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Feeling and Touching Kindness

Feeling and Touching Kindness – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the Social Engagement Think Tank at Sky Lake, New York, October 2017 by Lourdes de León Since our Social Engagement Think Tank, I have been processing my experiences,  connecting to emotions that continue to arise. I have been trying to put my experience into words, first ... continue
Posted January 2, 2018 by CGH
PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society

PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

The People of Color Scholarship Fund supports a warrior’s journey by Eugene Castillo In July 2017, over 100 people gathered at the Berkeley Shambhala Center’s large assembly hall with Acharyas Adam Lobel and Melissa Moore. Also present was Minister Jane Arthur, with shastris and senior students from Northern ... continue
Posted December 25, 2017 by CGH
Bringing Shambhala to Diversity Work

Bringing Shambhala to Diversity Work – HIGHLIGHT

Addressing harmful aspects of social conditioning by creating a brave and caring community by members of the Shambhala Diversity Working Group We are pleased to see the Shambhala mandala bubbling with awareness and curiosity! What range of life experiences do we bring to our community?  Can we create ... continue
Posted December 23, 2017 by CGH
The Tiger Has Teeth

The Tiger Has Teeth – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala practitioner brings her understanding of Meek to the challenges and realities of sexual harassment by Allison Conant When considering the Shambhala Dignities, I was initially struggling to make sense of connecting the word Meek with Tiger. I have always associated the tiger with beauty, ferocity, unabashed ... continue
Posted December 11, 2017 by CGH
Contemplating the Think Tank

Contemplating the Think Tank – HIGHLIGHT

Part Four of a four-part series sharing the experiences of participants in the first ever Shambhala Social Engagement Think Tank, held October 12-15 at Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation and Retreat Center by Alexandria Barnes, Assistant to Director of Office of Social Engagement, Chicago, Illinois To address a critical mass in ... continue
Posted November 21, 2017 by CGH
Think Tank Reflections

Think Tank Reflections – HIGHLIGHT

Part Three of a four-part series sharing the experiences of participants in the first ever Shambhala Social Engagement Think Tank, held October 12-15 at Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation and Retreat Center by Ashley Hodson, Director Boston Shambhala Center, Boston, Massachusetts I appreciate this opportunity to talk about my experience at ... continue
Posted November 19, 2017 by CGH
Think Tank: One of Many Voices

Think Tank: One of Many Voices – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of a four-part series sharing the experiences of participants in the first ever Shambhala Social Engagement Think Tank, held October 12-15 at Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation and Retreat Center by Tuyet Cullen, Director Madison Shambhala Center, Madison, WI I must do internal preparation before I enter Shambhala spaces. ... continue
Posted November 16, 2017 by CGH
Think Tank: Four Voices

Think Tank: Four Voices – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of a four-part series sharing the experiences of participants in the first ever Shambhala Social Engagement Think Tank, held October 12-15 at Sky Lake Shambhala Meditation and Retreat Center by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson of the Shambhala International Diversity Working Group Perhaps “Embody, Feel, & Be Tank” more ... continue
Posted November 14, 2017 by CGH
Seattle Conversations and Connections

Seattle Conversations and Connections – HIGHLIGHT

Inclusion movement fueled by radical compassion by Andrea D’Asaro Groups throughout our Seattle community are engaging in challenging conversations and connections around diversity and implicit bias, with the goal of healing collectively through mindfulness and insight.  The book Radical Dharma is the touchstone of these efforts.  Lead author ... continue
Posted November 10, 2017 by CGH
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
Everyone Loves a Parade

Everyone Loves a Parade – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala joins in this year’s Halifax Pride Parade, with an award-winning entry by Seth Levinson For years, just before Pride, a colleague of mine—deeply involved with LGBTQ community in Halifax—would drop by for a chat. We’d wonder together whether we still needed a Pride Parade. And each year ... continue
Posted August 7, 2017 by CGH


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