Author Gayle Van Gils

Author Gayle Van Gils Leads “Happier at Work” Program & Talks in Los Angeles

The following is a guest post by Shastri Gayle Van Gils who will be visiting each of our Southern CA Shambhala centers in early November to sign books and share the work that she is doing to bring compassion into business. Her book, Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace will … Continue 

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 

EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS PRACTICES

10 Everyday Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness and meditation go together like muscles and strength-training. Mindfulness is an attribute we exercise during meditation, and meditation is a practice (I believe the best practice) to cultivate mindfulness. However the rubber really meets the road when we can bring that mindfulness off the meditation cushion and into our everyday lives. Mindfulness doesn’t have … Continue 

How Mindfulness Can Save Us From Drowning in Potential

Shambhala NY Sangha writer Georgia Pettit writes about singer Jenny Lewis, New Year’s resolutions and how we can start the new year not with criticism and condemnation, but with an appreciation for the mind, body, and heart we have today.

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