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Each Mindful Meal Is A Step Towards Sustainable Food For All

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By “Jackie Writing Jackie”

Around the world, over 3 billion people are malnourished, and many more eat a poor quality diet. Sustainable food practices are essential in order to ensure an adequate supply of good quality, nourishing food for an ever expanding population. However, in a world of greed and destruction, change will be slow to occur. When individuals take control over their own relationship with food, in accordance with Buddhist teachings, it can make a positive difference, not only to their own health and well-being, but to that of the world as a whole. Eating mindfully, being aware of where produce comes from, and savoring meals with friends all help to consolidate a strong connection with food and how it can nourish the world.

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Why save Marpa house? Why sell it?

Why save Marpa house? Why sell it? – HIGHLIGHT

By Lainie Logan To show support for saving Marpa House, add your comments below, pledge a conditional payment, or offer a friendly loan. Go online here to learn more https://www.futureofmarpahouse.com/who-we-are/ This is an opinion piece. I do not speak for the board of the non-profit Community of Marpa ... continue
Posted July 10, 2019 by alexvangils
Quel avenir pour le trésor de Shambhala ?

Quel avenir pour le trésor de Shambhala ?

par l’Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown (Paru sur le site de Shambhala Times Community News Magazine) En ces temps de profond bouleversement, alors que nous nous efforçons de restructurer l’ensemble de notre communauté et de notre pratique, j’aimerais apporter une perspective historique à nos réflexions. Il ne s’agit certainement pas ... continue
Posted March 19, 2019 by alexvangils
Sopesar el futuro del tesoro de Shambhala

Sopesar el futuro del tesoro de Shambhala

En estos días desoladores en que estamos comprometidos a rediseñar toda la estructura de nuestra comunidad y de la práctica, quería añadir un elemento que quizá proporcione una perspectiva histórica a nuestras consideraciones. Esto no significa de ninguna manera dictar lo que decidamos hacer, porque esos ... continue
Posted March 13, 2019 by luz_rodriguez
Considering the Future of the Treasure of Shambhala

Considering the Future of the Treasure of Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. In these heartbreaking days, while we are committed to redesign the entire structure of our community and practice, I wanted to add an element that may provide some historical perspective for our ... continue
Posted March 12, 2019 by alexvangils
Lettre de Lady Diana Mukpo

Lettre de Lady Diana Mukpo

Office de la Druk Sakyong Wangmo Chers membres de la communauté Shambhala, C’est avec le cœur gros que je vous écris aujourd’hui. Nous vivons tous un moment extrêmement douloureux actuellement. Cependant, à bien des égards, je pense que la situation dans laquelle nous nous trouvons en tant que ... continue
Posted February 24, 2019 by alexvangils

Carta de Lady Diana Mukpo

Queridos miembros de la Comunidad Shambhala: Les escribo con un corazón apesadumbrado. Este es un momento increíblemente doloroso para todos nosotros. Sin embargo, de muchas maneras, siento que la situación en la que nos encontramos como comunidad era inevitable. La profunda disfunción y la falta de amabilidad ... continue
Posted February 22, 2019 by luz_rodriguez
Letter from Lady Diana Mukpo

Letter from Lady Diana Mukpo – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Members of the Shambhala Community, I write to you today with a very heavy heart. This is an incredibly painful time for all of us. However, in many ways, I feel that the situation we find ourselves in as a community was inevitable. The deep dysfunction ... continue
Posted February 19, 2019 by Ashley_Dinges
Sad Farewell

Sad Farewell – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times stops bringing you the news by Carol Henderson Two months ago, I was informed that the post I had held for years as Editor of the Shambhala Times was ending due to financial concerns. Shambhala could no longer afford to support its long-time online newsletter, ... continue
Posted October 1, 2018 by CGH
Body, Mind, and Universe

Body, Mind, and Universe – HIGHLIGHT

Musings on the body/mind relationship in a larger context by Larry Barnett A great deal of attention has been paid to the workings of mind, that curiously self-conscious and often self-absorbed entity we take to be who we are in the world. The widely-held presumption is that mind ... continue
Posted September 20, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Education Continued

Mindful Education Continued – HIGHLIGHT

How mindfulness practice relates to the profound work of teaching by Jasmin Stoffer I interviewed my fellow teachers for this article, including an administrator, to see if there were any gaps in what educators know or understand about mindfulness and holism in education. I created a form for them ... continue
Posted September 18, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Education

Mindful Education – HIGHLIGHT

A contemplation of the current state of teaching and learning by Jasmin Stoffer I am an educator. It has been just over 6 years since I started teaching, and I know I still have a lot to learn. My career choice inspires me, frustrates me, encourages me to be ... continue
Posted September 16, 2018 by CGH
No Future Without Forgiveness

No Future Without Forgiveness – HIGHLIGHT

A few thoughts on how and why we can forgive others — and ourselves by Shastri Christine Heming I have been thinking and reading about forgiveness lately. What is it? Where do we find it? How does it come about? A lot has been said about forgiveness, represented in religious and self-help ... continue
Posted September 14, 2018 by CGH
The iPhone and I

The iPhone and I – HIGHLIGHT

Looking at our smart phones through the lens of meditation  by Phil Beatty There is nothing quite like the iPhone. It is the most popular, most essential and most highly praised artifact in our hi-tech world. Actually, though I’m using the term “iPhone,” I actually mean smart phones ... continue
Posted September 12, 2018 by CGH
The Liberation of Lowered Expectations

The Liberation of Lowered Expectations – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett One reason I sometimes feel dissatisfied with life is that my expectations are too high. In fact, this is the primary reason. I expect, for example, that candidates for President of the United States will have been taught good manners like politeness and not ... continue
Posted August 19, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Shrine Amidst Crisis

Shambhala Shrine Amidst Crisis – HIGHLIGHT

Working with issues and concerns related to Shambhala Center shrines and images of Shambhala teachers by Barbara Heffernan The Shambhala community is struggling to determine the appropriate response to recent accounts of sexual misconduct on the part of our spiritual leader and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. On a ... continue
Posted August 11, 2018 by CGH

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