On The Dorje Kasung and Pacifying the Mamos

This is a first in a series to introduce a major service organization of our Shambhala community. The organization is called the Dorje Kasung. The following is by Darryl Burnham, Kadö, the Windhorse Regiment Commander of the Dorje Kasung for the Southwest.  Dorje is a Tibetan word that means indestructible or diamond-like, and Kasung refers to … Continue 

Creating Enlightened T-shirts

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles’ own David Fraioli shares a new venture and discusses how as Shambalians we can infuse enlightened society in our everyday lives. Sounds weird right? In Shambhala we talk about creating enlightened society and that includes everything: education, politics, religion, business, trade, technology, the arts…and fashion. What you wear and … Continue 

Wrestling with the Funny/Sad Eternal Now

  Los Angeles Shambhala member Aaron Crowe beautifully delves in to the tender heart of sadness and humor.  This post is primarily about a depressed cartoon bear and his adventures with an overly zealous, rosy little hippo. There are, however, other matters to consider first. There is the matter of wisdom, of suffering, of this … Continue 

Lost

By Alvin Valles After a while some will become lawyers and dentists, carpenters and carpenters’ wives, a few will slip into the role of plumbers and policemen. And during the course of this venture; a few will die, some will quit, while others will fade into the far-far away. Some will become bullfighters and poets, … Continue 

DraLA!

There were ducks playing at the top of the stream where the water cascaded down into a man-made waterfall and the palm trees shot up in jagged angles towards the Colorado Street bridge which seemed to hover in the blue and cloudy sky as a delivery truck with a giant pink cupcake on it cut through along the highway. The juxtaposition of all of these seemingly mismatched elements converged into a hub, which was me, in that moment.