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A Shambhalian’s Experience of the Women’s March in Los Angeles

by Allison Conant

Just as in over 670 cities and towns across the globe, Los Angeles held a women’s march. It was the biggest civil demonstration in the history of the city. The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles rented a booth to offer meditation instruction.

Before we get started, three definitions:

1. Politics: “the total complex of relations between people living in society.” (Merriam Webster)
2. Enlightened Society: a society in which there is “an unequivocal and deep sense of confidence. This confidence would not be based upon competitiveness or arrogance, nor would it be tinged with paranoia. The society would be awake, and enriched by the most inexhaustible principle.” (The Shambhala Principle, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche)
3. Chaos: good news. (Chögyam Trungpa)

January 21st 2017. Downtown Los Angeles. 750,000(ish) people relating to each other socially. Politics. Chaos. Good news. Continue…

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Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

with Acharya Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku May 15 – 19, 2009 Blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices in nature and hatha yoga, this retreat will provide a rich practice environment in which we can shed conditioned habit patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. continue
Posted April 22, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
YOGA BODY  / BUDDHA MIND Weekend yoga workshop with OM Yoga’s Cyndi Lee & David Nichtern

YOGA BODY / BUDDHA MIND Weekend yoga workshop with OM Yoga’s Cyndi Lee & David Nichtern

From May 8-10 in Halifax, the Shambhala Sun Foundation (together with Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio) is pleased to present a weekend of workshops with internationally-acclaimed yoga teacher Cyndi Lee and longtime student and teacher within our Shambhala Buddhist tradition, David Nichtern. Cyndi is founder of OM Yoga ... continue
Posted April 22, 2009 by
Community Garden Reaps Rewards in Spades

Community Garden Reaps Rewards in Spades

By Bob Cervelli St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, is well known for its ocean frontage, beaches, and close proximity to downtown Halifax. Many residents here can easily commute into the city for work. The “bay sangha” is a vibrant group and includes the Gyatso (Ocean) Deleg. Most ... continue
Posted April 21, 2009 by
Maitri Programs

Maitri Programs

The practice is based on the traditional Buddhist teachings of the five buddha families, and a basic attitude of openness or friendliness called “maitri.” The practice is done by maintaining a particular posture in a colored environment, either with glasses or in specifically designed rooms; each posture ... continue
Posted April 21, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
"I am Miksang."  An interview with Miksang teacher, Maxine Sidran

“I am Miksang.” An interview with Miksang teacher, Maxine Sidran

Maxine Sidran:  I first saw the word Miksang on a calendar at the Toronto Shambhala Center.  My response was to the word that followed it: photography.  I have practiced photography my entire adult life, and the fact that it had showed up at a meditation center ... continue
Posted April 20, 2009 by
Getting Londoners to Slow Down

Getting Londoners to Slow Down

By Tessa Watt In this particular dark age, our distraction often manifests as speed. Speed kills the space in which we could appreciate what we’re doing. That frantic quality creates its own power and momentum, which begin to rule us. Because we can’t rest in the present ... continue
Posted April 20, 2009 by
Of Tea Mugs and Compost in Boston

Of Tea Mugs and Compost in Boston – HIGHLIGHT

By Sarah Lipton When I took on the role of center coordinator in Boston two years ago, after a failed recycling initiative at my previous job with a large university, my pump was primed to help bring sustainability to the Shambhala Center. Upon walking into the center ... continue
Posted April 19, 2009 by
Drala in Karme Choling's Garden

Drala in Karme Choling’s Garden – HIGHLIGHT

By Sue Gilman What we need to do is more hard work. Both with the Vidyadhara and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, what made them who they are and what they were, is hard work. This particular transmission of hard work and no quick fix is actually a ... continue
Posted April 17, 2009 by
Boulder Photographer Offers Sakyong Wangmo Photos

Boulder Photographer Offers Sakyong Wangmo Photos

By Benjamin Buren I was honored to be present at the Enthronement Celebration for the Sakyong Wangmo.  I have compiled a beautiful slideshow of the event (with music by Tibetan flautist Ngawang Khechog), as well as made over 200 pictures available for viewing and purchase.  All profits ... continue
Posted April 16, 2009 by

Health-related programs in Dechen Chöling

MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction April 30 – May 4, 2009 with Acharya Mathias Pongracz Discover the healing power of mindfulness, the practice of meeting each moment with an open heart and mind, which can reduce stress, enhance health, and increase your joy and appreciation for life. Especially recommended ... continue
Posted April 12, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Plans for 2009 Applied Mindfulness Conference

Plans for 2009 Applied Mindfulness Conference – HIGHLIGHT

In November 2008, a Shambhala-wide survey was distributed through the Shambhala News Service. The survey idea was an outcome of the inaugural Applied Mindfulness Conference hosted by Tail of the Tiger (a program that combines meditative and secular disciplines) at Karme Choling in May 2008. ... continue
Posted April 8, 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
Understanding Shambhala Mountain Center

Understanding Shambhala Mountain Center

By Jon Barbieri, Executive Director So much has been said and speculated about what is happening here at Shambhala Mountain Center that I thought it would be helpful to communicate what we are doing, what our vision is, what practical challenges we face, and how important it ... continue
Posted April 6, 2009 by
Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center opens an Art Gallery

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center opens an Art Gallery

The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center recently celebrated their new gallery space called Shambhala Contemporary by exhibiting the works of Sue Hammond West, a nationally known painter and mixed media artist and chair of the Visual Arts Department at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Hammond West ... continue
Posted March 31, 2009 by
Abastanza, a new release by Andrew Sweeny

Abastanza, a new release by Andrew Sweeny

After a couple of years of recording and mixing, Andrew has finally made available nearly ALL of his songs and albums – 108 titles.  The newest recordings are Ekstasis and Abastanza!   There are can all be downloaded in zip format for free continue
Posted March 31, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff

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