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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 Family Mandala, part two

The Family Mandala, part two – HIGHLIGHT

Living on the Edge Part Two by Irini Rockwell Co-emergent Wisdom and Mandala Principle The two most powerful and transformative aspects of the Five Wisdoms perspective are, 1) co-emergent wisdom: wisdom born from confusion, intensified emotions transmuted into brilliant sanity, and 2) the mandala principle: the totality of interconnected dynamic ... continue
Posted June 12, 2013 by
Stories of Who We Are

Stories of Who We Are – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Dharma Teachings by Acharya Susan Chapman photos by Laura Chenoweth Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche opens his book, Ruling Your World, with the story about a case of mistaken identity. A pauper who didn’t realize that he is of royal blood learns he is heir to a kingdom. “We are ... continue
Posted May 6, 2013 by
Sakyong Address Live Online This Friday

Sakyong Address Live Online This Friday

Imagining Peace; Enlightened Society Gatherings April 26-28 Chicago Shambhala Center and Shambhala Online present Live from Chicago, Illinois, USACreating Enlightened Society: A Keynote Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Friday April 26, 2013, 7:30 pm Central (9:30 pm Atlantic, 8:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Mountain, 5:30 pm Pacific) Rockefeller Chapel, University of ... continue
Posted April 24, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 3

So Much is at Stake, 3

Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 3 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward Now we come to specific recommendations to continue our practice. For some of you with established practices and who have been around Shambhala for a while, this will be “old hat.” But ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 4

So Much is at Stake, 4

Lineage Stories Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 4 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward I am often asked to tell lineage stories, so here is one that came to mind for today. It involves a great spiritual love affair that blossomed between Trungpa Rinpoche and ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 2

So Much is at Stake, 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 2 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward Like a clay bowl tossed into the air, with no one to catch it, this life of ours is fleeting, unbelievably short. And as I have so vividly learned, while the scope ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake

So Much is at Stake – HIGHLIGHT

Maintaining the Heart of Practice A Dharma Teaching in Four Parts by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward In January 2012 and 2013, Acharya William McKeever attended and assisted with the winter dathuns at Karme Choling. During both of these retreats he presented two talks, which ... continue
Posted April 10, 2013 by
Relating with Grief as We Age

Relating with Grief as We Age – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Acharya Emily Bower Member of the Working Group on Aging for Shambhala Grief is never simple, never clean or clear-cut. It defies description, it has many effects on our lives, it has many symptoms. To name a few of these: depression, suppressed immune ... continue
Posted February 25, 2013 by
Drala in the Grand Canyon

Drala in the Grand Canyon – HIGHLIGHT

Laura McNulty practices on the bank of the Colorado River while a friend-in-the-making fishes in the backgroundLast November, for the first time, a Drala program was held during a week-long backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. What follows are my reflections on this unforgettable experience. The Drala ... continue
Posted February 16, 2013 by lmcnulty
Becoming a Bodhisattva

Becoming a Bodhisattva – HIGHLIGHT

Monthly Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche At the core of the Mahayana Buddhist teachings is the crown jewel of bodhichitta. This is the supreme thought, the highest possible concept that the mind can generate. Bodhichitta is the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. The person ... continue
Posted February 15, 2013 by
Having Fun With Brain Science

Having Fun With Brain Science – HIGHLIGHT

Investigating the Protector Principle by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. When the subject of protectors comes up, so does the question of whether they really exist or not. The answer depends on how you ask the question. For instance, it does seem as though coincidences happen in our lives ... continue
Posted February 8, 2013 by
Protecting Relationships During Don Season

Protecting Relationships During Don Season – HIGHLIGHT

by Acharya Susan Chapman, Vancouver B.C. Because it was scheduled many months ago, by coincidence last night’s opening class of our Mindful Communication course occurred on the first day of Don Season. Around 40 people, mostly newcomers, listened to the tinkling of the bells from the Mamo chants ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by
The Gate of Cosmic Warfare

The Gate of Cosmic Warfare – HIGHLIGHT

Invoking the Energy of Protection by Toby Sifton, Rupon There is a sentry at the gate 24 hours a day regardless of the activity happening within. Someone stands at the edge peering out from under a tarp against rain that never seems to end, or roasts in the ... continue
Posted February 6, 2013 by
Averting the Negativity of the Old Year

Averting the Negativity of the Old Year – HIGHLIGHT

A Look at the End of the Water Dragon Year, and the Mamo Days practice time by Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje The year end Mamo Days practice is a means of clearing up the environmental negativity of the whole year. It is traditional at this time to invoke the ... continue
Posted February 5, 2013 by
Don Season Teachings

Don Season Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

Teachings and Q & A from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche compiled and made available by Hamish Maclaren The following two videos are from a 2008 Shambhala Online session with the Sakyong teaching about the don season. Both videos include teaching as well as question and answer and both now ... continue
Posted February 3, 2013 by

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