Broken Leaf

This is a beautiful piece from the Shambhala Times written by Acharya Noel McLellan. Walking from here to there on any given day we might encounter, among other things, a broken leaf on the sidewalk.  Most likely, we will not see it.  Our eyes see it, but our minds are elsewhere, preoccupied with things that … Continue 

Making it Bloom

This article by Guy Blume originally posted on the Shambhala Times website. The Shambhala Times is featuring a series of articles brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. Guy’s article is the second in the series. They hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala … Continue 

Meeting Your Mind Head On

Kathy Kaiser eloquently conveys how driving can be a mindfulness and tonglen practice. Maybe in reading this blog we can remember that there are human beings inside the vehicles of the 405 freeway!   I’ve come to realize that the act of driving is where I crash into all my attempts to be compassionate and … Continue 

Walking Meditation

For many of us, our early experiences with the Shambhala teachings and meditation practice are powerful. Brian Renner vividly captures moments of inspiration and insight during an outdoor walking meditation.   In a recent walking meditation session, a rather pronounced realization came over me. I had set up my timer in a shaded spot, a … Continue 

Enlightenment in the Age of Disruption: An Interview

Recently Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala International, sat down with journalist Jonathan Fields of The Good Life Project to discuss technology, fatherhood, bravery, and living life as a journey rather than an obstacle you have to overcome. Jonathan Fields  is a dad, husband, serial-entrepreneur, award-winning author, speaker, web show host and mindful innovation strategist. … Continue