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How Acharya Allyn Lyon Became My Teacher

  Often, the teacher-student relationship is a strong, life-changing bond. Buddhist teachings are passed along from teacher to student. This lineage begins with the Buddha. Think of  Milarepa and his devotion to his teacher, Marpa. This blog by Chris O’Hare explores that deep connection with his teacher Acharya Allyn Lyon.   I took my first … Continue 

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Pema Chödrön on Oprah

For more than three decades, Pema Chödrön has been teaching and writing about Buddhist principles as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. View a conversation between Pema Chödrön and Oprah from Super Soul Sunday: “How to Let Go and Accept Change”.

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Wrestling with the Funny/Sad Eternal Now

  Los Angeles Shambhala member Aaron Crowe beautifully delves in to the tender heart of sadness and humor.  This post is primarily about a depressed cartoon bear and his adventures with an overly zealous, rosy little hippo. There are, however, other matters to consider first. There is the matter of wisdom, of suffering, of this … Continue 

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The Path of Unconditional Healing

The monthly Los Angeles Healing Circle group meets on the 1st Saturday of the monthly to explore the meaning of “healing” versus “cure”. Much of the groups inspiration comes from the teachings of long time Shambhala Teacher Jeff Rubin. Please find his beautifully and poignantly written post about his journey of illness and discovery (Posted on … Continue 

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Life is Worth Living-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is delighted to post the Sakyong’s 2014 Shambhala Day Address.  This Address was on March 2nd, 2014 from Boulder, Colorado.  

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