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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 Terton and the Chodak in the Shambhala Terma Tradition

The Terton and the Chodak in the Shambhala Terma Tradition – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine This article is an edited extract from The Great River Of Blessings, a digital book about the Rinchen Terdzo, conferred by His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche on the Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in the winter of 2008 – 2009. During the course of the ... continue
Posted July 5, 2010 by Walker Blaine
From Revelation to Lineage: Unveiling Terma

From Revelation to Lineage: Unveiling Terma – HIGHLIGHT

By Holly Gayley The revelation of terma, or “treasures,” is a distinctive way that new lineages and cycles of teachings are established in Tibetan Buddhism. Since the eleventh century, terma has provided a mechanism for innovation in Tibet, framed as the recovery of ancient wisdom that is ... continue
Posted July 4, 2010 by Holly
What is Terma?

What is Terma? – HIGHLIGHT

This article was originally published on the Richen Terdzo blog. It has been newly edited and reprinted on the Shambhala Times with the permission of the author. By Holly Gayley Terma texts contain Buddhist teachings intended for troubled times as a source of renewed wisdom and blessings. Although ... continue
Posted July 1, 2010 by Holly
Zen and Tantra: In English

Zen and Tantra: In English – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya David Schneider To commemorate the release of The Teacup and The Skullcup in French, Acharya David Schneider gave a talk in Paris. This article provides some background. In the coming days, we will publish this article in French and feature the ... continue
Posted June 25, 2010 by
The Immediacy and Immensity of Africa

The Immediacy and Immensity of Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Cynthia Kneen shares with the Shambhala Times vivid and insightful impressions during her travels in South Africa. Currently a guest of Shambhala Cape Town, she is teaching the Shambhala and Buddhadharma in South Africa for three months. By Cynthia Kneen Shambhala South Africa is a vibrant sangha, growing ... continue
Posted June 1, 2010 by
49th Day Commemoration for Quake Victims

49th Day Commemoration for Quake Victims – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock For the thousands of people who perished in the recent earthquake in Tibet this coming Wednesday, June 2 is the 49th day after their death. Traditionally, this day represents the culmination of the period of compassionate meditations on behalf of the deceased. Please consider ... continue
Posted May 31, 2010 by
Rainbow of Confidence in Boulder

Rainbow of Confidence in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

By Jennifer Holder With many blessings and the help of participants, I was able to capture photos of Saturday evening’s stunning moment on my iPhone and report it to the mandala this morning. Click on the photos to see them more clearly and in a larger ... continue
Posted May 30, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Families, Parenting and the Shambhala Path

Families, Parenting and the Shambhala Path – HIGHLIGHT

By Megan Parke Our homes and families are the very ground to grow our fearlessness, gentleness, love and wisdom. Parenting is also hard work. It takes us to the edge, rouses our joy and opens our hearts like almost nothing else. As practitioners we know this is ... continue
Posted May 29, 2010 by
Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter

Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

“We therefore need to engender a genuine understanding that all individuals have a place in Shambhala society. There should not be a sense of outer and inner, but rather a sense of being included in the compassionate embrace of heaven and earth.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche By Mary ... continue
Posted May 22, 2010 by
Sangyum Anniversary Recollection

Sangyum Anniversary Recollection – HIGHLIGHT

By Sangyum Drukmo Tinkar May 10th, 2010 was the twenty-fifth anniversary of my Sangyum ceremony. Inspired by my dear friend, Laura Simms, I’ve compiled a little sangha history in the spirit of celebration. In 1985 the Vidyadhara, Venerable Trungpa Rinpoche had recently returned to Boulder from a wild ... continue
Posted May 14, 2010 by
Cankatola Ti Ospaye

Cankatola Ti Ospaye – HIGHLIGHT

By Asata Radcliffe When I first began to attend Shambhala meetings, I wondered if making a commitment to be a Shambhala member would mean I would have to forsake cultural activities linked to my Native American heritage. Starting in my late teens, I attended ceremonies, sweat lodges, ... continue
Posted May 8, 2010 by
What is 'Our Future?'

What is ‘Our Future?’ – HIGHLIGHT

Connie Brock, the Shambhala Treasurer, offers background for the campaign and answers the questions we most frequently ask. “Our Future” is the overarching funding campaign of our mandala. It was launched just before the Sakyong went into his year of retreat, and aims to place ... continue
Posted May 2, 2010 by

“Our Future” Tour opens up Important Dialogue – HIGHLIGHT

The thing about Halifax is that it doesn’t seem as far away as it used to feel. –Seattle sangha member In February and March, Josh Silberstein and Lodro Rinzler visited seven major Shambhala Centres along the West Coast and seven along the East Coast. These centres included ... continue
Posted May 1, 2010 by
Jyekundo Earthquake Photo Essay by Khenpo Tsering

Jyekundo Earthquake Photo Essay by Khenpo Tsering – HIGHLIGHT

Khenpo Tsering has sent photos from the days following the Jyekundo Earthquake, chronicling the wreckage from the quake and relief efforts by the Surmang leadership with funds generously donated by the Shambhala community to the Konchok Foundation. These are published here on the Shambhala Times in ... continue
Posted April 30, 2010 by
Part Three: K.O.S. Energy

Part Three: K.O.S. Energy – HIGHLIGHT

By Bill Scheffel Click here for Part Two One of the most remarkable aspects of my time in Cambodia, indeed all of the traveling I did, was that I never felt closer to Lord Mukpo and my own spirituality and confidence. Farther, and for much longer periods ... continue
Posted April 29, 2010 by

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