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Becoming Marilyn Monroe

Becoming Marilyn Monroe – HIGHLIGHT

Alice as Marilyn,Last Summer I lived Twelve Hours as Marilyn Monroe by Alice Toohey, Los Angeles I did this on August 4, 2013 – the 51st anniversary of Marilyn’s death. I created a bedroom, inspired by photos of her various bedrooms in a performance space in Los ... continue
Posted January 6, 2014 by
Shining, Radiant Tenderness

Shining, Radiant Tenderness – HIGHLIGHT

On Loneliness and Society by Dawa Lhatso, Gampo Abbey I recently read a newspaper article entitled, Why Are We So Lonely? In it were statistics about the growing reports of loneliness and isolation within all age groups from surveys conducted in Canada and the U.S. It pointed to ... continue
Posted December 30, 2013 by
The Nutcracker: A 4-Year-Old’s Review

The Nutcracker: A 4-Year-Old’s Review – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes, Boulder, Colorado article originally published on elephant journal Hi, I’m Opal. I just turned four. This means I’m old enough to ride a bike (with a bar attached to the back so mommy can grab me if I get going downhill and can’t stop), eat popsicles inside, ... continue
Posted December 2, 2013 by
The Lessons You Sow Are the Lessons You Reap

The Lessons You Sow Are the Lessons You Reap – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family by Elizabeth Martin, Boulder, Colorado If you are a Buddhist practitioner and you have small children, you may be raising them on the dharma. That is what I did. Although my husband did not embrace the same philosophy, he allowed me the latitude to ... continue
Posted October 23, 2013 by
The Gift of Faith

The Gift of Faith – HIGHLIGHT

A recent photo of FayCOLUMN: In Everyday Life by Fay Octavia Elliott I have been gifted with breast cancer three times. The third time, I sent an email to my friends and posted it to a blog I set up to keep everyone up to date on my ... continue
Posted October 2, 2013 by
Allowing Simplicity

Allowing Simplicity – HIGHLIGHT

Vermont foliage, by Sarah LiptonShambhala Times Updates from the Inside Out Editor’s Column by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief It’s a tender time of transition. Children are back at school and probably beginning to stew in the thick of new learning. In the northern hemisphere, it’s getting colder, and in ... continue
Posted October 1, 2013 by Sarah
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
Honest and Unadorned

Honest and Unadorned – HIGHLIGHT

, Odessa, UkraineCOLUMN: 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 ... continue
Posted September 25, 2013 by
The Boulder Flood: Notes from High Ground

The Boulder Flood: Notes from High Ground – HIGHLIGHT

As flooding continues in Boulder Valley, Jennifer Holder offers tidbits from a hillside. Just as I sit at my computer to write this, the sun peeks through rainclouds for the second time in four days. It quickly fades, but encourages me on to write this little ... continue
Posted September 13, 2013 by Jennifer Holder
Finding True Courage

Finding True Courage – HIGHLIGHT

On Walking Meditation For many of us, our early experiences with the Shambhala teachings and meditation practice are powerful. Brian Renner, of Los Angeles vividly captures moments of inspiration and insight during an outdoor walking meditation. In a quietly shaded spot a little off the beaten ... continue
Posted September 6, 2013 by
Breath's Sibling

Breath’s Sibling – HIGHLIGHT

On Contemplative Being by Ginger Teppner, Naropa University Contemplative writing (breath’s sibling) creates a portal that connects interior to exterior. The term contemplation inhabits this space of attention. It requires focus and deliberate release. The release of the known. It is not enough to explore the interiority of ... continue
Posted August 28, 2013 by
broken leaf

broken leaf – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Noel McLellan Walking from here to there on any given day we might encounter, among other things, a broken leaf on the sidewalk. Most likely, we will not see it. Our eyes see it, but our minds are elsewhere, preoccupied with things that ... continue
Posted August 24, 2013 by
The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness

The Birch Tree as Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

A Reflection by Glenn Kleiman, Milwaukee, WI I’ve always loved birch trees. The stunning white bark. The delicate leaves. The graceful branches. Once, while driving through New Hampshire, my wife and I saw a forest full of white birch. Such unforgettable beauty. Here in Milwaukee, whenever we drove past homes with ... continue
Posted July 21, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet, part 4

Reborn in Tibet, part 4 – HIGHLIGHT

A Retrospective Memoir, Part 4 Lhasa 1986 by Lee Weingrad One day I decided to visit the Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. At 11,000 feet it was an arduous climb up the 500 stairs from the village of Shol below. When I got to the ... continue
Posted May 22, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet, part 3

Reborn in Tibet, part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Vajrayogini in the sky, ©2013 Lee WeingradA Retrospective Memoir, Part 3 Lhasa 1986 by Lee Weingrad “It’s not a question of discovering who you are. It’s a question of discovering who you are not!” Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche 1984, Boulder It was a strange thing for me to think, “I know everything ... continue
Posted May 20, 2013 by


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