Category Archives: Healing from Shambhala

Non-Blog: A feminine response to things going wrong

In the midst of things going wrong, wouldn’t you love to feel that everything’s going to be okay? My aim in this non-blog is for you to have a felt experience of “Everything’s going to be okay”, and for you … Continue reading

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Being able to feel love: Some personal reflections on Tango and our capacity for intimacy

The pandemic has taken a great toll on all of us. If we’re honest, the extended stress, physical distancing, and profound loss and grief have made it harder to *feel*. The most popular topic on last month’s community survey was, … Continue reading

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Would you like to know the key to courage?

As we move as a world community through the crisis of the pandemic, one of the biggest hurdles to working together is the stark polarization among views. Many people have grabbed on to an extreme view (doesn’t matter which one … Continue reading

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Pioneering new pathways of healing for those abused within spiritual communities

A community member responded to our August community survey with deeply insightful and passionate remarks about healing from spiritual betrayal. I was so moved by what she wrote, I am dedicating my article this month to responding to her. She … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 21

Wow! Here we are at the 21st day of this vigil, and I am amazed at what a journey this has been!  Today I felt moved to dedicate my practice in one clear focus: May the raining wisdom create space … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 20

I pray for the powerful presence of the Mother Lineage, to turn the tide of darkness in Shambhala. On the penultimate day of this werma vigil I dedicated my practice to Ösel Mukpo, aka Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and this was … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 19

I pray for union of the sacred feminine and divine masculine, to bring the blessings now needed. Today I made a special dedication of my werma practice to the children of Shambhala – all of those who grew up in … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 18

I call to the wisdom dakini and ask for her blessing. May there be auspicious benefit in right timing, right pacing. Today is one week since I injured my back. This has become a big part of my experience of … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 17

I open my heart to the wisdom of the Mother Lineage, and I pray for your tender guidance in this vigil. The Shambhala teachings that I received during my time in the community focused on the masculine. I suspect little … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 16

I call to the wisdom dakini and request her blessing. I’d first like to acknowledge the beginning of Trump’s impeachment trial. May the outcome of this trial serve to honour and protect our home, Mother Earth, and all of life … Continue reading

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Werma Vigil Day 15

I pray to the Wisdom Dakini to bless the final week of this Werma Vigil. To make a fuller, more celebratory offering for this final week, my intention is to write short daily blog posts. May love and healing spread … Continue reading

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Dissolving the relationship between BPS and the news service

After a month of deep and heart-full discernment, the News Service volunteers, Jamie, Annette and I have decided to dissolve the connection between Buddhist Project Sunshine and the news service. They will no longer use the name Buddhist Project Sunshine … Continue reading

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