Living Now

By Jim Koehneke, MA For a good many years I was not aware that life happened in the present moment. Then gradually I became aware that my thoughts most often “rested” in the past and future, or as one of my Mindfulness teachers called it, doing time travel and going nowhere. And most importantly—away from … Continue 

Deleks as Building Blocks of Enlightened Society

This is a re-posting of an earlier article.  When we are aware of others’ needs, everyday life is not limited to personal concerns.  (From The Three-fold Logic of Deleks, by the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin, 1981) One of the things that first intrigued me about the Shambhala teachings was the notion of enlightened society.  In … Continue 

Shambhala Day Celebration

Last Sunday, about fifty of us gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Wood Horse.  As you can see in the pictures, we took to heart the Sakyong’s theme of food, conversation, and meditation.  After beginning the day with the Elixir of Life Sadhana, our Center Director Richard Does used his address … Continue 

SHAMBHALA DAY!

    We invite all members and friends of the Burlington Shambhala Centers to join us for one of the most important traditions of Shambhala: our annual New Year’s celebration.  Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new year—this year, the Year of the Wood Horse. Around the globe, the Shambhala community gathers to celebrate … Continue 

Pre-Shambhala Day Soiree!

  Saturday, March 1   6:00 PM          Refreshments 6:30 PM   Salsa Dance Lesson by DSantos 7:45 PM         Latin Dance

Haiku for the day

by Phil LaVigne Look to the Sunrise The golden Sun lights the Path The Eagle soars up

Haiku for the day

by Pat Hoffmann   Dark-eyed juncos mincing the snow dancing for their dinner.      

Haiku for the Day

… from Phil Lavigne:   The Palette is set Golden Sun lights Winter skies and the trees that sway

Pictures from Myra’s Farewell Party

Thanks to Kathy Webb, we have pictures to remember our farewell party for Myra Woodruff, who will be starting as Karme Chöling’s new director in February.  The love and gratitude for Myra and all that she has given to our Center and our sangha are hard to convey in words, but maybe you can catch … Continue 

More Haikus!

…thanks to Herb Schroeder: Big round yellow eyes; The black cat stops, stares at me, Silently sneaks by. Bare branches reach up Spreading out in the cold air, Embracing the sky. – Herb Schroeder   Haiku challenge:   Please send us your own haikus, inspired by the cold or anything else that stopped your mind … Continue