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Mudra: A Tool for Chaos

Mudra: A Tool for Chaos – HIGHLIGHT

By Craig Warren Smith “Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news…Chaos is the great space of emptiness that occurs before genesis. … This space provides an opportunity to reconnect with what lies under the chaos and negativity — inherent awakened nature. Another way chaos is good ... continue
Posted September 11, 2020 by archives-staff
Primordial Grace by Robert and Rachel Olds

Primordial Grace by Robert and Rachel Olds – HIGHLIGHT

a book review by Don Beamish In 1997 artists Robert and Rachel Olds felt the call to enter into a meditation retreat that lasted for nine years and changed their lives forever.   It is quite clear that they emerged from retreat with profound realization. Primordial Grace: Earth, ... continue
Posted July 10, 2020 by archives-staff
Advice for Doing a COVID Retreat

Advice for Doing a COVID Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash By Shastri Russell Rodgers, in Nelson, B.C., Canada “Self-isolating” sounds a lot like being on retreat. It could be very boring. But maybe you’ve finally had your fill of Netflix. Maybe there are times in the day when you feel like ... continue
Posted May 12, 2020 by archives-staff
Condolences for Nova Scotia

Condolences for Nova Scotia – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash The Shambhala Board extends our sincere condolences to the families and friends whose cherished loved ones died suddenly and violently in Nova Scotia on April 18th and 19th. We are united in our broken heartedness, even if physically separated.   Kathryn Heckman, a ... continue
Posted April 27, 2020 by archives-staff
COVID-19 Resources on the Shambhala Times

COVID-19 Resources on the Shambhala Times – HIGHLIGHT

From the Editorial Team— Many resources have been shared by the Shambhala leadership and Community members to help us all through this moment of isolation and uncertainty. Your editorial team has gathered them together here so that this page can be a resource for everyone. We will ... continue
Posted April 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Staying Sane In Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying Sane In Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo by Natalia Figueredo on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” The number of Covid-19 cases around the world has surpassed 872,000, leading governments to effect nationwide lockdowns to reduce the level of contagion. During this time, many people are surrounded by family. One of the hardest-hit groups, however, is ... continue
Posted April 2, 2020 by archives-staff
How to Stay Calm in the Face of Fear

How to Stay Calm in the Face of Fear – HIGHLIGHT

This article was originally posted by Sarah Lipton here. Tea with a T-Rex T-Rex is roaming the earth again. Wreaking havoc, causing disruption, up-ending the status quo. This time, it’s crowned in the form of COVID-19. A global pandemic. A local disaster. From my vantage point, the greater harm is ... continue
Posted March 15, 2020 by archives-staff
Meditation Practice to Help You Through Dental Treatment

Meditation Practice to Help You Through Dental Treatment – HIGHLIGHT

By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Anxiety about dental treatment and fear of the dentist affects 16% of people. For many, it causes so much worry that they avoid going for a checkup, or getting work done when they really need to. In the long term, this can be bad for ... continue
Posted October 2, 2019 by archives-staff
Windhorse in the Andes

Windhorse in the Andes – HIGHLIGHT

Cajas National Park with alpacas Windhorse in the Andes – Vacation & Meditation in Ecuador, January 2020 Shambhala Cuenca Meditation Group invites you to visit us in Cuenca, Ecuador. Meditate and study as we offer Shambhala Studies Level 1 on January 11 & 12 and Levels 2 & 3 ... continue
Posted September 3, 2019 by archives-staff
How Can Meditation Improve Heart Rate Variability?

How Can Meditation Improve Heart Rate Variability? – HIGHLIGHT

By “Jackie Writing Jackie” The focal point of Shambhala – the idea that all human beings have a fundamentally good nature – can play an important role in the way human beings live, eat, breathe and meditate, enabling them to improve their heart rate variability. As stated ... continue
Posted August 12, 2019 by archives-staff
Embodied Mark Making: The Big Brush Experience

Embodied Mark Making: The Big Brush Experience – HIGHLIGHT

Barbara Bash Two hundred people sit on chairs lining the sides of a large room. In the center of the space lengths of white paper stretch down the floor, buckets of ink with large bamboo handled brushes are placed near the cushioned seats, a round rock rests ... continue
Posted May 20, 2019 by archives-staff
Mindfulness in Everyday Life

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – HIGHLIGHT

Thoughts on the value of meditation training for our day-to-day lives by Jessica Gurvit It is said that meditation is like our legs and the Dharma is like our eyes. Without legs we can’t get anywhere. But without eyes, we don’t know where we are going, so our ... continue
Posted May 21, 2018 by CGH
Unproblematic Togetherness

Unproblematic Togetherness – HIGHLIGHT

How the vision of Shambhala may support the transformation and well-being of all South Africans by Michal George Here in South Africa, we are approaching 25 years of democracy. Nelson Mandela is gone, and on many levels, his legacy lies in tatters. The newly-elected president of the African ... continue
Posted April 19, 2018 by CGH
The Waiting Game, Part Two

The Waiting Game, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

Learning to see an eye-drop treatment regimen as an opportunity to practice by William Larsen  As I relaxed my protest, I found I could drop much more quickly into a calm inner space, surrendering into the sofa, allowing the wetness of the eye drops to wash through me. Splash, ... continue
Posted March 15, 2018 by CGH
The Waiting Game, Part One

The Waiting Game, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

Making the most out of the time of your life, by surrendering to opportunities for practice by William Larsen  There are some who say “practice makes perfect.” That may be, but after forty years on the meditation cushion, all I can say is that I’m still a long way ... continue
Posted March 13, 2018 by CGH


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