This Saturday is the first meeting of the Shambhala Film Society, a community of filmmakers interested in discussing how the Shambhala principles of basic goodness and enlightened society and the path of meditation influences and informs their work. All are welcome. The following are links to film reviews fellow Shambhalian Harish Rao wrote for Buzzine … Continue
Shambhala member Brianna Socha interviewed Acharya Allyn Lyon for the Shambhala Mountain Center’s blog. Acharya Lyon is Los Angeles’ beloved resident acharya. I first met Acharya Allyn Lyon last fall in Los Angeles when she was the senior teacher at a weekthun. A weekthun is an intensive week of group meditation with almost 12 hours … Continue
Who cooks for Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche? Every sentient being needs to be nourished. Eating is one of the most ordinary and necessary everyday acts. Guy Blume sheds light on what it is like to be the one who feeds the teacher.
Every week, we invite addicts and their families to come share their stories and support one other. In addition, we explore how the 12 steps and Buddhism can work together to help an addict come to terms with their addiction and learn to walk on the beautiful, extraordinary, spiritual and magical path of sobriety and recovery.
I don’t know if there was encouragement in your time to see your goodness. For me, it’s just in the last five years or so that I have peeked underneath my confusion and discovered something wise, tender and brave. In the Shambhala tradition this is called basic goodness. It is available to us at all times because it is our inherent nature. No one is exempt, no matter what. Not even me.