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Without Beginning or End, Part 2

Without Beginning or End, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

A multi-part series on the trans-temporal art of Yeachin Tsai by Robert R. Shane III. Kinesis Hooked, 2017, acrylic on paper, 26×14 in Tsai’s lines—whether circular or straight—move.  While literally static on the paper, they contain within them the energy of the artist’s gesture as they endlessly redraw themselves before ... continue
Posted July 28, 2017 by CGH
Without Beginning or End, Part 1

Without Beginning or End, Part 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A multi-part series on the trans-temporal work of Shambhalian and artist Yeachin Tsai by Robert R. Shane The Contentment of Mr. Orange, 2015, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 14×14 in “The circle…is the synthesis of the greatest oppositions. …it points most clearly to the fourth dimension.” (1) —Vassily Kandinsky I. ... continue
Posted July 26, 2017 by CGH
Heart to Heart Writing

Heart to Heart Writing – HIGHLIGHT

Meditators gather in Palm Beach, Florida to explore writing as contemplative practice by Tunde Nemeth I’m so excited to be back at the Palm Beach Shambhala Centre after a summer in the Great White North, and even more excited to be doing contemplative writing again. What a contemplative writing ... continue
Posted February 3, 2017 by CGH
Writing with Beginner's Mind

Writing with Beginner’s Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Writing is for everyone! A writer and workshop leader shows us how…. by Tunde Nemeth Forget everything you’ve ever learned about writing, everything you know about making an outline and following it and sticking to one point per paragraph. Forget about grammar and punctuation and making sense. Forget ... continue
Posted June 21, 2016 by CGH
Breath's Sibling

Breath’s Sibling – HIGHLIGHT

On Contemplative Being by Ginger Teppner, Naropa University Contemplative writing (breath’s sibling) creates a portal that connects interior to exterior. The term contemplation inhabits this space of attention. It requires focus and deliberate release. The release of the known. It is not enough to explore the interiority of ... continue
Posted August 28, 2013 by
Dancing Life

Dancing Life – HIGHLIGHT

A Playful Encounter of Maitri and Dance By Alexa Gould-Kavet This October, the large shrine room floor was caressed, stomped, delicately slithered and tiptoed across by thirty sets of feet. These feet, each day, were swathed in red, green, yellow, blue and white. Our feet come to mind ... continue
Posted December 7, 2009 by
Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

with Acharya Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku May 15 – 19, 2009 Blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices in nature and hatha yoga, this retreat will provide a rich practice environment in which we can shed conditioned habit patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. continue
Posted April 22, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
YOGA BODY  / BUDDHA MIND Weekend yoga workshop with OM Yoga’s Cyndi Lee & David Nichtern

YOGA BODY / BUDDHA MIND Weekend yoga workshop with OM Yoga’s Cyndi Lee & David Nichtern

From May 8-10 in Halifax, the Shambhala Sun Foundation (together with Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio) is pleased to present a weekend of workshops with internationally-acclaimed yoga teacher Cyndi Lee and longtime student and teacher within our Shambhala Buddhist tradition, David Nichtern. Cyndi is founder of OM Yoga ... continue
Posted April 22, 2009 by
Maitri Programs

Maitri Programs

The practice is based on the traditional Buddhist teachings of the five buddha families, and a basic attitude of openness or friendliness called “maitri.” The practice is done by maintaining a particular posture in a colored environment, either with glasses or in specifically designed rooms; each posture ... continue
Posted April 21, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Getting Londoners to Slow Down

Getting Londoners to Slow Down

By Tessa Watt In this particular dark age, our distraction often manifests as speed. Speed kills the space in which we could appreciate what we’re doing. That frantic quality creates its own power and momentum, which begin to rule us. Because we can’t rest in the present ... continue
Posted April 20, 2009 by

Health-related programs in Dechen Chöling

MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction April 30 – May 4, 2009 with Acharya Mathias Pongracz Discover the healing power of mindfulness, the practice of meeting each moment with an open heart and mind, which can reduce stress, enhance health, and increase your joy and appreciation for life. Especially recommended ... continue
Posted April 12, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Upcoming Ikebana Programs

Upcoming Ikebana Programs

Kado: The Way of Flowers Ikebana, the traditional Japanese Way of Arranging Flowers has its origins in Shinto, where arrangements were made as shrine offerings. Currently there are many schools of Ikebana. Kalapa Ikebana, initiated by Chögyam Trungpa, mixes the traditional teachings of Ikebana and contemplative meditation ... continue
Posted April 10, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff


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