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Strong Ground for Growing Brave

Strong Ground for Growing Brave – HIGHLIGHT

An invitation to join in community conversations about parenting, and about including children in Shambhala life and culture by Rebekka Henriksen “We are actually building a Buddhist world so that our children can grow up in an atmosphere that is right and good. It’s revolutionary and represents a fantastic ... continue
Posted April 25, 2017 by CGH
Growing Brave

Growing Brave – HIGHLIGHT

Creating a sustainable path for children and families in Shambhala by the Growing Brave Families & Children’s Conference Committee Lonely. Isolated. Re-creating programming from year-to-year, center- to-center. Feelings of burn out and marginalization. This is a common experience in the Shambhala sangha for teachers, program directors, and co-ordinators who have been ... continue
Posted March 21, 2017 by CGH
Circle of Light

Circle of Light – HIGHLIGHT

Children journey to the spiral’s center in Karmê Chöling’s traditional midwinter Festival of Lights photography by Philip Campbell Between December 25th and New Year’s Day, practitioners of all ages gathered at Karmê Chöling for a warm and lively week of programs to support and celebrate families and children. A highlight ... continue
Posted January 9, 2017 by CGH
Happy Memories of Children's Day

Happy Memories of Children’s Day – HIGHLIGHT

Cheerful Season’s Greetings from the Shambhala Times! Traditionally, Shambhalians recognize and celebrate the changing of the seasons on Nyida Days. One of the most beloved of these celebrations is Children’s Day, which comes at the winter solstice, celebrated this year on December 21st. We hope you enjoy ... continue
Posted December 21, 2016 by CGH
Parenting as Ceremony

Parenting as Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

Being a parent generates opportunity in each moment, opportunities to create everyday ceremonies that celebrate and enhance our lives together by Melinda Haselton The sun peeks through the blinds and I hear the words, “Hi mama.” They draw me out of my deep sleep. Heavy eyes open, and ... continue
Posted June 5, 2016 by CGH
First Rays of Dawn

First Rays of Dawn – HIGHLIGHT

Lighting Our Way: The Celebration of Children’s Day in Boulder By Emily Takahashi Snow, glorious snow! Winter does not seem fully realized until we have been housebound by our first deep snow. Snow is the great equalizer—everything is made beautiful when it has been laced by ice crystals, ... continue
Posted December 30, 2015 by CGH
The Range of Emotions...

The Range of Emotions… – HIGHLIGHT

…Inspired By a Child’s Birthday COLUMN: Children and Family article by Heather Grimes edited by Renée Picard Photo: Harry Walker / Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) originally published on elephantjournal.com Friday was two days after my daughter Opal’s fifth birthday. We went to Sunflower Farms with my parents who were visiting from Ohio. My ... continue
Posted September 18, 2015 by
Adventures in Doll-Making

Adventures in Doll-Making – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Children and Family Why our Imperfect First Try was a Winner article by Heather Grimes edited by Renée Picard photo courtesy of the author originally published on elephant.com We have no idea when inspiration will strike. It can come like a jolt, or as a slow-percolating notion. The thing is, as ... continue
Posted August 24, 2015 by Dan
No Shortage of Light

No Shortage of Light – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family Celebrating Children’s Day by Leslie Gossett and Richard Vogler, Northern California photos by Leslie Gossett “People of Shambhala, this is a wonderful day. We have rediscovered the indestructible goodness of life. Let us celebrate this goodness now, on this very day. Even if the days are ... continue
Posted December 21, 2013 by
The Future Is In Our Hands

The Future Is In Our Hands – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Family Days Start From A Good Idea COLUMN: Youth and Family by Susie Cook Sonoma Shambhala Family Days started from a good idea. Over tea after their weekly meditation group for mothers, two moms with elementary school aged children got to talking. One shared that she wished that ... continue
Posted November 17, 2013 by
Let's Dance!

Let’s Dance! – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Dancing in the Shrine Room by Leslie Gossett Shambhala Times Column Editor photos by Alex Van Gils As the children came into the center that morning, their excitement took on a certain movement. Weaving in and out of adult conversations over tea, and simultaneously dissembling the circle ... continue
Posted June 14, 2013 by
Dharma Art and the Yearly Festivals

Dharma Art and the Yearly Festivals – HIGHLIGHT

by the Dharma Art Guild of New York Jack Niland, Allison Pepper, Andrew Forbes, and Andi Nyiradi article edited by Andrew Forbes photos by Caitlin Strom The basic elements of cultural importance are the preservation of traditional ceremonies, rituals and festivals. As we can see in living traditions today, like ... continue
Posted March 8, 2013 by
Parenting As Path

Parenting As Path – HIGHLIGHT

by Alice Buehler, Czech Republic The parenting side of Shambhala society seems to have its own particular understanding. It is deeply motivated by looking beyond just this one lifetime, but always painfully aware of the habitual patterns that get condensed into the smallest details of everyday life, ... continue
Posted September 16, 2012 by
Children and Their Six Ways of Ruling

Children and Their Six Ways of Ruling – HIGHLIGHT

by Dita Kemp, Czech Republic A few days ago I returned from Family Camp in the Czech mountains where I led the children’s activities. Once again we have had the precious opportunity to experience what it means create Shambhala society. This year we were honored by a ... continue
Posted September 15, 2012 by
Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

by Liesbeth Scholten Last week at Dechen Choling, the “Being Brave, Transforming Your World” retreat took place with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Adam Lobel. It was very well attended. There were more people on the land of great bliss than ever before. Among them were 17 ... continue
Posted August 31, 2012 by


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