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Meal Blessings and Great Eastern Sun - A natural foods chef looks at how meal blessings can fundamentally change our relationship to food, and help repair our relationship to the natural world.  by Marcella Friel, originally published in the Shambhala Times Several months ago, I was visiting a dear sangha friend who read to me the following excerpt from Acharya Jeremy Hayward’s […]
Part Two is Doing - In this clip, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche responds to a question from a young man who is inspired by The Shambhala Principle, but struggles with how to live and embody it, given his challenging circumstances. This took place on May 7, 2015, at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. To see the entire video talk, click […]
The Feminine Principle in Buddhism / El Principio Femenino en El Budismo - Enjoy this short clip of Acharya Eve Rosenthal, speaking from Mexico City on how every human can engage both feminine and masculine energies — accommodation and activity — in a dynamic and healthy way. In English with Spanish translation. For the entire talk, click here.
To Ferguson, MO, with Love - These men have come to #Ferguson, MO all the way from India, where they live in exile, to bring a message of PEACE.✌️ pic.twitter.com/Zt8zNQWGEq — Antonio French (@AntonioFrench) August 17, 2014
Live Sakyong Programs: Save the Dates - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will give a live talk on The Strength of Basic Goodness from Amsterdam on Friday, September 26 at 3pm Atlantic. See it live and/or watch the recording at any time over the weekend. This one is open to the public, so invite friends, family and the Shambha-curious. More details here.   Then, the Sakyong will […]
The Road to Boulder - This morning as I was driving to Boulder to pick up the camera for a Shambhala Online Kasung program, I was feeling a bit disappointed because the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche is giving a special weekend of teachings at the Boulder Shambhala Center. I knew of this long ago and planned to attend, but I didn’t register […]
Resetting the Brain - Or, The Importance of Daydreaming “In practicing awareness in everyday life, at a certain point, the wandering mind itself, the daydreaming mind itself, turns itself into awareness and reminds you.” The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Volume 2. Glimpses of Abhidharma, p. 291.  As meditators we train the mind for stability, focus, and awareness. While we […]
Kasung gathering at SMC July 2014 Kasung Take Lifetime Oaths, Vow to Practice Online - Some 20 warriors took the lifetime oath as Dorje Kasung in mid-July at Shambhala Mountain Center, as the Sacred World Assembly drew to a close. Kasung Kyi Kyap Jesse Grimes and Dapon White and Master of the Court Mark Thorpe officiated the event, offering words of inspiration to the group of 50 Kasung. (There was […]
Aspirations Coming Forth - Over this last week tulip leaves and brave crocuses poked through the cool ground to see the sun, only to be covered by a wet, sloppy snowfall. Now the snow is receding and the bulbs hold forth. These seasonal moments bolster my sense that a huge flowering in Shambhala is rumbling underneath the surface, like […]