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The Path of Unconditional Healing

The Path of Unconditional Healing – HIGHLIGHT

A Journey of Illness and Discovery by Jeff Rubin, New York City I still remember quite vividly the scene in the doctor’s office eleven years ago. After conducting a series of tests, she informed me that she was almost certain that I had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). If ... continue
Posted December 20, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Mary Sehlinger Retirement

Mary Sehlinger Retirement – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s Director of Societal Health and Well-being retires: “I see the Shambhala Community engaging in a long cultural shift.” by Kalapa Envoy Richard Reoch After six years as Shambhala’s Director of Societal Health and Well-Being, Mary Sehlinger is retiring. Known to many by her former married surname, Whetsell ... continue
Posted January 30, 2017 by CGH
Mindfulness of Mental Health

Mindfulness of Mental Health – HIGHLIGHT

Mental Health Care in Shambhala: An Interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Rebecca Hazell How did you become involved with integrating the field of mental health with practicing the dharma? Acharya Han de Wit Acharya Han de Wit: In the beginning of our Dutch sangha, in 1977, I was the ... continue
Posted December 14, 2015 by CGH
Enduring Tragedy

Enduring Tragedy – HIGHLIGHT

by Jake Lorfing Director of Societal Health and Wellbeing Austin Shambhala Center Following the recent disasters and attacks in Massachusetts, Texas, and Oklahoma, I suspect that many of us have sat glued to our TVs and computer screens, watching images of trauma and violence over and over again. A ... continue
Posted June 5, 2013 by
All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala!

All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala! – HIGHLIGHT

This is the sixth in an ongoing series of articles on Aging in Shambhala. It is an interview with Mary Whetsell, Director of the Shambhala Office of Societal Health and Well-Being. Ms. Whetsell oversees the community-focused international working groups for the Shambhala mandala, including those dealing ... continue
Posted July 17, 2012 by
Fresh Baked Bread of Kindness

Fresh Baked Bread of Kindness – HIGHLIGHT

Senior practitioners and newer students from the Vermont sangha from St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, White River Junction, and Manchester Shambhala Centers assembled at the Burlington Center in early January to discuss what manifesting or being kindness means, and the role of practice and education mandalas in each ... continue
Posted February 12, 2012 by
Staying Healthy on Retreat

Staying Healthy on Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

A natural approach to wellness while on retreat by Silas Rosenblatt, R Ac Anyone who has spent any time at a group retreat or meditation program is likely to be familiar with one of the many obstacles that arise in practice – getting sick. Back pain, boredom and ... continue
Posted January 18, 2012 by
Ever-Expanding Accessibility

Ever-Expanding Accessibility – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_19589″ align=”alignright” width=”176″ >Click here to read other articles on this topic in the Shambhala Times. Shambhala continues to improve accessibility of its programs and facilities and we keep working towards a genuinely barrier free society. We have had people in our sangha with disabilities ... continue
Posted July 21, 2010 by Hamish_MacLaren

Illness and the Benefits of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Yesterday, this article went out to over 400 publications in the US and Canada. It features Jeff Rubin, longtime Shambhala sangha member and teacher, Acharya Eric Spiegel, Ciprian Iancu, Co-Director of the New York Shambhala Center, and popular mindfulness teacher Jon Kabbat-Zin. Through Illness, Mindfulness Meditation ... continue
Posted March 25, 2010 by
Prendre acte de la mort

Prendre acte de la mort

par Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche Lorsque nous discutons de maladie physique ou men­tale, il faut reconnaître l’importance que nous accordons à notre sens de la survie. Nous voulons survivre et quand nous parlons de guérir, nous parlons en réalité de la manière de survivre. Vue sous un ... continue
Posted July 12, 2009 by

Nourishing the Third Jewel: A Letter from our Guest Editors – HIGHLIGHT

We are delighted to welcome you to this theme for the Shambhala Times, which focuses on “Nourishing the Third Jewel.” When we take refuge in the sangha, or the third jewel, we enter a path of companionship. As sangha brothers and sisters, we both support each ... continue
Posted May 31, 2009 by

The Activity of a Shambhala Center – HIGHLIGHT

This article by Acharya Adam Lobel discusses the outer, inner, and secret aspects of a Shambhala Meditation Center and how each aspect works together. Outer:  Specifically, meditation practice is our most direct offering.  There is a demand for meditation instruction in our society.  The spirit of ... continue
Posted May 30, 2009 by
Acknowledging Death

Acknowledging Death – HIGHLIGHT

By Chogyam Trungpa In discussing sickness, whether physical or mental, we should recognize the importance of our sense of survival.  We want to survive, and when we talk about healing, we are talking about how to survive.  Viewed from another angle, our strategy of survival is the ... continue
Posted May 29, 2009 by

Supporting Enlightened “Care and Conduct”

By Irene Vliegenthart The Shambhala Care and Conduct document is based on the view that the Shambhala mandala is committed to creating enlightened society. As well, the members of the Shambhala community are inspired by the teachings to conduct themselves in a manner that brings forth the ... continue
Posted May 29, 2009 by
Interview with Debbie Coats, Desung Arm Commander

Interview with Debbie Coats, Desung Arm Commander – HIGHLIGHT

Being a desung often means choosing to step in to situations that are uncomfortable or perhaps frightening. In our community desung are kasung who focus on issues of health and well-being or conflicts. So if people are in distressing circumstances or conflicts are occurring, for example ... continue
Posted May 28, 2009 by


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