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Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter
Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 08.20.20
This year, the Touching the Earth Collective is delighted to initiate a collaboration with Family Camp, by sponsoring several camp activities and sharing the wonderful article below.  Recalibrating East A testimony about Family Camp, one of Shambhala's jewels. By Donna Stephens, Marcelle Gilkerson and Tracy Suchocki PART ONE: What is Family Camp? How does it ...continue
Touching the Earth Collective—July 2020 Newsletter
Touching the Earth Collective—July 2020 Newsletter
no responses - Posted 07.21.20
From the Shambhala Times: the original publication of this newsletter begins with a loving tribute to Shastri Russell Rogers. You can find that tribute here. From the Collective:  Here we share with you the first Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective monthly Newsletter,  one of the first sprouts arising out of the Board's ...continue
Celebrating Midsummer’s Day In The Time of Pandemic
Celebrating Midsummer’s Day In The Time of Pandemic
1 response - Posted 06.19.20
By Faradee Rudy This week’s Shambhala Sunday Gathering is on June 21, which in the Northern Hemisphere is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Midsummer’s Day is one of Shambhala’s four annual holidays, (along with Shambhala Day, Harvest of Peace, and Children’s Day), and in the midst ...continue
Touching the Earth: Earth Day 2019
Touching the Earth: Earth Day 2019 – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 04.29.19
This year, Earth Day carried spiritual undertones. It fell on a Monday following two religious holidays: the Jewish Passover on Saturday and Easter on Sunday. A collective force has been gathering and gathering, and the cry is one that is starting to feel oceanic—these salty tears, this salty ocean. The rivers of books, articles, protests, ...continue
Tocar la tierra, chispear tristeza y alegría
no responses - Posted 02.14.19
Ayer… “El medio oeste de EE. UU. pasa por un frio polar mientras que Australia se quema, bienvenidos a la era de la meteorología extrema”. Ese [caption id="attachment_160772" align="alignright" width="225"] foto de Irene Woodard[/caption] fue el titular de primera página en la versión digital del New York Times hace unos días. Al lado ...continue
Touching the Earth, Sparking Sadness and Joy
Touching the Earth, Sparking Sadness and Joy – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 02.11.19
[caption id="attachment_160772" align="alignright" width="225"] photo by Irene Woodard[/caption] Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. Yesterday...   "As midwest freezes and Australia burns, welcome to the age of weather extremes." This was on the front page of the digital version of the New York Times yesterday. Next to it, a video looking at ...continue
On the Shoulders of Giants
no responses - Posted 09.29.18
A Harvest of Peace talk on themes of climate change and environmental activism  by David Takahashi First I need to acknowledge that the work we are doing here began quite a while ago.  We are standing on the shoulders of giants.  I have to acknowledge my wife, Emily, who has been a ...continue
Earth Day 2018
Earth Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 04.21.18
On an international day of environmental focus and action, contemplating the loss of my mother's best friend by Irene Woodard My mother called this morning in tears; Joan Konner, her best friend of more than sixty years, had just died. Joan was the first and only female Dean of the Columbia School ...continue
One Really Good Idea
One Really Good Idea – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 12.07.17
Supporters of Sky Lake bring a great idea to fruition: holding an online fundraising auction with items donated from local friends and all around the mandala by Irene Woodard First, let me answer a question that may be on your mind: Where is Sky Lake? It is located an hour and a ...continue
Fresh from the Garden
Fresh from the Garden – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 10.07.16
Acharya Arawana Hayashi Teaches Level One at Sky Lake by Lisa Freedman “We like our own garbage. It’s important. We use whatever comes up in meditation. When we listen to fear and difficulties, they can serve as stepping stones.” ~ Acharya Arawana Hayashi. It didn’t make sense for me to travel up ...continue
Climate and Wabi Sabi
Climate and Wabi Sabi – HIGHLIGHT
5 responses - Posted 04.22.16
Earth Day 2016 in Shambhala by Irene Woodard Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. At least, this is how it is defined on the back cover of Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren. This philosophy has nurtured my understanding of myself, family, community and. for this year's ...continue
Shambhala Visits the White House
Shambhala Visits the White House – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 05.17.15
[caption id="attachment_127253" align="alignright" width="300"] The Shambhala Delegation to the Buddhist Leaders Conference and White House Briefing in the Briefing Auditorium at the WH[/caption]Report from the White House Buddhist Leaders’ Summit - Shambhala Delegation by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown photos by Acharya Marty Janowitz A Shambhala delegation attended the historic Buddhist Leaders’ Summit at the ...continue
Facing Death Fearlessly
Facing Death Fearlessly – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 02.28.14
COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society A Journey to a Class by Irene Woodard I recently came across Roger Angell's article, "This Old Man," in the New Yorker. It was five pages of brilliance, heartache and tart jokes. Whooppee, I say to myself, I have just won the writer's olympic gold! Go read this article ...continue
Signs of Basic Goodness
Signs of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 12.23.12
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
10 Years And Counting…
10 Years And Counting… – HIGHLIGHT
6 responses - Posted 08.29.12
by Irene Woodard Eleven years have passed since 9/11. I had not been down to the site for almost that many. Last week I took my children, Max, 25, and Catherine, 21, for our first visit to the memorial, ground zero. I cried. The memorial – the footprints of the Towers ...continue

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