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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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Dreaming: A Substitute Life

Dreaming: A Substitute Life – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, John Ankele discusses how much energy we put into wishing our lives were different. The more we meditate, the more we realize how much we live a substitute ... continue
Posted August 17, 2014 by
Exploring Shame

Exploring Shame – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Sangyum Agness Au poses the provocative question: Is there room for shame in an Enlightened Society? This topic may be on the heavy side, but the conversation is ... continue
Posted July 19, 2014 by
Crying to the Sky

Crying to the Sky – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Joe Mauricio turns the tables again. Can avoiding unhappiness actually cause our unhappiness? What would it mean to open up our heart and our mind to the entirety ... continue
Posted June 22, 2014 by
Without Elaboration

Without Elaboration – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness by Dan Peterson, Seattle During the third class of Wisdom in Everyday Life we entered into a rather feisty discussion of how preconceptions and habits veil our capacity to directly experience the richness of our environment. If we do catch a glimpse of ... continue
Posted June 7, 2014 by
Touched By The World

Touched By The World – HIGHLIGHT

Offering Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, Laura Simms reminds us that when life becomes demanding and difficult, we don’t have to cave in. Through recognizing the space of our minds, meditation opens us up ... continue
Posted May 18, 2014 by
Shredding Old Scripts

Shredding Old Scripts – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing: Meditation In The City – the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast. In this episode, John Ankele talks about shredding the script of our life and living from a different foundation. “What is the perfect life? Meditation shows us how we grow unhappy by ... continue
Posted May 4, 2014 by
Trusting Everyday Magic

Trusting Everyday Magic – HIGHLIGHT

A Contemplation On Snapshots of Basic Goodness versus Contemplative Photography article and photos by John McQuade Is there a difference between “feeling good” and the connection with basic goodness? How do images communicate basic goodness? Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.” This form of contemplative photography ... continue
Posted April 19, 2014 by
Ringing in the Year of the Wood Horse

Ringing in the Year of the Wood Horse – HIGHLIGHT

the assembly practices the Shambhala Sadhana,Video of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address on March 2, 2014 from Boulder, Colorado, USA. Produced by Centre East Media with Shambhala Online. Viewing the program were: – 500 people at the Boulder Shambhala Center – an estimated 3,400 viewers online – in 18 ... continue
Posted March 7, 2014 by
Shambhala Day 2014: Videos

Shambhala Day 2014: Videos – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to deliver the following videos and excerpts from the videos shared on Shambhala Day. continue
Posted March 4, 2014 by
Beauty of Falling Apart

Beauty of Falling Apart – HIGHLIGHT

Leaning Rose by Julie DuBose, Fort Worth, TexasCOLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness This monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. In ... continue
Posted February 8, 2014 by
Connectivity: Basically Good

Connectivity: Basically Good – HIGHLIGHT

Astrid Infantino captured by her big sister Zoe, BostonCOLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness This monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery ... continue
Posted January 11, 2014 by
Clouds of Basic Goodness

Clouds of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

, Redding, California This monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. In Shambhala, we embody the tradition, practice and lineage of ... continue
Posted December 7, 2013 by
Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming – HIGHLIGHT

, Chief of Staff to Sakyong Mipham RinpocheCOLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness This monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. ... continue
Posted November 16, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: Children's Hands

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: Children’s Hands – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness Exploring the Basic Goodness of Children through Photos by Ute Schneider, Cologne, Germany “Difficult children don´t exist,” proclaimed an inspiring book I read recently. In this book, Henning Koehler asserts that we need to provide “working places” for children to engage with the elements ... continue
Posted October 12, 2013 by
Awake in the World Begins

Awake in the World Begins – HIGHLIGHT

video by President Richard Reoch The Awake in the World Festival is a four day festival focusing on the arts and social vision taking place in the center of London with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, right now. London Shambhala Center Director expresses the purpose of the weekend saying that, ... continue
Posted September 13, 2013 by

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