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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
The Gradual Power of Meditation

The Gradual Power of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Pixoto:Bradley van der Westhuizen A Reflection on the Practice of Meditation by Linda Lewis originally published on the Elephant Journal From a Buddhist point of view, ignorance is giving in to seduction, hoping that something or someone “other” will fundamentally enrich us and make us live happily ever after. Ignorance is ... continue
Posted December 12, 2015 by
The Field of Stillness

The Field of Stillness – HIGHLIGHT

Photo courtesy of Jennifer HolderCOLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Roger Guest There are many ways to ground ourselves in presence. We might walk slowly and mindfully, meditate on the breath, focus on sensations within the body or place our attention on an object in the environment. Some might be ... continue
Posted June 15, 2015 by Dan
Horsemanship Dharma

Horsemanship Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

by Katharine Locke Katharine and Lochinvar Training the horse is training the mind: training it to be present, to be kind, to recognize the everyday wisdom in the actions of the horse, to find the simple way, to formulate clear questions for the horse, and to listen closely ... continue
Posted March 5, 2015 by Dan
Steadfast Clear Seeing

Steadfast Clear Seeing – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Ani Pema Chodron originally published in Shambhala Sun As we meditate, we are nurturing five qualities that begin to come forth over the months and years that we practice. You might find it helpful to reconnect with these qualities whenever you ask yourself, “Why am I ... continue
Posted February 28, 2015 by
Do You Have a Windhorse Ally?

Do You Have a Windhorse Ally? – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Emma Cataford and Geoff Cox, Boston, MA Here’s a common struggle for anyone who has tried to establish a regular meditation practice: how do I motivate myself to sit consistently? Developing discipline is central to a meditator’s experience; some people are naturally organized, others ... continue
Posted October 6, 2014 by
Taking a Shot at Meditation

Taking a Shot at Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Report from the Prison Mindfulness Institute article by Kate Crisp In a distant place, far, far away from the elegant world of Shambhala Centers, almond milk latte’s at Whole Foods, and lightning bugs by campfires, is the land of juvenile detention. Incomprehensible to most citizens, unless of course ... continue
Posted September 20, 2014 by
Sakyong Mipham in Berlin, Germany

Sakyong Mipham in Berlin, Germany – HIGHLIGHT

article and photos by Katja Aßmann The Berlin sangha is happy to be welcoming Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for the first time in Berlin, the capital of Germany. He arrived about 10 days ago and spent some time with his family and sightseeing after an intense summer when ... continue
Posted September 19, 2014 by
Shambhala Calling

Shambhala Calling – HIGHLIGHT

1928 desk phone, photo used with permission by the Telecommunications History GroupUsing a Conference Call Format to Present ‘In Everyday Life’ Classes conversation with Mara Lenon, Shastri Christine Sloan and class participants Mara Lenon Shares: In April, 2010 I was going through a devastating personal loss. I wished to ... continue
Posted August 6, 2014 by
Living Now

Living Now – HIGHLIGHT

On Creating Time by Jim Koehneke, MA from Burlington, VT For a good many years I was not aware that life happened in the present moment. Then gradually I became aware that my thoughts most often “rested” in the past and future, or as one of my mindfulness ... continue
Posted June 28, 2014 by
The Simple Technique that Changed My Life

The Simple Technique that Changed My Life – HIGHLIGHT

On Meditation guest article by Travis May, St. Petersburg, FL originally published on elephant journal During meditation instruction I try to convey some importance about the part of the technique that involves letting go of our thoughts and returning to the breath. But, I don’t think that I really ... continue
Posted June 25, 2014 by
Reclaiming our Sensitivity

Reclaiming our Sensitivity – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings article and photos by Evan Silverman, Karme Choling Recently I had the special honor and privilege to be a meditation instructor for a half-dathun (two-week retreat) led by Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern. I’ve known both of them for a few years now, ... continue
Posted June 20, 2014 by


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