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The European sangha meets during its first ‘European Forum’

The European sangha meets during its first ‘European Forum’ – HIGHLIGHT

The European sangha is composed of different regions with their own cultures and languages. The establishing of these regions and their collaboration takes time and is in process for years. Some regions exist for more than 20 years. Some others are relatively new. The European Regional ... continue
Posted October 9, 2019 by alexvangils
Coming Home to Yourself

Coming Home to Yourself – HIGHLIGHT

From www.thepresencepoint.com By Sarah Lipton We already have what we need. We are who we have always been. When we gaze out at the horizon, if we know how to look, we see our own mind mirrored back. It is time, I believe, to look to our roots. So how ... continue
Posted July 29, 2019 by alexvangils
Islands of Sanity

Islands of Sanity – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews Margaret Wheatley’s new book, Who Do We Choose to Be?   Who Do We Choose To Be by Margaret Wheatley “Is it possible to use our influence and power to create islands of sanity in the midst of a raging destructive sea.”   I was drawn to Margaret ... continue
Posted May 27, 2019 by alexvangils
Dinner with Friends and a Strawberry Pie

Dinner with Friends and a Strawberry Pie – HIGHLIGHT

This Shambhala Day I lived out the mindfulness story, the very famous one about the cliff and the strawberry. A man is hiking and falls near the edge of a cliff. He is about to tumble to the ledge below where he sees a tiger waiting with ... continue
Posted May 5, 2019 by alexvangils
The Nature of Community

The Nature of Community – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of our deep connections to one another, and to our own compassionate hearts by Aaron de Long We might think of community as something external to our life, something extra. We have our car, our home, our job, and then we have our neighbors, our coworkers: ... continue
Posted November 22, 2018 by CGH
Farewell to the Marvelous Dhi Good

Farewell to the Marvelous Dhi Good

Eve Rosenthal, Dhi Good, and Heather Scott In 2012, after six years at the helm of our established, yet still fledgling, Shambhala Online, I was ready to retire and hand over the reins to the next generation of techno-savants, those visionaries who would play in the “big ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by Mark_Whaley
Tiny Home Community 2

Tiny Home Community 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part 2 of a conversation with Silas Rose about Shambhala vision, tiny home dreams, and the practice of living in community by George Klima George. Let me go to the practical details: what would be an approximate budget? What do you see as a viable governance structure? Silas. In ... continue
Posted August 7, 2018 by CGH
Tiny Home Community 1

Tiny Home Community 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A conversation with Silas Rose about Shambhala vision, tiny home dreams, and the practice of living in community by George Klima Last summer Silas Rose, Director at the Victoria Shambhala Centre, sold his home of 15 years and bought a restored vintage airstream coach to try out tiny ... continue
Posted August 5, 2018 by CGH
Give It A Good Cry

Give It A Good Cry – HIGHLIGHT

Respecting our sadness by giving way to tears by Susie Cook I am a meditation practitioner, a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a teacher, a director, a gardener, a cook, a hiker, an artist, a walker, a smiler, a crier, and, yes, a crier. ... continue
Posted July 16, 2018 by
Beauty and Balance

Beauty and Balance – HIGHLIGHT

A goldfish pond creates a haven for nature, and also builds friendship and community by David Zurick The frogs discovered my goldfish pond on the first day I filled it with water. The pond hadn’t yet settled into the garden. Its rubber liner showed like an embarrassing exposure, ... continue
Posted September 29, 2017 by CGH
Unity in Northern California

Unity in Northern California – HIGHLIGHT

Northern California Shambhala Inc is born April First; Foolishness Ensues by Steve Schurkey With a few ink strokes, Northern California Shambhala Inc was born on April 1st. NCSI gathers the seven principal Shambhala centers of Northern California into one legal entity — San Francisco, Berkeley, Davis, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, ... continue
Posted April 27, 2017 by
Wealth and Community: Part I

Wealth and Community: Part I – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of how wealth and prosperity are linked to community and openness by Layth Matthews Consciously or sub-consciously, wealth in our world is synonymous with legitimacy and success.  And yet, even material wealth is not just one thing. Is it higher net worth? or  higher income? And higher ... continue
Posted March 30, 2016 by CGH
Crowdfunding for Compassion

Crowdfunding for Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

St. John’s creates a legacy for long-time member Boyce Taylor by Debbie McGee Boyce Taylor was 52 years-old when he died from a heart attack on April 22, 2014. He was cycling to a family gathering when he felt dizzy, and sat down to rest on the sidewalk. A ... continue
Posted November 28, 2015 by McGeed
Looking at the Mind of Winter

Looking at the Mind of Winter – HIGHLIGHT

by Caroline DeMaio As the weather forecast for northeastern Vermont predicted temperatures near zero degrees, I continued to prepare for our two-day program at the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center titled Extending Our Senses into the Winter: Rendezvous with the Unseen. Our leader, Bob Taylor, had given us ... continue
Posted February 16, 2015 by Dan
Doing and Not Doing

Doing and Not Doing

Recently the Shambhala Times published an article called “Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?” by Russell Rodgers. In it he characterized the Shambhala Buddhist path as a “ladder”. Over the years I’ve been involved in various Shambhala communities and have worked and practiced with a lot of people. ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by


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