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Each week we invite guest presenter from the Shambhala community to share what is meaningful to them or to share a brief Dharma talk. These explorations range from the reality of Impermanence, Death, and the unknown to how we express and work with Joy, Contentment and Fearless in our Everyday Life.

Each week we invite guest presenter from the Shambhala community to share what is meaningful to them or to share a brief Dharma talk. These explorations range from the reality of Impermanence, Death, and the unknown to how we express and work with Joy, Contentment and Fearless in our Everyday Life.

Location:

United States

Description:

Each week we invite guest presenter from the Shambhala community to share what is meaningful to them or to share a brief Dharma talk. These explorations range from the reality of Impermanence, Death, and the unknown to how we express and work with Joy, Contentment and Fearless in our Everyday Life.

Language:

English


Episodes

6-5-22 Ellen Mains : Brokenness and Belonging in a Time of War

7/10/2022
What does it mean to practice peace in a time of polarization, war, and genocide? Taking an embodied approach, we’ll explore our longing to belong, our human tendency toward tribalism and the challenge & possibility of awakening our primordial heart.

Duration:00:52:56

07-03-2022 Erika Berland The Elemental Body

7/10/2022
Join Erika Berland as we explore somatic contemplations and practices that illuminate the inseparability of the natural world and our own physicality.

Duration:00:58:26

6/19/2022 Midsummer's Day with Irene Woodard and the The Touching the Earth Collective sharings

6/20/2022
Celebrate Midsummer’s Day with Touching the Earth Collective! June 19th is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day of the year. Join us as we celebrate this life that is worth living!

Duration:00:44:17

5-29-22 Michael Rich: Sun Camp

5/30/2022
Michael will discuss how Sun Camp was developed, and what camp is like now, both from a practical and spiritual perspective.

Duration:00:58:58

5-22-22 Jonathan Kirkendall Grieving in Shambhala

5/30/2022
Join Jonathan Kirkendall for part one of “Grieving in Shambhala”. As Shambhala practitioners have experienced profound loss in the community, we have to take the grieving process seriously, recognizing that grief itself is a part of the path.

Duration:00:53:58

05-15-2022 Joanne Martin Braun: Fear, Fearlessness, and Money

5/21/2022
Fear is such a common experience around money. Whether we are just starting out or in the prime of our working years or facing retirement money is an important resource. Yet so many individual and societal factors can trigger a sense of fear and insecurity.

Duration:00:58:22

3-20-22 Irene Woodard and Touching the Earth Celebrates Earth Day

5/7/2022
From our centers and households, step outside, smell the fresh air, and discover what is NEW. Join the global sangha to celebrate spring together, with a short,family-friendly sharing from Touching the Earth on the Spring Equinox Nyida Day. Traditionally on this day, Shambhalians celebrate the arts.

Duration:00:41:21

5-1-2022 Holly Gayley and Aarti Tejuja: Empowering Community

5/2/2022
Many people say that what they want is “community.” But when asked to break down that word, people have vastly different definitions and ideas. How can we build “community” when we can’t agree on what we want to create or when we don’t know how to hold space for difference? When we are part of “community,” to what extent do each of us feel empowered to voice our feelings, to surface and explore tensions, and to be fully ourselves in relationship? This dialogue with Aarti Tejuja and Holly...

Duration:00:56:13

4-17-22 Amanda Hester Protection: Accountability and Compassion

4/22/2022
Join Amanda Hester as she explores the notion of protection as an act and practice of interdependent strength and vulnerability.

Duration:00:56:15

3-27-2022 Moh Hardin Albert Einstein on Egolessness and Compassion

4/2/2022
Explore how Shambhala vision is expressed in quotes by Albert Einstein: “We experience ourselves…as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”

Duration:01:05:04

3-6-22 Tom Berthoff Appreciation: Precious Human Birth

3/10/2022
The new year is a great time to reflect on the fortunate conditions that allow us to practice & study the dharma. In Buddhism, we can contemplate this principle of "precious human birth" and develop a deeper appreciation for our personal situation.

Duration:01:01:17

6-2-22 Elaine Yuen So, What's it Like to be Asian in the Shambhala Community?

2/12/2022
What are our cultural and political differences, and how does one “belong” to diverse social groups? Using a personal lens as a starting point, Elaine invites you to join her in exploring how Shambhala teachings might support this contemplation. I’ve been in the Shambhala community since the early 1970s, but recently, in the midst of current conversations around race, ethnicity, and belonging, took some time to consider my Asian American identity, and how it “shows up” in different...

Duration:01:02:47

1-23-22 Acharya Richard JohnDharma and Real Life Decisions

1/28/2022
We may think that important decisions are subject to the "realities" of life, while dharma practice is only for our "spiritual" life. Come explore how dharma practice is not just for occasional insights, but can actually change our reality altogether.

Duration:00:55:02

1-16-22 Damita Brown: A New Year & New Approach to Racial Justice - Developing A Racial Justice Plan

1/21/2022

Duration:00:45:12

12-26-21 Kristina McCutcheon Looking at the Dharma Behind the Shambhala Code of Conduct: Part III

12/31/2021
Shambhala has adopted a Code of Conduct. Part I looked at the dharmic teachings that support this to be a societal view. Part II focussed on bringing these principles into our daily interactions. Part III will explore how we can turn our attention to being friendly to ourselves and kinder to others and actually be of help. In this way we have the potential to reverse the way we see things and to connect with the great mahayana teachings of: “rejoice in the virtues of others” and “be grateful...

Duration:01:12:39

12-19-21 A Children's Day Celebration Hosted by Touching The Earth and Irene Woodard

12/23/2021
Join us for a SUPER family friendly and fun-filled celebration of Children's Day and the Winter Solstice as a way to connect with the cycles of the seasons and the importance of family and children. Hosted by the Touching the Earth Collective.

Duration:00:53:08

11-28-21 Acharya Daniele Bollini Working With Our Resistance to Reality

12/16/2021
English only Version Humanity is living in a democracy, economic, and environmental crisis. Yet we postpone solutions and pretend the problems are not there. This talk explores the Buddhist notion of avidya (basic ignorance), and why we resist a clear perception of reality.

Duration:00:33:10

11-28-21 Acharya Daniele Bollini Working With Our Resistance to Reality Italian Translation

12/16/2021
Live English to Italian Translation Humanity is living in a democracy, economic, and environmental crisis. Yet we postpone solutions and pretend the problems are not there. This talk explores the Buddhist notion of avidya (basic ignorance), and why we resist a clear perception of reality.

Duration:01:09:44

12-5-21 Susan Sjkei Exploring Natural Hierarchy and the Right Use of Power

12/10/2021
Natural power dynamics exist in nature and in our experience of our world. This presentation explores how habitual patterns can distort our relationship with power and how we can reestablish a connection with natural hierarchy and use power wisely.

Duration:00:48:34

11-7-2021 Janet Bronestein and Peter Nowak How Can We Measure Societal Well- Being Part II

11/16/2021
Janet Bronstein and Peter Nowak share about a new Shambhala initiative that seeks ways to measure the societal health and well-being of our community in an ongoing way. Why is this important? How can we even do this? Come learn more!

Duration:00:51:56