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Contemplating presence in the moment, while preparing for retreat

by Susan Firer

broomThis 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, so you sort of stop and notice it briefly. The feeling came about while I was vacuuming and dusting the meditation room. I had a sensory memory of when I was younger and getting the house ready for the holidays, anticipating my siblings, who were already on their own, coming home. It was a very ordinary yet extra-ordinary experience all at once. I realized that I was doing the work without complaint, and without wishing I were doing something else; I was doing it joyfully. I was just perfectly there in the moment! Continue…

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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

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

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
Masculine and Feminine

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

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
Volta à América do Sul

Volta à América do Sul

O Sakyong lidera um histórico Garchen de oito dias em Concumen, Chile Por Pablo Coddou Nos dez anos desde que o Kongma Sakyong veio a América do Sul pela última vez, muita coisa aconteceu no mundo. Para mencionar algumas – ele abriu o tesouro do retiro do Selo ... continue
Posted March 6, 2016 by CGH

Regreso a Sudámerica 

Por Pablo Coddou Muchas cosas han ocurrido en el mundo a lo largo de los diez años desde que el Kongma Sákyong visitó Sudamérica. Basta citar unas pocas: abrió el tesoro del retiro del Sello del escorpión, se casó y ha tenido tres hijas, asegurando así el ... continue
Posted March 4, 2016 by CGH
See For Yourself

See For Yourself – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Day videos now available online for individual viewing. A full recording of the events held in Boulder, Colorado, including Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, as well as a presentation of the newly-completed Shambhala Lineage Thangka. You can also hear from Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel, who ... continue
Posted February 18, 2016 by CGH
Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas

Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas

The Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala in mid-November during his fall retreat in Parpeng, Nepal. These practices are opportunities for community members to request the Sakyong to specifically dedicate his personal practice to assist us, our households, ... continue
Posted October 27, 2015 by Walker Blaine

Moving Beyond the Language of Economic Utility

Gabe Dayley On a spring evening in Southern California, with too much school work and an uncooperative clock ticking away the day’s warmth, I glanced outside my window to find the sky imbued with the color of a sunset. Captured by its beauty and magic, I wondered ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

Creating Enlightened Society

Judith Simmer-Brown With the broader propagation of the Shambhala teachings that highlight the importance of creating enlightened society, it is natural to wonder what compassion means in a Shambhala context. In conjunction with Naropa University’s 40th Anniversary and the theme of “radical compassion,” this article explores the ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

Through Rites, All Things Flourish

The power of the ceremonial in classical confucianism and in contemporary rituals of dissent By Nicholas Trautz   “The fate of our times is characterized, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.” This, Max Weber’s 1919 characterization of modernity, presaged what many have come to see as a ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

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