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Beyond the Shower Curtain

Beyond the Shower Curtain – HIGHLIGHT

VCTR pointing from the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche A Memory and a Tribute to the Vidyadhara by Acharya Bill McKeever In 1974 Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche invited His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to visit his fledgling sangha and its centers in the United States. In the roughly ... continue
Posted November 1, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Brief Encounters with a Dragon

Brief Encounters with a Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche These few “Brief Encounters” are brought to you courtesy of the wonderful work of the folks at The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche “The Usual” from Valerie Lorig During 1985 and 1986 I attended Rinpoche weekly. Upon entering his room, there was often a vast sense ... continue
Posted April 6, 2014 by
A Guard Story

A Guard Story – HIGHLIGHT

Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche #4, 1974,Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Hudson Shotwell, Halifax, Nova Scotia July, 1976 I drove the Eggplant Express up Ninth Street to the Hill, parked and walked to the house for my shift. It was July, 1976. This afternoon we would be going to a friend’s ... continue
Posted April 5, 2014 by
A Leader in Service, part two

A Leader in Service, part two – HIGHLIGHT

At a Karme Choling celebration, Fall 2012COLUMN: In Everyday Life One Woman’s History of Service, part two Read part one here Interview with Madame* Jeanine Greenleaf by Cara Thornley, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent * A form of address for a French-speaking woman literally meaning “my lady” Question: Where was most of your ... continue
Posted July 7, 2013 by
A Leader in Service

A Leader in Service – HIGHLIGHT

Jeanine Greenleaf: “And he loved it!”COLUMN: In Everyday Life One Woman’s History of Service, Part One Interview with Madame* Jeanine Greenleaf by Cara Thornley, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent * A form of address for a French-speaking woman literally meaning “my lady” Question: When did you first begin serving Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche? I ... continue
Posted July 5, 2013 by
Ordinary and Extra-ordinary Magic

Ordinary and Extra-ordinary Magic – HIGHLIGHT

Casa de El Gigante statueMeeting Gesar at Casa Werma by Gabriela Cordova In the spring of 2008, a group of friends from the Mexican sangha from Shambhalacalli went to Dechen Choling, France, to the Gesar Festival and to Rigden Abhisheka. We were very excited about our brand new ... continue
Posted June 2, 2013 by
Stories of Who We Are

Stories of Who We Are – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Dharma Teachings by Acharya Susan Chapman photos by Laura Chenoweth Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche opens his book, Ruling Your World, with the story about a case of mistaken identity. A pauper who didn’t realize that he is of royal blood learns he is heir to a kingdom. “We are ... continue
Posted May 6, 2013 by
Family Meditation

Family Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Family Meditation – three generationsby Kerry and Kelly MacLean, mother-daughter duo It’s early in the morning; even the sun is still sleeping. Hector and Kerry peel themselves out of bed to wake up their five kids in time to get a brief meditation in before school. Kelly, ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by
From Enlightened Society to Detroit

From Enlightened Society to Detroit

article and photos by Jeff Fink He had very kind eyes. But his robe was the most distinctive feature of this Christian monk who took his seat next to me on this first leg of my journey home to Utah from Enlightened Society Assembly at Karme Choling. ... continue
Posted March 24, 2013 by
Maria’s Shadow

Maria’s Shadow – HIGHLIGHT

A Story for the Child in All of Us by Mercedes Lawrence Maria was a happy shadow. She did all the things that little girls do. She loved to ride her bicycle, swim in the lake and play Frisbee with her dog. She had lots of shadow friends and she was ... continue
Posted March 2, 2013 by
The Buddha, Humming

The Buddha, Humming – HIGHLIGHT

Short story by Lorna Drew When I walked into the room, the Buddha was humming. I knew because the rice kernels in the bowls were tinkling, and because the Buddha had done this before. He’d been humming for a while now, but I’d never confronted him. This ... continue
Posted December 17, 2012 by
A Precious Gift

A Precious Gift – HIGHLIGHT

As it nears the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, the Shambhala Times wanted to warm our readers up with a summertime story about dathun. Dathun is a month of meditation that provides a deep experience for the practitioner, on and off the cushion, whether ... continue
Posted December 12, 2012 by
The benefits of not knowing (or of briefly forgetting)

The benefits of not knowing (or of briefly forgetting)

After a frustrating search the other day, I gave up and decided to ask the Sangha administrator’s list, center-talk2, for help: I saw a video on Youtube some time ago that I can’t find any longer. It was of Khandro Rinpoche, sitting on a throne, talking to ... continue
Posted April 22, 2009 by John David Smith


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