Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center

Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center


Luciferian Buddhism March 28 at 8:56 AM · “We insist on being Someone, with a capital S. We get security from defining ourselves as worthless or worthy, superior or inferior. We waste precious time exaggerating or romanticizing or belittling ourselves with a complacent surety that yes, that’s who we are. We mistake the openness of our being—the inherent wonder and surprise of each moment—for a solid, irrefutable self. Because of this misunderstanding, we suffer.” — Pema Chodron
Friday night supper with Acharia Moh Hardin prior to your celebration of the Sadhana of KIndness and Shambhala Day, welcoming the Year of the Iron Mouse!
I found this and had to share it here! "It is impossible to win oil by pounding sand. You first need the empowerments and instructions from the oral tradition that was given to me, like winning oil from seeds. This is not belittling what you have done so far. The ultimate view depends entirely upon one’s own mind. If one searches for a view anywhere else but within one’s own mind, one will not find it. One needs to learn to see the own mind directly, void by nature while lucid and clear. This takes place in every instant and has always been present. Seeking the ultimate view outside the own mind is like a big blind person digging for gold. Meditation practice is not being concerned about drowsiness or agitation but simply resting in mind’s innate purity. Rejecting or accepting distractions that do arise is just as silly as lighting a butter lamp in the sunshine. An advanced practitioner does not resort to rules and regulations that he or she does not need anymore but experiences them as useless struggles and concerns. Attempting to be good and to avoid bad is like a bee caught in a web. The more the bee struggles to free itself, the more it becomes tangled in the web and will not find release. Continuously placing one’s mind within the ultimate view is not ultimate samaya. The ultimate result is nothing other than the manifestation of true mind itself. Seeking ultimate results elsewhere is like a tortoise trying to fly by hopping into the sky." -- Jetsun Milarepa, Manifestation of True Mind
Is the Oak Cliff Satellite location still open? I would like to pay a visit. :)
I love and admire Jim Carrey and this explains an awful lot of the reasons why! WOW
Is something planned for DSMC for this holiday festivity?
On this weekend of the Harvest of Peace,, let me quote the mantra,, Om Svasti Prajabhaya, the invocation for Universal Well Being. "May everyone enjoy a sense of fulfillment. May those we elect to provide leadership do so wisely. May we always ensure the welfare of the animals who nourish our bodies and the wise who nourish our minds and hearts. May everyone be content. May the rains grace the Earth when her thirst needs to be quenched. May the Earth yield abundantly and well of her produce. May the planet’s inhabitants be free from famine. May the contemplative among us have no reason to fear us. May everyone be happy. May everyone be free of illness. May everyone enjoy prosperity. May none suffer needlessly. May we distinguish the false from the real. May the darkness of ignorance give way to the light of wisdom in us. May we rid ourselves of the self-imposed limitations that prevent us from realizing our ever-expanding potential as vehicles through which the mortality of the many is understood as the immortality of the One Basic Goodness!" Om Svasti!
I was aware that the fish symbolism appeared frequently in Buddhist traditions, but didn't know the significance...I just learned... The fish is one of the eight auspicious symbols in Buddhism, accepted by all streams of Buddhism. This auspicious symbol is normally two golden fish, symbolic of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers and represents good fortune in general. The fish symbolizes living in a state of fearlessness, without danger of drowning in the ocean of sufferings, and migrating from place to place freely and spontaneously. Often shown as a pair of fish,, there is also a fertility association with this pair since one fish is male and the other female. I love this symbolism and am delighted to learn of its meaning.. And WOW,, Trungpa Rinpoche must have had this in mind when speaking of we Shambhala Buddhists as Fearless Warriors..
"Your honesty allows you to realize your goodness. You do possess Buddha in your heart." ~ Chögyam Trungpa
This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from The Dhammapada.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/10/dalai-lama-hospital-india-chest-infection?CMP=share_btn_tw Please remember The Dalai Lama when you are doing your meditations and tonglen mantras.. We see him well and healthy as is right and good!

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.

Mission: The Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center is an open spiritual community that offers meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhist teachings and contemplative arts. Through these practices, we aspire to help ourselves and others awaken the wisdom, compassion and clarity that are every person's true nature.

Buddhist Wisdom

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

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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Sharon Salzberg

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Contemplative Monk


The Garden Of Pensiveness

Let us leave a splendid legacy for our children...let us turn to them and say, this you inherit: guard it well, for it is far more precious than money...and once destroyed, nature's beauty cannot be repurchased at any price.
~ Ansel Adams

~ Image "Revelation" by Philippe Manguin


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A Network for Grateful Living

Such a beautiful reminder!

Ten years ago, Br. David recorded A Good Day. We invite you to join us in celebrating and sharing this timeless message, now updated with beautiful, high-resolution video footage.

Read more about A Grateful Day: https://gratefulness.org/grateful-day/

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Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life

Do the best you can and let it be enough for each day.
Every day is different. You are feeling differently every day so be gentle with yourself, love yourself completely, and trust the timing of your life fully.

Tiny Buddha

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Wake up. Sit. Breathe. Connect within to your unshakable faith, strength, and resilience.

Life is difficult, unpredictable, and chaotic at times, understanding this completely gives you the knowing and the courage to take what life gives you, learn the lessons it has for you, and use it all to keep walking up the mountain gaining more and more confidence and strength.

Trust yourself and the timing of your life completely beautiful ones.

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Jack Kornfield

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3839 W. Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:15 - 13:15
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