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“First, I Will Love Me for Me More”

“First, I Will Love Me for Me More” – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the Being Brave Children’s Program photos and report by Leslie Gossett Last weekend’s Being Brave and Creating Enlightened Society event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chodron was an event that represented Shambhala’s broader vision and goal to create enlightened society. The quest asked the ... continue
Posted May 7, 2014 by
The Playground of the Warriors

The Playground of the Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family by Reese Sweeny-Taylor for the Ziji Collective Of the many kinds of sacred spaces that one finds in contemporary America, children’s playgrounds remain the most robust. And within the Bay Area, the high temple of them all must surely be the Helen Diller Playground at ... continue
Posted January 15, 2014 by
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 Nutcracker: A 4-Year-Old’s Review

The Nutcracker: A 4-Year-Old’s Review – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes, Boulder, Colorado article originally published on elephant journal Hi, I’m Opal. I just turned four. This means I’m old enough to ride a bike (with a bar attached to the back so mommy can grab me if I get going downhill and can’t stop), eat popsicles inside, ... continue
Posted December 2, 2013 by
The 'Mindful Journey' of Writing a Children’s Book

The ‘Mindful Journey’ of Writing a Children’s Book – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Rob Cimperman, Washington D.C. It takes hard work to face the world, and to step out front to lead. Instead we close our eyes or turn our backs on those in need. We shield ourselves in armor, only forged by our own hands, from blame, ... continue
Posted November 3, 2013 by
The Power of Ceremony

The Power of Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Celebrating Rites of Passage article by Leslie Gossett, column host photos by Liesbeth Scholten, Amsterdam …[T]hrough our view, contemplation, and activity, every day we are transforming commonly held internal principles into an external social reality…. The power of ceremony is that through the rituals of our ... continue
Posted September 28, 2013 by
Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families by Laura Burnham, Los Angeles The third Sunday of every month is Family Sunday at SMCLA (Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles). We have several family-oriented groups that meet simultaneously. One of these is designed for children between the ages of 3-12 to explore ... continue
Posted August 17, 2013 by
The Plight of Canadian First Nations Children

The Plight of Canadian First Nations Children – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: In the News article by Linda V. Lewis Of 150, 000 First Nations children in Canada, more than 3,000 died in the residential school system, which ran from the 1870s until the 1990s. These shocking findings are the result of a first systematic search of government ... continue
Posted March 31, 2013 by
Maine Children's Day

Maine Children’s Day

A cheerful Children’s Day celebration was had by many in Brunswick, Maine. photos by Julia Huttel continue
Posted February 25, 2013 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
Preschools:  An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society?

Preschools: An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society? – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes Opal and I enter a room that’s flooded with natural light. People are moving about the space in joyful exploration; the room is set up to encourage such artistic curiosity. One corner is arranged to inhabit role-play, another area is filled neatly with books ... continue
Posted November 21, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Drala Kids

Drala Kids – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes “The attitude of sacredness toward your environment will bring drala.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Weeks ago, Opal spotted a butterfly wing on our front lawn where the maple tree’s roots push up from ... continue
Posted August 31, 2011 by
Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children

Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock The newly-opened Surmang shedra has been swamped with children wanting to come to school. In an unexpected wave, hundreds of families have started bringing their children every day. The plan was to initially provide facilities for 100 children. At the moment, 350 children ... continue
Posted February 5, 2011 by
A Children's Sun Sadhana

A Children’s Sun Sadhana – HIGHLIGHT

Rochelle Weithorn recorded the New York City Children’s Day performance, which was based on the I-Ching and had the structure of a sadhana. It was written and directed by Jack Niland, produced by Genevieve Waltcher, featured the Milarepa Children’s Chorus, and starred Kings and Queens of ... continue
Posted January 13, 2011 by


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