Bodhichitta is our lightest mind. It’s light because it lacks the reference point of a self.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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Shambhala Times Feature Stories

  • Albuquerque: New Center, Old Town Albuquerque: New Center, Old TownCOLUMN: Shambhala On the Move by Janice Convery It’s a blustery day here in Albuquerque, New Mexico—rare, but not unwelcome. Cold air has replaced heat, and heart-shaped leaves from shedding cottonwood trees spiral throughout the land, touching most everyone who lives here. I imagine each perfect, dried leaf as a sangha member. Then I imagine […] ...
  • Art, Meditation and the Creative Process Art, Meditation and the Creative ProcessAn Interview with Steven Saitzyk by Melinda Rothouse March is Shambhala Art month. To kick it off, Melinda Rothouse of Austin interviews Shambhala artist, author and educator Steve Saitzyk.  I recently completed the Shambhala Art teacher training program in Los Angeles with one of my beloved teachers and mentors, Steven Saitzyk. A longtime student of Chögyam Trungpa […] ...
  • The Blueberry Man The Blueberry ManAre Sales Basically Good? article by Joe Snowdon, Boston, MA In the modern world of B2C and B2B commerce it doesn’t seem like anyone today would look at a salesperson’s role in society as being sacred. It doesn’t take much effort to find a social media post with scathing comments on the skeevy, underhanded, beg-borrow-and-steal […] ...
  • Steadfast Clear Seeing Steadfast Clear SeeingDharma Teaching by Ani Pema Chodron originally published in Shambhala Sun As we meditate, we are nurturing five qualities that begin to come forth over the months and years that we practice. You might find it helpful to reconnect with these qualities whenever you ask yourself, “Why am I meditating?” Steadfastness The first quality — […] ...