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Preparing to Die by Andrew Holocek

Preparing to Die by Andrew Holocek – HIGHLIGHT

Reviewed by Christine Heming Recently several books have appeared written by well-regarded teachers on the Tibetan Buddhist approach to death and dying.  These add to a growing collection of teachings, practices and guidance for the dying and for their caregivers. One might ask if we need yet ... continue
Posted September 18, 2020 by archives-staff
2020 Harvest of Peace Events

2020 Harvest of Peace Events – HIGHLIGHT

Harvest of Peace is one of four annual Nyida Day celebrations in Shambhala culture. Each of these holidays mark the changing of the seasons, hence the name Nyida Day (Nyi = sun and Da = moon).  This seasonal transition, the autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere ... continue
Posted September 16, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth—September 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth—September 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Eleventh Hour Calling An article by Emily Takahashi We have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour Now we must go back and tell the people this is the HOUR. On December 11, 2018, Marybeth Downing of Boulder, Colorado traveled to the steps of the state capitol in ... continue
Posted September 9, 2020 by archives-staff
Thank You for Building Karmê Chöling—Now Help Us Celebrate

Thank You for Building Karmê Chöling—Now Help Us Celebrate – HIGHLIGHT

Karmê Chöling, from the photo archive By Mike De Give Since Shambhala Day, there have been photos from the archives hanging on the walls here at Karme Choling. In the silence before the gong each morning, sometimes I’ll pick one out and study the grainy faces of sangha ... continue
Posted September 4, 2020 by archives-staff
What is Ulab 2020 and how might it be useful to Shambhala?

What is Ulab 2020 and how might it be useful to Shambhala? – HIGHLIGHT

By Christopher St. John In September 2019, at the invitation of the Shambhala Process Team and the Shambhala Board, about 400 Shambhala members joined the course in social transformational leadership called u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future.  This course is free, and is based on the work of Otto ... continue
Posted September 1, 2020 by archives-staff
Poetry Space, Summer 2020

Poetry Space, Summer 2020 – HIGHLIGHT

  In this edition of Poetry Space, we bring you a poem of harm and healing. Generally, we let the poems stand on their own; but in this instance, the author shared a short note on the background of this poem, which we’ve elected to include below. May ... continue
Posted August 30, 2020 by
A Few Thoughts About Karma and Reincarnation

A Few Thoughts About Karma and Reincarnation – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash by Bob Siegel The Buddhist law of karma emphasizes cause and effect. Our actions have consequences and these consequences in turn affect who we are. This does not negate free will. We can change those consequences by changing our behavior and thereby ... continue
Posted August 25, 2020 by archives-staff
Cartas de tres Acharyas

Cartas de tres Acharyas

Tres acharyas dejaron su puesto recientemente, aquí ofrecemos sus cartas respectivas, traducidas al español. La carta original se encuentra aquí. Querida comunidad Shambhala: Escribo con el corazón triste y tierno. El 1 de julio me jubilé como acharya. Me parece que mi nombramiento hace dos años fue, de alguna manera, un ... continue
Posted August 21, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

This year, the Touching the Earth Collective is delighted to initiate a collaboration with Family Camp, by sponsoring several camp activities and sharing the wonderful article below.  Recalibrating East A testimony about Family Camp, one of Shambhala’s jewels. By Donna Stephens, Marcelle Gilkerson and Tracy Suchocki PART ONE: What is Family ... continue
Posted August 20, 2020 by archives-staff
Three Recent Acharya Retirements

Three Recent Acharya Retirements – HIGHLIGHT

Recently three acharyas retired from their posts.  Below, the Times has published their individual letters to the community. La carta en español se encuentra aquí. Dear Shambhala Community, I write with a sad and tender heart. I have retired as an acharya as of July 1. I feel that my appointment ... continue
Posted August 14, 2020 by archives-staff
Shambhala Global Services…Needs YOU (or someone you know)

Shambhala Global Services…Needs YOU (or someone you know) – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash by Melanie Klein In my new position as Director of Operations for Shambhala Global Services (SGS), I’m learning a lot about SGS and finding that many Shambhalians don’t know who we are or what we do. I’m also looking to fill a ... continue
Posted August 11, 2020 by archives-staff
Release of New Code of Conduct Policies

Release of New Code of Conduct Policies

Dear Shambhala Community — We, as the Board of Directors of Shambhala, are pleased to ratify and introduce  to the Shambhala Community the new Code of Conduct consisting of the following documents: Shambhala Code of Conduct Child Protection Policy Policy for People Holding Positions of Authority Policy to Address Sexual Misconduct Policy on ... continue
Posted August 4, 2020 by archives-staff
The Secret to True Power (hint: it has something to do with Spiderman)

The Secret to True Power (hint: it has something to do with Spiderman) – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Miguel Bruna on Unsplash My son and I love the movie Into the Spiderverse. In case you don’t know, it’s the Spiderman movie that came out a couple of years ago about Miles Morales, a young kid from the Bronx who becomes the new Spiderman. ... continue
Posted July 27, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—July 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—July 2020 Newsletter

From the Shambhala Times: the original publication of this newsletter begins with a loving tribute to Shastri Russell Rogers. You can find that tribute here. From the Collective:  Here we share with you the first Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective monthly Newsletter,  one of the first sprouts arising ... continue
Posted July 21, 2020 by archives-staff
In Loving Memory of Shastri Russell Rogers

In Loving Memory of Shastri Russell Rogers – HIGHLIGHT

This remembrance was originally published as part of the Touching the Earth Collective‘s July 2020 Newsletter. The rest of that newsletter has been shared with Times readers here. We honor Shastri Russell Rogers, as he was an early supporter of the Collective, generously providing lengthy curriculum, contemplations, ... continue
Posted July 21, 2020 by archives-staff


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