Why does a Buddhist Tradition Care About Leadership?

On September 13th, SMCLA is delighted to have Minister Jane Arthur visit our community. Over decades, Ms. Arthur has held many positions within Shambhala, including the Director of the Boulder, Colorado Center (the largest Center, currently with 600+ members), and Director of the oldest of Shambhala’s residential retreat centers, Karme Choling in Vermont. Beyond these positions, she was Director of Vermont … Continue 

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What is an Acharya

I will never forget the first time I met an acharya. For the previous couple of months, I had been spending as much time as I could at the Los Angeles Shambhala Center. My new sangha friends told me that Acharya Allyn Lyon was coming for her winter visit. They were very excited to see … Continue 

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The Compassion of Unconditional Love: What Karuna Training Offers

An introduction to Karuna Training and Contemplative Psychology will be offered for the first time in Los Angeles by Shastri Sandra Ladley. The following is a personal account by Miriam Hall. The program, Introduction to Contemplative Psychology, will be held in Eagle Rock on June 11 and 12. This article originally appeared in the Shambhala … Continue 

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The Magic of Qi Gong

Why practice qigong? from an article by Sophie Léger NOTE: Our own Kate Summers also trained with Eva Wong and will be leading a Qi Gong Levels 1 & 2 Weekend Intensive at Westside May 28 -29. All welcome! Register here. Qigong is a wonderful way to integrate the body in our spiritual journey. Without … Continue 

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Place Your Thoughts Here- An Excerpt

The following is an excerpt from LA sangha member Steven Saitzyk’s dharma art book, PLACE YOUR THOUGHTS HERE. Steven will be giving a talk: Dharma Through Art at the Westside center on Wednesday, April 20, 7:30pm.  Things are not difficult to make; what is difficult is putting ourselves in the state of mind to make … Continue 

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