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Archived Since:November 5, 2010

Blog Post Archive

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 […]

Reflections on Rwanda: Bearing Witness

It’s been twenty years since the genocide in Rwanda, which claimed more than a million lives. To mark this anniversary, Zen master Bernie Glassman and Grover Genro Gauntt of the Zen Peacemaker Order traveled to Rwanda where they led a multi-faith, multi-national bearing witness retreat in April. Here, one participant, Russell Delman, recounts his moving […]

“Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story” — Read the comic (and see the story behind it)

Last year in the Shambhala Sun we ran a piece called “3 Heroes, 5 Powers,” which shared a sample of The Secret of the Five Powers, a comic book that shed light on the work of Thich Nhat Hanh, Alfred Hassler, and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. The Secret of the Five Powers, I learned, was […]

Maya Angelou dead at 86

Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” This maybe true for most of us–most of us are simply memorable for the feelings we evoke in others–but Angelou herself is memorable in every way. […]

None more blue: 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 LouLou McPhee. Andy’s comment: “Blue does not get any more blue than this. With a dash of gray concrete it is such a rich perception. It’s a fine example of fresh seeing.” Contemplative photography is a […]

Buddha’s Daughters: An interview with dharma teacher, writer, and editor Carolyn Gimian

Carolyn Rose Gimian has edited many of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s books, including his Collected Works. She’s also a senior teacher in Shambhala International whose teachings are characterized by her down-to-earth wisdom braided with her playful sense of humor. Show More Summary

Spiritual but not Religious? Reason #7 Buddhism might be for you: “You don’t have to take anything on faith.”

“Spiritual but not Religious”: Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod has laid out 10 reasons why Buddhism might be enriching to the growing number of us who identify that way. Reason #7 appears here; click here to read Melvin’s introduction to this series, and here to read the other entries. You don’t have to take anything […]

Michael Imperioli crowned cook-off king, gifts winnings to Buddhist charity

Last month, actor Michael Imperioli opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the benefit he’d received over the past couple of years from the advice of Tibetan Buddhist teacher Garchen Rinpoche (see the Sun post here). Now it seems Garchen Rinpoche has been the beneficiary, thanks to Imperioli’s improvisatory panache in the kitchen. Beginning in March, […]

Update: Santa Fe Buddhist told to take down prayer flags prevails in case

Last week we told you about Tenzin Digkhang, who’d fled Tibet for religious and personal freedoms, and had recently been told by his residential complex’s homeowner’s association that he had to take down his Buddhist prayer flags. (Watch a video report of Digkhang’s story, by way of KOAT TV in Albuquerque, here.) “I know my […]

Book Brief: How to Sit, by Thich Nhat Hanh

How to Sit By Thich Nhat Hanh Parallax Press 2014; 120 pp., $9.95 (paper) In How to Sit, Thich Nhat Hanh offers us a fresh, accessible guide to sitting meditation, explaining both how to sit and why. It’s a dynamic introduction for those exploring meditation for the first time, and a hearkening back to the […]

Author Tom Robbins talks Crazy Wisdom, Tibetan Peach Pie

“I felt a certain desire to see if there is one religion that is more satisfying than others, so I guess I’ve become a kind of cosmic lounge lizard,” author Tom Robbins said to the New York Times Magazine this past Sunday, revealing, “I’m most attracted to the Asian systems of philosophical liberation, mainly the […]

Chögyam Trungpa on sitting meditation and sharpening your perception

“There is a sharp precision that exists in our life, which generally arises from some form of training and discipline, particularly the sitting practice of meditation. Not that meditation sharpens our perception, but sitting practice makes it possible for us to perceive sharply. It is a question of removing the clouds rather than of recreating […]

Spiritual but not Religious? Reason #6 Buddhism might be for you: “There is a spiritual, nonmaterial reality.”

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 #6: There is spiritual, nonmaterial reality. Some […]

George Saunders on Kindness: “Look at it from the other end of the telescope”

“Here’s something I know to be true, although it’s a little corny, and I don’t quite know what to do with it: What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness. Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded… sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly. Or, to look […]

Santa Fe Buddhist told to take down prayer flags

Tenzin Digkhang, who fled Tibet for religious and personal freedoms, has been told by his residential complex’s homeowner’s association that he must take down his prayer flags. “I know my rights,” he says, and likens the case to telling someone they can’t have a Christian cross in their home. And yet, this is not the […]

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