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The Wisdom of Illness

The Wisdom of Illness – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Gregory Lubkin, Los Angeles, CA When we feel basically healthy, many of us tend to take it for granted and experience the arrogance of well-being, as though we will always be healthy and essentially indestructible. Even if we have been ill or injured at ... continue
Posted May 4, 2013 by
Message 4 Boston

Message 4 Boston – HIGHLIGHT

Boston, Two Weeks Later by Elsa Sze, Boston When two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, I was at home, merely a few miles away. Helplessly, I witnessed the horror unfold from afar. Lives were slipping away and hope was drained away from ... continue
Posted May 3, 2013 by
The Buddy System

The Buddy System – HIGHLIGHT

Where the peacock livesby Cynthia MacKay, Los Angeles It is often lamented that we are less likely to know our neighbors in a big city like Los Angeles. Yet sometimes we feel profoundly connected to these almost-strangers. Cynthia MacKay writes here about the loss of her neighbor ... continue
Posted April 15, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet, 2

Reborn in Tibet, 2 – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara A Retrospective Memoir, Part 2 by Lee Weingrad “Sometimes you meet your fate on the road you took to avoid it.” ~~ Clive Owen’s character in “The International” The five mile walk crossing the Tibet-Nepal border over the path that connected the Chinese-built Friendship Highway ... continue
Posted April 14, 2013 by
Reborn in Tibet

Reborn in Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

©2013 lee weingradTribute to the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche A Retrospective Memoir in Multiple Parts by Lee Weingrad Part 1 “In the Kagyu lineage, the physical presence of the guru is not particularly important.” ~~ H.H. Gyalwa Karmapa XVI, Karma Dzong, Community Meeting, Boulder, 1980 I have to say that even from ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by
From Enlightened Society to Detroit

From Enlightened Society to Detroit

article and photos by Jeff Fink He had very kind eyes. But his robe was the most distinctive feature of this Christian monk who took his seat next to me on this first leg of my journey home to Utah from Enlightened Society Assembly at Karme Choling. ... continue
Posted March 24, 2013 by
Gampo Abbey: A Year in Reflection

Gampo Abbey: A Year in Reflection – HIGHLIGHT

by Stacey Mitchell photos by Michelle Nordmeyer and Kalsung I was at the dining room table recently, having a cup of tea with Dawa, a nun at Gampo Abbey, when we started discussing her motivation to be at the Abbey. She has been one of the monastics at ... continue
Posted January 7, 2013 by
Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2

Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

miksangpart 2 of Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat by Fay Octavia Elliott Where we left off: I heard Pema Chodron say once that the middle is always the hardest part of a retreat regardless of its length. I crossed the middle line this evening ... continue
Posted July 21, 2012 by
Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat

Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

miksangby Fay Octavia Elliott All joy in this world comes from wanting others to be happy, and all suffering in this world comes from wanting only oneself to be happy. ~ Shantideva The companion book I brought along on my first ever solitary retreat was Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book Running with ... continue
Posted July 15, 2012 by
photo by Charles Blackhall

Daddy’s Girl – HIGHLIGHT

by Maggie Scott While growing up, I was somewhat of a “daddy’s girl” and wanted to know that he was there for me. Like many men in my experience, Dad didn’t have a great deal of enthusiasm for expressing feelings. Or talking about personal problems. At the age ... continue
Posted June 30, 2012 by
by Stanislav Yasinskiy

The Extraordinary Discovery of Ordinary Magic – HIGHLIGHT

AUTHOR CORRECTION: by Joe Mauricio, Director of the Baltimore Shambhala Center Coming upon a small bird building a nest the other day, I stopped and marveled at how simple and perfect my world was. Okay. That’s a fairly obvious observation. What made this particularly meaningful to me ... continue
Posted June 11, 2012 by
Living in the Challenge

Living in the Challenge – HIGHLIGHT

On serving in the U.S. Navy and being a Shambhala Buddhist by Ben Biggs I get a lot of questions from the Shambhala Buddhist community about what it’s like being in the Navy and why I joined… so here you go! What it’s like: one person’s experience Being in the ... continue
Posted May 28, 2012 by
"Alley Cafe"

Reflection on Warriorship and Enlightened Society

by Susmita Barua The goal of warriorship is to express basic goodness in its most complete, fresh and brilliant form. As warriors, we train ourselves to rest in basic goodness, in a state of complete simplicity. What the warrior renounces is anything that is a barrier between ... continue
Posted April 12, 2012 by mita


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