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Energy To Go On

Energy To Go On – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco by Irene Woodward, Emily Takahashi, and David Takahashi Why we do the work of loving and protecting the earth, of attending to climate change? Certain people, certain situations, certain thoughts–they give us energy to go on. The Global ... continue
Posted September 29, 2018 by CGH
The Time to get it Right

The Time to get it Right – HIGHLIGHT

Initiating the climate change conversation in Nova Scotia: A Retreat at the Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, Nova Scotia on the 60th Anniversary of the Inaugural Pugwash Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Co-Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize By Shastri Christine Heming and Karalee Clark The Statement: We know there are no ... continue
Posted October 23, 2017 by CGH
Climate Change Optimism

Climate Change Optimism – HIGHLIGHT

Social Action LA takes a closer look at climate change, and engages in contemplation practice  to help participants carry their intentions from the cushion out into the world by Chris Bomba The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for ... continue
Posted October 9, 2017 by CGH
Living Beyond Hope and Fear

Living Beyond Hope and Fear – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder Shambhala Center hosts Climate Change Symposium, September 15-17 by Karen Smith This September the Boulder Shambhala Center will host the second annual Living Beyond Hope and Fear climate change symposium. This year’s event carries the subtitle of “Warrior Principle, Climate Action.” The symposium is part of an ongoing ... continue
Posted August 25, 2017 by CGH
Climate March Aspirations

Climate March Aspirations – HIGHLIGHT

Why I’m joining the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29, and why I hope you will too by Mark Rasmuson What ecological challenges we face!  Just in the past month, we’ve seen a U.S. EPA administrator sworn into office who denies basic climate science, the “sheer reckless folly” of Trump’s executive ... continue
Posted April 7, 2017 by CGH
People's Climate Mobilization

People’s Climate Mobilization – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians take action, responding to the call for Buddhist participation in the People’s Climate Mobilization  by Mark Rasmuson Members of the DC Shambhala sangha have joined a coalition of Mindfulness/Buddhist groups to help organize the April 29 People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington DC. The coalition, working with several hundred other partners who ... continue
Posted March 19, 2017 by CGH
The Need to Feel

The Need to Feel – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala teacher explores the meaning of “Environmental Melancholia” and its connection to meditation practice, through the work of artist Regan Rosburg by Shastri Christine Heming I recently participated in Proclaiming Basic Goodness:  Shambhala Meditation with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. Once again I was ... continue
Posted March 15, 2017 by CGH
The Earth is Heating Up

The Earth is Heating Up – HIGHLIGHT

With global warming happening, and happening so fast, what’s a Shambhalian to Do? by Emily Takahashi I had a running start on most people on the news that Earth’s temperature was increasing, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  In the 1970’s, when I was still a teenager, ... continue
Posted July 27, 2016 by CGH
The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society

The Pope, the Climate, and Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Followers of many traditions come together to contemplate climate change through study of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si by Russell Rogers Here in Nelson British Columbia, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre is taking part in an extraordinary event. For the first time, 50 to 60 people from various churches ... continue
Posted December 26, 2015 by CGH
Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part II

Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part II – HIGHLIGHT

Calling for Meditation in Action on Climate Change –A Further Exploration by Acharya Marty Janowitz Part Two photo of an Earth Rise by astronaut William Anders From our Buddhist teachings and more vitally our meditative experience, we do have means to traverse the seeming abyss between our path as practitioners ... continue
Posted October 18, 2015 by CGH
Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part I

Contemplating Action on Climate Change, Part I – HIGHLIGHT

Calling for Meditation in Action on Climate Change –A Further Exploration by Acharya Marty Janowitz Part One  A year ago many of us were looking forward to the People’s Climate Mobilisation which was timed to coincide with the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. While the New York and ... continue
Posted October 17, 2015 by CGH
Harvesting Peace

Harvesting Peace – HIGHLIGHT

Veggies courtesy of Burlington ShambhalaCheerful Harvest of Peace from all of us at the Shambhala Times! The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. “Nyi” comes from “Nyima” meaning sun, and “da” ... continue
Posted September 22, 2014 by
A Call to Meditation in Action on Climate Change

A Call to Meditation in Action on Climate Change – HIGHLIGHT

by Acharya Marty Janowitz In a short while we will be arriving at the autumn equinox, the moment in our annual and seasonal cycle we call ‘Harvest of Peace’. Such moments are marked not because we need another holiday but because it is natural to experience ... continue
Posted September 14, 2014 by
Creating Enlightened Society on a Lifeless Planet

Creating Enlightened Society on a Lifeless Planet – HIGHLIGHT

Are We Reacting with Urgency to the Climate Crisis? by Irene Lorch-Wauchope, Halifax, Nova Scotia As Buddhists, we understand that we create our reality with our thoughts. Unfortunately, this also applies to how many of us are reacting to the increasing urgency of the climate crisis. No matter ... continue
Posted November 24, 2013 by
Protecting Relationships During Don Season

Protecting Relationships During Don Season – HIGHLIGHT

by Acharya Susan Chapman, Vancouver B.C. Because it was scheduled many months ago, by coincidence last night’s opening class of our Mindful Communication course occurred on the first day of Don Season. Around 40 people, mostly newcomers, listened to the tinkling of the bells from the Mamo chants ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by


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