Published on December 14, 2011
A look at the Shambhala Buddhist Path in the Western world: A look at the Shambhala Buddhist Path in the Western world Shambhala Meditation Center Brookline, Massachusetts By: Kayla Manahan History of Shambhala Buddhism: History of Shambhala Buddhism Introduced in the late 70’s Shambhala Terma Worked with the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu and Nyingma lineages Shambhala teaches there is a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world; which comes from the innate wakefulness of humans Shambhala Buddhism in America: Shambhala Buddhism in America International community of over 180 centers, many located in the US and Canada Shambhala centers are focused on meditation and have many introductory classes as well as for advanced students The centers are highly involved with the community- showing the application of their teachings of courage and compassion My Experience: My Experience Shambhala Center Decorations Simple, eastern influence Music Gongs, bells, wind instrutments People Young but from many different backgrounds My Experience Continued: My Experience Continued Under 30 Meditation Night Beginner meditation Hour long discussion by an advanced student How meditation relates to everyday lives Q/A session following What I Took From This Experience: What I Took From This Experience Difficulties Not enough background knowledge Inability to clear my mind Future Meditation? THANK YOU : THANK YOU REFERENCES Shambhala - Vision, Lineage, Meditation, Community . Shambhala International, 1994. Web. 13 Dec. 2011. <http://shambhala.org>.