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Karmê Chöling is Now Open to Residency

Karmê Chöling is Now Open to Residency – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Credit Pablo Coddou By Mike de Give You may have heard that Karme Choling is fundamentally changing the way it operates. For a long time, we’ve served the mandala by hosting meditation retreats and other dharma programs. While we’ll still offer those programs, now our primary activity ... continue
Posted July 2, 2020 by alexvangils
Going to the Root: How White Caucuses Contribute to Racial Justice

Going to the Root: How White Caucuses Contribute to Racial Justice – HIGHLIGHT

Illustration by Alicia Brown By Alex Vlasic This article was originally published on July 3rd, 2019 on The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics Caucusing is a form of upāya—skillful means. To caucus is skillful because it reduces harm. For Buddhists, practicing harm reduction is a ... continue
Posted June 23, 2020 by alexvangils
Celebrating Midsummer’s Day In The Time of Pandemic

Celebrating Midsummer’s Day In The Time of Pandemic

By Faradee Rudy This week’s Shambhala Sunday Gathering is on June 21, which in the Northern Hemisphere is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year. Midsummer’s Day is one of Shambhala’s four annual holidays, (along with Shambhala Day, Harvest of Peace, and Children’s Day), ... continue
Posted June 19, 2020 by alexvangils
A Message from the Shambhala Board

A Message from the Shambhala Board

Dear Community — As we witness yet another instance of violence against Black Americans—a moment which stems from hundreds of years of systemic oppression—we Shambhala leaders wish to speak out not only to express our sorrow, outrage and emotion over this moment in time but to demonstrate a tangible ... continue
Posted June 10, 2020 by alexvangils
Right Livelihood Arises from Raising Equestrian Windhorse

Right Livelihood Arises from Raising Equestrian Windhorse – HIGHLIGHT

Craig teaching at home by Andrea D’Asaro Originally published here on the Seattle Shambhala Center Blog Right livelihood is one of the traditional ethical elements of the Buddhist eightfold path. For Shambhalians who aspire to “create enlightened society” this means sharing our inherent goodness or inner richness through our ... continue
Posted April 20, 2020 by alexvangils
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


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