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Health Care Professionals Initiative

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Envisioning a health department within Shambhala

A group of Healthcare Professionals in the community have begun a dialogue over the past year about envisioning what a Shambhala Health Department would look like.  If we had the opportunity to develop our own health care system, what would we do?  If we could build, from the ground up, a comprehensive healthcare environment, what would it look like?  How would our understanding and experience of basic goodness, dignity, and compassion shape the evolution of a Shambhala Health Department?  We would like to begin working towards bringing Healthcare Professionals who are current members of the Shambhala community together for a weekend of discussions and mutual exploration of these and other questions. Continue…

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Book Review: Mindfulness in Action

Book Review: Mindfulness in Action – HIGHLIGHT

by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself Through Friendliness and Everyday Awareness (Shambhala Publications, 2015) is the newest in a series of books based on talks by Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Other books that Ms. Gimian has compiled include ... continue
Posted May 11, 2015 by Dan
Festivities at Surmang

Festivities at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

The winter is a special time for practice at Surmang Dutsi Til, the monastic seat of the Trungpa Tulku lineage in eastern Tibet, particularly after Losar or the Tibetan new year. The Konchok Foundation is delighted to share photographs from the annual Chakrasamvara dance and from the ... continue
Posted April 3, 2015 by Dan
The Path of Translating

The Path of Translating – HIGHLIGHT

Translating in the Ear Whispering Lineage by Stéphane Bedard, Montreal, Quebec When I started to read one of the Sakyong’s recent advanced texts, parts of the text were whispered to me in French. This was unusual. I read the whole book over several months and kept hearing this ... continue
Posted March 6, 2015 by
Please Don't Start Meditating.....

Please Don’t Start Meditating….. – HIGHLIGHT

….Unless You’re Willing to Change guest article by Lodro Rinzler originally published on Huffington Post A Buddhist teacher I respect a great deal once proclaimed a warning about meditation: Don’t do it unless you’re willing to change. If you’re one of the two gazillion people aiming to launch a ... continue
Posted February 11, 2015 by
Accessible Dharma

Accessible Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

A Report from the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The Accessibility and Disability Working Group of the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being joyously announces its new websites in the Shambhala international network, with Spanish resources ... continue
Posted February 8, 2015 by
Launching the Surmang Shedra

Launching the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Surmang Shedra – view with ruins aboveThe Konchok Foundation is delighted to announce that the Surmang Shedra will launch this fall. Last October, the Pema Chodron Foundation offered a $150,000 matching grant to complete the Surmang Shedra–the monastic college at Surmang Monastery in eastern Tibet–and hold ... continue
Posted February 4, 2015 by
Meeting our Ling Family in Kham

Meeting our Ling Family in Kham – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar Fund Update article by Acharya Han de Wit Gesar Fund boardmember Nyima Kunga was recently joined by boardmember and Shambhala teacher Acharya Han de Wit and his wife Ineke, founder of the Gesar Fund Foundation for a journey to Kham in Tibet to check on the aid ... continue
Posted January 19, 2015 by
Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work

Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work – HIGHLIGHT

article by Shaun Bartone, Halifax A queer Buddhist friend of mine said to me recently, “You have a lot of bones that stick out, bones that don’t fit in one place or another.” True. In one sangha, I’m too much of an intellectual, I think too much, and ... continue
Posted January 18, 2015 by
The Art of Practicing

The Art of Practicing – HIGHLIGHT

News from The Art of Practicing Institute shared by Madeline Bruser, New York The body and mind are completely interconnected in making music. When you understand and feel the music deeply, your whole body works in a simple, natural way. The mission at The Art of Practicing ... continue
Posted December 29, 2014 by
Funding Anti-Violence

Funding Anti-Violence – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Trust Funds More Chicago Anti-Violence Work – and Five Other Projects Fall 2014 Meeting article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin Co-Chairs of the Shambhala Trust The Shambhala Trust held its Fall 2014 meeting in a new location – Chicago, where the Trust had recently begun funding “Cure Violence” efforts ... continue
Posted December 4, 2014 by
How To Make A Sit-a-Thon

How To Make A Sit-a-Thon – HIGHLIGHT

Dispatch from Northern California by Kathryn Rile In just four days the Northern California Shambhala community is gathering across seven centers and groups to host the first regional sit-a-thon, Sitting for Society. This fundraiser is based on a model that San Francisco piloted last year with the intent ... continue
Posted November 18, 2014 by
Coming Into Focus

Coming Into Focus – HIGHLIGHT

Interview about the Mukpo Institute at Karme Choling with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette by Cati Hellerer Mukpo Institute is a three-month investigation into the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings offered every Fall and Spring at Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center in Barnet, Vermont. What inspires you about Mukpo Institute? “I’m ... continue
Posted November 12, 2014 by
Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes

Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes – HIGHLIGHT

EWV Wisdom WheelCOLUMN: In Everyday Life Investigating EarthWalk Vermont, A Mini-Culture Filled With Nature, Learning, Respect and Joy by Cara Thornley In 2005, Angella Gibbons, Shambhala practitioner in Vermont, started EarthWalk Vermont (EWV), a nature-based mentoring school, with five students who came one day a week. It grew so ... continue
Posted October 11, 2014 by
No Choice

No Choice – HIGHLIGHT

A Special Rigden Weekend is Offered at Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group, Snake River Correctional Institution, Oregon by Trime Persinger The Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group is different from any other — it operates entirely inside a prison. In May 2014, Acharya Fleet Maull led a Rigden: Unconditional ... continue
Posted September 29, 2014 by
Education, “Bildung” and Mindfulness

Education, “Bildung” and Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

On Education and Human Nature by Charles Fadel and Dr. Han F de Wit (Shambhala Acharya) On October 22-24, 2014, leaders in education, government, business and philanthropy are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland to develop a shared vision for education that strengthens character and improves the chances for success ... continue
Posted September 24, 2014 by

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