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Un-Freeze Tag

Un-Freeze Tag – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan from his blog broken leaf We are utterly overwhelmed. It’s tempting to let that be the whole post. Courtney Martin, activist, author, and a wonderful spokesperson for the millennial generation, addresses Gen Y’s current state of collective mind: “We are not apathetic. What we ... continue
Posted October 26, 2013 by
Tears, Tails, Dickey and Duane

Tears, Tails, Dickey and Duane – HIGHLIGHT

“My friends, we have each other.” by Susan Piver “I love being alive and I will be the best man I possibly can. I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it…I will seek knowledge from those wiser and teach ... continue
Posted October 19, 2013 by
Cooking "Me" into "We"

Cooking “Me” into “We” – HIGHLIGHT

The Marriage Vow…and the culture of Enlightened Society COLUMN: Acharya Corner by Acharya Susan Chapman This summer I performed two wedding ceremonies. Both couples were obviously in love and expressed their vows to each other with deep, tearful authenticity, witnessed by family and friends. My husband was there to ... continue
Posted October 8, 2013 by
Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters

Casting Spells: the Magic of Letters – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Consider for a moment the letters on this page. On one level, letters have been familiar since we were four years old. You might feel impatient: “no big deal, let’s move on. I know all about letters.” However, as a meditator, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2013 by
broken leaf

broken leaf – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan Walking from here to there on any given day we might encounter, among other things, a broken leaf on the sidewalk. Most likely, we will not see it. Our eyes see it, but our minds are elsewhere, preoccupied with things that ... continue
Posted August 24, 2013 by
The Great Reversal

The Great Reversal – HIGHLIGHT

Illustration by Megumi YoshidaPutting others first—it’s the great switch that changes everything. It cuts samsara at the root and plants the seed of enlightenment. Sakyong Mipham here describes how to be a bodhisattva. The Mahayana Buddhist tradition is defined by the supreme thought of bodhichitta, the intention ... continue
Posted August 5, 2013 by
The Path of Goodness

The Path of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life Interview with Acharya John Rockwell by Will Brown Shambhala Times Column Editor I recently had the extreme good fortune to interview Ashe Acharya John Rockwell for the Shambahala Times column “In Everyday Life”. Of course, being infinitely curious and having the rare opportunity to interview an ... continue
Posted July 24, 2013 by
Yeshe Tsogyal: Lady Warrior of the Sakyong Lineage

Yeshe Tsogyal: Lady Warrior of the Sakyong Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

Yeshe Tsogyal by Cynthia MokuCOLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Melissa Moore Yeshe Tsyogyal’s life is extraordinary not only because she was a fully realized Buddhist practitioner in 8th century Tibet, a woman who attained Buddhahood in her own right. She is also exceptional for having been the spiritual ... continue
Posted June 24, 2013 by
Stories of Who We Are

Stories of Who We Are – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Dharma Teachings by Acharya Susan Chapman photos by Laura Chenoweth Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche opens his book, Ruling Your World, with the story about a case of mistaken identity. A pauper who didn’t realize that he is of royal blood learns he is heir to a kingdom. “We are ... continue
Posted May 6, 2013 by
Sakyong Address Live Online This Friday

Sakyong Address Live Online This Friday

Imagining Peace; Enlightened Society Gatherings April 26-28 Chicago Shambhala Center and Shambhala Online present Live from Chicago, Illinois, USACreating Enlightened Society: A Keynote Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Friday April 26, 2013, 7:30 pm Central (9:30 pm Atlantic, 8:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Mountain, 5:30 pm Pacific) Rockefeller Chapel, University of ... continue
Posted April 24, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 3

So Much is at Stake, 3

Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 3 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward Now we come to specific recommendations to continue our practice. For some of you with established practices and who have been around Shambhala for a while, this will be “old hat.” But ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 4

So Much is at Stake, 4

Lineage Stories Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 4 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward I am often asked to tell lineage stories, so here is one that came to mind for today. It involves a great spiritual love affair that blossomed between Trungpa Rinpoche and ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake, 2

So Much is at Stake, 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maintaining the Heart of Practice Part 2 by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward Like a clay bowl tossed into the air, with no one to catch it, this life of ours is fleeting, unbelievably short. And as I have so vividly learned, while the scope ... continue
Posted April 12, 2013 by
So Much is at Stake

So Much is at Stake – HIGHLIGHT

Maintaining the Heart of Practice A Dharma Teaching in Four Parts by Acharya William McKeever photos by Jessica Bizub and Patricia Hayward In January 2012 and 2013, Acharya William McKeever attended and assisted with the winter dathuns at Karme Choling. During both of these retreats he presented two talks, which ... continue
Posted April 10, 2013 by
Relating with Grief as We Age

Relating with Grief as We Age – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Acharya Emily Bower Member of the Working Group on Aging for Shambhala Grief is never simple, never clean or clear-cut. It defies description, it has many effects on our lives, it has many symptoms. To name a few of these: depression, suppressed immune ... continue
Posted February 25, 2013 by


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