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Right Livelihood: Shambhala Sun Foundation seeks Digital Content Creator

The Shambhala Sun Foundation, publishers of Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, is an independent not-for-profit media company dedicated to the publication of content about the Buddhist meditative tradition in print and digital form. We’re seeking a Digital Content Creator who will work with our New Media and Editorial departments on all forms of digital. Duties and […]

Nobody cares about liberation it seems

8 months agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

Yesterday I received a Shambhala Publications catalogue of Buddhists books and audio in the mail. It’s an interesting collection of books. However, I didn’t find anything in it I would call ‘transcendental’ where the adept goes beyond the psychophysical body...

Thich Nhat Hanh to tour North America to “Nourish Great Togetherness”

Thich Nhat Hanh — who’s on the cover of the January Shambhala Sun magazine — has announced a teaching tour in the United States and Canada later this year. Thay will be giving several public talks, and leading multi-day retreats, days of mindfulness, and a peace walk from August through October. The tour, which aims [...]

From The Under 35 Project: “Into the Wild”

Our newest piece to share with you from The Under 35 Project — an initiative from Shambhala Publications to showcase younger authors writing about what they’ve learned from and about Buddhist practice — is by Jennifer Horton of Greenville, South Carolina. She discovered Buddhism a little less than a year ago, she says, and her [...]

Book Brief: “Everything Is the Way”

Everything is the Way: Ordinary Mind Zen By Elihu Genmyo Smith Shambhala Publications 2012; 240 pp., $17.95 (paper) A commentary on various Zen koans and teachings, Everything Is the Way is at heart about awakening from the delusions that cause us suffering and pain. “Buddha is never anywhere else, never anything special or extra,” says [...]

From the Under 35 Project: Michael Stone on Buddhism and social action

The Shambhala Sun is sharing weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which collects writings from younger Buddhist practitioners. The project’s theme for the month of June is social action, and this week, we’re sharing this video from author and teacher Michael Stone, about how we can bring our practice to life by engaging [...]

From the Under 35 Project: Integrating Head & Heart

We at the Shambhala Sun are partnering with our friend, author Lodro Rinzler, to bring you weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which collects writings from younger practitioners. This week, Brandon Rennels describes how he put the skills he learned in the corporate world to use promoting mindfulness. Integrating Head & Heart A [...]

From the Under 35 Project: Drinking to Distraction

Together with our friend, author Lodro Rinzler, the Shambhala Sun is bringing you weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which collects writings from younger practitioners. In this week’s selection, Jenna Hollenstein explores how and why she quit drinking, and came to realize that alcohol was just one of many distractions she was using [...]

From The Under 35 Project: How not to tell a colleague to off

Together with our friend, author Lodro Rinzler, the Shambhala Sun has been sharing selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which gathers original writings from younger Buddhist practitioners. May’s theme is “Work,” and in this piece, Sarah Maynard tries to be more patient with a disagreeable coworker. “Sarah has hit on something that we all [...]

Shambhala Publications acquires Snow Lion

Shambhala Publications has announced that, as of May 10th, dedicated Tibetan Buddhist publisher Snow Lion Publications is “a part of the Shambhala Publications family.” This will add some 300 titles, including many by the Dalai Lama, to the Shambhala catalog. The acquisition was announced via posts at the websites of both [...]

Check Out “Buddhism 101 with Rev. Danny Fisher” Over at Shambhala Publications’ Newly Revamped Website

Our friends at Shambhala Publications have revamped their official website — complete with very big news about the organization and new content specifically for the site. Congrats, gang! I was incredibly honored and very happy to be able to contribute to their brand new “Expert’s Picks” section. Please check out  “Buddhism 101 with Rev. Danny Fisher” [...]

From The Under 35 Project: “Reality TV or Wrong Livelihood?”

Together with our friend, author Lodro Rinzler, the Shambhala Sun is sharing weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which gathers original writings from younger Buddhist practitioners. This week’s selection is “Reality TV or Wrong Livelihood?” by Angela Gunn, a post on May’s theme, “Work.” “Sometimes our work aspirations aren’t realized in the way we [...]

From The Under 35 Project: “Fame in My Brain”

Together with friend and author Lodro Rinzler, the Shambhala Sun is bringing you weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which gathers original writings by younger Buddhist practitioners. The latest is Sarah Jackson’s funny and honest “Fame in My Brain. ”Read on, then learn how you too can [...]

From The Under 35 Project: “The Dharma of Desire”

We at the Shambhala Sun are partnering with friend and author Lodro Rinzler to bring you weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project, which gathers original writings by younger Buddhist practitioners. The newest is Rebecca Jamieson’s “The Dharma of Desire,” about which Lodro says, “Rebecca has written a beautiful piece about love [...]

From The Under 35 Project — “Pride and Precepts: Being Buddhist in New York”

As announced here last month, we at the Shambhala Sun are partnering with friend and author Lodro Rinzler to bring you weekly selections from Shambhala Publications’ Under 35 Project. The first is Stillman Brown’s “Pride and Precepts: Being Buddhist in New York,” about which Lodro, who’s curating the Project, tells us: What really struck me about [...]

Dharma-Burger: “It’s a floor wax!” “It’s a dessert topping!”

Bodhichitta — maybe you’ve heard the term. But what is it? Well, the Shambhala Publications online glossary (a great thing!) defines it as: Bodhichitta Skt., lit., “awakened mind”; the mind of enlightenment, one of the central no­tions of Mah?y?na Buddhism. In the Tibetan tradition it is seen as having two aspects, rela­tive and absolute. The [...]

Book Review: The Buddha Walks Into A Bar

“The Buddha Walks Into A Bar: A Guide To Life For A New Generation” Written by Lodro Rinzler Published by Shambhala Publications Lodro Rinzler joins the ranks of other GenX American practitioners/ teachers such as Ethan Nichtern, Brad Warner, Noah Levine and more, to get into the writing world. While not breaking any new ground, Lodro explains [...]

Shambhala Publications seeking essays from dharma practitioners

3 years agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I'm compiling a project for Shambhala Publications called "35 I am looking for personal essays from practitioners under 35 years old on what it is like to try to live the dharma--at home, school, work, and in relationships of all kinds; as artists, students, friends, lovers, and seekers. As editor of the project, I will read each submission. Show More Summary

Book Brief: The Art of Peace

The Art of Peace By Morihei Ueshiba. Translated & edited by John Stevens Shambhala Publications, 2010; 192 pp., $18.00 (cloth) Translated and edited by John Stevens, The Art of Peace is a compilation of quotes from Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). Morihei was a great, almost invincible warrior from Japan, who despised violence and hatred, and, thus, he founded [...]

My Two Cents on the Buddha Torrents Discussion

Our pal Justin Whitaker has a post at his fantastic blog American Buddhist Perspective about Buddha Torrents and the reinvigorated discussion around it in light of a recent request from Shambhala Publications that they cease their practice of posting “links to Dharma books (and similar items like yoga DVDs) that have been – most certainly [...]

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