The Flip of Cheerfulness

“For what it’s worth, one of the commonalities I have with other folks my age – a physical edge for me – is rheumatoid arthritis in my upper back. It acts up when I sit for long hours on the cushion, and makes me uncommonly ready for bed by 8:00pm,” shares Acharya Emeritus Jenny Warwick. … Continue 

Householders Harvesting Peace

Each year at the time of the fall equinox, we celebrate the Harvest of Peace, coming together as a community to mark the changing of the seasons. This year’s theme is the concept of household… See article

Opening the Dimension of Sacred Awe

In this age of information technology, many paradigms are crumbling. Although populations are rising, fewer and fewer people are actually embracing traditional religions and the current slate of beliefs and sacraments is seen as less and less relevant. Fundamentalism aside, religious insanity is losing market share. See article

Inspiration and Money

It could be said that Buddhist Economics, if there is such a thing, is about clarifying the difference between wealth and money. I think that’s because Buddhism is more about view than strategy. See article

Can Home Cooking Restore Enlightened Society?

“Internal drala also comes out of making a proper relationship to food…. You can take the time to plan good, nutritious meals, and you can enjoy cooking your food, eating it, and then cleaning up and putting the leftovers away.” See article

The Practice of Peaceful Abiding

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Taming our mind through shamatha meditation, or “peaceful abiding,” is the most important thing we can do. Through peaceful abiding, we learn to rest fearlessly in our natural state, which is basic goodness. See article


Dharma Teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche During hard times, people often ask me for advice. They feel destabilized and scattered. They’re often caught up in examining who they are, what the world is, and how they fit in.. See article

Shambhala Meets the Pope

Representing Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Vatican: At the direction of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue convened a Buddhist – Catholic Dialogue in Rome in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. See article


We sometimes forget how the Buddhist teachings came into being. We forget why the Buddha left his father’s palace. Dissatisfied with maintaining an illusion, he wanted to understand his life—and life itself. Just like the Buddha, most of us also would like to discover some basic truth about our life and get some perspective about … Continue 

Developing a Mind of Kindness

In this podcast episode, senior Shambhala teacher Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the six paramitas: generosity, discipline, exertion, patience, meditation and wisdom – the six elements the Buddha taught as the basis of compassionate activity. See article