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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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 Natural Gas in Nova Scotia: What's best for all?

Natural Gas in Nova Scotia: What’s best for all? – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 30, 2011 by
How is the oil spill affecting you?

How is the oil spill affecting you? – HIGHLIGHT

By Bill Scheffel, writing from New Orleans. Three of my walks in New Orleans took me into the Ninth Ward and the Lower Ninth Ward, the primary neighborhoods that delivered pictures to the world of people left behind, stranded on their roofs in the floods ... continue
Posted June 15, 2010 by
Inseparability of Donating Time and Money

Inseparability of Donating Time and Money – HIGHLIGHT

By Gordon Shotwell For several years now, I have staffed Sun Camp. But last summer I had to leave early because I had started working at a bank and didn’t have enough vacation days to staff the entire program. Leaving early was a heartbreaking, and for a ... continue
Posted January 9, 2010 by
Service & Shambhala Households

Service & Shambhala Households – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn Contemplating the Sakyong’s talk on Shambhala Households, I found myself thinking about the practice of service. Service is such an integral part of Shambhala that it is often taken for granted and not recognized as the profound practice that it can be. Hearing the ... continue
Posted January 4, 2010 by David Whitehorn
Kitchen Shrine at Dorje Dzong

Kitchen Shrine at Dorje Dzong

Phyllis Segura offers recommendations for a kitchen shrine, inspired by our recent interview with Sangyum Wendy Friedman and Kusung Dapon Noel McLellan on Shambhala Households. Click on images to enlarge: The offerings here are a rice paddle and chopsticks. The shrine should also contain a rice offering ... continue
Posted January 2, 2010 by Phyllis Segura
Apology to the Dot

Apology to the Dot

The Shambhala Times offers its apologies to the editorial staff of the Dot, Shambhala’s former community newspaper, for posting material that included inaccurate information and may have unintentionally caused harm. continue
Posted June 3, 2009 by
Living at Dechen Choling

Living at Dechen Choling

Dechen Choling, the European land center, is a magical place, sometimes full of great bliss as its name indicates (dechen = great bliss, choling = dharma place). At other times, it may be full of the storms that the collective and individual minds there create.  Dechen Chöling ... continue
Posted April 16, 2009 by
Compassionate Activity in the World: A Call to Action to the Shambhala Sangha

Compassionate Activity in the World: A Call to Action to the Shambhala Sangha – HIGHLIGHT

By Margot Becker For a long time, I’ve wished to open a discussion with the sangha about compassionate action in the world.  A few months ago, I got my chance.  I receive a fundraising letter from President Reoch.  I was disappointed—again—that the request was solely about improving ... continue
Posted April 11, 2009 by
Vivre à Dechen Choling

Vivre à Dechen Choling

Dechen Choling, le centre résidentiel européen, est un lieu magique, tantôt rempli de grande félicité, comme l’indique son nom (Dechen = Grande Félicité, Choling = Lieu du Dharma), tantôt plein d’orages créés par les esprits collectifs et individuels qui s’y trouvent. Situé près de Limoges, en ... continue
Posted April 7, 2009 by

The Evolution of an American Buddhist Lineage

By Waylon H. Lewis It may well be ironic, in a community founded upon the notion of impermanence—a community formed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the rug-pulling, cocoon-popping pioneer who first succeeded in making the genuine Buddhadharma fully accessible to the modern West—that we are still so ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by
Aging, Families and Shambhala

Aging, Families and Shambhala

When my mother died at age 86, her only grandchild–my daugher, then 14–asked if she could have my mother’s well-worn, simple gold wedding band. Since then, my daughter–now 21–has worn that ring nearly every day. With my mother’s death, my daughter no longer had living grandparents. ... continue
Posted March 15, 2009 by David Whitehorn
Born in Shambhala

Born in Shambhala

To all babies born or about to be born in our sangha: welcome! We know how easily you are imprinted and impressed by whatever we present to you in your early months and years. Once born in this world, depending on circumstance, chances are you will face ... continue
Posted March 10, 2009 by
The Family of Good Heart

The Family of Good Heart

In 1968, when I was 17 years old and coming into adult consciousness about the world, waking up to the need for progress in human societies, I visited New York to see an exhibit of “Paris, May 1968” poster work. I spent my formative years – the ... continue
Posted March 1, 2009 by Marc_Matheson
The Inheritance of Race in an Enlightened Diverse Society

The Inheritance of Race in an Enlightened Diverse Society

By Gale Young “It’s okay Gale” my long time professional partner, an African American, said in 1992, “Sunday is the most segregated time in America. Relax. It’s your white ethnic experience”.  Except for the Level One instructor, I hadn’t seen another person of color in either the ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Love in Action: the Teacher's Milkmen

Love in Action: the Teacher’s Milkmen

Communicating the dharma in human language is a translation from the beginning. Realized beings point at the inexpressible essence through various means, transmissions, signs, dakini language and eventually human language. In addition, some translated already existing texts, as did, for instance, Vairochana, Marpa, and Chögyam Trungpa ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by

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