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Mar 26
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Christ on the Cushion

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A story about growing up in one religious tradition, and later adopting another

by Joe Nutini

When I was a child, my parents sent me to Catholic schools. This was both a blessing and a curse. It was a blessing because I received a wonderful, college preparatory education that did indeed prepare me to go to college. I loved college.  I also loved Christ. Like seriously. I was in love with Christ. From the time, I was quite young, I felt the energy of Christ deep within my heart. It was instantaneous. It didn’t require any understanding of doctrine, bible etc. It was just there.

I became a social worker. My education and the love that was in my heart because of knowing the energy of Christ (and perhaps even angels and other “heavenly” beings) led me to that path. Buddhism increased my awareness of Christ. It brought me back to Christ’s energy and love. It also brought me back to myself, to my own heart and to forgiveness. Continue…

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Beautiful Ornaments

Beautiful Ornaments – HIGHLIGHT

In the community of Dönda, Tibetan region of the Yushu Prefecture, a new stupa rises above the roof by staff at the Gesar Fund  The new shrine room at the Gesar Community Centre now has a new stupa and a new prayer wheel. The older “before” picture was taken ... continue
Posted January 6, 2017 by CGH
Progress at Surmang

Progress at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

An update on Konchok Foundation activities in the Surmang region of Tibet by Lyndon Comstock The Children’s educational program at Surmang is starting its winter 2016-2017 program this month.  Last year more than 150 children participated; a similar number is expected this year.  Donors to the Konchok Foundation provide all of the ... continue
Posted December 29, 2016 by CGH
Why, When and How to be Generous

Why, When and How to be Generous – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of the daily practice of generosity in a Shambhala household by Walker Blaine If people understood the benefits to themselves of generosity, they would not be able to contain their joy at seeing opportunities to give. Saints and sages from all spiritual traditions have spoken words ... continue
Posted December 25, 2016 by CGH
Spinning Mind

Spinning Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Changing the small, egoistic “Spinning Mind” to Big Mind view by Irini Rockwell It has been hard to avoid the turmoil that the long buildup and painful conclusion of the United States election of 2016 has brought forth. I have never been a political person, both growing up ... continue
Posted December 23, 2016 by Carol
Launch of the Aging Hub

Launch of the Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

by Ann Cason  The Aging Hub  (http://aging-hub.shambhala.org), a new project of the Shambhala Working Group on Aging, is due to launch today: December 17, 2016.   It has been funded by the Shambhala Trust and by donations from the sangha.  All of us on the Working Group on Aging ... continue
Posted December 17, 2016 by CGH
December Awakening

December Awakening – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating presence in the moment, while preparing for retreat by Susan Firer This past week I was preparing for a week-long silent retreat sending out emails, cooking, cleaning and the like. I had one of those moments where a feeling arises spontaneously and it has weight to it, ... continue
Posted December 16, 2016 by CGH
At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads – HIGHLIGHT

As Buddhists, should we avoid the aggression and confusion of politics, becoming islands of peace? by Daniel Phillips At my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, some of us were sympathetic with white supremacist views, some were appalled, and some wanted to not make any waves.  Some were Evangelical Christians who ... continue
Posted December 4, 2016 by CGH
Meritorious Service Award

Meritorious Service Award – HIGHLIGHT

Dr. Laurie Mallery receives high honor for her work in health care and geriatric quality of life by David Brown Laurie Mallery, MD, FRCPC, MSM, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, through the Governor General of Canada, in recognition of her ongoing ... continue
Posted December 2, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala at Standing Rock

Shambhala at Standing Rock – HIGHLIGHT

Flying the Shambhala Flag, practitioners join the Water Protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipe Line by Stephen Wood You may have heard and are hearing many different viewpoints and opinions to Sunday’s extreme escalation of violence and peaceful protest between the Water Protectors and the militarized law enforcement, ... continue
Posted November 30, 2016 by CGH
Deer Park, Part Two

Deer Park, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating the U.S. presidential race and Shambhala; part two of a two-part series by Acharya Daniel Hessey The technologies designed to make our lives more comfortable also distance us from ourselves, from our communities, and from the very Earth which is our home. As people chase comfort and ... continue
Posted November 28, 2016 by CGH
Deer Park, Part One

Deer Park, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on a recent event at Shambhala Mountain Center; part one of a two-part series. by Acharya Daniel Hessey “My father personally experienced the horrors of war and genocide. That led to his bravery in declaring basic goodness. He felt that if this message was not proclaimed, humanity ... continue
Posted November 26, 2016 by CGH
Earth/Dharma: Ecology and Buddhism

Earth/Dharma: Ecology and Buddhism – HIGHLIGHT

Using mindfulness practice we can work with environmental problems directly without experiencing the obstacles of anger, powerlessness, burnout, or blaming others. by Jane Philpin The EARTH/DHARMA Ecology and Buddhism series currently running  at the Shambhala Meditation Center of White River offers an exploration of our relationship with the ... continue
Posted November 24, 2016 by CGH
Our Sacred Responsibility

Our Sacred Responsibility – HIGHLIGHT

A letter of courage and responsibility, of honesty and inspiration in challenging times from Vicki Giella In my despair about the election, my mind turned to our former Shambhala President and current Shambhala envoy, Richard Reoch. I was wondering what he might be thinking about Donald Trump, the ... continue
Posted November 20, 2016 by CGH
Sexually Enlightened Society

Sexually Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a draft policy on sexual harm and misconduct by Crina Bondre Ardelean, Chris Kreeger, Terry Rudderham, and Alexis Shotwell We are a working group that has spent the last year writing a draft of a policy for preventing sexual harm and misconduct within Shambhala and responding appropriately ... continue
Posted November 14, 2016 by CGH
Wrinkle Face

Wrinkle Face – HIGHLIGHT

For National Pet Adoption Day, we offer this story of a shelter dog and his family by Jessica Spencer Berdiel Our Chinese Shar-pei didn’t have a name when we picked him out from the shelter. The staff was calling him Wrinkle Face. It suited him. A good Samaritan found ... continue
Posted November 12, 2016 by CGH

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