Conversations About Conversations

A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life People make the decision to sit on Tuesday evenings with the Shambhala Meditation Group of WNY Southtowns for many reasons reasons. Some join us because they want to enrich their meditation practice and sit with others. Some join us to learn about meditation, Shambhala, Buddhism, … Continue 

WNY Meditators and the Climate Justice Rally in Buffalo, September 24, 2015

“Now is the time for us to tap the power available to us from our diverse disciplines, cultures and societies to cultivate the dignity, confidence and fearlessness necessary to protect our Earth. By doing so, we can help to reconnect all humanity with its primordial basic goodness, transform our relationship to the sacred world and … Continue 

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

After meditation, on Tuesday nights, we’re currently reading Pema Chodron’s wonderfully insightful book, When Things Fall Apart. The beauty of this book is that each chapter stands on it’s own, full of the wisdom and compassion that Pema is known for. After reading the chapters, which are short enough to get through in 5-10 minutes, … Continue 

Turning the Mind Into an Ally

Beginning March 5th, we will be reading and discussing Turning the Mind Into an Ally by Sakyong Mipham. The well-written, direct writing style of The Sakyong explains the benefits of meditation to you and those around you. His deep, profound wisdom comes through clearly making this book one you’ll want to return to again and … Continue 

Creating an Enlightened Society

Creating an Enlightened Society The featured video below is of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, leader of Shambhala, teaching at the Being Brave: Transforming Our World retreat in Halifax in August 2011. The purpose of the five-day retreat was to awaken kindness and courage with a goal of shifting the direction of humanity’s destiny. This video is … Continue