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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
Compassion and Gardening

Compassion and Gardening – HIGHLIGHT

Our connection to the natural world as a bridge to compassion for our fellow human beings by Cash Clay Sometimes I struggle to feel compassion for another human individual or humanity in general. I cannot always connect easily to my compassionate nature. I feel stuck in a flow ... continue
Posted August 17, 2018 by CGH
Disfavoring Moral Complexity

Disfavoring Moral Complexity – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett One of the dilemmas of modern times is effectively coming to grips with morality. The word itself is derived from Latin, meaning “proper behavior,” but has become loaded with other connotations, both religious and social. Our humanitarian, modern sensibilities incline us to disfavor moral ... continue
Posted July 6, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Statement on Border Separations

Shambhala Statement on Border Separations – HIGHLIGHT

from the Kalapa Council and Shambhala Office of Social Engagement As a Shambhala community, we are watching with a sense of horror and despair as the government of the United States implements its policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border. As an international ... continue
Posted June 21, 2018 by CGH
Visit the Metta Sutta

Visit the Metta Sutta – HIGHLIGHT

Teachings on loving kindness and compassionate living by Larry Steele The Metta Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on loving kindness, is a key teaching in the Pali Canon. It is chanted by Theravadan monks throughout the Asian southeast. During my recent visit to Myanmar, the social-activist monks Ashin Issariya and ... continue
Posted June 14, 2018 by CGH
Doing Good and Doing Well

Doing Good and Doing Well – HIGHLIGHT

Another profile in a series exploring ways of expressing “right livelihood” by Andrea D’Asaro The Shambhala teachings are inspiring Seattle sangha members in their professional lives and as volunteers, where they offer their skills and time each month towards running our center.  These members are making “right livelihood” ... continue
Posted June 12, 2018 by CGH
Manifesting Great Eastern Kindness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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