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“Fail Better!”

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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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Decency Is the Absence of Strategy

Decency Is the Absence of Strategy – HIGHLIGHT

Snowy Sunrise,COLUMN: Dispatches from the Front Lines Dispatches from the Front Lines is a new column designed to support the many Shambhalians currently experiencing upheaval at their centers and groups. It is specifically intended to penetrate the sense of isolation common to these painful situations, and to ... continue
Posted January 26, 2015 by
Vulnerability and Humor

Vulnerability and Humor – HIGHLIGHT

The wooden hammer is called a han (from the Zen tradition) used to call to meditation. The slogan at the top reads: “Great is the matter of life and death. Awake! Awake! Don’t waste time!”Exploring Life at Gampo Abbey by Emma Cataford, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondant with assistance ... continue
Posted January 14, 2015 by
Exploring Receptivity

Exploring Receptivity – HIGHLIGHT

On Contemplative Practice, Receptivity, and Spiritual Activism COLUMN: Radical Compassion Interview with Adam Bucko conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by Emma Sartwell, edited by Christopher Schuman It can be difficult to find a place of receptivity in prayer and meditation. But ... continue
Posted January 2, 2015 by
The Origins of Iliana

The Origins of Iliana – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times wishes you all a delightful celebration of Children’s Day! interview with Walter Fordham by Sarah Lipton, Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief The renowned meditation master and social visionary Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche established Children’s Day in 1979 for his western students and their children. The holiday, which took place ... continue
Posted December 21, 2014 by
Purpose is the New Profit

Purpose is the New Profit – HIGHLIGHT

The Awakening of Business by Iektje van Bolhuis, Austin, Texas It might seem strange to write an article about enlightened society and business. In many ways the two seem to be contradictory. Indeed, many of the major problems we face in this dark age can be traced back ... continue
Posted December 6, 2014 by
Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola – HIGHLIGHT

Letter from Ashoka Mukpo to the extended Shambhala Community Ashoka Mukpo, son of Lady Diana Mukpo, contracted the Ebola virus after working for a month as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. After being diagnosed in Liberia, Ashoka was flown to the Nebraska Medical Center ... continue
Posted December 3, 2014 by
Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW COLUMN: Dispatches from the Front Lines Dispatches from the Front Lines is a new column designed to support the many Shambhalians currently experiencing upheaval at their centers and groups. It is specifically intended to penetrate the sense of isolation common to these painful situations, ... continue
Posted December 1, 2014 by
A Hundred Years Later

A Hundred Years Later – HIGHLIGHT

Parliament of Hungary in Budapest,A Collaborative Article Chronicling the Cultural History around the Hungarian Shambhala Group in Budapest written by Acharya Matias Pongracz, Peter Nowak, Daniel Zoltan Boldog and Robert Potor The Hungarian Shambhala Group was founded three years ago in Budapest. Currently we have about ten active ... continue
Posted November 24, 2014 by
Is Tolerance Enough?

Is Tolerance Enough? – HIGHLIGHT

Questions and Answers from: Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace Investigating Religious Conflict in Today’s World Presidential Lecture by Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala Buddhism “If the world had only one religion,” asked one of the students,”would we still have the same problems that we have today?” This was one ... continue
Posted November 22, 2014 by
Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen article by Khenchen Anthony Miller, Regional Machen Officer, Trident Region In the Kalapa Court, soup is a staple food. Warming, nourishing, and satisfying, a good soup can be amazing. A bad soup, on the other hand, can be dull and disappointing. ... continue
Posted November 17, 2014 by
Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace

Seeds of War, Seeds of Peace – HIGHLIGHT

Religious Conflict in Today’s World President Richard Reoch presents at the University of Morocco The room full of Muslim preachers, known as Imams, was keenly attentive as I introduced meditation practice to them with a short introduction to the neuroscience of mind, body and extended consciousness. I was in ... continue
Posted November 16, 2014 by
Unified Wealth

Unified Wealth – HIGHLIGHT

Ryan’s favorite view of Halifax from across the waterInterview with Ryan Watson, new Director of Finance, Shambhala International by Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief, Shambhala Times Shambhala International is pleased to announce that after a thorough recruitment process, we have hired Ryan Watson as the new Director of Finance. Ryan ... continue
Posted November 7, 2014 by
Empathy as Currency

Empathy as Currency – HIGHLIGHT

Jerry Colonna’s blog is called “The Monster in Your Head”COLUMN: Radical Compassion Interview with Jerry Colonna conducted by Cameron Wenaus of Retreat.Guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by James Gilness and edited by Christopher Schuman Naropa University recently celebrated their 40th year by assembling some ... continue
Posted November 3, 2014 by
Dragon Making and the "Weconomy"

Dragon Making and the “Weconomy” – HIGHLIGHT

dragon with ball, Follow-up Activities from the Bright Now Festival, Amsterdam article by Meino Zeillemaker and Debbie Evers The Bright Now festival was so successful! Now that it is over, we want to share some news about the events and activities that have come out of the Festival. ... continue
Posted November 1, 2014 by
Wild Yearning

Wild Yearning – HIGHLIGHT

Face to Face with a Moose Shambhala Times Updates from the Inside Out Editor’s Column by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief It’s the season for mask wearing and unveiling. Today is Halloween. The gates between the worlds are said to be thin at this time. Our truths are known to emerge: ... continue
Posted October 31, 2014 by Sarah

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