All posts tagged: Awake in the World

Floral Notes and Bardo: Deep Yoga, Goofing Around

By Travis Newbill Floral Notes and Bardo: The Creative Chronicles of a Shambhala Mountain Resident is a daily feature on the SMC blog in which a member of our staff/community shares his experience of existing as part of Shambhala Mountain Center. The office is full of incense smoke and we drink fine tea in here, jump on the trampoline, and dance to celebrate small victories. The Awake in the World event has a life of its own.  We are its lovers, parents, servants, and biggest fans.  Good things are happening. Meanwhile, today we elect new Dekyongs, and establish the new Deleks. Carolyn Gimian presented a slide show to the staff the other night about the life of Chögyam Trungpa. It was cool to meet her and hear her talk personally about him. She’s done lots of work to bring his teachings to the public, and I’ve been grateful for a long time. The music is beginning to play in my bones. I picked up my guitar the other night and it felt so good — to play …

4 Noble Glimpses of Fleet Maull

By Travis Newbill Fleet Maull will be hosting the “Waking Up through Service” day of our upcoming Free Online Conference: Awake in the World — October 19-24, 2014. In our daily, weekly, and monthly lives, the opportunities for stepping out of our comfort zone in order to directly help others are many. And sadly, the excuses for not doing so can be even more plentiful. Basically, we’d rather not! So, we often abide in routines geared towards pleasure, self-protection, and predictability. From what I’ve learned about Fleet Maull, he’s made a life out of turning that tendency on its head. If he is feeling hesitant to make a personal sacrifice in order to help someone who is in need…he helps them anyway. Apparently, this brings joy rather than regret, because it seems that the longer he lives, the more he serves, and the happier he appears to be. Quite appropriately, Fleet will be hosting the Waking Up through Service day of our upcoming Awake in the World conference. There is much to say about this amazing person which …