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Manifesting Great Eastern Kindness – HIGHLIGHT

A chance encounter becomes an opportunity for compassion and generosity by Janet Pal It’s Saturday morning, June 10. I’m on my way to the Toronto Shambhala Centre. A man is walking towards me. Oh please let him walk past me. I’m in a hurry. I have a talk to ... continue
Posted July 8, 2017 by

Food and Forgiveness, Part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a series of articles exploring insights about food, healing, and compassion by Marcella Friel “Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” — Marianne Williamson My client Tammy was making terrific ... continue
Posted May 13, 2017 by CGH

Food and Forgiveness, Part 1 – HIGHLIGHT

The first in a series of articles exploring insights about food, healing, and compassion by Marcella Friel “It’s only when we alter our eating habits out of love and respect for ourselves that lasting change has any real chance to take root in our lives.” — Katherine Woodward Thomas What ... continue
Posted May 9, 2017 by CGH

Humanity, Chaos, and Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on favorite passages from a book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Susan Firer I’ve been re-reading the book, The Shambhala Principle, written by my teacher Sakyong Mipham, who is the head of Shambhala. I would like to share a few passages that I try to keep in ... continue
Posted May 5, 2017 by CGH

A Quality of Healing – HIGHLIGHT

Basic goodness and the path of relationships by Shastri Nick Kranz There are many ways to think about basic goodness. Sometimes it’s referred to as basic healthiness. When we touch into this inherent okay-ness we gain access, I believe, to a quality of healing that is much needed ... continue
Posted April 29, 2017 by CGH

A Fresh Start – HIGHLIGHT

Starting with ourselves, and learning to appreciate many ways that human goodness is expressed every day by Susan Firer I’ve had an idea running through my mind for almost a year now, I would guess. It has to do with appreciation, humanity, suffering, and compassion. So often I ... continue
Posted January 16, 2017 by CGH

Spinning Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Changing the small, egoistic “Spinning Mind” to Big Mind view by Irini Rockwell It has been hard to avoid the turmoil that the long buildup and painful conclusion of the United States election of 2016 has brought forth. I have never been a political person, both growing up ... continue
Posted December 23, 2016 by Carol

Our Sacred Responsibility – HIGHLIGHT

A letter of courage and responsibility, of honesty and inspiration in challenging times from Vicki Giella In my despair about the election, my mind turned to our former Shambhala President and current Shambhala envoy, Richard Reoch. I was wondering what he might be thinking about Donald Trump, the ... continue
Posted November 20, 2016 by CGH

Hope and the Spiral of Resentment – HIGHLIGHT

A heartfelt, awake, and compassionate response to the recent shootings in Dallas by Will Handy So we continue in the spiral of resentment and violence. It’s shocking to wake up to five dead police officers and, instead of an anonymous street scene from Some City, it’s an intersection ... continue
Posted July 25, 2016 by CGH

Anyone Can Be Our Teacher – HIGHLIGHT

Finding joy and compassion for others in a time of personal suffering by Karen Lundy, with an Introduction by Shastri Christine Heming Introduction: In a recent article for the Times (Think About It; Beliefs Matter) I wrote about Rebecca Solnit’s book, A Paradise Built in Hell – a book about ... continue
Posted May 24, 2016 by CGH

Caring and Conviction – HIGHLIGHT

Compassion and generosity let friendship survive through challenging times by Francesca Anton Our minister had called a special gathering right after the service.  Steve had been arrested earlier in the week, a horrible picture of him was on the front page of the newspaper with numerous charges (that ... continue
Posted February 12, 2016 by CGH

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 January 18, 2016 by CGH

Leveraging Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Radical Compassion Shambhala Times Exclusive Interview with Noah Levine conducted by Cameron Wenaus of retreat.guru and Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times transcribed by Emma Sartwell, Shambhala Times Volunteer written by Amanda Hester, Shambhala Times Volunteer Noah Levine is an American Buddhist teacher in the Theravadan tradition, he ... continue
Posted March 20, 2015 by

Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Michelle Welch, Phoenix, Arizona One morning last summer I went into my kitchen and found it was covered in ants. They were everywhere – all over the floor, on the walls, on the countertops, in my vegetable basket, in the cats’ food bowls. ... continue
Posted July 4, 2014 by

The “Technology” of Flexibility – HIGHLIGHT

Dharamsala,A Study of Trauma and Flexibility in a Tibetan Exile Town by Sara Lewis, PhD, LMSW, New York City Stopping at a tea stall on the side of the road to drink a glass of peppery Indian chai, Tashi Lhamo squints back at me. “These problems you always ... continue
Posted May 5, 2014 by


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