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Introducing Shambhala Community Conversations

Introducing Shambhala Community Conversations – HIGHLIGHT

  If there is an “it,” we are it. -Shambhala Community Conversations participant This year, a growing team of Shambhalians has hosted more than 30 Shambhala Community Conversations: group discussions on key topics in our community that are open and welcoming to all. More than 350 community members worldwide ... continue
Posted April 29, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: April 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: April 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

April 2021 Newsletter Persisting on the Dark Mountain An interview with Nick Hunt and Charlotte Du Cann, by Greg Webster Back in the late 2000s two young writers, Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine, emerging from environmental activism in the UK, were troubled by the direction of travel they saw ... continue
Posted April 6, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: March 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: March 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

March 2021 Newsletter “What Level of Threat Are We Facing Now?” Christoph Schönherr now works for The Climate Task Force in Europe, helps coordinate the global network Scientists 4 Future, and is on the working group on sustainability and climate change of the United Nations Association of Germany. Richard Reoch asked him about ... continue
Posted March 5, 2021 by archives-staff
Dying Well: A Book and Community Conversation

Dying Well: A Book and Community Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

With Richard Reoch and Ron Schultz Article by Ron Schultz “I thought I was preparing for death. And in reality, I learned I was preparing to live more fully.” When Richard Reoch wrote Dying Well, his impetus was an awareness that people didn’t know what to say to people ... continue
Posted February 23, 2021 by archives-staff
Therapy and Counselling Program for Shambhala Community Members Seeking Assistance

Therapy and Counselling Program for Shambhala Community Members Seeking Assistance – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash Dear Shambhala Community, The Shambhala Board acknowledges that healing and repair is an imperative for our community, and we aspire to do what we can to repair past and current harm, particularly for those individuals who have experienced harm due to aggression, ... continue
Posted February 19, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective: February 2021

Touching the Earth Collective: February 2021 – HIGHLIGHT

Being Brave in the Iron Ox Year By Irene Woodard and Emily Takahashi On January 20 we breathed out, a collective physical re lease.  In the United States, a new president was inaugurated, and we witnessed a ceremony, ritual, and some longed for peace and calm. The ceremony offered a spot ... continue
Posted February 8, 2021 by archives-staff
don season

Dön Season Teachings and Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Kajetan Sumila on Unsplash Dön season is the period that falls on the eleven days before before the lunar new year. In Shambhala, the tradition is to perform special practices, including mamo chants, each day of this period in response to the increased obstacles that ... continue
Posted February 1, 2021 by archives-staff
Virtual Cushion in January: featuring Jeff Scott

Virtual Cushion in January: featuring Jeff Scott – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by freestocks on Unsplash By Camren Von Davis Welcome back to Virtual Cushion – a space for open meditation sessions and meditation instruction happening throughout Shambhala’s global community. The goal of Virtual Cushion is to offer a space where meditators at any level can see and tune ... continue
Posted January 12, 2021 by archives-staff
The Love for Truth: Buddhism and Recovery

The Love for Truth: Buddhism and Recovery – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Justin Dream on Unsplash by Shelly Webb When I started my recovery process over five years ago, I would tell a dear friend of mine, a dharma sister, about how amazing my Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor was, how much I was getting out of the 12-step meetings ... continue
Posted January 8, 2021 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—January 2021 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—January 2021 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Collective’s members and friends, UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address on “The State of the Planet” from early December at Columbia University is an exceptionally frank assessment of the perilous state of our sacred living environment. He is explicit: “Let’s be clear:  Human activities are at the root ... continue
Posted January 5, 2021 by archives-staff
We are now at the fork of this road

We are now at the fork of this road – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “We are now at the fork of this road. We now have an ultimatum or an alternative,” warns Albert Marshall, the Elder who speaks for the Mi’kmaw Nation on the environment. “Is it going to be business as usual? Or are we going to ... continue
Posted December 15, 2020 by archives-staff
Virtual Cushion - A Resource for Meditators Around the Globe

Virtual Cushion – A Resource for Meditators Around the Globe – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Credit Dan Horak This week’s Featured Centres: Prague, Czech Republic + Sky Lake Lodge View the full Virtual Cushion calendar for December here.  All are welcome at any session. *Does your Centre or Group offer virtual sessions that you’d like to have featured? Email Camren at [email protected] to have your ... continue
Posted December 12, 2020 by archives-staff
Sacred World

Sacred World – HIGHLIGHT

The world is filled with power and wisdom, we’ve just forgotten how to see and feel it. By Halleluiah Strongheart With all of the challenges going on in the world today it’s easy to feel like everything is doomed and that humanity is to blame. From the mishandling ... continue
Posted December 9, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—December 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—December 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Wild Rice Stuffing and Children’s Day By Irene Woodard There are certain things that happen this time of year… A big family gathering with the wild rice stuffing that doesn’t go in the bird. The New Yorker has a turkey cartoon. The Children’s Day King and Queen dolls ... continue
Posted December 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Covid–19 and the Color Red: On Contemplative  Mind

Covid–19 and the Color Red: On Contemplative Mind – HIGHLIGHT

by John McQuade During this period of the covid-19 event , with its emphasis on social isolation, I have engaged more than usual the contemplative practices of Nalanda Miksang contemplative photography. Through these practices, I realize that contemplative mind is completely free of covid-19 and more decisively ... continue
Posted November 26, 2020 by archives-staff


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