Call Me Machen

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.

Heart

Heart of Recovery

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.

Marilyn Monroe

Dear Marilyn

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.

Sakyong with Book

Basic Goodness Day

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, has designated May 7, 2013 – the day of the release of his new book, The Shambhala Principle – as Basic Goodness Day, an opportunity to celebrate our own and others’ goodness. 

Greg Lubkin on Illness

Long-time Shambhala student, teacher and recently-resigned co-director of SMCLA, Greg Lubkin, recently published a brilliant piece entitled the Wisdom of Illness for the Shambhala Times as part of their Community Articles series. Here is a brief excerpt.