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Understanding Dön Season

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When the world is filled with evil, pacify the Döns and Mamos

by Russell Rodgers

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated karma comes to fruition and societal obstacles arise. This year, between February 16 – 25, we will do “Mamo Practice” to purify obstacles of the old year. Then, on Shambhala Day, February 27, we can start afresh with the new year.

At this time, when we look around the world, there seems to be no relief from suffering and no escape from the karmic baggage we humans have created. On a personal level, accidents, sickness and general bad luck tend to be on our minds. From an ordinary, non-Buddhist point of view, we could say that we have survived the winter solstice but the harshness and darkness of winter are still dragging on. The fresh promise of spring and bliss of summer have not yet arisen.  Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that all Shambhala Centres perform a pacification of obstacles practice during the period before Shambhala Day. Continue…

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Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness

Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Keniley, Albuquerque Shambhala Center COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC This simple, four line supplication composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has a lot in it. There is one meaning on the level of ordinary thoughts and associations. Then, there is another level that words cannot directly express ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by
Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?

Is Shambhala Just for Seekers? – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Miksang de Joey JohannsenCOLUMN: Dharma Teaching by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC Recently I was at a gathering of meditation instructors, and the main topic of conversation was why so many people come through our doors at open houses, and so few “stick”. The conversation, by now very ... continue
Posted May 30, 2014 by
Giving and Knowing

Giving and Knowing – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings Investigating the Practice of Generosity by Acharya Michael Greenleaf, Barnet, VT Generosity is our genes. The word comes from the root genus, meaning of good or noble birth. Noble, in turn, comes from the root gnosis — to know. Generosity speaks to the natural expression of ... continue
Posted April 25, 2014 by
Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer

Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Eve RosenthalCOLUMN: 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 March 12, 2014 by
The Magic of Lhasang

The Magic of Lhasang – HIGHLIGHT

Lhasang with the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche.COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Daniel Hessey and Walker Blaine “When we do a lhasang to bring down the magic energy of enlightenment and drala, the smoke of the lhasang is said to purify those obstacles that ... continue
Posted February 24, 2014 by
Obstacles and Antidotes

Obstacles and Antidotes – HIGHLIGHT

Ekajati: Queen of the Mamos, thangka painting by Chogyam Trungpa RinpocheTeachings on Don Season by Shastri Andrew Sacamano As we move from winter to spring to summer to fall there is a natural process that takes place in the earth. There is a period where the earth needs ... continue
Posted February 22, 2014 by
Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart

Uncommon Advice to Heal a Broken Heart – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Susan Piver A few years ago, I traveled across the country giving talks based on my book, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. I drove from Boston to Victoria, B.C. and back, giving talk after talk, hearing story after story, meeting person after heartbroken ... continue
Posted February 15, 2014 by
The Virtuous Leader

The Virtuous Leader – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings Exploring the Shambhala Path of Warriorship and the Wisdom of the I Ching by Acharya Daniel Hessey For the past fifteen years I have been deeply engaged in studying and translating the I Ching from the ancient Chinese into modern English. In fact, I have translated ... continue
Posted December 27, 2013 by
Un-Freeze Tag

Un-Freeze Tag – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan from his blog broken leaf We are utterly overwhelmed. It’s tempting to let that be the whole post. Courtney Martin, activist, author, and a wonderful spokesperson for the millennial generation, addresses Gen Y’s current state of collective mind: “We are not apathetic. What we ... continue
Posted October 26, 2013 by
Tears, Tails, Dickey and Duane

Tears, Tails, Dickey and Duane – HIGHLIGHT

“My friends, we have each other.” by Susan Piver “I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it…I will seek knowledge from those wiser and teach ... continue
Posted October 19, 2013 by
Cooking "Me" into "We"

Cooking “Me” into “We” – HIGHLIGHT

The Marriage Vow…and the culture of Enlightened Society COLUMN: Acharya Corner by Acharya Susan Chapman This summer I performed two wedding ceremonies. Both couples were obviously in love and expressed their vows to each other with deep, tearful authenticity, witnessed by family and friends. My husband was there to ... continue
Posted October 8, 2013 by
Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters

Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Consider for a moment the letters on this page. On one level, letters have been familiar since we were four years old. You might feel impatient: “no big deal, let’s move on. I know all about letters.” However, as a meditator, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2013 by
broken leaf

broken leaf – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan Walking from here to there on any given day we might encounter, among other things, a broken leaf on the sidewalk. Most likely, we will not see it. Our eyes see it, but our minds are elsewhere, preoccupied with things that ... continue
Posted August 24, 2013 by
The Path of Goodness

The Path of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Interview with Acharya John Rockwell by Will Brown Shambhala Times Column Editor I recently had the extreme good fortune to interview Ashe Acharya John Rockwell for the Shambahala Times column “In Everyday Life”. Of course, being infinitely curious and having the rare opportunity to interview an ... continue
Posted July 24, 2013 by
What is at the Heart?

What is at the Heart? – HIGHLIGHT

A Request by Susan Piver A show of hands, please. What do you believe in? What are your values? What do you believe is at the heart of human nature? What kind of world do you want to live in? Here is what I say. continue
Posted July 22, 2013 by

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