Harvest of Peace

This past Saturday we held our annual Harvest of Peace Celebration at the SF Shambhala Center. Harvest of Peace is one of Shambhala’s “nyida” days which celebrate the four major events of the lunar calendar: Autumnal and Vernal Equinox, Winter and Summer Solstice.  “Nyida” means Sun and Moon, emphasizing the importance of connecting to the … Continue 

Down the Rabbit Hole with Alice

or How Flower Arranging Taught Me To Paint the Landscape   Alice Tarkeshi is the ikebana master at San Francisco Shambhala Center and she has been the greatest teacher of landscape painting to me. But she did not use brush and paint to teach, rather she used flowers in space. Meeting I met Alice Tarkeshi almost … Continue 

Talking Spirituality: Shambhala Meditation in San Francisco

by Natalie Grigson By the time we arrived at the Shambhala Meditation Center, the double doors were locked, a thin sliver of light peeking through from within. My roommate knocked and while we waited and waited, I wondered if no one answered, should I just take a photo of the door and write about our journey … Continue