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Compassion and Gardening

Compassion and Gardening – HIGHLIGHT

Our connection to the natural world as a bridge to compassion for our fellow human beings by Cash Clay Sometimes I struggle to feel compassion for another human individual or humanity in general. I cannot always connect easily to my compassionate nature. I feel stuck in a flow ... continue
Posted August 17, 2018 by CGH
Gardening and Impermanence

Gardening and Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT

Compost and the changing seasons as a reminder that nothing stays the same by Cash Clay In a southwesterly corner of the Ziji Garden, beneath the soft shade of the old walnut tree, lie rows of decaying mounds of vegetable waste and decomposing grass. The stench of rotting ... continue
Posted June 16, 2018 by CGH
Dechen Chöling Garden Team

Dechen Chöling Garden Team – HIGHLIGHT

The four elements come together to generate energy and create beauty together in the garden by Cash Clay This summer sees the coming together of a great team of gardeners in the Ziji Garden. During the autumn and winter months of 2017 the foundations were laid and the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2018 by CGH
Garden Blessing Chants

Garden Blessing Chants – HIGHLIGHT

Georgian singing master Frank Kane leads a voice program to bless the new plantings by Guy Mosel At Dechen Chöling the recent planting of new parsley, dill, chervil, coriander, and lettuce seedlings coincided with our ‘Inner Resonance’ voice programme, run by Georgian singing master Frank Kane. Earlier this ... continue
Posted April 23, 2018 by CGH
Gardening at Dechen Chöling

Gardening at Dechen Chöling – HIGHLIGHT

Gardening as a path to enlightened society, through sustainability practices by Guy Mosel For Simon Bertin, Head of Garden at Dechen Chöling, gardening is about more than just growing food – it’s a crucial element of an enlightened society. “Gardens should be places of contemplation,” Simon says. “They should ... continue
Posted March 25, 2018 by CGH
Beauty and Balance

Beauty and Balance – HIGHLIGHT

A goldfish pond creates a haven for nature, and also builds friendship and community by David Zurick The frogs discovered my goldfish pond on the first day I filled it with water. The pond hadn’t yet settled into the garden. Its rubber liner showed like an embarrassing exposure, ... continue
Posted September 29, 2017 by CGH
Creating a Zen Garden

Creating a Zen Garden – HIGHLIGHT

Just in time for Midsummer, here is a guide to creating a meditative space in your own backyard by Sally Perkins Sometimes what we are looking for most can really can be found in our own backyard. Consider the great emphasis we place on meditation in Shambhala. In ... continue
Posted June 24, 2017 by CGH
Growing Enlightened Society

Growing Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

A new project in organic gardening and permaculture methods at Ziji Garden by Audrey Dallamaggiore and Simon Bertin Last November, Dechen Chöling hosted an Enlightened Society Assembly. During this ten-day program, participants were offered the chance to apply the teachings to a practical project around the land center: they ... continue
Posted May 1, 2017 by Audrey Dallamaggiore
Soil's Perfect Color

Soil’s Perfect Color – HIGHLIGHT

Peter Volz,COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom Interview with Peter Volz by Judy Sachs-Sullivan, Column Co-Host Peter Volz has a long, and loyal history of serving the three jewels, the Vidyadhara, Vajradhatu and Shambhala. I was inspired to interview Peter because of his lifelong service and also because of his love and ... continue
Posted October 24, 2014 by
One Garden at a Time

One Garden at a Time – HIGHLIGHT

Creating Enlightened Society One Garden at a Time COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris, Column Editor “With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche There ... continue
Posted March 10, 2014 by
Literally Cultivating Peace

Literally Cultivating Peace

By David Wimberly When powerful drala and even awakened werma cry, As earth’s ancient sacred living systems die, Will Shambhala warriors touch the earth with exertion to apply? And raise gardens of compassion invoking blessings from our warming sky. Our Shambhala path empowers us as earth protectors, which demands that ... continue
Posted April 21, 2009 by
Community Garden Reaps Rewards in Spades

Community Garden Reaps Rewards in Spades

By Bob Cervelli St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia, is well known for its ocean frontage, beaches, and close proximity to downtown Halifax. Many residents here can easily commute into the city for work. The “bay sangha” is a vibrant group and includes the Gyatso (Ocean) Deleg. Most ... continue
Posted April 21, 2009 by
Drala in Karme Choling's Garden

Drala in Karme Choling’s Garden – HIGHLIGHT

By Sue Gilman What we need to do is more hard work. Both with the Vidyadhara and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, what made them who they are and what they were, is hard work. This particular transmission of hard work and no quick fix is actually a ... continue
Posted April 17, 2009 by


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