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Dec 09
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Home Shrines Are Where We Gather

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A photo gallery of home shrines, courtesy of Shambhalians around the world who shared the images below.

The ordinariness of our Shambhala Households are as powerful as they are mundane. But the practices and implements of modern life – dishwashers, electric stoves, washing machines, and hair dryers – are not what draws the attention of ourselves or our guests. As a community, we fill our homes with objects that remind, inspire, protect, and attract. We communicate by providing landing pads for meaning, through the nonconceptual stimulation of the senses.

The homes we create reflect our mind’s unique expression and also our common experience. Nowhere is this as obvious as in our shrines, the places at which Shambhalians take their seats and work with reality. When you look at the gallery below, the uniqueness of the person who arranged the shrine is obvious. But once you’ve looked at a few, it becomes equally clear that Shambhalians share a common stock of distinctive, potent symbols. Continue…

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"The realm of perception is limitless, so limitless that perception itself is primordial, unthinkable, beyond thought. . . . Perception here is not just what you perceive but the whole act of perceiving—the interaction between consciousness, the sense organs, and the sense fields, or the objects of perception." Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala, Sacred Path of the Warrior, pp. 101-2

The Whole Act of Perceiving

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When Things Fall Apart – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted October 13, 2015 by anna_weinstein
Paying Attention to Impermanence

Paying Attention to Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted October 8, 2015 by Dan
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What Am I Doing Wrong? – HIGHLIGHT

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Wisdom Emerging – HIGHLIGHT

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The Radical Path Between Promise and Fear – HIGHLIGHT

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Developing a Mind of Kindness – HIGHLIGHT

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Space and Discipline – HIGHLIGHT

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Brave and Vulnerable – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Jane Stevens discusses how the mind churns. What are we running from, and how does meditation allow us to rest? The more we meditate the more brave and ... continue
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Listening is Medicine – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Laura Simms poses the question, “Have we become unaccustomed to listening? How do we listen to our world with unbiased ears?” …by starting with ourselves. Click the link below ... continue
Posted March 7, 2015 by
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Call to Action – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted February 7, 2015 by
A Buddhist Call to Action

A Buddhist Call to Action – HIGHLIGHT

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