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Conflict in Enlightened Society

Conflict in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

cherry trees along the Charles River, by Shastri Jennifer Woodhull Cape Town, South Africa Among those of us committed to building an enlightened society, there is a widespread perception that our failure to “fix” the personal conflicts that arise in our communities somehow takes us in the opposite direction ... continue
Posted November 8, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Exiting Samsara

Exiting Samsara – HIGHLIGHT

Dylan & HojunOne Perspective on Having Children by Hojun Laura Jackson, New York City On a recent trip to California, I witnessed my 3-year-old nephew Dylan launch a spectacular tantrum at a kiddy carnival following my brother’s failure to win him a goldfish. Nothing mattered more than going ... continue
Posted January 25, 2015 by
Even Psychopaths Need Love

Even Psychopaths Need Love – HIGHLIGHT

on Buddhism and Guns by Lodro Rinzler Q: How do Buddhists reconcile with the idea that psychopaths (aka sociopaths, like Hitler, Manson, Bundy), may not be born with basic goodness, thereby shattering the tenet that all beings are born with basic goodness? As unpopular as this view may be ... continue
Posted October 13, 2013 by
Imperial Culture vs. Cultural Imperialism

Imperial Culture vs. Cultural Imperialism – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This series of articles is brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and enriching culture in our homes, centers and communities. If you have ... continue
Posted October 7, 2013 by
Finding Out For Myself

Finding Out For Myself – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Cheri Tiernan, Atlanta Shambhala When you discover that 100 million women are missing from the planet, your heart breaks, and the knowledge it imparts becomes something you can’t ignore. At least that’s what happened to me. Turns out, though, when something is enormous ... continue
Posted September 30, 2013 by
Targeting a Change of Heart

Targeting a Change of Heart – HIGHLIGHT

A leadership coach and consultant explores how confidence in Basic Goodness influences his work. by Diederik Prakke, Senior Trainer-Coach, Hanoi, Vietnam edited by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Volunteer Editor Phanlany was a happy girl, her grandfather’s sweetheart. He taught her to play the flute, and she touched hearts when ... continue
Posted August 16, 2013 by
Politics Is Internal

Politics Is Internal – HIGHLIGHT

Politics as Practice by Larry Barnett, Shambhala Director of Communications There is a yogic practice in Tibet that takes place in a charnel ground, or what we call a graveyard. Graveyards in Tibet, which is mostly rock, are not the neat and grassy parks we have here in ... continue
Posted August 3, 2013 by Larry Barnett
Does Shambhala Discriminate Against the Disabled?

Does Shambhala Discriminate Against the Disabled?

I was shocked when I went to a retreat at a Shambhala retreat centre recently. A woman arrived in a wheelchair and it was quickly realized that she had no wheelchair access to her dorm room. She also had a hard time navigating between rooms in ... continue
Posted February 9, 2013 by


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