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Jun 24
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Family is Sacred

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Resolution from the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors and leadership regarding the separation of children from their parents at the United States border. 

Family is sacred to Shambhala Buddhism. Family holds the wisdom of our ancestors, a wisdom that enriches us and that can be handed down to future generations. Family is kin, the root of the word “kindness.”
Shambhala Buddhism takes as its path the creation of an enlightened society, the most intimate form of which is the family. The apical ancestral figure of the Shambhala lineage is known as Rigden, which translates as “possessor of family awareness.”  Indeed, the Shambhala teachings are handed down in a family lineage of Sakyongs, passed from parent to child.

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Community, sustainable agriculture and the arts in Northern California

Community, sustainable agriculture and the arts in Northern California

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Posted August 13, 2009 by Marc_Matheson
Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach (Shambhala Sun Urban Retreat in San Francisco, Oct 2-4, 2009)

Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach (Shambhala Sun Urban Retreat in San Francisco, Oct 2-4, 2009)

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Posted August 2, 2009 by
Discovering Basic Goodness in the Classroom

Discovering Basic Goodness in the Classroom

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Posted March 20, 2009 by
The Mind and Heart of the Dalai Lama,  San Francisco on April 7

The Mind and Heart of the Dalai Lama, San Francisco on April 7

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Posted March 19, 2009 by
Opening Communication with Other Authentic Spiritual Traditions

Opening Communication with Other Authentic Spiritual Traditions – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 2, 2009 by Bill_Sutton
Streetspace Gallery in Berkeley, California

Streetspace Gallery in Berkeley, California

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Posted February 18, 2009 by
Sangha Co-housing opportunity in Northern California

Sangha Co-housing opportunity in Northern California

Written by Joel and Sarah Mandel Sarah and I are long-term Shambhala Buddhist practitioners.  As we approach retirement age, we’ve been thinking about how, where and with whom we would like to spend the rest of our lives. I’ll bet many of us are considering the same ... continue
Posted February 1, 2009 by Joel Mandel

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