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Being Brave: Online Retreat and DVD

Being Brave: Online Retreat and DVD – HIGHLIGHT

In the early fall, Tricycle Magazine proposed that Shambhala join with them in presenting an online program for people to come together and hear the teachings from Being Brave: Transforming Our World that features talks by Sakyong Mipham Rinpcohe and Ani Pema Chodron, with discussion led ... continue
Posted December 7, 2011 by
Being Brave:  A Sangha's Retreat & Moving Forward

Being Brave: A Sangha’s Retreat & Moving Forward

Last week around 900 people gathered in Shambhala’s capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to participate in a historic sangha retreat led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chodron, and Acharya Adam Lobel. The sangha retreat is a week-long meditation program (weekthun) that was created to give ... continue
Posted August 19, 2011 by Travis_May
Imagine a Town

Imagine a Town – HIGHLIGHT

by Jeff Fink, sangha member from Park City, Utah After a long cold spring, it’s full-on summer here in Utah at last. Recently, I have had a few amazing conversations with friends about how difficult it is to stay open, and to not shut down. Imagine how ... continue
Posted August 13, 2011 by
Up Since Dark Lighting Candles

Up Since Dark Lighting Candles – HIGHLIGHT

A Warrior Tribute by Nora King in honor of the passing of Los Angeles sangha member Annita Fry. Trying to honor the mystery of passage. Set up a little alter on a round glass table held up by brass roses. The roses were once gold dipped, perhaps ... continue
Posted August 9, 2011 by

The Excellence of Bodhichitta – HIGHLIGHT

By Pema Chodron, excerpted from her book, The Places That Scare You. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry __________________________ When I was about six years old I received the essential bodhichitta teaching from an ... continue
Posted October 18, 2010 by
Pema Online Live Today

Pema Online Live Today – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Sun is streaming Pema Chodron live during an online retreat this weekend, Smile at Fear: Finding a True Heart of Bravery. The final talk from this retreat, hosted by Shambhala Northern California, is being broadcast live from the Bay Area at 2:30-4:30pm PST today. ... continue
Posted October 17, 2010 by

Want to Stream Pema Chodron Live, For Free? – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times, in partnership with Shambhala Publications, is pleased to announce a contest in which five people will win free, live streaming of Pema Chodron’s Smile at Fear weekend from California October 15-17. Find out more about the event by clicking here. To win your ... continue
Posted September 27, 2010 by
Sangha Retreat: A Rare and Powerful Experience

Sangha Retreat: A Rare and Powerful Experience – HIGHLIGHT

By Alexandra Milsom Speaking as a person who slept through her first dathun and mentally redecorated her apartment throughout her second, I understand all too well that the seemingly simple instruction on how to meditate requires both time and the repeated inspiration of other practitioners in order ... continue
Posted August 13, 2009 by Alexandra Milsom
Royal Couple Visits Gampo Abbey

Royal Couple Visits Gampo Abbey – HIGHLIGHT

On an exceptionally warm and brilliant May day the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo visited Gampo Abbey for an overnight stay following their retreats at the Kalapa Valley. About an hour apart by road, the Kalapa Valley and Gampo Abbey are separated by Cape Breton Highlands National Park. ... continue
Posted July 8, 2009 by
The Pema Chodron Foundation

The Pema Chodron Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

I think the concept of the monastery is always up to date whether it is in medieval times or the 20th century. The monastic tradition has a particular kind of discipline and it displays a natural dignity. Monastic discipline embodies the principals of shila, samadhi and ... continue
Posted March 10, 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
Three Methods for Working with Chaos, by Pema Chodron

Three Methods for Working with Chaos, by Pema Chodron – HIGHLIGHT

Sometimes late at night or on a long walk with a friend, we find ourselves discussing our ideas about how to live and how to act and what is important in life. If we’re studying Buddhism and practicing meditation, we might talk of no-self and emptiness, ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

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