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Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation photo by Cliff Grassmick of the Daily Camera

Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation, photo by Cliff Grassmick of the Daily Camera

As the Boulder Daily Camera says, at Naropa University’s recent graduation ceremony Ani Pema Chodron implores grads to “fail, fail again, fail better”. About 300 earned degrees from the Buddhist-inspired university, now in its 40th year.

article by Jade Cruz Quinn, Shambhala Times Intern

Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, was founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. At this year’s Commencement, Ani Pema Chodron, a bestselling author and student of Trungpa Rinpoche and his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was chosen as the guest speaker to encourage Naropa’s new graduates on their transition. Continue…

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Tiny Home Community 2

Tiny Home Community 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part 2 of a conversation with Silas Rose about Shambhala vision, tiny home dreams, and the practice of living in community by George Klima George. Let me go to the practical details: what would be an approximate budget? What do you see as a viable governance structure? Silas. In ... continue
Posted August 7, 2018 by CGH
Tiny Home Community 1

Tiny Home Community 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A conversation with Silas Rose about Shambhala vision, tiny home dreams, and the practice of living in community by George Klima Last summer Silas Rose, Director at the Victoria Shambhala Centre, sold his home of 15 years and bought a restored vintage airstream coach to try out tiny ... continue
Posted August 5, 2018 by CGH
Endowed Chair at Michigan

Endowed Chair at Michigan – HIGHLIGHT

New Chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies established at University of Michigan, in the largest gift for the study of Tibetan Buddhism in North America from the Khyentse Foundation The University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts has received a gift of $2.5 million to establish the ... continue
Posted July 28, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Communication 2

Mindful Communication 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of an interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give Greg Heffron: In terms of good communication, there are a number of ways to identify within ourselves where to look for that. Like starting with our bodies, our senses, our hearing, ... continue
Posted July 20, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Communication 1

Mindful Communication 1 – HIGHLIGHT

An interview with Greg Heffron about an upcoming program at Karmê Chöling by Mike de Give KCL: Hi Greg. You are a senior instructor at the Green Zone Institute, which aims to bring mindfulness to communication. And the founder of Green Zone is Acharya Susan Gillis Chapman, who wrote ... continue
Posted July 18, 2018 by CGH
Report on Shambhala Art

Report on Shambhala Art – HIGHLIGHT

The last ten years in Shambhala Art, and what’s coming next by Stuart Rice, Steve Saitzyk, and Anne Saitzyk Shambhala Art is a living, evolving, and expanding set of teachings based on the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s presentations on visual dharma and dharma art. The Vidyadhara’s visual dharma and ... continue
Posted July 14, 2018 by CGH
Community Care

Community Care – HIGHLIGHT

On March 19, the Kalapa Council — the governing body of the Shambhala international community — announced a new effort to address issues of past harm in our community, and to refine and bolster existing policies and procedures to create safer environments for our members and ... continue
Posted July 2, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Statement on Border Separations

Shambhala Statement on Border Separations – HIGHLIGHT

from the Kalapa Council and Shambhala Office of Social Engagement As a Shambhala community, we are watching with a sense of horror and despair as the government of the United States implements its policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border. As an international ... continue
Posted June 21, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 2

Working with Perception 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy KCL: It sounds like part of the process is traditional meditation. Donna: Right. KCL: But also walking outside, and doing these sensory awareness practices; it somehow reminds me of meditation, has similar qualities. Donna: Why does it ... continue
Posted June 20, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 1

Working with Perception 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy Mike de Give, KCL: You’ve been working on developing future programs around embodying Earth energy. Can you tell me about your interest in this topic? Donna Williams: There are a couple of streams here. One ... continue
Posted June 18, 2018 by CGH
Farewell Richard Arthure

Farewell Richard Arthure – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections upon the day of Sukhavati for Kunga Dawa by Acharya Marty Janowitz I find myself awake in the pre-dawn this morning suffused with thoughts and feelings about Kunga Dawa, Richard Arthure, the first Western devoted heart-son of Chögyam Trungpa, and now an almost unrecognized early bead in ... continue
Posted June 10, 2018 by CGH
Embodying Earth Energy

Embodying Earth Energy – HIGHLIGHT

The beauties and benefits of mindfulness practice in the natural world by Donna Williams “The human potential for intelligence and dignity is attuned to experiencing the brilliance of the bright blue sky, the freshness of green fields, and the beauty of trees and mountains,” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sacred ... continue
Posted May 23, 2018 by CGH
Right Speech in Myanmar

Right Speech in Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

A look at the everyday lives of Buddhists in Myanmar, with the possibilities of courage and peace by Larry Steele Buddhists in strife-torn Myanmar suffer the blame for violence and oppression by their too-powerful military, as reported in the first article of this series, “A Monk Called King ... continue
Posted May 19, 2018 by CGH
King Zero Is Not Retired

King Zero Is Not Retired – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele At this point, there is no moderate coalition in Myanmar to speak up about peace, harmony, and diversity. Monks are traditionally hesitant to criticize other monks, so there is virtually no ... continue
Posted May 15, 2018 by CGH
A Monk Called King Zero

A Monk Called King Zero – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele The Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya is working to create an enlightened society in the confused and violent land of Myanmar. Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has been in the news ... continue
Posted May 13, 2018 by CGH

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