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The Nature of Community

The Nature of Community – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of our deep connections to one another, and to our own compassionate hearts by Aaron de Long We might think of community as something external to our life, something extra. We have our car, our home, our job, and then we have our neighbors, our coworkers: ... continue
Posted November 22, 2018 by CGH
A Place Where People Can Be Liked

A Place Where People Can Be Liked – HIGHLIGHT

In preparation for Harvest of Peace later this month, a Windhorse retreat leads to personal reflection on the meaning of Shambhala by Caroline Moore I have been attending Shambhala on and off for about six years, having completed Way of Shambhala and currently working through the Sacred Path series. At this ... continue
Posted September 7, 2016 by CGH
Doing and Not Doing

Doing and Not Doing

Recently the Shambhala Times published an article called “Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?” by Russell Rodgers. In it he characterized the Shambhala Buddhist path as a “ladder”. Over the years I’ve been involved in various Shambhala communities and have worked and practiced with a lot of people. ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by
The Drala of Maidan, part 2

The Drala of Maidan, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 2 (read part one here) compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry We wonder why this Revolution is happening in Ukraine right now. Shastri Maks Lan explains that the Czech Republic and ... continue
Posted February 18, 2014 by
The Drala of Maidan

The Drala of Maidan – HIGHLIGHT

Maks Lan, Andriy Kucherenko, Irina Vorobiova, Yevsey Levbarg in Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 1 compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry Ukraine is in the midst of a powerful and intense revolution. It has ... continue
Posted February 17, 2014 by
Isolation is Not a Technique

Isolation is Not a Technique – HIGHLIGHT

photo courtesy of Minnesota Public RadioSurviving the Ice Storm of 2013 by Rick Davis, Dallas Shambhala Center “You cannot achieve enlightenment by locking yourself in your room.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, The Fertile Soil of Sangha It’s early December and the Great Ice Storm of 2013 is in full effect. ... continue
Posted December 14, 2013 by
Surviving Sandy

Surviving Sandy – HIGHLIGHT

NYC aftermath by Erich StromWhat’s YOUR story? Stranded in Boston, unable to make it back home to New York City, knowing that your building is flooded and without power, so even going home isn’t really going home. Hurricane, or “Superstorm” Sandy has left millions without power, and ... continue
Posted November 3, 2012 by
Restoring the Right to Vote

Restoring the Right to Vote – HIGHLIGHT

by Scott Stinson, Casper, Wyoming For the last 13 years I have been in recovery from an addiction. Fifteen years ago I was arrested and convicted of a drug charge. When this happened I forfeited some basic fundamental rights that most folks take for granted. Recently, I was ... continue
Posted October 27, 2012 by
Raven, part 2

Raven, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

In which we learn the rest of the story of two men in service to the Shambhala vision. The author, Aaron Delong is currently a gardener at Karme Choling and here profiles a long serving member of the Dorje Kasung: Mr. Gerry Haas. Read part 1 ... continue
Posted August 28, 2012 by
Raven

Raven – HIGHLIGHT

Sangha Member Profile by Aaron Delong, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent In which we discover the story of two men in service to the Shambhala vision. The author, Aaron Delong is currently a gardener at Karme Choling and here profiles a long serving member of the Dorje Kasung: Mr. ... continue
Posted August 24, 2012 by
Serenity Lane: Welcome to New Brunswick

Serenity Lane: Welcome to New Brunswick – HIGHLIGHT

We’ve all heard about the Shambhala centers in Nova Scotia. But who ever heard of New Brunswick? On an epic bicycle adventure last summer, Shambhala Times Editor Sarah Lipton discovered the gem that is the New Brunswick sangha. Teaming up with Shambhala Times volunteer editor and ... continue
Posted January 21, 2012 by Sarah
Never Give Up, even when…

Never Give Up, even when… – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_19718″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ >Tracking Jewels. Photographs courtesy of Mauricio Londondo. When I feel abandoned, I like to imagine a world –- and a sangha — in which we never give up on anyone. I guess that in Buddhism there is not such a thing as ... continue
Posted August 1, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
The View of the Sangha

The View of the Sangha – HIGHLIGHT

By Gaylon Ferguson We are human beings walking a path of liberation, and the value of community is linked to our fundamental humanity. As Suzuki Roshi said, “Buddhanature is just another name for our human nature.” As human beings, we are strongly affected by those ... continue
Posted March 19, 2010 by Jennifer Holder

Nourishing the Third Jewel: A Letter from our Guest Editors – HIGHLIGHT

We are delighted to welcome you to this theme for the Shambhala Times, which focuses on “Nourishing the Third Jewel.” When we take refuge in the sangha, or the third jewel, we enter a path of companionship. As sangha brothers and sisters, we both support each ... continue
Posted May 31, 2009 by

Reflections on Shambhala Day

It certainly didn’t feel like an auspicious day when I woke up that morning. The last part of the don season stuck me with a nasty cold and as I poured myself into my suit I couldn’t help but gain confidence that the year of the ... continue
Posted March 16, 2009 by


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