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Going Your Own Way

Going Your Own Way – HIGHLIGHT

Gender respect in death and dying by Anne-Marie Keppel Last year my teenage daughter did a report on women in history who disguised themselves as another gender. I loved the topic and followed the studies along with her and found myself really cheering the trans individuals on. I ... continue
Posted July 24, 2018 by CGH
Eavesdropping on the Elderly

Eavesdropping on the Elderly – HIGHLIGHT

Lessons learned by listening to our elders by Anne-Marie Keppel Not all elderly are cascading fountains of wisdom.  But simply because they are old and they see and do things differently than those of other ages, little life-altering gems often bubble up. New on the job as an Outings ... continue
Posted May 31, 2018 by CGH
Grandfather Yoga

Grandfather Yoga – HIGHLIGHT

Musings on aging, youth, and the practice of yoga by Larry Barnett When I was eight both of my grandfathers were sixty, which in 1956 actually was old. They were already stoop-shouldered, and mostly liked to sit shirtless in lawn chairs in the hot sun for hours, smeared ... continue
Posted November 27, 2017 by CGH
Awakening to the Stages of Life

Awakening to the Stages of Life – HIGHLIGHT

Facing up to the trials and transitions that face us all, at every stage of life by Ann Cason  “The clouds pass and the rain does its work, and  all individual beings flow into their forms.”   (from the I Ching) By the year 2030, if you live in ... continue
Posted May 18, 2017 by CGH
Aging in the Buddhadharma 2

Aging in the Buddhadharma 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview on aging and meditative practice, with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang AC:  What role does your practice and the Buddhadharma have in aging—how do they help the adjustment process? HW:  Being aware. Practice helps in that sense. Practice helps you have a ... continue
Posted April 21, 2017 by CGH
Aging in the Buddhadharma 1

Aging in the Buddhadharma 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang Acharya Han de Wit was an early founder of the European Shambhala sangha and close student of the Vidyadhara. In addition to his decades of teaching and work within the Shambhala sangha, Acharya de Wit is ... continue
Posted April 19, 2017 by CGH
Old Age and The Path

Old Age and The Path – HIGHLIGHT

by Han de Wit “…freeing oneself from how we used to feel about our practice as it has been defined by our lineage, that is, as defined from the outside, we can and hopefully will be able to redefine our practice from the inside.” Somewhere in ‘Born in ... continue
Posted April 15, 2017 by CGH
Launch of the Aging Hub

Launch of the Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

by Ann Cason  The Aging Hub  (http://aging-hub.shambhala.org), a new project of the Shambhala Working Group on Aging, is due to launch today: December 17, 2016.   It has been funded by the Shambhala Trust and by donations from the sangha.  All of us on the Working Group on Aging ... continue
Posted December 17, 2016 by CGH
Leaping Off the Edge

Leaping Off the Edge – HIGHLIGHT

A brave couple takes a leap into the unknown to realize a long-held dream of living in another country by Lynn Bishop As the Shastri began chanting the Supplication to the Lineage, I opened my mouth to join in but instead started crying.  Overwhelmed by unexpected emotion, I ... continue
Posted September 1, 2016 by CGH
Losing a Little Part of Myself

Losing a Little Part of Myself – HIGHLIGHT

A reflection on the transformations encountered through the process of aging by Shastri Christine Heming It seems that everyday I lose a little part of me.  As if a transformation is occurring, completely out of my control.  This morning the liver spot on my left cheek deepened in ... continue
Posted August 30, 2016 by CGH
The Aging Hub

The Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

A new online resource to provide learning, listening and support for taking a courageous Warrior outlook on the many challenges and opportunities of aging in our communities by Ann Cason It is easy to get caught in the suffering of old age. There is a temptation to collapse, or ... continue
Posted August 6, 2016 by CGH
Being Old at Encampment

Being Old at Encampment – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society Reflections on attending the 2015 Trident Assembly during Magyal Pomra Encampment on the Kasung Encampment Grounds in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia by David Whitehorn Being 73 years old, my first thought, upon seeing an announcement that a three day “Trident Assembly” would be held ... continue
Posted August 21, 2015 by
Aging and Sensory Loss

Aging and Sensory Loss – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Pam Dreiling Over the last couple of years I have noticed more difficulty remembering and retaining continuity of thoughts and ideas, a common result of aging. I have also noticed changes in my sensory experiences: hearing, vision, taste, smell, touch. Our ... continue
Posted June 26, 2015 by
The Psychological Tasks of Old Age

The Psychological Tasks of Old Age – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image by Charles BlackhallCOLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society article by Victoria Howard In 1988 I wrote an article called “The Psychological Tasks of Old Age.” I was 42 years old. I had my reasons for thinking that I knew something about the topic. I had spent hundreds ... continue
Posted May 23, 2015 by
The Rabbi's Gifts

The Rabbi’s Gifts – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Jackie Roberts Reb Zalman and Sara Davidson discussing “the December project” ( from www.saradavidson.com) In 2002, I moved back to my native home of Denver to assist my elderly parents who were in their 80s.  Mostly a dutiful daughter, I had stayed in ... continue
Posted March 27, 2015 by Dan


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