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Resources for Aging in Shambhala

Resources for Aging in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image from Halifax Shambhala CenterShambhala Working Group on Aging, 2014 Update COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Camille Yarbrough and Ann Cason Camille and Ann will co-chair the Shambhala Working Group on Aging as of January, 2015 Statistics indicate some 70% of Shambhalians are 45 and over. Our baby-boomers ... continue
Posted December 24, 2014 by
With Force of Character...

With Force of Character… – HIGHLIGHT

image by Charles Blackhall…Great Things are Achieved COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Nan Clydesdale It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer, but ... continue
Posted October 20, 2014 by
Surprised to be Aging

Surprised to be Aging – HIGHLIGHT

…and Appreciating Meditation COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article and photos by John David Smith Ann Cason, who has has been bringing people together to talk about aging for many years, invited people for a potluck and discussion hosted by Dr Jenny Sasser in Ann’s backyard on August 30. ... continue
Posted September 26, 2014 by
Joys and Sorrows

Joys and Sorrows – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Buddhist Perspectives on Caregiving, Dementia and End of Life Issues article by Andrea Sherman and Cynthia Spencer, coordinators of the Conversations on Aging group at the New York Shambhala Center The Conversations on Aging group at the New York Shambhala Center hosted a wonderful ... continue
Posted August 22, 2014 by
Sharing the Wisdom of Aging

Sharing the Wisdom of Aging – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Camille Yarbrough Aging wasn’t really on my personal horizon until my mother died 6 years ago. The realization hit me suddenly that as her oldest child I would possibly be next to go. Based on my mother’s age I felt I ... continue
Posted June 23, 2014 by
On Regret and Reconciliation

On Regret and Reconciliation – HIGHLIGHT

Letting go,COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society A Personal Reflection by David Whitehorn In an interview a few years before his recent unexpected death at age 77, the masterful Canadian writer Alistair MacLeod, when asked whether he had any regrets in life, answered with an immediate, “No, I wouldn’t change ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by
Reflections about Aging in Shambhala

Reflections about Aging in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Ann Cason Cyrus Crane was a community member, an early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He was already 69 years old when he started practicing meditation. Back in the late 1970’s, after an early Shambhala Training retreat, he asked, “Well, how am ... continue
Posted April 28, 2014 by
Funding Elders

Funding Elders – HIGHLIGHT

Early morning on the arm Oct 2012,COLUMN: Aging in Englightened Society article and photos by David Whitehorn An ongoing concern of the Shambhala Working Group on Aging has been for Shambhalians who find themselves entering old age with very limited financial resources. The following reflections are intended to ... continue
Posted March 30, 2014 by
Facing Death Fearlessly

Facing Death Fearlessly – HIGHLIGHT

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! ... continue
Posted February 28, 2014 by
Old Age is for Warriors

Old Age is for Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

Facing Death Fearlessly COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Dixie Griffin Good, Director, Shambhala Online “We’re delighted that the Working Group on Aging has organized presentations by three outstanding speakers on provocative topics. If you or someone you know expects to die one day, this series is a must-see.” continue
Posted January 22, 2014 by
Making Goodness Accessible

Making Goodness Accessible – HIGHLIGHT

…at the New York Shambhala Center COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Jeff Rubin Recently the New York Shambhala Center hosted Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for a very auspicious weekend of teachings entitled “Gathering Goodness”. We benefitted from the magnetizing of people, energy and financial resources that inevitably occurs when ... continue
Posted December 23, 2013 by
Moving Forward...

Moving Forward… – HIGHLIGHT

ROPASL group photo…with the Shambhala Adult Rites of Passage COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by David Whitehorn “Every ten to twenty years, we can participate in a ceremony that awakens us to the fact that we are progressing through life. These rites of passage act as a reminder. If ... continue
Posted November 18, 2013 by
Dizzy with Dharma

Dizzy with Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

Portland Shambhala Center membersCOLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society On Life, Living, and Aging Well by Ann Cason, Portland, Oregon Someone once asked His Holiness the Dalai Lama how he felt about dying. He answered that he “looked forward to finding out if his practice was working.” When the Sakyong ... continue
Posted October 16, 2013 by
Gracefully Growing Older

Gracefully Growing Older – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society An Interview with Lennart Krogoll, Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling, a rural contemplative center in Canada in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. by Andrea Sherman Andrea Sherman: What did you specifically do at Dorje Denma Ling (DDL) to welcome older sangha members, and how ... continue
Posted September 18, 2013 by
Receiving the Goodness of our Elders

Receiving the Goodness of our Elders – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society View Versus Agenda by Ann Cason “Kindness cuts through isolation, fear, and aggression. All of us can remember moments of kindness that changed our day, at least – and maybe our lives. When we relegate kindness to mere social courtesy, we are handicapping our ... continue
Posted August 19, 2013 by


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