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What Role Can Exercise Play In Shambhala Practice?

What Role Can Exercise Play In Shambhala Practice? – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Form on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Meditation has a key role to pay in Shambhala practice, but Buddhist belief does see a vital link between mental and physical well-being, and the Eightfold Path clearly envisions both. In a more symbolic sense, the path of Perfect Livelihood ... continue
Posted March 24, 2020 by alexvangils
How to Stay Calm in the Face of Fear

How to Stay Calm in the Face of Fear – HIGHLIGHT

This article was originally posted by Sarah Lipton here. Tea with a T-Rex T-Rex is roaming the earth again. Wreaking havoc, causing disruption, up-ending the status quo. This time, it’s crowned in the form of COVID-19. A global pandemic. A local disaster. From my vantage point, the greater harm is ... continue
Posted March 15, 2020 by alexvangils
Being You is a Practice

Being You is a Practice – HIGHLIGHT

by Kelsey Blackwell This article was originally posted here at The Marvelous Crumb Happy Lunar New Year! Year of the Rat — known for industriousness, thriftiness, diligence and positivity. That feels about right. I’m burrowing into my studies at the Strozzi Institute and gnawing on bits of wisdom that are ... continue
Posted March 10, 2020 by alexvangils
Know Thyself (Or the algorithms will do it for thee)

Know Thyself (Or the algorithms will do it for thee) – HIGHLIGHT

A review of the bestseller by Yuval Noah Harari, by Stephen Gleitch What does a brilliant, Israeli, Oxford educated, gay, 42-year old historian who has meditated daily for 20 years, and has written two best-sellers have to teach us about how to live in this age of ... continue
Posted March 2, 2020 by alexvangils
Ubuntu: "No tenía nada, pero creía en el poder de mi gente”

Ubuntu: “No tenía nada, pero creía en el poder de mi gente”

Crédito de la foto NaomiW25 en Wikimedia Commons Por Hans Kaufmann Cuando trabajaba con niños en el Centro Shambhala de Viena, las historias siempre fueron una parte importante y muy bien recibida de nuestras reuniones. Durante los últimos años tenían alrededor de 10 años y manifestaron vívida curiosidad ... continue
Posted February 23, 2020 by alexvangils
Ubuntu: "I had nothing but I believed in the power of my people."

Ubuntu: “I had nothing but I believed in the power of my people.” – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Credit NaomiW25 on Wikimedia Commons By Hans Kaufmann Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. When I worked with children in the Shambhala Center in Vienna, stories were always an important and requested part of our meetings. During the last years they were around 10 and they manifested ... continue
Posted February 17, 2020 by alexvangils
Fostering Indoor Air Quality, with Shambhala Teachings and Practice

Fostering Indoor Air Quality, with Shambhala Teachings and Practice – HIGHLIGHT

By Vinicius Amano on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” The Dalai Lama once stated that there are two major reasons leading to the current environmental crisis: ignorance, and a lack of courage to take action to solve problems. The human connection to nature is a vital part of Shambhala Buddhism ... continue
Posted February 2, 2020 by alexvangils
Love from Auschwitz: A Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers

Love from Auschwitz: A Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers – HIGHLIGHT

By Sophie Leger What an amazing experience this Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers turned out to be: Ninety participants from many different countries and religious backgrounds, speaking different languages – people from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Canada, US, Israel, Brazil, Columbia, Belgium, England. Some ... continue
Posted December 30, 2019 by alexvangils
Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children

Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children – HIGHLIGHT

By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Every year in the United States, over three and a half million children experience injuries that commonly occur in homes. The teachings of Shambhala inspire compassionate care, and we all want to create a space for our children where they are safe to grow ... continue
Posted November 29, 2019 by alexvangils
Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness

Good Society Part II: Feeling the Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash The second part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers. For part one, click here. In Part I of this two-part essay, we looked at the genetics behind the universal human impulse to create good society. The logic was this: everywhere ... continue
Posted November 15, 2019 by alexvangils
Good Society: Science, Basic Goodness, Laws and Joy

Good Society: Science, Basic Goodness, Laws and Joy – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Robert V. Ruggiero on Unsplash The first part of a two-part series by Shastri Russell Rodgers   All over the world, wherever there are humans, there are societies. We have evolved different languages, customs, and even skin colors, but always, there is society. Society has enabled us ... continue
Posted November 8, 2019 by alexvangils
Book Review: The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Book Review: The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel – HIGHLIGHT

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui.   The Way of Tenderness – Awakening Through Race, Sexuality, and Gender         By Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Review by Christine Heming As a heterosexual white woman I often feel that relating to diversity, particularly race, sexuality, and gender, is akin to walking ... continue
Posted February 24, 2019 by alexvangils

Welcome Back! – HIGHLIGHT

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. Dear Readers – As you may know, in Fall 2018, operations of the Shambhala Times were suspended due to budget cuts. We are delighted to share that now, thanks to a generous grant from the Shambhala Trust and the European ... continue
Posted January 29, 2019 by alexvangils
Conflict in Enlightened Society

Conflict in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

cherry trees along the Charles River, by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull Cape Town, South Africa Among those of us committed to building an enlightened society, there is a widespread perception that our failure to “fix” the personal conflicts that arise in our communities somehow takes us in the opposite direction ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Give It A Good Cry

Give It A Good Cry – HIGHLIGHT

Respecting our sadness by giving way to tears by Susie Cook I am a meditation practitioner, a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a teacher, a director, a gardener, a cook, a hiker, an artist, a walker, a smiler, a crier, and, yes, a crier. ... continue
Posted July 16, 2018 by


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