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Meditation Intensive in Prison

Meditation Intensive in Prison – HIGHLIGHT

by Skylar Rickabaugh and Ted Fremd, Snake River Correctional Institution Week long meditation intensive inside Snake River Correctional Institution (SRCI) took place this summer. Within an environment of fear and aggression, a small percentage of the inmates chose to experience a space of listening, contemplating, and meditating. ... continue
Posted September 17, 2012 by
Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!”

Why I Meditate: “Because It Works!” – HIGHLIGHT

cushion,by Kevin Townley, from The Under 35 Project I remember reading somewhere that the first step in getting disentangled is experiencing entanglement. You have to be able to see what’s going on before you can have a workable relationship with it, and this is what I’ve found ... continue
Posted August 13, 2012 by
Integrating Head & Heart

Integrating Head & Heart – HIGHLIGHT

by Brandon Rennels, from The Under 35 Project A year ago I was sitting at a cafe in Ann Arbor, enjoying breakfast with a beloved professor from university. When I was in school he taught a course entitled Psychology of Consciousness, which was one my first introductions ... continue
Posted August 8, 2012 by
Hustle Meditation

Hustle Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

by Caitlin Bargenquast, from The Under 35 Project “Longing to attain complete enlightenment for the sake of others is what is meant by arousing bodhicitta.” ~Maitreya, “Abhisamayalankara” hus·tle |’hǝsǝl| non-adverb 1.[trans.] [intrans.] the choiceless choice, flow, do nothing and everything is done: Somewhere, and then somewhere again, in the midst of ... continue
Posted August 1, 2012 by
Making the Most of Retreat...

Making the Most of Retreat… – HIGHLIGHT

…and Bringing It to Life by Irini Rockwell Director & Principal Coach/Trainer at Five Wisdoms Institute Taking a retreat, however long, is a precious opportunity to look deeper within ourselves by connecting with life transformative practices. So how do we bring the awareness and intelligence of the retreat back into ... continue
Posted May 23, 2012 by
Finding Balance: On the Cushion and Off

Finding Balance: On the Cushion and Off – HIGHLIGHT

An Interview with Hope Martin by Debra Hiers Hope Martin will be leading a weekthun in Atlanta April 22-28, 2012 teaching the principles discussed in the interview below to intensive meditation practice. I take my seat on the cushion, settle into my sit bones. Hands resting ... continue
Posted April 18, 2012 by
Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

This guided meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was offered to the Shambhala community on Shambhala Day, following the address given by the Sakyong Wangmo. Those of you who are sitting on cushions, and those of you who are on chairs, please take a good posture. Especially ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
Seeking Volunteer Hosts for Meditators in a Harvard Research Study

Seeking Volunteer Hosts for Meditators in a Harvard Research Study

Dear contemplatives, Our research team at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is conducting a neuroimaging research study with adept meditators between March 16th and the 24th. We are seeking volunteers from the Boston contemplative community to help volunteer as hosts. These are all adept ... continue
Posted February 20, 2012 by
A Precious Opportunity

A Precious Opportunity – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Eve Rosenthal will be assisting Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche March 2nd-4th in Northern California to teach the Rigden Weekend. Recently, she shared some thoughts on the history of the program and its importance. Article by Stephen Schurkey. For a long time, Shambhala Training Levels I through 5 ... continue
Posted January 31, 2012 by
A Mahamudra Weekend of Joy

A Mahamudra Weekend of Joy – HIGHLIGHT

Recently, in Santa Rosa, California, a group of practitioners gathered to go deeper into the profound teachings and practice of mahamudra. This article by Peter Dobbin of the San Francisco Shambhala Center sheds a little light for us on what that experience was like. For three days ... continue
Posted January 25, 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
At “Home” in Salt Lake City

At “Home” in Salt Lake City – HIGHLIGHT

by Vickie Kennedy Overfelt and Jeff Fink Antelope Island boasts 28,000 acres of sage and rock rising some 4,200 feet from the brackish waters of the Great Salt Lake, the last vestige of an antediluvian ocean thought once to cover the Great Basin of Utah, Nevada, southern ... continue
Posted January 6, 2012 by
Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin

Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin – HIGHLIGHT

by Ian Powell Sunday sitting practice at the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center (ASMC) comes together regularly based on the generosity and inspiration of individuals committed to developing bravery and gentleness through mindfulness-awareness meditation. On the path of meditation practice, one develops positive qualities by fully inhabiting one’s ... continue
Posted December 23, 2011 by
Learn to Meditate Here

Learn to Meditate Here – HIGHLIGHT

by Kate Summers, member and Head of Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, California During the 20th to 23rd of October, sixteen members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles participated in the CareNow LA health clinic at the LA Sports Arena, which ... continue
Posted November 8, 2011 by
Stop. Give

Stop. Give – HIGHLIGHT

This article presents healthy ways to keep your heart open when friends are too needy. This guest article is contributed by Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author and Shambhala practitioner. In addition to helping you relax and discover your own wisdom, meditation is a way of ... continue
Posted November 5, 2011 by


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