Winter Director’s Letter

Dear Community, Here we are in the year 2015! May it be a year of relaxation of minds, openness of hands and hearts, and joyful engagement in the world for all of us! A huge thanks to everyone who taught, coordinated, staffed, and showed up for the programs and events we’ve had in the past … Continue 

Nyinthun: A Day of Peaceful Abiding

In Shambhala, a nyinthun is a day-long meditation session. Nyin is Tibetan for “day”, and thun means “session” of formal meditation. Why meditate for a whole day? In, Turning the Mind into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche writes, “To meet our basic goodness, we meditate. Through peaceful abiding, we learn to rest fearlessly in our natural … Continue 

Now You Can Open Your Eyes: Mindfulness in the Museum, Summer 2014

  I had no idea where I was going or when my partner would say I could open my eyes.  And then she did say it – “OK, open your eyes” – and – AH! — a rush of pure experience that quickly resolved into a vaguely football-shaped object, which then further resolved into a … Continue 

The Four Dignities Cross the Road

Meek, Perky, Outrageous and Inscrutable, well dressed, well groomed, with stately dignity and humor, natural good posture and steady unhurried gait, a crow walked across the road in front of my car. I slowed as I approached, but he or she did not pause, speed up, nor look at my car. I slowed more, feeling … Continue 

Join us for teachings from “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma”

Beginning Wednesday March 19th,  the Shambhala Center of White River will present a series of 5 talks on “The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma” with sitting meditation at 5:30 and the class to begin at 6:30 following light refreshments. This class is both special and unique. The teachings published in the 3 volume … Continue 

Shambhala Solstice!

The weather was terrible.  We were under a flood watch as rain and temperatures above freezing turned our 15″ of snow into fog, and threatened river floods from snowmelt and ice jams. But one by one we arrived at the center and sat to meditate. By noon we had nearly 20 people, all bearing potluck, … Continue 

The Basic Goodness Rotating Bathroom Art Gallery

The Basic Goodness Rotating Bathroom Art Gallery: An Interview with Ms. Raven Fennell By Dia Ballou, 7/6/13 Those of you who were unable to attend our last community meeting might not know why there has been a series of somewhat startling, certainly uplifting, framed photographs in the bathroom of the White River Shambhala Center.   And … Continue 

Your first Blog Post!

Congratulations on upgrading your website to the new 2.0 template system in wordpress!  What you are reading is a blog post that can show up on your homepage.  If you would like to  write more blog posts, you can do so easily from the dashboard -> posts. All posts that you write on your centre … Continue