Buddhist and heartbreak blog posts by Sarah Norrad Elephant Journal

Why Heartbreak is a Good Thing—according to Buddhists Studies

Heartbreak is seen as a good thing in the Buddhist studies. Read a blog post by Author Sarah Norrad from Elephant Journal that shares what we can learn from broken relationships: There are many ways we can be softened and opened up by life, but heartbreak is probably the most effective one. Nobody wants to … Continue 

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Meditation: Finding Contentment in Everyday Life

Contentment in Everyday Life is the first class in Shambhala Training, a complete path of weekly classes and weekend retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness and contemplative meditation techniques. Read a blog post, by meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, on the meaning of contentment and what this course is about.

I Failed. Now What?

The following personal account is written by Los Angeles Shambhala member Allison Conant. Acharya Pema Chodron is one of the most senior teachers in the Shambhala Community and I treasure her as a teacher. She doesn’t sugar coat. She can laugh at herself. She can fail and has the bravery to write a book about … Continue 

pema chodron on oprah

Pema Chödrön on Oprah

For more than three decades, Pema Chödrön has been teaching and writing about Buddhist principles as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. View a conversation between Pema Chödrön and Oprah from Super Soul Sunday: “How to Let Go and Accept Change”.

Walking Meditation

For many of us, our early experiences with the Shambhala teachings and meditation practice are powerful. Brian Renner vividly captures moments of inspiration and insight during an outdoor walking meditation.   In a recent walking meditation session, a rather pronounced realization came over me. I had set up my timer in a shaded spot, a … Continue