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Warriorship in the World

Warriorship in the World – HIGHLIGHT

Thoughts about the three gates (body, speech and mind), motivation, and warriorship by Susan Firer The Shambhala vision speaks of the inherent goodness and the innate wakefulness of human beings. The Shambhala teachings and our practices have the intention and power to open the door to compassionate care ... continue
Posted May 5, 2018 by CGH
Bravery and Basic Goodness

Bravery and Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

An excerpt from the book Basic Sobriety: Shambhala Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Eric Rainbeau Sitting with ourselves is the beginning of learning bravery, of learning to be with ourselves and the world without deception. This is the same bravery as learning to be in the world ... continue
Posted November 29, 2017 by CGH
Drala Encampment, Earth and Space

Drala Encampment, Earth and Space – HIGHLIGHT

In our final story on this Dorje Kasung encampment, we get a glimpse into a special part of the practice: skirmish, a mock battle that provides insight into each warrior’s state of mind under pressure by Harrison Holmes Earth Skirmish: Before the mock battle begins we are sent out into ... continue
Posted February 23, 2017 by CGH
Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change – HIGHLIGHT

Seeing confusion as an opportunity for positive change by Kim Kelso Thinking about the results of the presidential election at first filled me with disappointment, dread, and fear. As the weeks unfolded, I was tempted to be forlorn. Yet I knew from my Shambhala teachings that ignoring or ... continue
Posted January 28, 2017 by CGH
Launch of the Aging Hub

Launch of the Aging Hub – HIGHLIGHT

by Ann Cason  The Aging Hub  (http://aging-hub.shambhala.org), a new project of the Shambhala Working Group on Aging, is due to launch today: December 17, 2016.   It has been funded by the Shambhala Trust and by donations from the sangha.  All of us on the Working Group on Aging ... continue
Posted December 17, 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
Giving the Ghost a Voice, Part III

Giving the Ghost a Voice, Part III – HIGHLIGHT

Coming to terms with personal identity through the spiritual practice of Buddhism by Bryan Mendiola Illustration by Yuko Shimizu Though I was not fully aware of it at the time, it was all this hatred that led me to psychology as my profession and to Buddhism as my spiritual ... continue
Posted May 22, 2016 by CGH
A Letter Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal from Shastri Amy Conway

A Letter Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal from Shastri Amy Conway – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Shambhala Sangha, Photo by Bob Sonne on his 2008 trip to Nepal and India As you have probably heard by now, yesterday a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 2,500 people with other deaths in India and Tibet. Aftershocks today have also been devastating. The ... continue
Posted April 28, 2015 by Dan
Jump the Gun

Jump the Gun – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Peterson, Kadö Desung Care and Conduct Officer I turned on the AM radio while driving and was hooked. There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and five students were dead. The school was on lock-down and First Responders were on the scene, as well as local ... continue
Posted March 21, 2015 by Dan
The Drala of Maidan, part 2

The Drala of Maidan, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 2 (read part one here) compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry We wonder why this Revolution is happening in Ukraine right now. Shastri Maks Lan explains that the Czech Republic and ... continue
Posted February 18, 2014 by
The Drala of Maidan

The Drala of Maidan – HIGHLIGHT

Maks Lan, Andriy Kucherenko, Irina Vorobiova, Yevsey Levbarg in Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 1 compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry Ukraine is in the midst of a powerful and intense revolution. It has ... continue
Posted February 17, 2014 by
The Journey's Purpose

The Journey’s Purpose – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Mahayana Buddhist tradition is defined by the supreme thought of bodhichitta, the intention to bring all sentient beings to enlightenment. Those who vow to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of others are known as bodhisattvas. Their path is based on the six ... continue
Posted June 10, 2013 by
In Sickness and In Health

In Sickness and In Health – HIGHLIGHT

Caregiving for a Spouse Column: Aging in Shambhala personal reflections by David Whitehorn Hollywood movies used to end with two people gazing fondly into each other’s eyes and pledging to grow old together. It sounds wonderful, and it is. But growing old with a partner means there is a ... continue
Posted April 22, 2013 by
We Need to Be Warriors

We Need to Be Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The world needs people who are wholeheartedly engaged with life. That takes bravery. These days I am struck by the speed of life. As we get speedier, we do things in half steps. Therefore, the practice of wholehearted engagement is important. How can we ... continue
Posted January 9, 2013 by
Living in the Challenge

Living in the Challenge – HIGHLIGHT

On serving in the U.S. Navy and being a Shambhala Buddhist by Ben Biggs I get a lot of questions from the Shambhala Buddhist community about what it’s like being in the Navy and why I joined… so here you go! What it’s like: one person’s experience Being in the ... continue
Posted May 28, 2012 by


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