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Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – HIGHLIGHT

Thoughts on the value of meditation training for our day-to-day lives by Jessica Gurvit It is said that meditation is like our legs and the Dharma is like our eyes. Without legs we can’t get anywhere. But without eyes, we don’t know where we are going, so our ... continue
Posted May 21, 2018 by CGH
My Testimony as 'MIA'

My Testimony as ‘MIA’ – HIGHLIGHT

Reconnecting with Shambhala through the Meditation In Action program at Dechen Chöling by Denis Blaise I came to France in September 2017 to find solace from major life changes. I had dreamed of reconnecting with my French relatives for years and finally took the opportunity of doing so. After ... continue
Posted May 9, 2018 by CGH
Right Livelihood

Right Livelihood – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians taking mindfulness to work by Andrea D’Asaro In Buddhist terms, “right livelihood” is a traditional teaching about living a dignified life and working in an ethical way. The Shambhala path inspired one Seattle member to consider this teaching, leading to a transformation in interactions at work, as ... continue
Posted May 7, 2018 by CGH
Why art, why now?

Why art, why now? – HIGHLIGHT

The third in a three-part series about art, creativity, and the creative process by Katey Schultz I want to wrap up this three-part series helping writers and creative types “come at” their imaginations and their creative practices in new ways, by touching on a big topic. I began ... continue
Posted May 3, 2018 by
Unproblematic Togetherness

Unproblematic Togetherness – HIGHLIGHT

How the vision of Shambhala may support the transformation and well-being of all South Africans by Michal George Here in South Africa, we are approaching 25 years of democracy. Nelson Mandela is gone, and on many levels, his legacy lies in tatters. The newly-elected president of the African ... continue
Posted April 19, 2018 by CGH
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


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