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Warrior Assembly Reflections

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Dechen Chöling, July 2018

by Michal George

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
For a further union, a deeper communion
In my end is my beginning. — T.S. Eliot

I almost didn’t go. A week before my planned departure for France, a massive storm enveloped Shambhala. And it shook my little world. I felt angry and betrayed. I came within two mouse clicks of cancelling my trip. The shift came when our local community met that weekend for a Sadhana Feast, and to be together at this difficult time. They showed me how to move closer to the middle way, how not to polarize my practice. They reminded me why I’m on this path — about the intimacy of quiet connection, that despite the uncertainty of a world turned upside down, there is a place for me. Their presence reminded me that living out an aspiration to create an Enlightened Society means never to give up on anything or anyone. Ever. That it is possible to make room for my pain and allow space for its relief, for my longing and that which fulfills the desire. I am deeply grateful for these insights. Continue…

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Posted April 8, 2009 by
Plans for 2009 Applied Mindfulness Conference

Plans for 2009 Applied Mindfulness Conference – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted April 8, 2009 by
First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5

First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5 – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 30, 2009 by
Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling

Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 18, 2009 by Dan
Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

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Posted March 15, 2009 by Les Ste. Marie
New Blog for International Arts Festival

New Blog for International Arts Festival – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 7, 2009 by
Scorpion Seal Assembly

Scorpion Seal Assembly

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Posted February 25, 2009 by
Applied Mindfulness Conference: Inviting Workshop Proposals

Applied Mindfulness Conference: Inviting Workshop Proposals

The Applied Mindfulness Conference announces it is now accepting proposals to lead interactive workshops at the second annual conference. This unique symposium brings together practitioners of mindfulness and contemplative disciplines to exchange information and ideas about extending these practices into business, organizational, and other workplace settings. ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
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Posted February 24, 2009 by
Family Programs in Prague

Family Programs in Prague

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Posted February 24, 2009 by
Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

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Posted February 23, 2009 by Brus Westby
Two Shambhala Art Intensives in Europe

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Posted February 23, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Rastro de Werma en Dechen Choling

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Posted February 16, 2009 by Adrian_Bude
International Shambhala Arts Day Festival

International Shambhala Arts Day Festival

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Posted February 14, 2009 by

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