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Why Talk About Whiteness?

Why Talk About Whiteness? – HIGHLIGHT

Shifting the culture of Shambhala, deconstructing barriers and experiencing social liberation by members of the White Awareness Council Over the past several months, the Shambhala community has been shaken to its core. There are things that we can see now that we couldn’t see as clearly before, particularly ... continue
Posted September 30, 2018 by CGH
Mindful Education

Mindful Education – HIGHLIGHT

A contemplation of the current state of teaching and learning by Jasmin Stoffer I am an educator. It has been just over 6 years since I started teaching, and I know I still have a lot to learn. My career choice inspires me, frustrates me, encourages me to be ... continue
Posted September 16, 2018 by CGH
Going Your Own Way

Going Your Own Way – HIGHLIGHT

Gender respect in death and dying by Anne-Marie Keppel Last year my teenage daughter did a report on women in history who disguised themselves as another gender. I loved the topic and followed the studies along with her and found myself really cheering the trans individuals on. I ... continue
Posted July 24, 2018 by CGH
Disfavoring Moral Complexity

Disfavoring Moral Complexity – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett One of the dilemmas of modern times is effectively coming to grips with morality. The word itself is derived from Latin, meaning “proper behavior,” but has become loaded with other connotations, both religious and social. Our humanitarian, modern sensibilities incline us to disfavor moral ... continue
Posted July 6, 2018 by CGH
The Truth of Interdependence

The Truth of Interdependence – HIGHLIGHT

Rev. angel Kyodo williams: Why Your Liberation is Bound Up With Mine from “Meditation in the City,” the New York Shambhala Center podcast In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? Rev. angel Kyodo williams speaks ... continue
Posted June 30, 2018 by CGH
Eye-Witness Report, Part Two

Eye-Witness Report, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

Tracing the origins of the current Rohingya crisis, and a call to action by Richard Reoch This crisis is far from over. Journalists inside Myanmar are facing harassment, even death threats, for independent reporting on this situation. Two reporters for Reuters news agency were arrested for violating the ... continue
Posted April 13, 2018 by CGH
Eye-Witness Report, Part One

Eye-Witness Report, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala representative spends time among the Rohingya refugees by Richard Reoch I have just returned from the largest refugee camp in the world. It’s where the Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, a Buddhist nation. No one knows exactly how many people are sheltering there. Perhaps ... continue
Posted April 11, 2018 by CGH
Women's March Los Angeles

Women’s March Los Angeles – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians participate in the LA Women’s March, offering a meditation flash mob to accompany the main event by Jason Elias On Saturday, January 20, 2018,  hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles (local news station KTLA estimated participation at 400,000). ... continue
Posted February 1, 2018 by CGH
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


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