Buddhist and heartbreak blog posts by Sarah Norrad Elephant Journal

Why Heartbreak is a Good Thing—according to Buddhists Studies

Heartbreak is seen as a good thing in the Buddhist studies. Read a blog post by Author Sarah Norrad from Elephant Journal that shares what we can learn from broken relationships: There are many ways we can be softened and opened up by life, but heartbreak is probably the most effective one. Nobody wants to … Continue 

Shambhala Los Angeles Meditation Center

Meditation: Finding Contentment in Everyday Life

Contentment in Everyday Life is the first class in Shambhala Training, a complete path of weekly classes and weekend retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness and contemplative meditation techniques. Read a blog post, by meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, on the meaning of contentment and what this course is about.

Author Gayle Van Gils

Author Gayle Van Gils Leads “Happier at Work” Program & Talks in Los Angeles

The following is a guest post by Shastri Gayle Van Gils who will be visiting each of our Southern CA Shambhala centers in early November to sign books and share the work that she is doing to bring compassion into business. Her book, Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace will … Continue 

karuna training program

Karuna Training – A contemplative practice and study in Buddhist Psychology

The Karuna Training approach to Contemplative Psychology is both a field of study and a way of life. This article explains in more detail what this program is about, how it was started and who it is for. (Next Karuna Program in Los Angeles is at the Orange County Meditation Center).

Climate Change Optimism

The morning of Saturday, September 16, over twenty people gathered at the Eagle Rock Shambhala Center for talks on an issue that affects us all — climate change. While hosted by our fledging social engagement group – Shambhala Social Action LA — the event was the idea of our indefatigable regional director, Sharon Owyang, who … Continue 

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