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Human Drala

Human Drala – HIGHLIGHT

  Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash By Russell Rodgers Sometimes one encounters people or places that cut through one’s habitual chain of thoughts. The Tibetan word for that is “drala”, which means “above the enemy”. In this case the enemy is our cocoon of gossipy thoughts that keeps ... continue
Posted October 17, 2019 by alexvangils
Favorite Books:  An Invitation to Readers of the Times

Favorite Books: An Invitation to Readers of the Times – HIGHLIGHT

If you haven’t fully embraced the digital age (like me) and enjoy holding a book in your hands, you probably have to keep scouting out more shelf space (me too).  Then there is the dilemma of how to organize the increasing treasure trove.  I’ll share my ... continue
Posted September 10, 2019 by alexvangils
Book Review: The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Book Review: The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – HIGHLIGHT

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui.   The Way of Tenderness – Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender         By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Review by Christine Heming As a heterosexual white woman I often feel that relating to diversity, particularly race, sexuality, and gender, is akin to walking ... continue
Posted February 24, 2019 by alexvangils
Is Knowledge Power?

Is Knowledge Power? – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett Having taken the Sakyong’s suggestion about becoming experts on society and understanding the nature of self, I’ve been immersed in re-reading Western philosophy and exploring the roots of our western conceptions about self and society. Accordingly, the shift towards a materialist view that took ... continue
Posted October 14, 2018 by Larry Barnett
Doing Good and Doing Well

Doing Good and Doing Well – HIGHLIGHT

Another profile in a series exploring ways of expressing “right livelihood” by Andrea D’Asaro The Shambhala teachings are inspiring Seattle sangha members in their professional lives and as volunteers, where they offer their skills and time each month towards running our center.  These members are making “right livelihood” ... continue
Posted June 12, 2018 by CGH
Level One in South Africa

Level One in South Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Re-experiencing the power and inspiration of Shambhala Training Level One by Michal George Our local sangha was recently offered a grant by Shambhala Europe. Since we do not currently have a resident teacher, it was intended to keep us inspired by having an overseas visitor come and teach ... continue
Posted May 29, 2018 by CGH
Four Pillars Gathering

Four Pillars Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

Representatives of the four pillars of Shambhala Netherlands meet in Deventer by Fred van Welsem On December 23rd in Deventer, the Netherlands regional representatives of the Four Pillars met together: Practice and Education, Government, Protection, and Economy. The main purpose of this meeting was to brainstorm on the ... continue
Posted January 14, 2018 by fredvanwelsem
A Quality of Healing

A Quality of Healing – HIGHLIGHT

Basic goodness and the path of relationships by Shastri Nick Kranz There are many ways to think about basic goodness. Sometimes it’s referred to as basic healthiness. When we touch into this inherent okay-ness we gain access, I believe, to a quality of healing that is much needed ... continue
Posted April 29, 2017 by CGH
Inspired to Engage

Inspired to Engage – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhalian’s Experience of the Women’s March in Los Angeles by Allison Conant Just as in over 670 cities and towns across the globe, Los Angeles held a women’s march. It was the biggest civil demonstration in the history of the city. The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles ... continue
Posted February 11, 2017 by CGH
Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change – HIGHLIGHT

Seeing confusion as an opportunity for positive change by Kim Kelso Thinking about the results of the presidential election at first filled me with disappointment, dread, and fear. As the weeks unfolded, I was tempted to be forlorn. Yet I knew from my Shambhala teachings that ignoring or ... continue
Posted January 28, 2017 by CGH
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start – HIGHLIGHT

Starting with ourselves, and learning to appreciate many ways that human goodness is expressed every day by Susan Firer I’ve had an idea running through my mind for almost a year now, I would guess. It has to do with appreciation, humanity, suffering, and compassion. So often I ... continue
Posted January 16, 2017 by CGH
Basic Goodness and Original Sin

Basic Goodness and Original Sin – HIGHLIGHT

A theologian explores the relationship of two concepts key to Shambhala and Christian teachings by Steven Shippee In Shambhala, the view of basic goodness is sometimes sharply contrasted with the Christian doctrine of original sin. The purpose seemingly is to highlight how much the view of basic goodness ... continue
Posted December 19, 2016 by Steven
Deer Park, Part One

Deer Park, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on a recent event at Shambhala Mountain Center; part one of a two-part series. by Acharya Daniel Hessey “My father personally experienced the horrors of war and genocide. That led to his bravery in declaring basic goodness. He felt that if this message was not proclaimed, humanity ... continue
Posted November 26, 2016 by CGH
Entender la "Proclamación de la bondad"

Entender la “Proclamación de la bondad”

Foto de Susanne Long Keniley, Centro Shambhala de Albuquerque Esta simple súplica de cuatro líneas compuesta por Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché tiene muchísimo contenido. Uno de sus significados está al nivel de los pensamientos y asociaciones ordinarias. Luego hay otro nivel que las palabras no pueden expresar directamente ... continue
Posted November 6, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
The Clothes Hamper as Practice

The Clothes Hamper as Practice – HIGHLIGHT

Waking up to basic goodness through the practice of wakeful kindness in everyday life by Stuart Rice My name is Stuart, and I have a confession: I’m a very messy person. And I can also confess that it was my messiness that, in a Shambhala sense, provided an ... continue
Posted October 17, 2016 by CGH


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