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Polishing Boots, Hauling Rocks

Polishing Boots, Hauling Rocks – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Magyal Pomra Encampment article by Matthew Parkinson photos by Brigit R-S After experiencing the earthy and raw encampment grounds at Shambhala Mountain Center, the transition back to modern life is abrupt, to say the least. Last month, seven bay area sangha members gathered with over 100 members of ... continue
Posted August 8, 2014 by
Those Aren't No Stinking Four Foundations!

Those Aren’t No Stinking Four Foundations! – HIGHLIGHT

A Special Wink… …Exploring Non-Attachment Across Religions by Ira Zukerman What have they done? And what have I gotten myself into? These are questions I found I had to ask myself while on a week-long retreat in May 2014, sponsored by the Institute of Jewish Spirituality. continue
Posted July 13, 2014 by
Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion

Killing Ants – Exploring Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life by Michelle Welch, Phoenix, Arizona One morning last summer I went into my kitchen and found it was covered in ants. They were everywhere – all over the floor, on the walls, on the countertops, in my vegetable basket, in the cats’ food bowls. ... continue
Posted July 4, 2014 by
Microscopic: Mind and Poker

Microscopic: Mind and Poker – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Mindfulness, Suffering, Joy and Playing Poker by Stacey Mitchell, New York It was a stressful moment. Thoughts kept running through my head — should have, could have, would have, what ifs, spinning through my mind. It happens more often than I think I care to acknowledge. ... continue
Posted June 30, 2014 by
Living Now

Living Now – HIGHLIGHT

On Creating Time by Jim Koehneke, MA from Burlington, VT For a good many years I was not aware that life happened in the present moment. Then gradually I became aware that my thoughts most often “rested” in the past and future, or as one of my mindfulness ... continue
Posted June 28, 2014 by
Reclaiming our Sensitivity

Reclaiming our Sensitivity – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings article and photos by Evan Silverman, Karme Choling Recently I had the special honor and privilege to be a meditation instructor for a half-dathun (two-week retreat) led by Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern. I’ve known both of them for a few years now, ... continue
Posted June 20, 2014 by
Lessons Learned from Being Underwater

Lessons Learned from Being Underwater – HIGHLIGHT

BoseARTS COLUMN Finding Balance in a Contemplative Life by Julie Dubose Recently, I had the great pleasure of returning to Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C. with Michael Wood to teach Opening the Good Eye and Making Contact, the first two courses in our contemplative photography curriculum. We felt ... continue
Posted June 16, 2014 by
Meditation and Irony

Meditation and Irony – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Celebrating the Arts by Michelle Welch, Phoenix I’m a writer, for those who don’t already know. There’s a big dichotomy between being a writer and being a meditator, namely that writing requires you to be stuck in your head, conceptualizing everything, nearly all the time. continue
Posted June 9, 2014 by
An Intimate Death

An Intimate Death – HIGHLIGHT

the cremationCOLUMN: In Everyday Life article by Leila Bazzani, Los Angeles Time of death: 9:21am on January 19th 2014, just two months shy of her 69th birthday. My mother raised two beautiful children, was a wife to one of the sweetest, most gentle men I’ve ever known, and ... continue
Posted May 25, 2014 by
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
The "Technology" of Flexibility

The “Technology” of Flexibility – HIGHLIGHT

Dharamsala,A Study of Trauma and Flexibility in a Tibetan Exile Town by Sara Lewis, PhD, LMSW, New York City Stopping at a tea stall on the side of the road to drink a glass of peppery Indian chai, Tashi Lhamo squints back at me. “These problems you always ... continue
Posted May 5, 2014 by
Trusting Everyday Magic

Trusting Everyday Magic – HIGHLIGHT

A Contemplation On Snapshots of Basic Goodness versus Contemplative Photography article and photos by John McQuade Is there a difference between “feeling good” and the connection with basic goodness? How do images communicate basic goodness? Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.” This form of contemplative photography ... continue
Posted April 19, 2014 by
The 80th Birthday of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

The 80th Birthday of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, photographer unknown article by Walker Blaine As Shambhala’s representative to the 80th birthday of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, I am delighted to offer a short account of this wonderful event. This occasion occurred during Tibetan New Year, or Losar, in ... continue
Posted March 27, 2014 by
Joining in the Dance

Joining in the Dance – HIGHLIGHT

painting by Maya RookIt’s Valentines’ Day by Maya Rook, Brooklyn, New York “Love is a mutual dance that takes place, and even if you step on each other’s toes during the dance, it is not regarded as problematic.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche From across an inky midnight sky splattered with ... continue
Posted February 14, 2014 by
Mind, Unfurling

Mind, Unfurling – HIGHLIGHT

Sitting a Weekthun by Leslie Gossett, Oakland, CA I’ve started writing this three different times already. Each time, I write “The first thing that struck me was…” and what comes next keeps changing. So I don’t actually remember the order in which things struck me. But when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2014 by


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