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Money on the Path

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Using the principles of Shambhala to uplift our finances

by Joanne Martin Braun

Money can be a challenging topic in our lives. It can be even more challenging if we relate to it as if money and livelihood are somehow outside of our spiritual practice. But the Shambhala teachings are meant to inform all parts of our daily lives, from the profound to the practical. And indeed they can be extremely helpful in showing us how to relax and bring wisdom into our finances. Continue…

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The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society

The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Followers of many traditions come together to contemplate climate change through study of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si by Russell Rogers Here in Nelson British Columbia, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre is taking part in an extraordinary event. For the first time, 50 to 60 people from various churches ... continue
Posted December 26, 2015 by CGH
Time to Tiger in Vienna

Time to Tiger in Vienna – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Children’s Day, families gather for a kid-friendly event in Austria by Hans Kaufmann We met at four o’clock in the afternoon, in order “to tiger.” One of the boys had suggested  this term about two years ago, making a verb of the noun tiger.  It was his ... continue
Posted December 24, 2015 by CGH
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
Taking off the Roof

Taking off the Roof – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on the occasion of opening a new Shambhala Center by Alice Goguen Hunsberger As we prepare to open the doors of our new Shambhala Center here in West Chester next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to not only cultivate the community ... continue
Posted December 18, 2015 by CGH
Awake and Ready to Wear

Awake and Ready to Wear – HIGHLIGHT

Enlightened society comes to life through a new business venture in Los Angeles by David Fraioli Sounds weird, right? In Shambhala we talk about creating enlightened society, and that includes everything: education, politics, religion, business, trade, technology, the arts…and fashion. What you wear and how you wear it can either ... continue
Posted December 16, 2015 by CGH
Mindfulness of Mental Health

Mindfulness of Mental Health – HIGHLIGHT

Mental Health Care in Shambhala: An Interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Rebecca Hazell How did you become involved with integrating the field of mental health with practicing the dharma? Acharya Han de Wit Acharya Han de Wit: In the beginning of our Dutch sangha, in 1977, I was the ... continue
Posted December 14, 2015 by CGH
The Gradual Power of Meditation

The Gradual Power of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Pixoto:Bradley van der Westhuizen A Reflection on the Practice of Meditation by Linda Lewis originally published on the Elephant Journal From a Buddhist point of view, ignorance is giving in to seduction, hoping that something or someone “other” will fundamentally enrich us and make us live happily ever after. Ignorance is ... continue
Posted December 12, 2015 by
Howard University: The First Eight

Howard University: The First Eight – HIGHLIGHT

Introduction The First8: From bottom left to right—March Wood; Endia Sowers Paige, Rashid Hughes. Top left to right is Chiquita Richardson, Jennifer Nash, Alice Bellis, Erin Johnson, Donna Lawson, Cleon Peoples. Washington DC Shambhala Member March Wood completed her Masters at The Howard University School of Divinity earlier ... continue
Posted December 4, 2015 by CGH
A Polish Monk Finds Home

A Polish Monk Finds Home – HIGHLIGHT

Nordzin’s Story: A Gampo Abbey Reflection by Tsondru Nordzin (Jarek Paslawski) Before coming to Gampo Abbey, I lived in Poland where I was born. I worked for a logistic forwarding company as a manager. Having job and a family with two children, going to a place like the ... continue
Posted November 30, 2015 by
Grand Conclusion of the Gongter

Grand Conclusion of the Gongter – HIGHLIGHT

The Gongter ends auspiciously with an Amitayus abhisheka and the Lingdro Dances by Walker Blaine Buddha Amitayus The final day of the Gongter was one of forward vision and celebration. The conclusion of the reading transmissions and thanksgiving to Lhuntrul Rinpoche happened the day before, and the final empowerment occurred ... continue
Posted November 24, 2015 by CGH
Speaking Up and Speaking Out

Speaking Up and Speaking Out – HIGHLIGHT

Chicago Shambhala Center’s open mic night builds community, fosters diversity by Sai Wei photos by Chase Bauer On the third Friday evening of every month, the Chicago Shambhala center transforms from a peaceful meditation center to a throbbing hub of music and expression. Gone are the smartly dressed middle ... continue
Posted November 22, 2015 by CGH
The Blazing Warmth of Generosity

The Blazing Warmth of Generosity – HIGHLIGHT

How generosity manifests at the Gongter ceremonies by Walker Blaine   His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche Large Buddhist programs in Asia are primarily supported by major patrons, rather than by the collective sponsorship of all the participants’ program fees which is generally the case in the West. This means that an ... continue
Posted November 20, 2015 by CGH
The Warriors Who Are Joyful

The Warriors Who Are Joyful – HIGHLIGHT

A Gampo Abbey Reflection: Lodro’s Story by Tharpa Lodro My given name at birth was Daniel McCoy Baker. I was born October 26th, 1989 in Cheverly, Maryland, not too far from Washington D.C., the area where I have spent the greater part of my life. I grew up about ... continue
Posted November 18, 2015 by
Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter

Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Addresses Western Students at the Gongter Near the end of the Gongter, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave an evening talk to the Westerners and English-speaking Tibetans attending the empowerments. About two hundred people attended the event, which was followed by a blessing line where everyone ... continue
Posted November 16, 2015 by CGH
Gesar: Heart of the Gongter Empowerments

Gesar: Heart of the Gongter Empowerments – HIGHLIGHT

Gongter empowerments continue on the sacred ground of Parpeng by Walker Blaine Namkha Drimed Rinpoche After the first five empowerments of the Gongter, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s termas of key practices in the Nyingma lineage, we moved into what could be considered the heart of these transmissions, the empowerments for ... continue
Posted November 15, 2015 by CGH

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