Everybody gets to do what they want

Years ago, prior to embarking on a spectacularly unwise course of action, I ran the plan by my sponsor as a ‘hypothetical’ situation. Truth be told, I didn’t really want nor need his opinion and he wasn’t going to sway me from the overwhelming, maddeningly compulsive need to act… I ran it by him because … Continue 

Isolation is NOT a technique

“You cannot achieve enlightenment by locking yourself in your room.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, “The Fertile Soil of Sangha”   It’s December 8, 2013, and the Great Ice Storm of 2013 is in full effect. Most of North Texas has been staying indoors for the majority of the past 72 hours. So, I have been … 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 

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