Perky does not mean that one is perked up by temporary situations, but it refers to unconditional cheerfulness, which comes from ongoing discipline
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


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Shambhala Times Feature Stories

  • Limiting the Barriers, part 2 Limiting the Barriers, part 2A Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group We continue this series on the efforts of the Accessibility and Disability working Group to support the accessibility of the physical practice centers and electronic communications of the Shambhala sangha. In […] ...
  • Reflections on the Six Ways of Ruling Reflections on the Six Ways of RulingCoordinator’s Corner by Sarah Farash, Rochester, NY “Leadership training is very important this year… It’s important that we are not afraid to think that we, as a community, can be successful. Leadership can move forward in this way.” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, 2014 Shambhala Day Address “I believe that now, as we enter into this […] ...
  • Dreamers and Their Shadows Dreamers and Their ShadowsA Book Review of a New Book by Douglas Penick originally published on The Chronicle Project review by John Sell In the bombed-out wreckage of post-war Tokyo, a safe is discovered that contains several scrolls within a gorgeous antique lacquer box. They chronicle the strange trajectory of the Prince of Ling, a sixteenth-century Japanese spiritual […] ...
  • Trusting Everyday Magic Trusting Everyday MagicA Contemplation On Snapshots of Basic Goodness versus Contemplative Photography article and photos by John McQuade Is there a difference between “feeling good” and the connection with basic goodness? How do images communicate basic goodness? Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.” This form of contemplative photography brings together the art of photography, […] ...