Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World (VIDEO)


We’ve recently become aware of a journalist named Megan Feldman who embarked on an brave journey across the globe seeking a deeper understanding of the act of forgiveness. The two year adventure took her as far as Rwanda, and, we’re delighted to say, to Shambhala Mountain Center as well. She encountered heart-breaking, heart-opening people and their precious stories. And, now Megan has stories to share as well. Stories that are applicable to all of us, as we ourselves perpetuate wars — on great and subtle levels — with ourselves, our families, and people of the world who we consider to be threats in one way or another.

Megan learned that forgiveness — the key to ending all wars — is not about the past, but about the future.  So in the spirit of moving into the future in a good way — today — we invite you to hear Megan’s wisdom.

Please open your ears and heart to Megan in the TEDx video below, and also check out a soon to be released book titled Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World, which chronicles her journey, and shares the wisdom that has arisen out of it. We’re especially excited to see the chapter dedicated to her experience at SMC!

Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World is scheduled to be released by Avery at Penguin on August 11, and you can learn more by clicking here.


PortraitTravis Newbill is a writer, musician, and aspirant on the path of meditation.  He currently resides at Shambhala Mountain Center, where he serves in the roles of Marketing Associate and Shambhala Guide — a preliminary teaching position.  Follow Travis on twitter: @travisnewbill

Comedy Improv: Humor for Health and Self-Discovery with Jacqueline Kabat

By Travis Newbill

Kabat_JacquelineCan comedy improv help you live a more awake, more joyful, and less fearful life?  Can comedy improv save the world?  YES AND… Check out our recent interview with popular Manhattan-based comedian/holistic health humorist Jacqueline Kabat to learn how.

Jacqueline will be leading a weekend retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center from May 9-11 titled: Comedy Improv: Humor for Health and Self-Discovery. To learn more about the retreat, please click here.

Jacqueline Kabat is a Manhattan-based comedian who performs stand-up at popular comedy clubs, including Gotham and Caroline’s on Broadway. She has studied with Amy Poehler, warmed up audiences at ABC Studios with Mario Cantone, and is currently in production for her documentary, Comedy Improv Can Save the World. She teaches improv in theaters, corporations, medical centers, and institutes such as Omega and Esalen.