using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Lions Roar : January 2013
trangpo—steadiness, resolve, not having a lot of ups and downs. That steadiness is one of the basic qualities of a warrior. It means that once we have decided to be present and engage in our lives with awareness, we stay with it. In this culture we are constantly flip- flopping—mentally, physically, and every other way. That is anti-trangpo. So many distractions and obstacles have the power to drag us away from the spot—it is easy to feel helpless, overwhelmed by traffic on the highway or the Internet. The process of truly being on the spot takes energy: we have to surrender our habitual pattern of wanting to escape to the past or the future. Right now the world needs steady people who can show up for the present moment. It is the only time we can touch our basic goodness, which requires wholeheartedly being here. Steadiness is the inner aspect of the practice of bravery. These days, when people pursue a spiritual journey, they can be very enthusiastic at first. But at a certain point they want to just shelve it and revert to their comfort zone. We seem to want a spiritual path on our own terms. Wanting to be on a path is really just the beginning. To become true warriors and practitioners, we have to repeatedly come back to being present when our attention wanders. This sense of steadiness reflects our decision to hold the view of basic goodness. The secret aspect of engagement is the inherent strengths on which we draw. Humility is at the top of the list, for boast- ing about our patience, discipline, or generosity diminishes them. It’s the same with talking too much about our practice. As we mature in our practice of warrior- ship, we grow as individuals, and there is a quality of richness, both internally and externally. This is the ripening of our protector mind—something we need to guard as it develops. Bandying that about in conversation is like opening the door of a sauna: the heat gets out and the intensity dissipates. Particularly at this time, there is a tendency for us to become sloppy, lazy, SHAMBHALA MOUNTAIN CENTER RELAX. OPEN. DEEPEN. For more information about these and our other year-round programs, or to learn about financial aid, please visit our website. Red Feather Lakes | Colorado PROGRAMHIGHLIGHTS|SHAMBHALAMOUNTAIN.ORG|888.788.7221 Shambhala Meditation Dathün: Feeling, Being and Touching Basic Goodness Shastri Daniel Hessey & Shastri Holly Gayley December 14 – January 12 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Janet Solyntjes February 15 – 17 Feeding your Demons Lama Tsultrim Allione March8–10 The Five Keys to Mindful Communication Susan Chapman & Greg Heffron March8–10 Retreat and Renewal Our contemplative environment is perfect for personal introspection and inspiration, at your leisure. Our natural setting offers a multitude of quiet, evocative reminders of life’s inherent rhythms. Whether hiking along eight miles of wilderness trails, visiting the Great Stupa, or enjoying daily yoga classes and meditation instruction, we offer ample space in which to settle into your own inner calmness. January 4 – 6 February 1 – 3 March 20 – 24 May3–5 SHAMBHALA SUN JANUARY 2013 16