Heart

What is The Heart of Recovery?

A Question and Answer session with George Gomez. George is actively involved with Heart of Recovery that meets weekly at SMCLA, and at many Shambhala Centers across our mandala. (It is similar in format to an earlier iteration with a name still used at some Centers, Sarpashyana.) Heart of Recovery meets every Wednesday night at … Continue 

What is an Acharya

I will never forget the first time I met an acharya. For the previous couple of months, I had been spending as much time as I could at the Los Angeles Shambhala Center. My new sangha friends told me that Acharya Allyn Lyon was coming for her winter visit. They were very excited to see … Continue 

Chögyam

Tricycle Article: The Dharma in a Single Drawing

As we approach the 28th parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, this article written by John J. Baker, a close student, relates profound and personal teachings from the Druk Sakyong.  This article originally appeared in Tricycle Magazine.  In the fall of 1970 Bob Lester, then Chairman of the Religious Studies Department at the University of Colorado (CU), … Continue 

Further Testing

Sometimes people told us we were doing the right thing. Encouraged us to believe we could know a poor outcome was inevitable. Should see ourselves as agents of mercy. I never bought it.