On Dancing

This interchange was excerpted from a talk given by senior teacher Acharya Allyn Lyon during Thanksgiving Weekthün 2012.

Brave, the Way He Taught Us to Be

“You should come and visit again” Pa told me one day in September when I called. “It might be the last time we see each other.”

A Portrait of Cynthia MacKay

This short film by Tommy Dinh creates an intimate portrait of one of our teachers as she moves through her life.

Inspired Kasung

The Dorje Kasung is a protector practice. Once a practitioner of the Shambhala Buddhist path begins to open to the world there are so many things that sabotage such openness.

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The Soil at the Root of Loneliness

On a rainy Sunday morning 20 years ago I was leaving a diner in Seattle. Just as I passed the pay phones and touched the door, I heard a woman behind me say, “I’m just so lonely that I don’t know what to do!”.