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Cosmic Health Care

Cosmic Health Care – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala by David Whitehorn “Even though we are all prone to being born, growing up, aging, sickness, and death, we can approach life’s vicissitudes from the reference point of goodness, whether we are healthy or ill. In this way, basic goodness becomes our cosmic health ... continue
Posted July 26, 2013 by
The Aging Dance

The Aging Dance – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala A conversation between Lanny Harrison and Andrea Sherman Andrea: Could you tell us about your background in terms of the dharma, the arts and how aging fits into all of this? Lanny: I’ll go back to when I first heard about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, because ... continue
Posted June 17, 2013 by
Not Just Nincompoops

Not Just Nincompoops – HIGHLIGHT

Thinking about Aging Column: Aging in Shambhala by Judy Lief I used to think that the spiritual path in some ways was just trying to get to the insights that come with aging faster. When you’re younger it’s so hard to get to that point of just relaxing a ... continue
Posted May 15, 2013 by
In Sickness and In Health

In Sickness and In Health – HIGHLIGHT

Caregiving for a Spouse Column: Aging in Shambhala personal reflections by David Whitehorn Hollywood movies used to end with two people gazing fondly into each other’s eyes and pledging to grow old together. It sounds wonderful, and it is. But growing old with a partner means there is a ... continue
Posted April 22, 2013 by
The Warriorship of Aging

The Warriorship of Aging – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society How to Rule Your World Instead of Being a Victim Contemplations by Ann Cason “It feels solid, simple, and straightforward. Then, you also have a feeling of gentleness and openness, as though an exquisite flower has bloomed auspiciously in your life. In whatever action you ... continue
Posted March 27, 2013 by
Relating with Grief as We Age

Relating with Grief as We Age – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Acharya Emily Bower Member of the Working Group on Aging for Shambhala Grief is never simple, never clean or clear-cut. It defies description, it has many effects on our lives, it has many symptoms. To name a few of these: depression, suppressed immune ... continue
Posted February 25, 2013 by
Illness in Older Age

Illness in Older Age – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala On January 26th, Ann Cason and David Whitehorn will give a Shambhala Online presentation on the topic of illness in old age. As an introduction, here is a personal reflection on that experience. The experience of illness in older age a personal reflection by David ... continue
Posted January 21, 2013 by
Fearlessness and Old Age Warriorship

Fearlessness and Old Age Warriorship – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala January 2013 will be Old Age Warriorship month on Shambhala Online with three presentations: “Aging and the Arising of Wisdom” with Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief (January 13) “Relating with Aging and Grief” with Acharya Emily Bower (January 19) “The Experience of Illness in Older Age” with ... continue
Posted December 26, 2012 by
Rites of Passage: Longing

Rites of Passage: Longing

Grand Tetons by David BrownLonging poem written by the group that went through the first Rites of Passage for the stages of life, held at Karme Choling, autumn 2012 Broken hearted kiss Embracing the planet It’s good to grow old Soft green blade of grass Drops of dew Tomorrow there will be frost Grieving ... continue
Posted November 26, 2012 by
Historic Rites of Passage

Historic Rites of Passage – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala Awakening to the Stages of Life Recent Program Held at Karme Choling by Andrea Sherman, PhD A group of warriors aged 40-65 years old gathered in Vermont to acknowledge and celebrate the first Rites of Passage for the stages of life. Celebrating 20 and 10 year ... continue
Posted November 26, 2012 by
"What to do?"

“What to do?” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala A Caregiver’s Guide to Preparing for the Death of a Practitioner by Jacquie Bell As Shambhala Buddhist practitioners, most of us have an idea of how we would like to spend our last days – where we would like to be, who we would like ... continue
Posted October 17, 2012 by
Positive Aging

Positive Aging – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala by Jane Ward, London When the Olympic torch passed through London early in the morning, the seniors I teach welcomed it with a public performance of Tai Chi – and got the locals to join in. It was a startling reminder of “positive aging”! continue
Posted September 27, 2012 by
Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults

Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults – HIGHLIGHT

Karme Choling sanghaCOLUMN: Aging in Shambhala article 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 we are not occasionally reminded to ... continue
Posted August 15, 2012 by
All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala!

All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala! – HIGHLIGHT

This is the sixth in an ongoing series of articles on Aging in Shambhala. It is an interview with Mary Whetsell, Director of the Shambhala Office of Societal Health and Well-Being. Ms. Whetsell oversees the community-focused international working groups for the Shambhala mandala, including those dealing ... continue
Posted July 17, 2012 by
On Aging: My Big Yellow File

On Aging: My Big Yellow File – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala article by Richard Reoch Preparing for death is highly recommended as a part of contemplative practice. Recognizing that this life could end at any moment provides encouragement for us to fully engage with the world while we can. In addition to contemplating the inevitability ... continue
Posted June 6, 2012 by Richard_Reoch


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