Offering free meditation instruction & classes & workshops in Shambhala Buddhism & contemplative art. Public Meditation on Tuesdays at 7pm The Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded in 1973 by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author and poet.
We welcome people of any spiritual background or way of life, and offer a variety of ways to engage in Shambhala Buddhist practice. We emphasize a commitment to the practice of sitting meditation as a way to awaken our true nature and actualize it in our daily lives. We invite you to join us in this wonderful journey.
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Suffering is not holding you, you are holding suffering. - Buddha
Today is Thich Nhat Hanh's 94th birthday, or even more accurately, his "continuation day".
To celebrate today, we invite you to:
Read inspiring messages of gratitude from Thay's students: https://plumvillage.org/articles/happy-contination-day-thay-thank-you/
Walk in freedom: https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/blog/walking-in-freedom
Watch this video of Thay explaining why it is a continuation day: https://youtu.be/eQ-y7Amn0F4
And read stories from Thay's monastic students: https://plumvillage.org/articles/bamboo-shoots-and-tea/
Stories, Terror and more.
If you collect 100 black ants and 100 red ants and put them in a glass jar nothing will happen, but if you take the jar, shake it violently and leave it on the table, the ants will start killing each other. Reds believe that black is the enemy while black believes that red is the enemy when the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. The same is true in society.
Men vs Women
Left vs Right
Rich vs poor
Faith vs Science
Gossip, rumors, etc ...
Before we fight each other, we must ask ourselves: Who rocked the jar?
lionsroar.com Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield on what we can do in this confusing, tough time.
TODAY'S WISDOM : a good way to go
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There is no neutral. The basis of the path is acknowledging that I have a position. That’s what mindfulness is. I have a location. I have karma. I have biases. I am part of an interdependent system. I am making choices, both consciously and unconsciously. Without acknowledging our relative position, the path can’t even start. Feigning neutrality is an obstacle. Neutrality is a confused view of reality. Equanimity is not neutrality. Compassion is not neutrality. Emptiness is not neutrality. The Middle Path is not neutrality. Those of us with privilege might do well to question why we ever thought neutrality was the goal.
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Whenever things get difficult, pause before you speak and sense your wisest motivation. This is the secret of wise speech. As the Buddha describes it: “Speak with kindly motivation. Speak what is true and helpful, speak in due season and to the benefit of all."
Tibetan Nuns Project
Be kind whenever possible. Photo courtesy of Olivier Adam
The Master Shift
[04/20/20] What would it look like if you loved yourself unconditionally? What would be different?
Shambhala Meditation Center of San Antonio
Join us for a weekend retreat program online with Shastri Betsy Pond
Contemplating the lessons of the coronavirus.
elephantjournal.com As the latest numbers coming out about the coronavirus are beginning to point toward recovery, there is a sense that our collective experience of profound groundlessness is beginning to recede. Though...
Be kind to every creatures.
Just Dharma Quotes
Flooding the world with your kindness ~ Pema Chödron
Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.
– Pema Chödron
from the book "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times"
ISBN: 978-1570629693 - https://amzn.to/15fmKwx
Pema Chödron on the web:
Pema Chödron biography:
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Are you being #kind with yourself? #GoKind
Love this artwork by Madison Bright 🌱
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|Sunday||11:15 - 13:15|
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