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 

Meditaion In Everyday Life with Jose Rodriguez & Jean Gunner

Hosted by the Shambhala Meditation Group of Buffalo The first in a series of courses, the Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide students with the intoductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of our lives, bringing great … Continue 

Article From The Shambhala Sun Times: Critical Thought, and Shopping

a brief essay by guest contributor Amanda Hester photo by Charles Blackhall     It is not ‘Big Business’ with its CEOs, Walmart, outsourcing, or misguided policies that shall    ultimately destroy the world, these are all just symptoms of our fear and the ignorance that  comes from it. Indeed, all of our ‘demons’ are born … Continue 

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV Weekend, Oct 26-28, 2012

For sentient beings, poor and destitute, May I become a treasure ever plentiful, And lie before them closely in their reach, A varied source of all that they might need. ~ from The Bodhicharyavatara (The Way of the Bodhisattva) by Shantideva During the weekend of October 26 – 28, 2012, a group of Shambhala warriors gathered … Continue 

No Time To Lose

Beginning Tuesday, October 23rd, will begin discussing Pema Chodron’s book, No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva. We will carefully read and study this book throughout the months of November and December in our weekly discussions, after the meditation sessions. In her talks and books, Pema Chödrön has presented … Continue