There's something here for everyone.
meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and much more with these special
sections of the best material from the pages of the Shambhala Sun. You'll find wisdom and guidance from the Dalai
Lama, Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, and many more of the great names you've come to know and trust in pages of our magazines.
Just click any Spotlight page's title to start exploring.
beginner's mind: basics of buddhism and meditation
Whether you're a longtime practitioner of Buddhism and/or meditation,
or just getting beginning to explore, these teachings from the Dalai
Lama, Pema Chödrön, Thanissaro Bhikkhu and more will deepen and
reinforce your understanding of the essentials of starting and
maintaining your practice.
How to Meditate
meditation aims to help us find liberation by going against the grain
of our usual habits of mind. In this selection of articles from the
Shambhala Sun, we present teachings on the various techniques of
meditation from all the major schools of Buddhism.
Life of the Buddha
Further reading on concepts discussed in PBS's The
Buddha, such as karma,
The Four Noble Truths, miracles, and more.
buddhist teachers: reader favorites
The Shambhala Sun is proud to
share this special selection
of pieces by and about this unique teacher and world leader.
Chödrön is one of the most prominent women teachers of Buddhism. She is
resident director at Gampo Abbey
monastery in Nova Scotia and the
author of several books, including The Wisdom of No Escape, When Things Fall
Apart, The Places That Scare You, and No
Time to Lose. The Shambhala Sun offers the best
selection of her teachings available on the web.
A collection of teachings from the pioneering Tibetan Buddhist
teacher and founder of the Shambhala Sun.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen teacher, poet, the founder
of the Engaged Buddhist movement, and the author of more than forty books.
The Shambhala Sun offers the best selection of his
teachings and commentaries available on the web.
A collection of articles by and about the psychotherapist and dharma teacher.
Teachings from and reflections about the late Zen master.
buddhist traditions, practices, and culture
We invite you to
explore the Shambhala Sun’s extensive archive of Tibetan Buddhist
wisdom, featuring the Dalai Lama, Chögyam
Trungpa Rinpoche, the American-born Buddhist nun, Pema Chödrön, and
Links to organizations
supporting Tibetans both inside Tibet and in exile, as compiled by
Andrea Miller, as a complement to "Compassion in Action."
Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon
Salzberg are among the
most prominent teachers of mindful meditation in America. They drew
their inspiration from Burmese meditation masters Mahasi Sayadaw and U
Ba Khin, and from the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. Enjoy our
extensive archive of teachings from masters of Vipassana meditation and
informed about the value of the Buddha's four foundations of
mindfulness through these classic teachings from Chögyam
Trungpa Rinpoche, Reginald Ray, Sheng Yen, and more.
the most revered Zen masters of our time—Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Maezumi
Roshi, Eido Roshi, Seung Sahn—and many of their dharma heirs have
appeared in our pages. Each of the teachings
presented in this Spotlight reveals a different facet of Zen's
happiness and health
Our March 2012 magazine and our archives include fascinating stories
of the research from the world of Buddhism and science, and the
personalities behind it all. Check out some of our best on this special
Shambhala Sun Spotlight page.
Sharon Salzberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sakyong Mipham, Gaylon Ferguson, Matthieu Ricard, and more on Buddhism's approach to happiness.
The best from the
pages of the magazine.
These classic teachings from Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Rodney Yee,
and more will help you to engage and enhance both yogic and
Thich Nhat Hanh, Stephanie Kaza, Rick
Bass, Gary Snyder, and others living green, with a Buddhist perspective.
special ShambhalaSun.com collection of writings and teachings from
Thich Nhat Hanh, John Welwood, Sylvia Boorstein, and many more.
buddhism, mindfulness, and society
Here you'll find some of the finest articles
on mindfulness, from our
extensive archives, plus Shambhala SunSpace exclusives, and more.
One alternate to letting
stress — or our differences — get the best of us is to practice Mindful
this sampling of writings from the pages of the Shambhala Sun, you'll
get refreshing perspectives from some of the great Buddhist voices who
practice Mindful Politics, including Thich Nhat Hanh, John Tarrant,
Jerry Brown, and Charles R. Johnson.
From the Shambhala Sun
archives and our blog Shambhala SunSpace come writings and more from
people who know the practice of Buddhism or meditation from both sides
of the prison bars.
this selection of pieces from Rita Gross, Sylvia
Boorstein, Pema Chödrön, Joan Sutherland, and Polly Young-Eisendrath,
writers from the pages of the Shambhala Sun. Individually and together they paint an inspiring picture of
the growing, supportive — and supported — role that women are playing
as Buddhism's roots reach more deeply into the Western soil.
Teachings from and profiles about Ethan Nichtern, Noah Levine, Sumi
Loundon, and others who are leading the way.
wisdom for difficult times
are some of the finest examples of Buddhist wisdom for difficult times,
from the names you've come to trust. Includes pieces
by Pema Chödrön, Sylvia Boorstein, John
Tarrant, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, and more.
this sampling of writings from the pages of the Shambhala Sun,
you'll find practical and profound Buddhist guidance for transforming
difficulties into opportunities to live a more awakened life. Featured
contributors include Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness the
Dalai Lama, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal,
Cyndi Lee, Darlene Cohen, and still more.
We all deal with pain and
suffering. But how can we better deal
with them? These teachings from the pages of the Shambhala Sun
will point the way.
A selection of truly helpful teachings and writings from John
Welwood, Rachel Naomi Remen, Barry Boyce, and more, about how to cope
for caregivers and for those who are trying to practice with illness.
of helpful teachings on death and dying featuring the Dzogchen Ponlop
Rinpoche, Larry Rosenberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, and more.
buddhism and the arts
k.d. lang, Alex Grey, Leonard
Cohen, bell hooks...
all artists whose lives and work have been enriched by
Buddhism. Come meet them (and more).
A collection of the bestselling author's best
contributions from the pages of the Shambhala Sun.
bell hooks describes herself as a "Black woman
revolutionary activist." She has published more than twenty books,
including Ain't I a Woman: Black Women
and Feminism. The Shambhala
Sun offers a wide selection of writing by this longtime contributor.
Her best pieces from the Shambhala Sun.
shambhala sun anniversary best-ofs
Shambhala Sun’s art
director Liza Matthews showcases seven featured artists whose work manifests the
qualities of awakened mind.
Great meditation teachings from the pages of the Sun, featuring Sakyong Mipham, Joseph Goldstein, and more.
The complete articles — excerpted in our 30 Great
Years: Commentary retrospective, in the July issue — are found here. Includes work by
Gary Snyder, John Tarrant, Rita Gross, Peter J.
Conradi, Norman Fischer, Charles R. Johnson, bell hooks, Rod Meade
Sperry, Sam Harris, David Loy, and Andrew Schelling.
Featuring contributions from Gretel Ehrlich, Allen Ginsberg, Rick Bass, Natalie Goldberg, and Barry Boyce.
culture, meditation, life—they've all been the
fascinating discussions hosted by the Shambhala Sun. Continuing our
celebration of the Sun's 30th anniversary, our May 2009 issue offers
from our conversations with important writers, artists, political
leaders, and spiritual teachers including Leonard Cohen, Eve Ensler,
Aung San Suu Kyi, k.d. lang, Tom Robbins, Richard Gere, and more.
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