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Contemplative Social Engagement

Contemplative Social Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

Exploring roles that the Shambhala community can play in transforming society through these challenging times by Kelsey Blackwell and David Kahane We live in a time of social, political and environmental turbulence: political division, natural disasters, economic polarization, climate change, refugee flows, hatred and intolerance toward foreigners, people of color, ... continue
Posted September 27, 2017 by CGH
Social Engagement Letter

Social Engagement Letter – HIGHLIGHT

A message to Shambhalians regarding recent events in Charlottesville by the Shambhala Office of Social Engagement We have witnessed and felt the heartbreak of the violent atrocities committed by hate groups including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, white supremacists, white nationalists, ISIS and other terrorist organizations. Our Shambhala ... continue
Posted September 4, 2017 by CGH
Queer Pride at Shambhala Los Angeles

Queer Pride at Shambhala Los Angeles – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on queer identity and its expression within Shambhala: part three of a three-part series by Eugene Castillo The main question I wanted to address in this series of articles for the Shambhala Times is: “why?” Why have a meditation group for LGBTQI people? Isn’t that another form ... continue
Posted August 31, 2017 by CGH
Celebrating Pride

Celebrating Pride – HIGHLIGHT

Pride, Basic Goodness and Good Society: part two of a three-part series by Eugene Castillo Celebrating our identities as gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans, intersex, questioning, and gender-queer individuals is both an individual process and a communal activity, though it may seem odd at times to the rest of ... continue
Posted August 29, 2017 by CGH
Queer Pride Meditation Group

Queer Pride Meditation Group – HIGHLIGHT

On September 16th, the Shambhala Meditation Center (Eagle Rock) will launch a new program: “Food, Conversation and Meditation” for members of the LGBTQI community by Eugene Castillo “We can use our interconnectedness to cultivate human dignity – the bedrock of all diversity.” (Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle) The ... continue
Posted August 27, 2017 by CGH
The Bravery of Failure, Part 2

The Bravery of Failure, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

A foster mother comes to terms with her inability to succeed, in the second part of a two-part story by Allison Conant While I was on my way home from a family wedding in Massachusetts, my fourteen-year-old foster daughter, R, had run out of the house, jumped the ... continue
Posted August 13, 2017 by CGH
The Bravery of Failure, Part 1

The Bravery of Failure, Part 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A personal account of coming to terms with the experience of trying something important, and failing to succeed by Allison Conant Acharya Pema Chodron is one of the most senior teachers in the Shambhala Community and I treasure her as a teacher. She doesn’t sugarcoat. She can laugh ... continue
Posted August 11, 2017 by CGH
Politics is Internal

Politics is Internal – HIGHLIGHT

A reprint of an article that first appeared in 2013, examining politics as practice by Larry Barnett There is a yogic practice in Tibet that takes place in a charnel ground, or what we call a graveyard. Graveyards in Tibet, which is mostly rock, are not the neat ... continue
Posted July 24, 2017 by CGH
Heal the Beach

Heal the Beach – HIGHLIGHT

The new Shambhala group Social Action LA holds its first event, a beach cleanup day at Venice Beach by Chris Bomba and Jason Elias Finally, we scheduled our first Action In the World, and decided to volunteer at a Heal The Bay Beach Cleanup at Venice Beach here in ... continue
Posted July 14, 2017 by CGH
Social Action LA

Social Action LA – HIGHLIGHT

West Coast Shambhalians lay plans to bring their practice into the wider world of political action by Jason Elias After the last presidential election, a few of us in the Los Angeles Shambhala Community started to wonder what was the relevance of our practice within the political realm. If ... continue
Posted July 12, 2017 by CGH
Claudia Chender Wins Election

Claudia Chender Wins Election – HIGHLIGHT

Canadian leader raised in the Shambhala Buddhist community wins a seat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by editors of the Shambhala Times This week in Halifax, Claudia Chender, a lifelong Shambhala Community member, was elected as a New Democratic Party (NDP) representative to the provincial legislature ... continue
Posted June 8, 2017 by CGH
Stand Against Suffering

Stand Against Suffering – HIGHLIGHT

A number of leaders in the Shambhala community participated in creating, or gave their name in support of, an article titled “Stand Against Suffering: A Buddhist Call to Action,” published in  the April/May issue of Lion’s Roar. Many Shambhalians are deeply concerned about the path that the ... continue
Posted June 6, 2017 by CGH
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


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