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 

Looking at Engaged Buddhism – a Shambhala Perspective

I’m someone who has actively followed politics all my life. I read about it every morning and discuss it regularly. Since I’m a photographer who lives and works in Hollywood, it should come as no surprise that I’m strongly progressive. But part of my job is relating to whomever I’m shooting, so I’ve gotten pretty … 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 

A Warrior Relates to Onions

I walked into the kitchen seeing all of these blades hanging on the wall in a row with the music from Psycho playing in my head! I would see my thumb flying across the room landing on the floor, someoneʼs hand lopped off by accident due to a cantaloupe chopping error.