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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
Finding The Ideal Gifts For Children

Finding The Ideal Gifts For Children – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Sheri Hooley on Unsplash By “Jackie Writing Jackie” For many Buddhists, the six paramitas (or six perfections) – giving, morality, patience, effort, meditation and wisdom – all enlighten one’s life, and are therefore cultivated on the journey towards awakening. The first of these perfections – dana paramita, ... continue
Posted November 19, 2020 by archives-staff
Windhorse: How to Harness the Energy of Life

Windhorse: How to Harness the Energy of Life – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Bhaskar Agarwal on Unsplash By Halleluiah Strongheart With so much going on in the world and in our lives it’s easy to feel a lack of energy. We go through our days managing work, relationships, health, kids, school, and “life admin” and by the end of ... continue
Posted November 13, 2020 by archives-staff
Residency Helps KCL Close the Budget Gap

Residency Helps KCL Close the Budget Gap – HIGHLIGHT

KCL Director Betsy Railla blesses the offering during a lhasang for new residents. By Mike de Give Karmê Chöling has lowered its monthly deficit substantially by following through on plans to host a Residency program, a financial snapshot compiled last week shows. “Residency has reduced a $10,000 deficit per ... continue
Posted November 9, 2020 by archives-staff
Getting Through the Election with Our Goodness Intact

Getting Through the Election with Our Goodness Intact – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Tiffany Tertipes on Unsplash On this day in the United States, ripe for anxiety for Shambhala people throughout the world, the Times Editorial team wanted to repost this recent offering of gathering and resources from the NYC center, though the first offering has passed. by Jane ... continue
Posted November 3, 2020 by archives-staff
Touching the Earth Collective—November 2020 Newsletter

Touching the Earth Collective—November 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating the SMC Fire By Irene Woodard Each month, a few of us determine what will be featured in this Newsletter. The fire at Shambhala Mountain Center clearly was the news, and would be the lead story. This “no brainer” became questionable, however, as we began to look ... continue
Posted November 1, 2020 by archives-staff
Humanity at a Crossroads – a Shambhala Conversation

Humanity at a Crossroads – a Shambhala Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “This needs to be an inclusive, global conversation,” said Shambhalian film animator Cyndi Levine. “People are already suffering from environmental degradation. Those who are suffering the most right now are the ones who have not had any voice. We need to understand the ways ... continue
Posted October 28, 2020 by archives-staff
Poetry Space Fall 2020

Poetry Space Fall 2020 – HIGHLIGHT

  Fall is upon us, though the earth still burns. Such a confusing and groundless time for us all. For this edition, we’re delighted to bring you two poets new to Poetry Space, and two poems that we think travel well together. Please enjoy, and send us your ... continue
Posted October 20, 2020 by
Touching the Earth—October Newsletter

Touching the Earth—October Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

Laudato Si’ and The Shambhala Principle: Points of Convergence By Richard Reoch “A certain way of understanding human life and activity has gone awry, to the serious detriment of the world around us. Humanity has entered a new era in which our technical prowess has brought us to a ... continue
Posted October 6, 2020 by archives-staff
The Process Team Launches a Community Engagement Initiative

The Process Team Launches a Community Engagement Initiative – HIGHLIGHT

Some Background: What is the Process Team and who are its members? The Process Team is a group of volunteers that was originally gathered by the Transition Task Force at the end of 2018.  Its members are a diverse group of people from the international sangha, from ... continue
Posted October 2, 2020 by archives-staff
Climate Warriors: Move to Karme Choling

Climate Warriors: Move to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Adam Bixby on Unsplash By Mike de Give Karme Choling announced in April a fundamental shift in how it operates. Instead of depending on programs as its main source of funding, KCL is inviting people to live on the land and form a new community of ... continue
Posted September 26, 2020 by archives-staff
A Nourishing Harvest of Peace Gathering

A Nourishing Harvest of Peace Gathering – 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 21, 2020 by archives-staff
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
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


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