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Yasodhara and the Buddha: a novel by Vanessa R. Sasson

Yasodhara and the Buddha: a novel by Vanessa R. Sasson – HIGHLIGHT

Reviewed by Christine Heming This is the story of Yasodhara, the woman who was married to the one who became the Buddha. . . . After countless lifetimes of shared experiences, he abandoned her without even saying goodbye. . . on the very day she gave birth! Vanessa ... continue
Posted March 15, 2021 by archives-staff
don season

Dön Season Teachings and Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Kajetan Sumila on Unsplash Dön season is the period that falls on the eleven days before before the lunar new year. In Shambhala, the tradition is to perform special practices, including mamo chants, each day of this period in response to the increased obstacles that ... continue
Posted February 1, 2021 by archives-staff
The Love for Truth: Buddhism and Recovery

The Love for Truth: Buddhism and Recovery – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Justin Dream on Unsplash by Shelly Webb When I started my recovery process over five years ago, I would tell a dear friend of mine, a dharma sister, about how amazing my Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor was, how much I was getting out of the 12-step meetings ... continue
Posted January 8, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—January 2021 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—January 2021 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Collective’s members and friends, UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address on “The State of the Planet” from early December at Columbia University is an exceptionally frank assessment of the perilous state of our sacred living environment. He is explicit: “Let’s be clear:  Human activities are at the root ... continue
Posted January 5, 2021 by archives-staff
Thank You for Building Karmê Chöling—Now Help Us Celebrate

Thank You for Building Karmê Chöling—Now Help Us Celebrate – HIGHLIGHT

Karmê Chöling, from the photo archive By Mike De Give Since Shambhala Day, there have been photos from the archives hanging on the walls here at Karme Choling. In the silence before the gong each morning, sometimes I’ll pick one out and study the grainy faces of sangha ... continue
Posted September 4, 2020 by archives-staff
A Letter from Walker Blaine, Master of Liturgies

A Letter from Walker Blaine, Master of Liturgies – HIGHLIGHT

Walker Blaine, Master of Liturgies to the Sakyong, submitted this letter to the Shambhala Times to be shared with the Shambhala Community. Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. Questo articolo è stato tradotto in italiano qui. Dear Shambhala Community, This letter is ... continue
Posted July 30, 2020 by archives-staff
Primordial Grace by Robert and Rachel Olds

Primordial Grace by Robert and Rachel Olds – HIGHLIGHT

a book review by Don Beamish In 1997 artists Robert and Rachel Olds felt the call to enter into a meditation retreat that lasted for nine years and changed their lives forever.   It is quite clear that they emerged from retreat with profound realization. Primordial Grace: Earth, ... continue
Posted July 10, 2020 by archives-staff
Karmê Chöling is Now Open to Residency

Karmê Chöling is Now Open to Residency – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Credit Pablo Coddou By Mike de Give You may have heard that Karme Choling is fundamentally changing the way it operates. For a long time, we’ve served the mandala by hosting meditation retreats and other dharma programs. While we’ll still offer those programs, now our primary activity ... continue
Posted July 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Spacious Minds by Sara E. Lewis

Spacious Minds by Sara E. Lewis – HIGHLIGHT

From Cornell University Press Review by Shastri Steve Gleich Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up and live in a Buddhist culture? Would you view the truths of the dharma as common sense? One would be indeed fortunate to be part of a ... continue
Posted June 16, 2020 by archives-staff
Dakini Power by Michaela Haas

Dakini Power by Michaela Haas – HIGHLIGHT

A review by Christine Heming Michaela Haas has shared with us her “labor of love” by honoring the lives and accomplishments of twelve female pioneers of Buddhism in the West . . . and these are remarkable women.  As individuals they are direct, determined, sharp, humorous, courageous ... continue
Posted May 4, 2020 by archives-staff
What Role Can Exercise Play In Shambhala Practice?

What Role Can Exercise Play In Shambhala Practice? – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Form on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Meditation has a key role to pay in Shambhala practice, but Buddhist belief does see a vital link between mental and physical well-being, and the Eightfold Path clearly envisions both. In a more symbolic sense, the path of Perfect Livelihood ... continue
Posted March 24, 2020 by archives-staff
Fostering Indoor Air Quality, with Shambhala Teachings and Practice

Fostering Indoor Air Quality, with Shambhala Teachings and Practice – HIGHLIGHT

By Vinicius Amano on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” The Dalai Lama once stated that there are two major reasons leading to the current environmental crisis: ignorance, and a lack of courage to take action to solve problems. The human connection to nature is a vital part of Shambhala Buddhism ... continue
Posted February 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Love from Auschwitz: A Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers

Love from Auschwitz: A Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers – HIGHLIGHT

By Sophie Leger What an amazing experience this Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers turned out to be: Ninety participants from many different countries and religious backgrounds, speaking different languages – people from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Canada, US, Israel, Brazil, Columbia, Belgium, England. Some ... continue
Posted December 30, 2019 by archives-staff
McMindfulness:  How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality

McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews the book by Ronald E. Purser McMindfulness occurs when mindfulness is used, with intention or unwittingly, for self-serving and ego-enhancing purposes that run counter to both Buddhist and Abrahamic prophetic teachings to let go of ego-attachment and enact skillful compassion for everyone. David Forbes, The ... continue
Posted December 22, 2019 by archives-staff
Translating For Burma

Translating For Burma

Alinsek IR working in exile “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — The Buddha “There is no religion higher than the Truth.” — H Hahn Blavatsky “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” — Chinese Proverb by Larry Steele I have a ... continue
Posted December 14, 2019 by archives-staff


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