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Poetry Space Spring 2021 (Part 1) – HIGHLIGHT

We’re delighted to present the first Poetry Space of the Spring. Please enjoy, and, as always, feel free to send us your new work! The Spaces Between I love the spaces between things The sky between branches, The still between breaths, The quiet between sleep and wake, The crowded wine bar of ... continue
Posted May 14, 2021 by
Touching the Earth Collective: May Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective: May Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Mind Blindness By John Rockwell A while back, I read an article about “plant blindness.” When shown a picture that shows a pair of elephants in a clearing and asked what they see, virtually everyone says, “Two elephants.” Even when the question is repeated, “What do you see?” ... continue
Posted May 7, 2021 by archives-staff
Introducing Shambhala Community Conversations

Introducing Shambhala Community Conversations – HIGHLIGHT

  If there is an “it,” we are it. -Shambhala Community Conversations participant This year, a growing team of Shambhalians has hosted more than 30 Shambhala Community Conversations: group discussions on key topics in our community that are open and welcoming to all. More than 350 community members worldwide ... continue
Posted April 29, 2021 by archives-staff
Make a Loud Noise for Democracy

Make a Loud Noise for Democracy – HIGHLIGHT

Burmese Buddhist Monk Min Thu Nya, or “King Zero” is among the most outspoken pro-democracy activists in Myanmar. Since February 1, when an armed military coup overthrew Myanmar’s nascent democracy, King Zero’s real-time Facebook posts have roused the courage of all Myanmar people, urging them to ... continue
Posted April 21, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: April 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: April 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

April 2021 Newsletter Persisting on the Dark Mountain An interview with Nick Hunt and Charlotte Du Cann, by Greg Webster Back in the late 2000s two young writers, Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine, emerging from environmental activism in the UK, were troubled by the direction of travel they saw ... continue
Posted April 6, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: March 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: March 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

March 2021 Newsletter “What Level of Threat Are We Facing Now?” Christoph Schönherr now works for The Climate Task Force in Europe, helps coordinate the global network Scientists 4 Future, and is on the working group on sustainability and climate change of the United Nations Association of Germany. Richard Reoch asked him about ... continue
Posted March 5, 2021 by archives-staff
Dying Well: A Book and Community Conversation

Dying Well: A Book and Community Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

With Richard Reoch and Ron Schultz Article by Ron Schultz “I thought I was preparing for death. And in reality, I learned I was preparing to live more fully.” When Richard Reoch wrote Dying Well, his impetus was an awareness that people didn’t know what to say to people ... continue
Posted February 23, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: February 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: February 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

Being Brave in the Iron Ox Year By Irene Woodard and Emily Takahashi On January 20 we breathed out, a collective physical re lease.  In the United States, a new president was inaugurated, and we witnessed a ceremony, ritual, and some longed for peace and calm. The ceremony offered a spot ... continue
Posted February 8, 2021 by archives-staff
Finding The Ideal Gifts For Children

Finding The Ideal Gifts For Children – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Sheri Hooley on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” For many Buddhists, the six paramitas (or six perfections) – giving, morality, patience, effort, meditation and wisdom – all enlighten one’s life, and are therefore cultivated on the journey towards awakening. The first of these perfections – dana paramita, ... continue
Posted November 19, 2020 by archives-staff
Residency Helps KCL Close the Budget Gap

Residency Helps KCL Close the Budget Gap – HIGHLIGHT

KCL Director Betsy Railla blesses the offering during a lhasang for new residents. By Mike de Give Karmê Chöling has lowered its monthly deficit substantially by following through on plans to host a Residency program, a financial snapshot compiled last week shows. “Residency has reduced a $10,000 deficit per ... continue
Posted November 9, 2020 by archives-staff
Humanity at a Crossroads – a Shambhala Conversation

Humanity at a Crossroads – a Shambhala Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “This needs to be an inclusive, global conversation,” said Shambhalian film animator Cyndi Levine. “People are already suffering from environmental degradation. Those who are suffering the most right now are the ones who have not had any voice. We need to understand the ways ... continue
Posted October 28, 2020 by archives-staff
Race and The Body: Why Somatic Practices Are Essential for Racial Justice

Race and The Body: Why Somatic Practices Are Essential for Racial Justice – HIGHLIGHT

Illustration by Alicia Brown This article was originally published as part of an issue of The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture, and Politics. The issue can be found here. by Kelsey Blackwell “Within this fathom–long body and mind is found all of the teachings.” – The Buddha But ... continue
Posted October 17, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth—October Newsletter

Touching the Earth—October Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Laudato Si’ and The Shambhala Principle: Points of Convergence By Richard Reoch “A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us. Humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess has brought us to a ... continue
Posted October 6, 2020 by archives-staff
The Process Team Launches a Community Engagement Initiative

The Process Team Launches a Community Engagement Initiative – HIGHLIGHT

Some Background: What is the Process Team and who are its members? The Process Team is a group of volunteers that was originally gathered by the Transition Task Force at the end of 2018.  Its members are a diverse group of people from the international sangha, from ... continue
Posted October 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Climate Warriors: Move to Karme Choling

Climate Warriors: Move to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Adam Bixby on Unsplash By Mike de Give Karme Choling announced in April a fundamental shift in how it operates. Instead of depending on programs as its main source of funding, KCL is inviting people to live on the land and form a new community of ... continue
Posted September 26, 2020 by archives-staff


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