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The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness

The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating inclusiveness, social difference, and our organization’s prevailing culture by Michaela McCormick The Portland Shambhala Center’s Listening Team, led by Mark Douglass, met recently to review the latest round of its interviews of a wide variety of our past and present members to learn the ways in which ... continue
Posted May 23, 2017 by CGH
Climate March Aspirations

Climate March Aspirations – HIGHLIGHT

Why I’m joining the People’s Climate Mobilization on April 29, and why I hope you will too by Mark Rasmuson What ecological challenges we face!  Just in the past month, we’ve seen a U.S. EPA administrator sworn into office who denies basic climate science, the “sheer reckless folly” of Trump’s executive ... continue
Posted April 7, 2017 by CGH
People's Climate Mobilization

People’s Climate Mobilization – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians take action, responding to the call for Buddhist participation in the People’s Climate Mobilization  by Mark Rasmuson Members of the DC Shambhala sangha have joined a coalition of Mindfulness/Buddhist groups to help organize the April 29 People’s Climate Mobilization in Washington DC. The coalition, working with several hundred other partners who ... continue
Posted March 19, 2017 by CGH
Inspired to Engage

Inspired to Engage – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhalian’s Experience of the Women’s March in Los Angeles by Allison Conant Just as in over 670 cities and towns across the globe, Los Angeles held a women’s march. It was the biggest civil demonstration in the history of the city. The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles ... continue
Posted February 11, 2017 by CGH
Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change – HIGHLIGHT

Seeing confusion as an opportunity for positive change by Kim Kelso Thinking about the results of the presidential election at first filled me with disappointment, dread, and fear. As the weeks unfolded, I was tempted to be forlorn. Yet I knew from my Shambhala teachings that ignoring or ... continue
Posted January 28, 2017 by CGH
At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads – HIGHLIGHT

As Buddhists, should we avoid the aggression and confusion of politics, becoming islands of peace? by Daniel Phillips At my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, some of us were sympathetic with white supremacist views, some were appalled, and some wanted to not make any waves.  Some were Evangelical Christians who ... continue
Posted December 4, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala at Standing Rock

Shambhala at Standing Rock – HIGHLIGHT

Flying the Shambhala Flag, practitioners join the Water Protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipe Line by Stephen Wood You may have heard and are hearing many different viewpoints and opinions to Sunday’s extreme escalation of violence and peaceful protest between the Water Protectors and the militarized law enforcement, ... continue
Posted November 30, 2016 by CGH
Deer Park, Part Two

Deer Park, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating the U.S. presidential race and Shambhala; part two of a two-part series by Acharya Daniel Hessey The technologies designed to make our lives more comfortable also distance us from ourselves, from our communities, and from the very Earth which is our home. As people chase comfort and ... continue
Posted November 28, 2016 by CGH
Deer Park, Part One

Deer Park, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on a recent event at Shambhala Mountain Center; part one of a two-part series. by Acharya Daniel Hessey “My father personally experienced the horrors of war and genocide. That led to his bravery in declaring basic goodness. He felt that if this message was not proclaimed, humanity ... continue
Posted November 26, 2016 by CGH
Race, Love, and Liberation

Race, Love, and Liberation – HIGHLIGHT

A coalition of meditation centers sponsors community conversation around race, power, and unity in North Carolina by Catherine Neill A long time ago, though it’s only been two weeks, we were in church on a Friday night in Durham, North Carolina to hear Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Everything ... continue
Posted November 22, 2016 by
Our Sacred Responsibility

Our Sacred Responsibility – HIGHLIGHT

A letter of courage and responsibility, of honesty and inspiration in challenging times from Vicki Giella In my despair about the election, my mind turned to our former Shambhala President and current Shambhala envoy, Richard Reoch. I was wondering what he might be thinking about Donald Trump, the ... continue
Posted November 20, 2016 by CGH
Rising in the West

Rising in the West – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham energizes Shambhalians in Seattle: “Rising to the Occasion, Social Engagement in a Chaotic World” by Andrea D’Asaro Despite the cold and rain, it was a sold-out crowd that arrived early on Friday night to hear Sakyong Miphan’s calm yet urgent call to action during “this critical time, ... continue
Posted November 10, 2016 by CGH
Sakyong Mipham in Seattle

Sakyong Mipham in Seattle – HIGHLIGHT

Rising to the Occasion: Social Engagement in a Chaotic World By Shastri Matthew Lyon Sakyong Mipham’s forthcoming visit to Seattle will focus on his powerful teachings on social engagement from the Buddhist point of view. As the spiritual and temporal leader of the worldwide Shambhala Buddhist community, he has ... continue
Posted September 29, 2016 by CGH
Marching with Pride

Marching with Pride – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade by Dan Corbett How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? ... continue
Posted August 28, 2016 by CGH
Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference

Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong to Host Shambhala’s First-Ever Business Conference in Austin, Texas, March 30 to April 2, 2017 by Christina Willard In March of next year the Sakyong will host his first-ever business conference in Austin, Texas: the Awake Business Conference. This will be an historic moment for our ... continue
Posted August 12, 2016 by CGH


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