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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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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
Stability in Chaos

Stability in Chaos – HIGHLIGHT

There is incredible value to finding stability in the midst of chaos.  by Sarah Lipton The leaves have almost entirely fallen from the trees here in Northern Vermont. They lie brown and shriveled on the still-green grass. Just now a light breeze erupted across the hillside, tinkling the ... continue
Posted November 6, 2016 by CGH
Mind Training on the Camino

Mind Training on the Camino – HIGHLIGHT

A Buddhist practitioner goes on pilgrimage, following the ancient trail of the Camino de Santiago by Pat Hoffman Going on a “spiritual” pilgrimage is a tricky thing – just that label loads the trip with expectation. It’s kind of like going on retreat with a shopping list of ... continue
Posted October 31, 2016 by CGH
Open Your Hearts, America

Open Your Hearts, America – HIGHLIGHT

More Syrian refugees are likely to be on the way by Katie Letheren According to recent polling, Donald Trump has less than an eight percent chance to win this election. That means Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more than likely to take her seat in the Oval ... continue
Posted October 29, 2016 by CGH
40th Anniversary of Ashe

40th Anniversary of Ashe – HIGHLIGHT

On the 40th anniversary of the arrival of the Ashe in the modern world, we offer our readers a short video by Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel, to celebrate the significance of this event: https://vimeo.com/shambhalaonline/review/188848343/3ec2a5c992 . continue
Posted October 25, 2016 by CGH
The Clothes Hamper as Practice

The Clothes Hamper as Practice – HIGHLIGHT

Waking up to basic goodness through the practice of wakeful kindness in everyday life by Stuart Rice My name is Stuart, and I have a confession: I’m a very messy person. And I can also confess that it was my messiness that, in a Shambhala sense, provided an ... continue
Posted October 17, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala Hosts the UNtraining

Shambhala Hosts the UNtraining – HIGHLIGHT

A daylong training session brings together individuals committed to unlearning their social conditioning around race  by Robert Pressnall “Loving yourself is a political act. We are taught not to love ourselves, and from that place we are easily manipulated. Love yourself so much that this love changes the ... continue
Posted October 15, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt 3

America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Part three of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht Who is this “I” that appears to exist? It might be helpful to ask a similar, but different, question: What do I think our true ... continue
Posted October 13, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt. 2

America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt. 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht In October 2009, I left Los Angeles and moved to Vancouver, Washington. I did not go outside alone for twenty months. If I did go ... continue
Posted October 9, 2016 by CGH

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