The Shambhala Principle: May 7

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book, The Shambhala Principle, opens with these words: “We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future.” The book invites us to a global contemplation of the basic goodness of humanity and human society. In particular it talks about … Continue 

What is the Council’s job?

Greetings, everyone! A few weeks ago, I shared a community email that was an introduction of the Shambhala Boston Council, which is the senior governing body at the Shambhala Center. In this post, I’d like to share with you a bit about the Council’s job description. The role of the Council is different than the … Continue 

Shambhala Day Community Update

Dear Shambhala Boston Community, It was wonderful to see many of you who came to celebrate Shambhala Day, either last Monday or this past Sunday. For those who missed it, I am sharing with you all some updates to keep everyone fully in the loop. Speaking to the global Shambhala community in this year’s Shambhala … Continue 

Alive and catching on

By Shastri Frank Ryan Alive and catching on is an open ocean swept by winds of fifty knots, is utter calm in the middle of the day, the love you never thought you’d find stepping right into the elevator, is the puzzle that haunts you for hours only to resolve on the outbreath, is the … Continue 

Celebrating Caitlin!

Today is the birthday of one of our beloved core staff members at the Shambhala Center, Caitlin Cianflone. Caitlin has been our all-star Head of Finance for several years now, and recently became a full-time staff member as our Program Manager as well. Caitlin brings incredible care, precision, exertion, intelligence and good cheer to her … Continue 

Your Home Energy Assessment Helps the Shambhala Center!

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston has been working hard to become as energy efficient as possible. You may remember we hosted a volunteer day with HEET, an award-winning nonprofit that gets paid through grants to help reduce energy use of people in Massachusetts through various methods. HEET wants to help pay for future energy … Continue 

What Is Membership?

Do you feel at home at the Boston Shambhala Center? Or perhaps you feel like you live at the Shambhala Center? Everyone has their own unique relationship with the center. Some people dive right in, others go slowly. Some enjoy the classes most, others appreciate the community. Some people have been involved at the center … Continue 

Wisdom

By Matt Robert   wisdom isn’t safe or gentle it’s striated and expansive like cricket wings or nebulae or spandex   it pounds on the door where others are asleep or unborn and radiates awareness   it tickles life with the tiny hairs of a chromosome then recedes unbidden   wisdom isn’t having a moment … Continue 

Visit from Temo of Kiev!

We had the delightful opportunity this week to meet Temo Svirely, who founded the Shambhala group in Kiev, Ukraine. Temo, who is an artist, was in town to support his exhibition, which is on display at the Trident Bookstore. Temo joined the center staff for our regular Monday afternoon practice and chanted the “Dedication of … Continue 

Shambhala Boston: Improper Bostonian Article

Check out this article in the most recent Improper Bostonian by Jonathan Soroff: Escaping the Noises in My Head “Not all great escapes require a passport, sunscreen and a wad of cash. In fact, according to its practitioners, one of the most intense journeys you can take in life requires nothing more than a cushion … Continue