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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…

Entries filed under Video, Audio, Photos


365 Photos of a Day

365 Photos of a Day – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness by Firth MacMillan, Nova Scotia The Tao Te Ching asks, “Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and your water clears? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself?” It wasn’t the summer I’d planned. Our realtor ... continue
Posted August 10, 2013 by
The Power of Compassion

The Power of Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

Power of Compassion “The extraordinary, upside down logic of Shambhala is that compassion is actually the natural activity of a mind that is settled. It is the activity stemming from being completely present, feeling and seeing other. It is the most natural activity because it is based ... continue
Posted August 7, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: May

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: May – HIGHLIGHT

Boston Common,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 clear ... continue
Posted May 26, 2013 by
Addressing our Shambhala Principles

Addressing our Shambhala Principles – HIGHLIGHT

Thought leaders address Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society by President Richard Reoch Leading figures in the worlds of faith, communications, social action and cultural change spoke out at the “Creating Enlightened Society” gathering hosted by the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, in Richmond, California, last weekend. We present ... continue
Posted May 19, 2013 by

The Lineage Room

I took this snapshot in the Kalapa Court this week while waiting for a meeting with the Sakyong. You may recognize the brocaded seats from recent broadcasts and events. You may not have seen the rest of the radiant implements used by some of the other ... continue
Posted April 24, 2013 by Richard_Reoch
Phenomenal World Takes Bodhisattva Vow

Phenomenal World Takes Bodhisattva Vow – HIGHLIGHT

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. This month, instead of our regular feature “Snapshots of ... continue
Posted April 13, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: March

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: March – HIGHLIGHT

Rein Harold Blagsvedt Ericsson in a basket,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, ... continue
Posted March 9, 2013 by
Karme Choling Staff do the Harlem Shake

Karme Choling Staff do the Harlem Shake – HIGHLIGHT

article by Kim Robinson and Aaron Delong It all started when Evan Silverman sent me a g-chat to come up to his office. He had something for me to see. It was called the Harlem Shake, and it was sweeping the internet nation. We watched one of ... continue
Posted March 2, 2013 by
Maine Children's Day

Maine Children’s Day

A cheerful Children’s Day celebration was had by many in Brunswick, Maine. photos by Julia Huttel continue
Posted February 25, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: February

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: February – HIGHLIGHT

Anne Saitzyk making an image for Marcelle Gilkerson’s project, “Discovering Basic Goodness”. A collection of stories and images to benefit the Columbus Shambhala CenterThis monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in ... continue
Posted February 9, 2013 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: January

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: January – HIGHLIGHT

Peter O. Welte: Birmingham, Alabama. I do not take pictures of people very often. The tuba player had stationed herself and her donations hat outside a small clothing shop in a place called Little Five Points in Atlanta,GA. I was for a Miksang class when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2013 by
Signs of Basic Goodness

Signs of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

As seen on the streets of New York City, these are “signs” literal and figurative of Shambhala out in the world. by Irene Woodard Click below to see the slideshow. continue
Posted December 23, 2012 by
Open Sky in Moscow

Open Sky in Moscow – HIGHLIGHT

An historic first visit of Acharya David Hope to Moscow, Russia occurred recently. Acharya Hope taught Shambhala Training Level 5, entitled Open Sky. He was warmly received and the group have already invited him back again. In this short film by Vladimir Molokovsky, of the Moscow Shambhala ... continue
Posted December 9, 2012 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: December

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: December – HIGHLIGHT

This monthly post features snapshots of basic goodness as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. (Click on each image to view larger.) Visually Violins, photo by David Brown, Halifax Ward, Colorado as seen by ... continue
Posted December 8, 2012 by
Snapshots of Basic Goodness: November

Snapshots of Basic Goodness: November – HIGHLIGHT

This monthly post features snapshots of basic goodness as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery store. (Click on each image to view larger.) tiger, lion, garuda, dragon firebox, Brooklyn, NY, submitted by Bryan Wade morning ... continue
Posted November 11, 2012 by

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