People knew ... continue
Posted April 22, 2010 by

Cultivating a Healthy Sense of Self – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham In his journey toward enlightenment, the Buddha saw that human existence is characterized by three qualities: impermanence, suffering, and selflessness. He discovered that we suffer because we try to make ourselves solid and permanent, while our fundamental state of being is unconditionally open and ... continue
Posted April 10, 2010 by

Vidyadhara on Shambhala Households – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_15163″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ Q. How would you describe the Shambhala household? VCTR: Well, very simple. Good household washes every dish and doesn’t soak them, waiting for somebody else to clean-up after you. After your meals, wash them right away. Clean after you each time, so you ... continue
Posted April 5, 2010 by
Tender Warriorship and the Good Nightmare

Tender Warriorship and the Good Nightmare – HIGHLIGHT

On the occasion of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we offer a talk he gave at the Naropa Summer Seminar on August 20, 1979. This is the first time it has been published, and we would like to offer special thanks to the ... continue
Posted April 4, 2010 by
Lineage as the Direct Antidote for Now

Lineage as the Direct Antidote for Now – HIGHLIGHT

This twentieth Parinirvana Day Message from the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham, was read to all Shambhala centres in 2007. One of my early memories is of a young man walking toward me down a village road in India. He was about twenty-eight years old, handsome, beaming, and ... continue
Posted April 3, 2010 by
Living in a Living World

Living in a Living World – HIGHLIGHT

You are invited to view teachings from Acharya Moh Hardin and Sangyum Cynde Grieve, courtesy of the Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center. You may view Part One in the series on this page, and then click here to view Parts Two-Six January 23-24, 2010 Being vs. Becoming continue
Posted March 21, 2010 by
The View of the Sangha

The View of the Sangha – HIGHLIGHT

By Gaylon Ferguson We are human beings walking a path of liberation, and the value of community is linked to our fundamental humanity. As Suzuki Roshi said, “Buddhanature is just another name for our human nature.” As human beings, we are strongly affected by those ... continue
Posted March 19, 2010 by Jennifer Holder

Never Give Up – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks, by Cynthia Kneen Takeda Shingen was a great warrior who lived in sixteenth century Japan. He gave a very famous teaching to warriors under his leadership. He said they should develop their minds to be fu rin ka zan. Kanjuro Shibata XX ... continue
Posted March 17, 2010 by
Creating Peace the Shambhala Way

Creating Peace the Shambhala Way – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham It is absolutely possible to create a good human society here on earth. To do so, we need strong mindfulness and intention. As human beings, we are influenced by our environment. If we create an environment of aggression and disharmony, stress will become the ... continue
Posted March 5, 2010 by
When Concept Opens Up

When Concept Opens Up – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks, by Cynthia Kneen I find contemplation powerful. When a concept opens up, we find a meaning that is deeper and richer than the intellectual activity we started with. As the mind softens and appreciates, we gain insight into the nature of what ... continue
Posted March 2, 2010 by

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