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Energy To Go On

Energy To Go On – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco by Irene Woodward, Emily Takahashi, and David Takahashi Why we do the work of loving and protecting the earth, of attending to climate change? Certain people, certain situations, certain thoughts–they give us energy to go on. The Global ... continue
Posted September 29, 2018 by CGH
Earth Day 2018

Earth Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT

On an international day of environmental focus and action, contemplating the loss of my mother’s best friend by Irene Woodard My mother called this morning in tears; Joan Konner, her best friend of more than sixty years, had just died. Joan was the first and only female Dean ... continue
Posted April 21, 2018 by CGH
The Time to get it Right

The Time to get it Right – HIGHLIGHT

Initiating the climate change conversation in Nova Scotia: A Retreat at the Thinkers Lodge, Pugwash, Nova Scotia on the 60th Anniversary of the Inaugural Pugwash Conference on Nuclear Disarmament, Co-Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize By Shastri Christine Heming and Karalee Clark The Statement: We know there are no ... continue
Posted October 23, 2017 by CGH
Climate Change Optimism

Climate Change Optimism – HIGHLIGHT

Social Action LA takes a closer look at climate change, and engages in contemplation practice  to help participants carry their intentions from the cushion out into the world by Chris Bomba The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for ... continue
Posted October 9, 2017 by CGH
Living Beyond Hope and Fear

Living Beyond Hope and Fear – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder Shambhala Center hosts Climate Change Symposium, September 15-17 by Karen Smith This September the Boulder Shambhala Center will host the second annual Living Beyond Hope and Fear climate change symposium. This year’s event carries the subtitle of “Warrior Principle, Climate Action.” The symposium is part of an ongoing ... continue
Posted August 25, 2017 by CGH
Heal the Beach

Heal the Beach – HIGHLIGHT

The new Shambhala group Social Action LA holds its first event, a beach cleanup day at Venice Beach by Chris Bomba and Jason Elias Finally, we scheduled our first Action In the World, and decided to volunteer at a Heal The Bay Beach Cleanup at Venice Beach here in ... continue
Posted July 14, 2017 by CGH
People's Climate Mobilization

People’s Climate Mobilization – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians take action, responding to the call for Buddhist participation in the People’s Climate Mobilization  by Mark Rasmuson Members of the DC Shambhala sangha have joined a coalition of Mindfulness/Buddhist groups to help organize the April 29 People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington DC. The coalition, working with several hundred other partners who ... continue
Posted March 19, 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
Shambhala at Standing Rock

Shambhala at Standing Rock – HIGHLIGHT

Flying the Shambhala Flag, practitioners join the Water Protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipe Line by Stephen Wood You may have heard and are hearing many different viewpoints and opinions to Sunday’s extreme escalation of violence and peaceful protest between the Water Protectors and the militarized law enforcement, ... continue
Posted November 30, 2016 by CGH
The Earth is Heating Up

The Earth is Heating Up – HIGHLIGHT

With global warming happening, and happening so fast, what’s a Shambhalian to Do? by Emily Takahashi I had a running start on most people on the news that Earth’s temperature was increasing, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  In the 1970’s, when I was still a teenager, ... continue
Posted July 27, 2016 by CGH
Climate and Wabi Sabi

Climate and Wabi Sabi – HIGHLIGHT

Earth Day 2016 in Shambhala by Irene Woodard Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. At least, this is how it is defined on the back cover of Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koren. This philosophy has nurtured my understanding of myself, family, community ... continue
Posted April 22, 2016 by CGH
Taking Action with the Delta 5

Taking Action with the Delta 5 – HIGHLIGHT

An interview with Shambhalian and Delta 5 environmental activist Liz Spoerri by Carol Henderson Members of environmental activist group Delta 5 have been in the news recently, for the groundbreaking legal defense allowed at their trial. In court on charges of trespassing and obstructing a train, following an ... continue
Posted March 7, 2016 by CGH


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