Omnivore’s Blog: The Experience of A Translator
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Omnivore’s Blog: The Experience of A Translator

Sherab Chödzin Kohn, translator of Matthieu Ricard’s new book A Plea for the Animals, gives us a hilarious and poignant glimpse into his experience, as an “unreconstructed omnivore,” of going deep into this call for animal rights. Find out more about the book here: shmb.la/plea I am an unreconstructed omnivore. I shun food trips and diets. My guide … Continue reading

WHEN THINGS FELL APART: memories from our Pema Chödrön decades
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WHEN THINGS FELL APART: memories from our Pema Chödrön decades

On the occasion of its 20th Anniversary Edition, our Associate Publisher Jonathan Green wrote some of his memories about Pema’s classic book: Dear reader, I’m one of the “old-timers” of Shambhala Publications, old enough to remember when we published this wonderful book almost 20 years ago. Pema’s earlier books, The Wisdom of No Escape and … Continue reading

The Discovery and Recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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The Discovery and Recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The following is an account of the discovery and recognition of the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, excerpted from The History of the Karmapas: The Odyssey of the Tibetan Masters with the Black Crown The Last Testament Most of his previous reincarnations left behind a Last Testament giving indications of their rebirth. But in 1981, when the sixteenth Karmapa died, … Continue reading

The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop in Boulder May 18-22, 2016
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The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop in Boulder May 18-22, 2016

Few texts are more frequently taught and quoted, have as colorful a history, and as much relevance to Buddhists today more than the eighth-century Indian Buddhist monk Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva. The Dalai Lama has said that “if I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.” … Continue reading