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Confidence, Inspiration, Vulnerability

Confidence, Inspiration, Vulnerability – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections from the leadership program “Magnetizing Enlightened Society” by Larry Steele Sunlight pouring through the windows lights the bamboo floor of Seattle Shambhala Center shrine room. Green leaves shimmer with life outside. And, of course, it is raining. Thirty-five straight-backed meditators breathe out, flowing with Shastri Trinley Busby’s guided ... continue
Posted February 9, 2018 by CGH
Four Pillars Gathering

Four Pillars Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

Representatives of the four pillars of Shambhala Netherlands meet in Deventer by Fred van Welsem On December 23rd in Deventer, the Netherlands regional representatives of the Four Pillars met together: Practice and Education, Government, Protection, and Economy. The main purpose of this meeting was to brainstorm on the ... continue
Posted January 14, 2018 by fredvanwelsem
The Tiger Has Teeth

The Tiger Has Teeth – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala practitioner brings her understanding of Meek to the challenges and realities of sexual harassment by Allison Conant When considering the Shambhala Dignities, I was initially struggling to make sense of connecting the word Meek with Tiger. I have always associated the tiger with beauty, ferocity, unabashed ... continue
Posted December 11, 2017 by CGH
Come to Vienna!

Come to Vienna! – HIGHLIGHT

Planning continues for September’s Peace Now! Symposium: Creating Peace in Difficult Times by Michael Anderson Once the seat of global empire, Vienna sits at a crossroads in a rapidly changing world. With the wars of the 20th century, and the Iron Curtain at her doorstep, many of Vienna’s cultural ... continue
Posted August 9, 2017 by Michael
Marpa House Invitation

Marpa House Invitation – HIGHLIGHT

Living community for meditation practitioners invites applications from new members by Jessyca Goldstein “Marpa House is an extraordinary resource. Whether you are a long time practitioner or relatively new to contemplative discipline, Marpa House provides a unique, supportive group living situation in Boulder.  Practice and daily life are skillfully ... continue
Posted July 2, 2017 by CGH
Creating Enlightened Society

Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

exploring the biological basis of how cultures change by Shastri Donna Williams This morning after reading about a possible reversal by the Trump Administration of a ban on uranium mining in the Grand Canyon, I thought I would share some of what I’ve been studying, as a possible ... continue
Posted June 30, 2017 by CGH
Stand Against Suffering

Stand Against Suffering – HIGHLIGHT

A number of leaders in the Shambhala community participated in creating, or gave their name in support of, an article titled “Stand Against Suffering: A Buddhist Call to Action,” published in  the April/May issue of Lion’s Roar. Many Shambhalians are deeply concerned about the path that the ... continue
Posted June 6, 2017 by CGH
The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness

The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating inclusiveness, social difference, and our organization’s prevailing culture by Michaela McCormick The Portland Shambhala Center’s Listening Team, led by Mark Douglass, met recently to review the latest round of its interviews of a wide variety of our past and present members to learn the ways in which ... continue
Posted May 23, 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
Unity in Northern California

Unity in Northern California – HIGHLIGHT

Northern California Shambhala Inc is born April First; Foolishness Ensues by Steve Schurkey With a few ink strokes, Northern California Shambhala Inc was born on April 1st. NCSI gathers the seven principal Shambhala centers of Northern California into one legal entity — San Francisco, Berkeley, Davis, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, ... continue
Posted April 27, 2017 by
Growing Brave

Growing Brave – HIGHLIGHT

Creating a sustainable path for children and families in Shambhala by the Growing Brave Families & Children’s Conference Committee Lonely. Isolated. Re-creating programming from year-to-year, center- to-center. Feelings of burn out and marginalization. This is a common experience in the Shambhala sangha for teachers, program directors, and co-ordinators who have been ... continue
Posted March 21, 2017 by CGH
The Myth of Disconnection

The Myth of Disconnection – HIGHLIGHT

Have we bought into the destructive myth of disconnection? Look inside yourself and be honest. by Sarah Lipton Listening to the news lately makes me think that our society believes in a rampant myth of disconnection. We believe so strongly that the “other” is bad, scary, no good, ... continue
Posted March 17, 2017 by CGH
Letter of Affirmation

Letter of Affirmation – HIGHLIGHT

An open letter from leaders of the Northern California Shambhala community, sharing a statement about recent events. Through studying the Shambhala teachings, we learn that humanity and human society as basically good. Through the practice of meditation, we can experience that basic goodness, gain confidence in it, ... continue
Posted February 9, 2017 by CGH
Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change – HIGHLIGHT

Seeing confusion as an opportunity for positive change by Kim Kelso Thinking about the results of the presidential election at first filled me with disappointment, dread, and fear. As the weeks unfolded, I was tempted to be forlorn. Yet I knew from my Shambhala teachings that ignoring or ... continue
Posted January 28, 2017 by CGH
Time to Stand Up

Time to Stand Up – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired by online course EcoSattva 2016, offered by One Earth Sangha, which is still available and strongly recommended by the author.  Thanissara is one of the principle teachers of the course.  The title and final paragraph are paraphrased from her book Time to Stand Up. by Camilo ... continue
Posted January 22, 2017 by CGH


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