Category Archives: Community Voices

Community: Riding the Waves of Samsara Together

By Lauren Howard Coleman Earlier this month, Ven. Amy Miller led a retreat entitled “Riding the Wave: Moving Forward in Vulnerable Times.” She began by asking us to imagine riding a surfboard, skillfully navigating the choppy waters, gaining a sense … Continue reading

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Trying to Fix Samsara

By Gus Cutz In Portuguese, we say of someone who persists in doing something that is futile on the face of it, that they are “drying ice.”  Sometimes it seems to me that I spend a great deal of my … Continue reading

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A Joyful Dharma Journey

By Arnaud Berger This is the time of the year when I look back at my practice and make absolutely unrealistic resolutions: attain enlightenment this year, or at the minimum, only have altruistic thoughts, not let my mind wander on … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

Scattered through the Dharma teachings is the idea that the images we watch, the stories we read and the company we keep can leave karmic imprints that may come back to haunt us. So too can the angry feelings we … Continue reading

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Our Teachers Caring for Us in 2017

When thinking of my teachers, gratitude is invariably the first instinctual reaction. I was able to contemplate this on my last day at the Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in August. I have often heard said … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Sink

By Jennifer Kim Ugh – I woke up late with a sore throat. My jaw was still swollen after my root canal and the grey weather outside was not motivating me to tackle the hefty to-do list that lay ahead … Continue reading

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A Dharma Journey in India

An interview with Sam, Shantideva volunteer and member, about how his recent trip to India and Tushita Meditation Center (FPMT) has inspired his Dharma practice. Why did you go to India? I went to India in for 30 days to attend … Continue reading

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My First Two-Week Retreat: Light of the Path 2016

Bonnie, Shantideva staff and volunteer, shares her experience of attending a first ever two-week retreat at Light of the Path, August 2016. I had never been on a two-week Dharma retreat before, and being a worry-wart, I asked quite a … Continue reading

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Rejoicing in Service

By Desmond Hosford When Jennifer Kim, director of Shantideva Meditation Center, called to say that Lama Zopa Rinpoche had made a recommendation on the Center’s next director, which the Board accepted with great enthusiasm, I was poised to rejoice enthusiastically … Continue reading

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Reflecting with Gratitude

By Jennifer Kim After nearly two and a half years of having the privilege to serve as Director of our Center, I have transitioned out of the role and have passed the torch onto Desmond Hosford, a dedicated practitioner, consummate … Continue reading

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