Practicing Kindness

by Sangha Member Dan It seems to me that we all instinctively know how to practice kindness, what it is and how to do it. We know when we receive kindness, when we extend kindness and also when kindness is faked. It’s a great leveler. healer, heart-warmer, day-maker and friend-maker. Please remember to practice it … Continue 

Wakefulness Amidst the Nightmare of Our Times

This talk explores the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, as well as other recent mass shootings in relation to Buddhist and Shambhala teachings on connecting with and opening the heart. Dallas Shambhala Center Director, Megan Bauer, offers practical advice on how to work with the suffering in our world in a such a way … Continue 

Dallas Shambhala Welcomes North Texas Food Bank

  Each of us has a responsibility for all mankind.  It is time for us to think of other people as true brothers and sisters and to become concerned with their                 welfare, with lessening their suffering.  Even if you cannot sacrifice your own benefit entirely, you should … Continue 

Love, Connection, Spark: Change from Barbara Bash’s POV

What does change for good really take? What three words say it best for you? Barbara Bash has worked for many years as a calligrapher and teacher of book arts and nature journaling, and teaches Big Brush calligraphy workshops throughout the U.S. She was co-director of the book arts program at Naropa University and has … Continue 

Understanding the Dön Season January 31-February 10, 2013

  Sakyong Discusses the Don Season The end of the lunar calendar year is referred to as “the dön season.”  This is a video of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche explaining the meaning of the dön season.  This video dates back to the dön season in 2008.  The dön season for this year begins January 31 and ends on Shambhala … Continue 

Basic Goodness & Harmony

Chogyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala Buddhism, makes the connection between touching your own basic goodness, harmony, and creating enlightened society.

Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

After being in Dallas for nearly six months, the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum closed December 31. My husband and I got ourselves down there, motivated by the imminent close. It was cold enough to wear hats, gloves, and winter coats, but hundreds of other visitors joined us. Known for his sea forms, … Continue