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The Waiting Game, Part Two

The Waiting Game, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

Learning to see an eye-drop treatment regimen as an opportunity to practice by William Larsen  As I relaxed my protest, I found I could drop much more quickly into a calm inner space, surrendering into the sofa, allowing the wetness of the eye drops to wash through me. Splash, ... continue
Posted March 15, 2018 by CGH
The Waiting Game, Part One

The Waiting Game, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

Making the most out of the time of your life, by surrendering to opportunities for practice by William Larsen  There are some who say “practice makes perfect.” That may be, but after forty years on the meditation cushion, all I can say is that I’m still a long way ... continue
Posted March 13, 2018 by CGH
Wisdom of Staying in the Moment

Wisdom of Staying in the Moment – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on our tendency to escape whatever is actually happening, right now by Susan Firer The Wisdom of No Escape was the first Dharma book I read. It was written by Pema Chödrön, an American Buddhist Nun and Amazon has this to say as a summary of the ... continue
Posted December 29, 2017 by CGH
What is Suffering?

What is Suffering? – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on suffering, in the Buddhist tradition and in the Shambhala teachings by Larry Steele   It is said that the Buddha gave his first teachings at Deer Park, near what is now known as Varanasi, India. There, after years of searching and contemplation, he presented the four ... continue
Posted November 5, 2017 by CGH
Meditation in Your World

Meditation in Your World – HIGHLIGHT

Experiencing the power of meditation to change our everyday lives by Susan Firer I thought I’d start with some words from The Shambhala Principle, a book written by my teacher, Sakyong Mipham. The chapter titled “Shifting Global Values” starts off with the Sakyong talking about the day his ... continue
Posted May 25, 2017 by CGH
The Dharma of Horsemanship

The Dharma of Horsemanship – HIGHLIGHT

Working skillfully with fear, with horses as our mentors by Mary Ann Campbell When we sit to practice meditation, we don’t just walk in the room and sit down. We develop a sense of occasion, we pay attention to our pysical balances and tensions, the quality of our ... continue
Posted May 3, 2017 by CGH
A Quality of Healing

A Quality of Healing – HIGHLIGHT

Basic goodness and the path of relationships by Shastri Nick Kranz There are many ways to think about basic goodness. Sometimes it’s referred to as basic healthiness. When we touch into this inherent okay-ness we gain access, I believe, to a quality of healing that is much needed ... continue
Posted April 29, 2017 by CGH
More Motorcyle Meditations

More Motorcyle Meditations – HIGHLIGHT

Pam Linnell, who retires this year from Karmê Chöling, shares a few thoughts about the connection between motorcycle riding and meditation, and her service as Chagdzo at KCL. interview by Cara Thornley Q. Did you have something you would describe as “The Most Memorable Bike Ride” you have ... continue
Posted March 11, 2017 by CGH
Motorcycle Meditations

Motorcycle Meditations – HIGHLIGHT

After 10 years of service Pam Linnell retires this year from Karmê Chöling Meditation Center. She also “retired” in 2015 from 42 years of riding a motorcycle: 20 years as a passenger on her husband’s bike and 22 years of riding her own bike.  interview by Cara ... continue
Posted March 9, 2017 by CGH
Proclaiming Humanity's Goodness

Proclaiming Humanity’s Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

by Michelle Munro On February 3-5th we had the pleasure of hosting the Sakyong at the Halifax Shambhala Centre, where he led a program titled “Proclaiming Humanity’s Goodness: Shambhala Meditation.” As a Centre we are always delighted to have Rinpoche be with us and teach us. Leading up ... continue
Posted February 13, 2017 by CGH
How Many Spiritual Teachers

How Many Spiritual Teachers – HIGHLIGHT

How many teachers do you need to reach enlightenment? Don’t forget to count yourself! by Marcos Taquechel I often read spiritual and self-help books, and become inspired. I feel like I have a deep understanding while the book is in front of my eyes; I get momentarily enlightened. ... continue
Posted September 11, 2016 by CGH
Synchronizing Body and Mind

Synchronizing Body and Mind – HIGHLIGHT

by Shastri Kim Kelso When we meditate we are practicing synchronizing mind and body.  We are giving ourselves a chance to collect ourselves.   Often our body is ahead of our mind or our mind is ahead of the body, or our body is sitting in the room ... continue
Posted September 5, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala Goes Mobile

Shambhala Goes Mobile – HIGHLIGHT

Thanks to the Shambhala Trust and a great team, we are very excited to announce that the new Shambhala meditation app is now available for iOS and (finally) Android. The app is available for free, with the option of subscribing for additional teaching content. Project manager ... continue
Posted June 15, 2016 by CGH
Yoga to Help You Sit, Part 4

Yoga to Help You Sit, Part 4 – HIGHLIGHT

Opening the hips to help open the heart by Martha Whitney and Trina Magi Tightness in the hips can make sitting meditation uncomfortable. “For a long time, I experienced pain in my upper back when I sat on the meditation cushion. When I started focusing on hip openers ... continue
Posted January 4, 2016 by CGH
Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on meditation practice and living with mental illness by David Engelbrecht There is a mindfulness revolution happening in the world today. Nowadays, mindfulness is part of many therapies. The first time I saw the word was on the title of a psychotherapy workbook for clients. I felt ... continue
Posted January 2, 2016 by CGH

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