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Islands of Sanity

Islands of Sanity – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews Margaret Wheatley’s new book, Who Do We Choose to Be?   Who Do We Choose To Be by Margaret Wheatley “Is it possible to use our influence and power to create islands of sanity in the midst of a raging destructive sea.”   I was drawn to Margaret ... continue
Posted May 27, 2019 by alexvangils
Book Review: Training in Tenderness

Book Review: Training in Tenderness – HIGHLIGHT

Training in Tenderness:  Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, The Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World By Dzigar Kongtrul Reviewed by Christine Heming “Just give me some tenderness beneath your honesty.” – Paul Simon Some weeks ago, I listened to the testimony of Mr. Michael Cohen before the US ... continue
Posted March 31, 2019 by alexvangils
Dharma of 'The Princess Bride'

Dharma of ‘The Princess Bride’ – HIGHLIGHT

An excerpt from a new book exploring the dharmic lessons of this favorite modern fairy tale by Ethan Nichtern “Some of my favorite teachers are philosophical masters. Deft, witty, and inconceivably ambidextrous with their material, they are the Dread Pirate Roberts of their given subject. Regardless of the ... continue
Posted October 17, 2017 by CGH
Happier at Work

Happier at Work – HIGHLIGHT

A review of Gayle Van Gils’ new book by Sarah Lipton “There are a growing number of companies that list love or caring among their explicit management principles,” says Gayle Van Gils in her outstanding new book titled “Happier at Work.” Gayle goes on to explain how and ... continue
Posted October 11, 2017 by CGH
Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo – HIGHLIGHT

review of a George Saunders novel by Michelle Welch I’m often on the lookout for Buddhist-themed novels, and Lincoln in the Bardo is a new novel that received numerous critical accolades. More recently, Lion’s Roar magazine featured an interview with the author, George Saunders. I was particularly drawn ... continue
Posted May 27, 2017 by CGH
Book Review: Mindfulness in Action

Book Review: Mindfulness in Action – HIGHLIGHT

by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself Through Friendliness and Everyday Awareness (Shambhala Publications, 2015) is the newest in a series of books based on talks by Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Other books that Ms. Gimian has compiled include ... continue
Posted May 11, 2015 by Dan
Dreamers and Their Shadows

Dreamers and Their Shadows – HIGHLIGHT

A Book Review of a New Book by Douglas Penick originally published on The Chronicle Project review by John Sell In the bombed-out wreckage of post-war Tokyo, a safe is discovered that contains several scrolls within a gorgeous antique lacquer box. They chronicle the strange trajectory of the Prince ... continue
Posted April 20, 2014 by
Stock Your Shelves: 4 New Books

Stock Your Shelves: 4 New Books – HIGHLIGHT

It’s harvest season in the northern hemisphere not only for carrots and kale, but also for new books lining the shelves at our local bookstores. If you look closely, you might see a few by familiar authors! Here’s a sneak preview of a few of these ... continue
Posted October 30, 2013 by
Book Release: The Shambhala Principle

Book Release: The Shambhala Principle – HIGHLIGHT

Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure new book by Sakyong Mipham released to the public today, May 7, 2013 review by Dixie Griffin Good In Chicago for the Imagining Peace conference in April 2013, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche told a riveted audience at Rockefeller Chapel, “Right now, even though there are very ... continue
Posted May 7, 2013 by
Book Review: Open Heart, Open Mind

Book Review: Open Heart, Open Mind – HIGHLIGHT

A Look at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s new book by guest reviewer John Makransky It is astounding how well Tsoknyi Rinpoche understands the cross-cultural dynamics at work when modern people try to internalize the deepest teachings of Buddhism, and how effectively he addresses those dynamics in his new book Open ... continue
Posted June 20, 2012 by
Mi'kma'ki: The Language of This Land

Mi’kma’ki: The Language of This Land – HIGHLIGHT

New Book Released by Anthropologist and Linguist who Team up to Produce the History of the Mi’kmaq Language and Culture by senior Shambhala teacher Dr. Trudy Sable with co-author and Mi’kmaw linguist Bernie Francis review by Acharya Bill McKeever “Blackfoot think of time on a two-day operational sense. There ... continue
Posted May 18, 2012 by
When a Run is More than Just Running

When a Run is More than Just Running – HIGHLIGHT

Running with the Mind of Meditation book review by Mike Sandrock, columnist for the Daily Camera, author of “Running with the Legends” When New York Times reporter Barry Bearak called last week, seeking information about Micah True, the Boulder ultrarunner who passed away while on a run in ... continue
Posted April 23, 2012 by
Acharya Dale Asrael Reviews the New Book

Acharya Dale Asrael Reviews the New Book – HIGHLIGHT

Letter to the Shambhala community from Acharya Dale Asrael, in anticipation of the forthcoming book by the Sakyong I have just finished reading an advance copy of the Sakyong’s new book, Running with the Mind of Meditation, and I feel excited about the potential it holds. This ... continue
Posted April 8, 2012 by
Rediscovering Civility

Rediscovering Civility – HIGHLIGHT

By Angela Pressburger “Good manners are the pedestrian activity of goodness.” My friend, Halifax sangha member Torgny Vigerstad, was half-listening to the radio when he heard those words and began to give the program his full attention. Later, when our paths crossed, he mentioned the experience to me ... continue
Posted May 21, 2011 by
With Love from Iraq

With Love from Iraq – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “If I let this place and the hate that is all around me fill me with aggression and anger, I will only become like the men who wait in the darkness in the hope of inflicting death upon another human being,” wrote Sergeant Paul ... continue
Posted May 15, 2011 by Richard_Reoch


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