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Shambhala to Myanmar

Shambhala to Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Shambhala regarding recent events in Rhakine State, particularly violence toward the Rohingya community Chairman Bamaw Sayadaw Dr. Ashwin Kumara Bhivamsa, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), Thiri Mingalar Kabar Aye Hill, Yangon, Myanmar 28 September 2017 Dear Chairman, venerable monks, elders, and respected leaders, I am writing to you, ... continue
Posted October 27, 2017 by CGH
End Ethnic Cleansing

End Ethnic Cleansing – HIGHLIGHT

Buddhists appeal to Myanmar monks by Richard Reoch “The Buddha would have helped those poor Muslims,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama this past week as the world witnessed with horror the latest eruption of communal violence, terror and ethnic cleansing. This time it is in Myanmar (Burma). Yet ... continue
Posted September 16, 2017 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
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
Open Your Hearts, America

Open Your Hearts, America – HIGHLIGHT

More Syrian refugees are likely to be on the way by Katie Letheren According to recent polling, Donald Trump has less than an eight percent chance to win this election. That means Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more than likely to take her seat in the Oval ... continue
Posted October 29, 2016 by CGH
Hope and the Spiral of Resentment

Hope and the Spiral of Resentment – HIGHLIGHT

A heartfelt, awake, and compassionate response to the recent shootings in Dallas by Will Handy So we continue in the spiral of resentment and violence. It’s shocking to wake up to five dead police officers and, instead of an anonymous street scene from Some City, it’s an intersection ... continue
Posted July 25, 2016 by CGH
A Meditation on Pulse

A Meditation on Pulse – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala monastic reflects on the meaning of recent events of violence and killing, in the light of Buddhist teachings by Karma Lodro Gyedon  Walking through the lush green trails in Nova Scotia, it is easy to lose myself in the idyllic surroundings of my home monastery. The soft ... continue
Posted July 9, 2016 by CGH
Something's Not Right

Something’s Not Right – HIGHLIGHT

Something Is Not Right A Poem In memoriam, Charleston, South Carolina 17 June 2015 by Debra Hiers So, this young white boy walks into one of the oldest, most revered African-American churches in Charleston, SC to sit down and pray in Bible study with the church members — his mental state, a deranged, but ... continue
Posted June 25, 2015 by
A Revolution of Dignity

A Revolution of Dignity – HIGHLIGHT

A million people come to Maidan Square in peaceful protestBreaking News! Shambhalians Participate in the Ukrainian Revolution gathered and translated by Ella Reznikova This morning I received a message on Facebook from my friend Natasha, saying, “Ella, gather all Kasung, otherwise it will be the dawn of the Great ... continue
Posted December 13, 2013 by
Changing the Way we Participate

Changing the Way we Participate – HIGHLIGHT

Imagining Peace Conference Malcolm X College, Chicago April 27, 2013 by Debra Hiers, Shambhala Times Reporter photos by Erlina Sinaga There was a great sense of purpose and witness to this day of Imagining Peace hosted by the Chicago Shambhala Center at Malcolm X College. Everyone present seemed ready to ... continue
Posted April 28, 2013 by
"Imagining Peace" opens in Chicago

“Imagining Peace” opens in Chicago – HIGHLIGHT

videos and article by President Richard Reoch Reporting live from Imagining Peace Chicago “This gathering itself is an indication that we have not given up on peace,” said Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, at the opening session of “Imagining Peace,” a public event that brings together community organizations, youth leaders, ... continue
Posted April 27, 2013 by


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