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Wisdom of Nature

Wisdom of Nature – HIGHLIGHT

Carrying practice into the outdoors, this Seattle hiking group takes a wide view by Anisha Prasad When confusion and speed arise, the Seattle Shambhala hiking group hits the trail. This summer we hiked the beautiful Harvey Manning trail, a good five-mile walk in the Issaquah Alps and just minutes ... continue
Posted August 27, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 2

Working with Perception 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy KCL: It sounds like part of the process is traditional meditation. Donna: Right. KCL: But also walking outside, and doing these sensory awareness practices; it somehow reminds me of meditation, has similar qualities. Donna: Why does it ... continue
Posted June 20, 2018 by CGH
Working with Perception 1

Working with Perception 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Shastri Donna Williams about embodying Earth energy Mike de Give, KCL: You’ve been working on developing future programs around embodying Earth energy. Can you tell me about your interest in this topic? Donna Williams: There are a couple of streams here. One ... continue
Posted June 18, 2018 by CGH
Embodying Earth Energy

Embodying Earth Energy – HIGHLIGHT

The beauties and benefits of mindfulness practice in the natural world by Donna Williams “The human potential for intelligence and dignity is attuned to experiencing the brilliance of the bright blue sky, the freshness of green fields, and the beauty of trees and mountains,” Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sacred ... continue
Posted May 23, 2018 by CGH
The Experience of Awe

The Experience of Awe – HIGHLIGHT

How awe is connected to using our senses, and to living as an inspired human being by Shastri Donna Williams I’ve been studying contemplative ecology recently, that juncture where our senses contact the natural world and expand, where we can relax–experiencing  connection, health and balance. While reading True Perception: ... continue
Posted August 1, 2017 by CGH
Creating a Zen Garden

Creating a Zen Garden – HIGHLIGHT

Just in time for Midsummer, here is a guide to creating a meditative space in your own backyard by Sally Perkins Sometimes what we are looking for most can really can be found in our own backyard. Consider the great emphasis we place on meditation in Shambhala. In ... continue
Posted June 24, 2017 by CGH
Growing Enlightened Society

Growing Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

A new project in organic gardening and permaculture methods at Ziji Garden by Audrey Dallamaggiore and Simon Bertin Last November, Dechen Chöling hosted an Enlightened Society Assembly. During this ten-day program, participants were offered the chance to apply the teachings to a practical project around the land center: they ... continue
Posted May 1, 2017 by Audrey Dallamaggiore
Stability in Chaos

Stability in Chaos – HIGHLIGHT

There is incredible value to finding stability in the midst of chaos.  by Sarah Lipton The leaves have almost entirely fallen from the trees here in Northern Vermont. They lie brown and shriveled on the still-green grass. Just now a light breeze erupted across the hillside, tinkling the ... continue
Posted November 6, 2016 by CGH
Sacred Nature at Snake River

Sacred Nature at Snake River – HIGHLIGHT

Connecting with nature from inside brings a moment of direct awareness by Steven Bulleit As soon as I walked through the door, I could tell this evening was going to be different. The Rigden group, as we had begun to be called, gathered in the prison chapel for our ... continue
Posted February 6, 2016 by CGH


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