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The Great Within - The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path

The Great Within – The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews the new book by Han F. de Wit, PhD.   Han de Wit’s story has a familiar ring – the pursuit of Western psychology in the 1970’s only to find it offered little to those who wanted to study and understand the mind. Fortunately for ... continue
Posted October 31, 2019 by alexvangils
Buddha’s Teachings Regarding Cleanliness in the Home

Buddha’s Teachings Regarding Cleanliness in the Home – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Mental health professionals often encourage their patients to keep their homes clean and tidy. Cluttered, dirty interiors can interfere with mental health and wellbeing and hamper the peaceful, mindful state that is encouraged by the Shambhala way of life. One of ... continue
Posted October 24, 2019 by alexvangils
Sitting For the Climate: From the Touching the Earth Collective (part 1)

Sitting For the Climate: From the Touching the Earth Collective (part 1) – HIGHLIGHT

This invitation comes from the Touching the Earth Collective, a group of Shambhala environmentalists. Part 2 will include photos and stories from this demonstration.  Dear sangha, dear meditators, We would like to invite you and ask for your support during a full day meditation session on Rudolfplatz, that ... continue
Posted September 18, 2019 by alexvangils
Favorite Books:  An Invitation to Readers of the Times

Favorite Books: An Invitation to Readers of the Times – HIGHLIGHT

If you haven’t fully embraced the digital age (like me) and enjoy holding a book in your hands, you probably have to keep scouting out more shelf space (me too).  Then there is the dilemma of how to organize the increasing treasure trove.  I’ll share my ... continue
Posted September 10, 2019 by alexvangils
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 alexvangils
Why save Marpa house? Why sell it?

Why save Marpa house? Why sell it? – HIGHLIGHT

By Lainie Logan To show support for saving Marpa House, add your comments below, pledge a conditional payment, or offer a friendly loan. Go online here to learn more https://www.futureofmarpahouse.com/who-we-are/ This is an opinion piece. I do not speak for the board of the non-profit Community of Marpa ... continue
Posted July 10, 2019 by alexvangils
Islands of Sanity

Islands of Sanity – HIGHLIGHT

Christine Heming reviews Margaret Wheatley’s new book, Who Do We Choose to Be?   Who Do We Choose To Be by Margaret Wheatley “Is it possible to use our influence and power to create islands of sanity in the midst of a raging destructive sea.”   I was drawn to Margaret ... continue
Posted May 27, 2019 by alexvangils
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 alexvangils
Boulder Shambhala Center to Host Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar

Boulder Shambhala Center to Host Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

By Melanie Klein   I remember the heartsick feeling that arose after hearing that a faction of monks, Buddhist monks, supported violence against a minority population in Myanmar. Voices of Courage at Naropa University and the Boulder Shambhala Center. This faction, known as Ma Ba Tha (the Burmese acronym for ... continue
Posted April 15, 2019 by alexvangils
Reopening Poetry Space

Reopening Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Noble Sangha— After much heart searching, we have decided to reopen the Poetry Space column on the Shambhala Times. This is not a decision we take lightly. We are all broken hearted. We are all feeling lost as to how to “simply be” at this point. We’ve ... continue
Posted March 3, 2019 by
Shambhala in the Kalachakra Tantra

Shambhala in the Kalachakra Tantra – HIGHLIGHT

Kalachakra Mandala, courtesy of HimalayanArt.org By Nick Trautz We often hear about the connection between Shambhala and the Kalachakra tradition. While the Kalachakra initiation has been given publically by teachers like His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, it is less common to have exposure ... continue
Posted October 28, 2018 by Nick Trautz
Why Wouldn't I Be?

Why Wouldn’t I Be? – HIGHLIGHT

The many meanings of formal membership in the Shambhala sangha by Rachel Hanson When I was asked to write about why I am a member of Shambhala, my first thought was “Why wouldn’t I be?” Unfortunately, that isn’t really an answer to the question. It turned out answering ... continue
Posted June 4, 2018 by CGH
Harm and Healing

Harm and Healing – HIGHLIGHT

A message from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche To the Noble Shambhala Community, I write to you today with an open and tender heart. We are going through a period of deep reflection as well as pain, confusion, and hurt. This deep reflection is possible because of the bravery and ... continue
Posted April 7, 2018 by CGH
From Ukraine to Vermont 1

From Ukraine to Vermont 1 – HIGHLIGHT

The Journey of a Shambhala Teen, Part One of Two by Cara Thornley   How Dali Kapanadze got from Ukraine to Vermont is a story of auspicious coincidence, parental aspirations, civil unrest, untimely death, Dali’s inspiration, and immense sangha generosity taking the form of both financial and personal support. In ... continue
Posted May 29, 2017 by CGH

Celebrating the Life of the Dorje Dradül

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Posted April 3, 2017 by Ashley_Dinges


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