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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
What the Children Say: Everybody Has Basic Goodness

What the Children Say: Everybody Has Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

For the past two years, Dorje Denma Ling has offered a very special winter holiday family gathering, which begins December 26th and culminating in a New Year’s Eve banquet and dance party. Each day begins and ends together with chants and meditation, with children from age ... continue
Posted January 5, 2012 by
A Child's Mind and A Mother's View

A Child’s Mind and A Mother’s View – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: Children and Family This just in from Dallas, Texas: A Child’s Mind is offered by Shastri Linda Mockeridge, and below, A Mother’s View is offered by Kiki Yardeni, enjoy! A Child’s Mind: Noah is very happy and very curious. When he entered the shrine room with ... continue
Posted November 26, 2011 by
Including Children in Our Practice

Including Children in Our Practice – HIGHLIGHT

Noel McLellan shares his family’s experience of bringing their children into practice and chanting sessions, and in the process offers ways we can welcome the vividness of our lives into practice. As practicing warriors, meditation is a regular part of our lives, and sharing it with ... continue
Posted February 18, 2011 by
Lonely Together: The ROW Sangha Gathers

Lonely Together: The ROW Sangha Gathers – HIGHLIGHT

Gordon Shotwell describes the first annual gathering for graduates of Rights of Warriorship. “The nature of the ROW sangha is that we are committed to respecting one another’s capacity to be lonely.” -Corey Kohn For more than twenty years, Rites of Warriorship (ROW) has been the entry point ... continue
Posted January 9, 2011 by
A Children's Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo

A Children’s Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

Tomorrow, December 21st, is Children’s Day in Shambhala. The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has recorded a message for the holiday to share with the community. On Children’s Day, we can all gather to appreciate the children in our sangha, and to enjoy the festive season. Listen to ... continue
Posted December 20, 2010 by
Families, Parenting and the Shambhala Path

Families, Parenting and the Shambhala Path – HIGHLIGHT

By Megan Parke Our homes and families are the very ground to grow our fearlessness, gentleness, love and wisdom. Parenting is also hard work. It takes us to the edge, rouses our joy and opens our hearts like almost nothing else. As practitioners we know this is ... continue
Posted May 29, 2010 by
Hearts Melting for You

Hearts Melting for You – HIGHLIGHT

A poem offered by the Family Working Group, celebrating the announcement of our expectant Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo To Khandro Tseyang To Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche And to the royal child On this good earth we waited for this precious being. On a Shambhla day when the earth ox turned into the ... continue
Posted March 20, 2010 by
A Ratio of One-to-One Fun

A Ratio of One-to-One Fun – HIGHLIGHT

Does summer and Sun Camp feel like leaves of memory, falling off the trees? To revive the fun, here’s a recollection of what happened, what didn’t happen, and what just was. By Ben Williams Another year marches by at the Shambhala Sun Summer Camp where 31 ... continue
Posted November 4, 2009 by Ben Williams

A Single Grain of Rice – HIGHLIGHT

An Indian teaching tale once told in the dining room of Karme Choling by Roger Guest, retold here by Laura Simms. There was a king in India who had four daughters. When they were old enough, he decided to go on a spiritual retreat. He left his ... continue
Posted September 26, 2009 by
Riding the Powerful Steed of Compassion

Riding the Powerful Steed of Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar’s Horse, Kyang Go Karkar In many of the great stories and myths of the world, a powerful and intelligent horse plays a significant role. The hero or heroine rides the most magnificent of steeds like a throne which is alive with the power of ... continue
Posted September 25, 2009 by
A Wary Invitation to my Future Child by Ethan Nichtern

A Wary Invitation to my Future Child by Ethan Nichtern

“And you that shall cross from shore to shore years hence, are more to me, and more in my meditations, than you might suppose.” – Walt Whitman, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry 1. The Disclaimer Let me just say I’m not expecting you for a while Except by tragedy of bubble-burst ... continue
Posted April 10, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff

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