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Dharma of ‘The Princess Bride’

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An excerpt from a new book exploring the dharmic lessons of this favorite modern fairy tale

by Ethan Nichtern

“Some of my favorite teachers are philosophical masters. Deft, witty, and inconceivably ambidextrous with their material, they are the Dread Pirate Roberts of their given subject. Regardless of the field of study, it’s always awesome when the teacher knows history, context, and technique backward and forward. As a student, you always feel safer in the hands of a teacher who knows how to frame the topic. Yet no matter how smart a teacher may be, theoretical knowledge is not what we live for as students. What we live for, what we would cross oceans and scale cliffs to hear, are the personal stories of our teachers. Something amazing happens when a teacher leaves abstract philosophy or psychology behind for a moment and gets personal. Students lean in. They feel inspired by the sudden force of real humanity. It’s like a cool breeze of relatability flowing into a room stagnated by the stale air of concepts. Continue…

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Sakyong Performing Pujas for Shambhala December 9–10

On December 9th and 10th, the Kongma Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala and the world. For this season’s pujas, he has again selected practices that members of the community have a relationship with: Kurukulla, a practice renowned for ... continue
Posted November 21, 2017 by Walker Blaine

Happier at Work – HIGHLIGHT

A review of Gayle Van Gils’ new book by Sarah Lipton “There are a growing number of companies that list love or caring among their explicit management principles,” says Gayle Van Gils in her outstanding new book titled “Happier at Work.” Gayle goes on to explain how and ... continue
Posted October 11, 2017 by CGH

La Mort de Tulku Sampten Ngedon

C’est avec un immense chagrin que nous annonçons la mort de Tulku Sampten Ngedon, connu également sous le nom de Tulku Oga, le frère cadet de Son Éminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoché. Il est décédé paisiblement après une courte maladie, à Katmandou le jeudi 14 septembre, ... continue
Posted September 20, 2017 by CGH

Tulku Sampten Ngedon Eltávozását

Mély megrendüléssel tudatjuk mindenkivel Tulku Sampten Ngedon eltávozását, akit sokan közülünk úgy ismertetek, hogy Tulku Oga, Őeminenciája Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche legfiatalabb testvére. Rövid betegség után békében távozott Katmanduban Őeminenciája spirituális vezetésével szeptember 14.-én, csütörtökön. Tulku Oga 1947-ben született a tibeti Kham-ban. Édesapja a kiváló mester ... continue
Posted September 20, 2017 by CGH

El Fallecimiento del Tulku Sampten Ngedon

Con gran pena anunciamos el fallecimiento del tulku Sampten Ngedon, conocido por muchos como Tulku Oga, el hermano más joven de Su Eminencia el terton Namkha Drimed Rimpoché. Murió tranquilamente, tutelado espiritualmente por Su Eminencia tras una breve enfermedad, el jueves 14 de septiembre en Katmandú ... continue
Posted September 20, 2017 by CGH

ll Trapasso di Tulku Sampten Ngedon

È con grande tristezza che annunciamo il trapasso di Tulku Sampten Ngedon, noto a molti come Tulku Oga, il fratello minore di Sua Eminenza Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche. È morto pacificamente a Katmandu giovedì 14 settembre, sotto la guida spirituale di Sua Eminenza, dopo breve malattia. ... continue
Posted September 20, 2017 by CGH

Without Beginning or End, Footnotes

Notes 1 Vasily Kandinsky to Will Grohmann, October 12, 1930, quoted in Angelica Zander Rudenstine, The Guggenheim Museum: Paintings 1880–1945, vol. 1 (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 1976), p. 310. Cited in Guggenheim Museum website https://www.guggenheim.org/arts-curriculum/topic/the-bauhaus (accessed 7 July 2017). 2 In addition to emptiness and nowness, the ... continue
Posted July 26, 2017 by CGH

Grupo europeo de donantes

por Hermien Rodenburg El grupo europeo de donantes saboreó los Alpes bávaros en Alemania a finales de abril porque nos reunimos en casa de la familia de Veronika Bauer, que preside actualmente el GED. Y allí estuvimos, Fred van Welsem, Achim Schlage, Hermien Rodenburg y nuestra excelente ... continue
Posted June 25, 2017 by luz_rodriguez

Neuanfang

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Ansprache zum Shambhala-Tag Shambhala-Zentrum Boulder, Colorado 27. Februar 2017 Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Euch allen einen schönen guten Morgen. [Versammlung: Guten Morgen!] Ihr seht wunderbar aus! [SMR lacht; Lachen] Könnt ihr mich sehen? Ich begrüße auch alle, die online dabei sind. Wir sind zusammen ... continue
Posted March 18, 2017 by CGH

Nieuw begin

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Shambhala-dag Toespraak Boulder Shambhala Meditatie Centrum, Colorado 27 February 2017 Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: Een heel goede morgen, allemaal. [De zaal: Goedemorgen!] Jullie zien er fantastisch uit! [SMR lacht; gelach] Kunnen jullie me zien? Ik wil graag iedereen welkom heten die online meedoet. We zijn ... continue
Posted March 18, 2017 by CGH

Nuevo comienzo

Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché Discurso del día de Shambhala Centro Shambhala de Boulder (Colorado, EE.UU.) 27 de febrero de 2017 El Kongma Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché: Muy buenos días a todos. [Asamblea: ¡Buenos días!] Tienen un aspecto maravilloso. (SMR se ríe; risas). ¿Pueden verme? Me gustaría dar la bienvenida ... continue
Posted March 18, 2017 by CGH

REMINDER OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES

Cheerful Year of the Fire Bird! The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education wishes to share this reminder announcement of all the Assemblies being offered internationally in 2017. There is a lot of helpful information below, including key info on all Assemblies (including Scorpion Seal ... continue
Posted March 2, 2017 by David_Brown

December Awakening – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating presence in the moment, while preparing for retreat by Susan Firer This past week I was preparing for a week-long silent retreat sending out emails, cooking, cleaning and the like. I had one of those moments where a feeling arises spontaneously and it has weight to it, ... continue
Posted December 16, 2016 by CGH

Masculine and Feminine – HIGHLIGHT

An examination of dissent as it relates to concepts of masculine and feminine in Shambhala culture Column: Critical Intent by Larry Barnett Mural depicting one of the Rigden Kings Both American and Shambhala culture are value-laden, and their differences sometimes come into uncomfortable contact; at this edge dissent arises. How ... continue
Posted June 3, 2016 by CGH

Continuous Reconciliation – HIGHLIGHT

A Reconciliation of Two Identities: Understanding Non-Violence as a Person of Colour and a Buddhist Practitioner New Column: Critical Intent By Nina Eslambolipour  On a long car ride to Boston, I share with my friend the challenges of implementing non-violent action in the face of micro-aggressions as a young ... continue
Posted April 12, 2016 by CGH

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