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Cultivating Clean Friendship...

Cultivating Clean Friendship… – HIGHLIGHT

miksang …in the Sangha written by Maya Rook edited by Ani Dawa Chotso “The sangha is the community of people who have the perfect right to cut through your trips and feed you with their wisdom, as well as the perfect right to demonstrate their own neurosis and be seen ... continue
Posted May 9, 2014 by
Creating Enlightened Society on a Lifeless Planet

Creating Enlightened Society on a Lifeless Planet – HIGHLIGHT

Are We Reacting with Urgency to the Climate Crisis? by Irene Lorch-Wauchope, Halifax, Nova Scotia As Buddhists, we understand that we create our reality with our thoughts. Unfortunately, this also applies to how many of us are reacting to the increasing urgency of the climate crisis. No matter ... continue
Posted November 24, 2013 by
The Plight of Canadian First Nations Children

The Plight of Canadian First Nations Children – HIGHLIGHT

NEW COLUMN: In the News article by Linda V. Lewis Of 150, 000 First Nations children in Canada, more than 3,000 died in the residential school system, which ran from the 1870s until the 1990s. These shocking findings are the result of a first systematic search of government ... continue
Posted March 31, 2013 by
Critical Thought, and Shopping

Critical Thought, and Shopping – HIGHLIGHT

a brief essay by guest contributor Amanda Hester It is not ‘Big Business’ with its CEOs, Walmart, outsourcing, or misguided policies that shall ultimately destroy the world, these are all just symptoms of our fear and the ignorance that comes from it. Indeed, all of our ‘demons’ ... continue
Posted December 5, 2012 by
Love in Action: the Teacher's Milkmen

Love in Action: the Teacher’s Milkmen

Communicating the dharma in human language is a translation from the beginning. Realized beings point at the inexpressible essence through various means, transmissions, signs, dakini language and eventually human language. In addition, some translated already existing texts, as did, for instance, Vairochana, Marpa, and Chögyam Trungpa ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by
Why We Need People of Color Programs in Shambhala

Why We Need People of Color Programs in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Recently, a long time sangha member, a person of color, attending a vajrayana program, shared with me her experience of being greeted at a Shambhala land center entrance and asked if she was lost and needed directions. This has happened many times to her and, unfortunately, I’ve ... continue
Posted February 22, 2009 by
Translating the Dharma

Translating the Dharma

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. During my early teenage years in India, I tried to read The Times of India to my grandfather, who was a scholar in English and Latin. As I read, he would give me the etymology of virtually each and ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Rohini_Schiff
Traduire le Dharma et le reste

Traduire le Dharma et le reste

Pour lire cet article en anglais, cliquez ici. Pendant mon adolescence en Inde, je lisais le Times of India à mon grand-père qui était d’une grande érudition en anglais et en latin. Tandis que je lisais, il me donnait l’étymologie de presque chaque mot anglais. J’étais trop ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Rohini_Schiff
The Impact of the Economy: Shambhalians in Financial Distress

The Impact of the Economy: Shambhalians in Financial Distress

Recently I posed a question on Sangha-announce. I asked: Are any Shambhalians in financial distress? And, if there are any, what might we have in place to alleviate such distress? In what part of our organization would this element of vicissitude be addressed? Suddenly I became the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2009 by Phyllis Segura
Generosity: the mother of all blessings

Generosity: the mother of all blessings

In the conventional world, generosity is the way that organizations express goodness. The Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and other such groups repeatedly raise large sums of money and donate it to non-profits, schools and civic projects. They raffle off classic cars, vacations in Europe and other ... continue
Posted January 31, 2009 by Larry Barnett


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