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Happy Places

Happy Places – HIGHLIGHT

by Margo Shean Looking at my mom’s fridge, which happens to be one of my happy places, I notice the Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center brochure. The brochure is full of exciting things sure to fill any dharma bum’s dreams. After a few months of readjusting to the world ... continue
Posted November 19, 2011 by
Shambhala Occupies Oakland

Shambhala Occupies Oakland – HIGHLIGHT

by Martha Silverspring Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown visited the Berkeley Shambhala Center October 28th to teach a weekend program on Loving Kindness. On Sunday morning, the Acharya and about 15 of us spent two hours as participants of Occupy Oakland, doing loving-kindness practice on the steps of Frank ... continue
Posted November 9, 2011 by
Best Buddhist Book of 2011

Best Buddhist Book of 2011 – HIGHLIGHT

This Just In: Walking the Tiger’s Path, the memoir by Paul Kendel, just won an award as one of the Best Books in the USA for 2011! It was the sole winner in the Buddhist books category. The book was also a finalist for Biography/Memoir. Congratulations ... continue
Posted November 7, 2011 by
Answering a Call of Our Time

Answering a Call of Our Time – HIGHLIGHT

Irene Woodard, member of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York City, has been named a GreenFaith Fellow and will join the class of 2012 in the GreenFaith Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is the only comprehensive education and training program in the United States to ... continue
Posted October 28, 2011 by
Kasung Kitchen Marathon

Kasung Kitchen Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

Kynan Brown, a second generation Shambhalian, is running his first marathon in order to raise money for the new Kitchen and Storage building to be built at the Kasung Land at Dorje Denma Ling. Kynan is a Sun Camp graduate, long time staff member and a ... continue
Posted October 4, 2011 by
Butter Roasted Chicken and Dessert: Recipes from the Kalapa Court Kitchen

Butter Roasted Chicken and Dessert: Recipes from the Kalapa Court Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

Column: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen This is the final collection of recipes from the Kalapa Court Kitchen for you to enjoy and prepare during the Shambhala Lineage Festival. The entrees are from the collection of Machen Janos Porps and Kevin Hoagland, long-time Machen to the ... continue
Posted September 23, 2011 by
Grilled Vegetables & Sauteed Chard: Dispatch from the Kalapa Court Kitchen

Grilled Vegetables & Sauteed Chard: Dispatch from the Kalapa Court Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

Column: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen Gather your Shambhala family around you this weekend and embark upon a journey of preparing food served and enjoyed in the Kalapa Court! Following the soup and salad, these two vegetable recipes by Machen Kevin Hoagland and Machen Janos Porps ... continue
Posted September 22, 2011 by
Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards

Mark Frutkin, of Ottawa, is pleased to announce the launching of his new book, Walking Backwards, a travel memoir, at Collected Works Bookstore on: Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Collected Works Bookstore is located at 1242 Wellington Street West (near Holland), in Ottawa. From Istanbul to New Delhi ... continue
Posted September 21, 2011 by
Beet and Chevre Salad: 2nd Recipe from the Kalapa Court

Beet and Chevre Salad: 2nd Recipe from the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

Column: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen This salad of fresh greens featuring red and golden beets and topped with chevre and walnuts is brought to you by Machen Meta Maertens, who says this about her recipe and herself: “I have cooked since I can remember. As a ... continue
Posted September 20, 2011 by
A Soup: Recipes from the Kalapa Court

A Soup: Recipes from the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

New Column: Dispatches from the Kalapa Court Kitchen In the coming week, the Shambhala Times will be featuring daily recipes that have been prepared and served in the Kalapa court. Offered at the request of the Sakyong and in observance of the upcoming Shambhala Lineage Festival, the ... continue
Posted September 19, 2011 by
Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion?

Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion? – HIGHLIGHT

by Iektje van Bolhuis As a student of the dharma and psychology, I get very excited to find that many recent research findings are remarkably consistent with dharma teachings. Recently, I published the following blog on my work website about research findings on self-compassion. This is a ... continue
Posted September 8, 2011 by iektje
Shambhala Lineage Festival

Shambhala Lineage Festival – HIGHLIGHT

Letter from the Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel Following the Sakyong’s letter and on behalf of the Kalapa Council, I would also like to warmly invite the entire Shambhala community to celebrate the first Shambhala Lineage Festival on September 24 and September 25, 2011. This festival will be ... continue
Posted September 6, 2011 by
Little Black Book

Little Black Book

Long time sangha member, personal chef and culinary instructor Phyllis Segura has written and self-published a book of recipes and personal memories. From 1968-1977, as Phyllis lived in New York, California, Mexico, Venezuela and Boulder, she carried with her a small black notebook in which she ... continue
Posted August 29, 2011 by
The Sakyong Receives Responses to the Letter of the Morning Sun with Delight

The Sakyong Receives Responses to the Letter of the Morning Sun with Delight – HIGHLIGHT

by Candlin Dobbs Last Fall, the Sakyong sent each member of Shambhala a letter describing his contemplations during retreat, and asking each of us to contemplate these three questions as well. He asked if we would write him back! During the Being Brave retreat, we presented the Sakyong ... continue
Posted August 21, 2011 by Candlin_Dobbs
At The Heart

At The Heart – HIGHLIGHT

By Ron Schultz member and practitioner at the Los Angeles, CA sangha Finding the words that convey the opening of one’s heart and the transformation of one’s existence seems like a better task for a Gershwin or a Porter than a Schultz. But nonetheless, it is mine. I ... continue
Posted July 11, 2011 by


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