{Cutting Through}: Proselytizing Buddhism. How do we Help others Find the Path? {Weekly Q & A}

Cutting Through} is a new column on elephantjournal.com. Have a question about meditation, mindfulness, or Buddhism? Please send it to Travis at travis@elephantjournal.com or in a comment on this article. Travis is an authorized meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the Center Director of Shambhala St. Petersburg. He is a joyful student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Question for…

Dathun- A Narrative

    This piece was recently featured on the Shambhala Times, here. I am awakened by the blinding light of the sun.  What good are see-through curtains?  The powerful rays fill the room with a life-force that implores one to get out of bed.  It’s 6:30am.  I roll out of bed with the calm clarity that…

Vajrayana Seminary 2011: Individual & Social Transformation

Over 150 seminarians, staff, and local guests squeezed into the the main shrine hall at Karme Choling this month as the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, gave profound and practical teachings to the assembly gathered for the first ever Vajrayana Seminary at Karme Choling. This summer, Rinpoche has elucidated and emphasized several very specific themes:…