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Archived Since:November 5, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Read Brad Warner’s “A Punk Looks at Fifty,” from the July Shambhala Sun, now

Crummy cars, a wall of guitars, and a whole bunch of meditation: sure, it’s not exactly the American Dream, but Brad Warner (rendered here by the legendary comics artist Peter Bagge, in his first Shambhala Sun appearance) is good with that. In “A Punk Looks at Fifty,” Warner, a Zen teacher, a musician, filmmaker, and […]

Feeling emotionally insecure? Tara Bennett-Goleman says, “Try a Little Tenderness”

It’s not a luxury to feel loved and cared for — it’s what makes us emotionally secure. But what if that didn’t happen when we were children? Psychotherapist Tara Bennett-Goleman says that, in that case, meditation can help us develop a secure emotional base now. Click here to read Bennett-Goleman’s advice, “Try a Little Tenderness,” […]

Noah Levine and “Refuge Recovery” profiled by Daily Beast: “Instead of 12 steps, there’s a focus on Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and community”

“Noah Levine is a heavily tattooed, formerly incarcerated addict. Now sober, he’s trying to reform drug rehab through Buddhism and punk music.” That’s the blurb for “The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab,” a new Daily Beast profile of meditation teacher Noah Levine and the Buddhism-based recovery program he’s helped spearhead — and which is the […]

Read it now: “Loving-Kindness: It Starts With You,” from the July 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine

“If one practice or tool has helped me to get and stay sober,” writes meditation teacher Josh Korda in our July magazine, “it is the practice of Metta, or loving-kindness, a powerful meditation practice that heals agitated minds with the development of goodwill toward ourselves and others.” Read Josh’s story and his easy-to-follow instructions for […]

George Takei to address “Being Gay, Being Buddhist” seminar

George Takei –yes, that George Takei: Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, social activist, daily humor dispenser to his more than seven million Facebook fans—will boldly go to Berkeley, CA, June 28 on a serious mission: delivering the keynote address for a seminar entitled “Being Gay, Being Buddhist – The LGBTQ Community and Shin Buddhism,” organized by […]

Shabby meets chic in this “Seeing Fresh” contemplative photo of the moment…

From author and contemplative photographer Andy Karr comes the latest “Seeing Fresh” contemplative photo of the week, submitted by Didi Young. Andy’s comment: “You don’t expect to see great photographs of worn-out seat covers. Fortunately Didi’s perception was not limited by these expectations. This is a lovely example of fresh seeing.”. Contemplative photography is […]

Chögyam Trungpa on what’s beyond our “little meditation world”

“There can be too much emphasis on the heroism of sitting practice and on the idea that there is nothing to do but meditate. There is a greater world than your little meditation world, your little meditation hall, and your little meditation cushion. There are other seats — there are saddles and chairs and green […]

Buddhas from beer boxes? Artist John Bradley explains.

Talk about upcycling: via Buddhist Art News comes word of a truly unusual exhibit, “A Waste Cardboard Installation: Buddhas from a Bottleshop.” In Australian artist John Bradley’s own words: Buddhas from a Bottle Shop is an installation created from recycled cardboard beer and wine cartons and boxes that once held expensive spirits. This installation, in […]

Meet “The Buddhas of West 17th”

This NYC billboard captures what makes the city’s Rubin Museum of Art so special: incredible examples, beautifully curated, of Himalayan art, as well as dialogues and appearances featuring fascinating artists, thinkers, and Buddhist teachers too. (In this case the deity pictured on the left of the billboard is matched by a yawping Sandra Bernhard.) “The […]

Listen: “Bodhisattva”, “4 Noble Truths” among surprising tracks on José James’s new album

Singer José James, known as an up-and-comer in the jazz and soul worlds, has not only ventured in eclectic musical directions for his fifth album, While You Were Sleeping (out on Blue Note June 10), but has included two tracks with intriguing titles to the Buddhist observer: “Bodhisattva” and “4 Noble Truths”. Regarding the former, […]

Spiritual but not Religious? Reason #10 Buddhism might be for you: “It works.”

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been sharing with you here Melvin McLeod’s 10 reasons why Buddhism can be enriching to the growing number of us who consider ourselves “Spiritual but not Religious.” (Click here to read Melvin’s introduction to this series, and here to check out the other reasons.) Here now, is #10: […]

Survey says: Buddhism now the second-largest religion in the US

According to a 2010 census sponsored by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, Buddhism has become the second-largest religion in the US. (Christianity, of course, is first.) The Washington Post has a breakdown of the census, with infographics, here. Of course, there’s the whole question of whether Buddhism is a religion at all. […]

Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman on meditation and happiness — as seen in the July Shambhala Sun — in video cartoon from PBS

The new Shambhala Sun magazine captures the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, along with philosopher Simon Critchley, discussing happiness, pleasure, and the difference between the two. The pairing are just one of a number presented in our July 2014 feature, “The Buddhas of West 17th” — a showcase of art and discussion from New York […]

What’s new for book lovers?

Looking for a fun read, but one that’s meaningful, too? Andrea Miller’s got you covered. Her Books in Brief roundup this issue features books on yoga, parenting, and our connections to animals, as well as The Good Luck of Right Now, the new novel by Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick. Read Andrea’s reviews now, […]

Video: Karen Maezen Miller takes us to “Paradise in Plain Sight”

In this short, lush book trailer, you’ll meet Karen Maezen Miller, author of the new release, Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. Karen is of course a frequent contributor to the Shambhala Sun, and in fact, you’ll find her article, “The Heart of a Garden” in our new, July magazine. As Karen […]

The “Seeing Fresh” Contemplative Photo of the Moment…

. From author and contemplative photographer Andy Karr comes the latest “Seeing Fresh” contemplative photo of the week, submitted by (username) Marco. Andy’s comment: “The red slash across the gray steps is so vibrant, and the yellow jewel of the little figure completes the image. This is a wonderful example of fresh seeing.” Contemplative photography […]

Spiritual but not Religious? Reason #9 Buddhism might be for you: “It’s open, progressive, and not institutional.”

Our Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod has laid out 10 reasons why Buddhism can be enriching to the ever-growing number of us who consider ourselves “Spiritual but not Religious.” (Click here to read Melvin’s introduction to this series, and here to check out the other reasons.) Here’s Reason #9: It’s open, progressive, and not institutional. While Buddhism […]

The July 2014 Shambhala Sun, “Your Guide to Buddhist Meditation,” is here. Check it out:

Our July 2014 magazine is now on newsstands everywhere. So: what’s inside? With the cover headline, Your Guide to Buddhist Meditation, it’s loaded with meditation techniques to develop calm, awareness, wisdom, and love, by way of Chogyam Trungpa, Emily Horn, Josh Korda, Ethan Nichtern, Melissa Myozen Blacker, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and more. Plus: The Buddhas […]

Read “Just Like That,” the Editorial from the July 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine

Rod Meade Sperry, Associate Editor of the Shambhala Sun, introduces our July 2014 magazine with its special section, “Your Guide to Buddhist Meditation.” Buddhists talk a lot about cause and effect (i.e., karma) and interconnection, but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to understand that everything you know, as you know it, could completely […]

Spiritual but not Religious? Reason #8 Buddhism might be for you: “It offers a wealth of skillful means for different people’s needs.”

We’ve been running down Melvin McLeod’s 10 reasons why Buddhism can be enriching to the growing number of us who consider ourselves “Spiritual but not Religious.” (Click here to read Melvin’s introduction to this series, and here to check out the other reasons.) Here now, is #8: Buddhism offers a wealth of skillful means for […]

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