Kado Workshop Reflections

To paraphrase Shibata Sensei, “We don’t work with what we want. We work with what we are given.” Kado is the “Flower Way” or Path of Flowers. Like Shambhala Art, kado is not a practice of making flower arrangements. It is a process that has the intent of making us more aware, awake, and clear. As […]

Understanding the “Lightened” Part of Enlightened Society

I have been retaking the Shambhala Online course Fearlessness in Everyday Life with my local Phoenix sangha. In our discussion at the end of last night’s session, we were discussing the concept of sadness that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s writing. One of the participants asked where this sadness comes from. With tears in my own eyes, […]