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Letter from Ani Pema Chödrön

Letter from Ani Pema Chödrön – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Shambhala Community- This is a letter that Ani Pema Chödrön sent recently to the Shambhala Board and the Acharyas and now wishes to share it with the community.  Warmest best wishes, Glenna Olmsted, Executive Assistant to Pema Chödrön January 14, 2020 Dear Acharyas and Shambhala Board Members: I send New Year’s ... continue
Posted January 16, 2020 by alexvangils

David Schneider Steps Back from the role of Acharya – HIGHLIGHT

Former acharya David Schneider has requested the Shambhala Times to publish his letter describing why he has given back the title of acharya. Per leggere questo articolo in italiano, per favore clicca qui. Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici.  Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aquí. To ... continue
Posted January 14, 2020 by alexvangils

David Schneider deja su puesto de acharya

Queridos/as amigos/as de la sangha noble y comunidad Shambhala: Esta carta es para decir que, tras reflexionar seriamente, tengo pensado dejar el papel de acharya. Intento hacer las cosas de forma adecuada, así que he escrito una carta al Sákyong, porque fue la persona que me nombró. ... continue
Posted January 14, 2020 by alexvangils

David Schneider quitte sa fonction d’Acharya

Chers amis, chères amies de la noble sangha et communauté Shambhala, J’écris ici pour vous dire qu’après mûre réflexion, j’ai l’intention de me retirer de mes fonctions d’acharya. Souhaitant faire les choses correctement, j’ai écrit une lettre au Sakyong, du fait que c’est lui qui m’a nommé à ce ... continue
Posted January 14, 2020 by alexvangils

David Schneider tritt als Acharya zurück

Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde im noblen Sangha und in der Shambhala- Gemeinschaft, nach gründlicher Überlegung beabsichtige ich, als Acharya zurückzutreten. Um dies in aller Form zu tun, habe ich dem Sakyong einen Brief geschrieben, denn er war die Person, die mich zum Acharya ernannt hatte. Dieser Brief wie auch der ... continue
Posted January 14, 2020 by alexvangils

David Schneider si ritira dal ruolo di Acharya

Cari amici nella nobile sangha e comunità Shambhala, Devo dire che dopo seria considerazione, intendo ritirarmi dal ruolo di acharya. Cercando di farlo in maniera adeguata, ho scritto una lettera al Sakyong, visto che è stato la persona che mi ha nominato. Quella lettera, come la decisione, ... continue
Posted January 14, 2020 by alexvangils
Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversary with Shambhala Ideas and Practice

Celebrating Your Wedding Anniversary with Shambhala Ideas and Practice – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” The idea of loving one’s romantic partner and celebrating their individuality can be an important component of a Shambhala life, and connected to what Yale Professor Dr. Nicholas Christakis calls the ‘social suite’. These two considerations work well together, ... continue
Posted January 7, 2020 by alexvangils
Love from Auschwitz: A Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers

Love from Auschwitz: A Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers – HIGHLIGHT

By Sophie Leger What an amazing experience this Bearing-Witness Retreat with the Zen Peacemakers turned out to be: Ninety participants from many different countries and religious backgrounds, speaking different languages – people from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Canada, US, Israel, Brazil, Columbia, Belgium, England. Some ... continue
Posted December 30, 2019 by alexvangils
Translating For Burma

Translating For Burma

Alinsek IR working in exile “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” — The Buddha “There is no religion higher than the Truth.” — H Hahn Blavatsky “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness” — Chinese Proverb by Larry Steele I have a ... continue
Posted December 14, 2019 by alexvangils
Outer, Inner and Secret Levels Of Shambhala Center Design

Outer, Inner and Secret Levels Of Shambhala Center Design – HIGHLIGHT

Community Room in the Los Angeles Shambhala Center By Shastri Russell Rodgers A few years ago, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good idea ... continue
Posted December 6, 2019 by alexvangils
Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children

Creating A Safe And Serene Home Environment For Children – HIGHLIGHT

By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Every year in the United States, over three and a half million children experience injuries that commonly occur in homes. The teachings of Shambhala inspire compassionate care, and we all want to create a space for our children where they are safe to grow ... continue
Posted November 29, 2019 by alexvangils
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


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