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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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The Coincidence of No Coincidences

By Steve Utzig For as long as I can remember, I had been exploring the “Dharma” in my own stumbling way – through Vedic traditions, Siddha Yoga, the teachings of Krishnamurti, even the teachings of the historical Jesus. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Sanity, Peace and Refuge

By Lauren Howard Coleman When I was asked to write for Shantideva Meditation Center’s blog, they presented me with the question: “How have the Dharma and the Center’s activities benefited your life?” I paused, a little bit in awe. How … Continue reading

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Vast Aspirations and Tangible Results
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By Desmond Hosford Shantideva Meditation Center and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism around the world are in the midst of celebrating Monlam, also known as the Great Prayer Festival. As Venerable Thubten Chodron explains, the meaning of the Tibetan “monlam” extends … Continue reading

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Magic at Shantideva Meditation Center

By Snehy Gupta The Tibetan word for a buddha (sangye) distills for me the essential meaning of Dharma. Sang means to eliminate from the mind all faults, stains and obscurations and gye means to fully develop to their highest potential … Continue reading

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Shantideva Meditation Center: A Precious Jewel

By Ven. Lhundub Chodron Many people walk through the doors of a Dharma Center because of a deep dissatisfaction with their lives. They have bought into the idea that happiness could be attained through sources outside themselves such as wealth, … Continue reading

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