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Basic Goodness of Reality class, BoulderA Rookie Teacher and Long-Time Practitioner Checks out What Shambhala Presents to People who Walk in ... continue
article and photos by Duncan McNaught, Boulder, CO
edited by Melanie Klein and Mariah Simonton
I recently made a pilgrimage to sites connected with the ancestral sovereign, Emperor YongLe. It was a success. This was mainly because like the other ancestor sovereign pilgrimages I’ve attempted, I completed it.
At times it wasn’t particularly pleasant; the air quality was challenging and the big city was sometimes quite lonely. I had to remind myself often why I was in such a place at such a time: because Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche told me it would be a good idea. I left China with a much stronger connection to YongLe and the legacy he left as one of the early rulers of the Ming Dynasty. For that I am very grateful. Continue…
TODAY at 11am EST! Oprah is joined by Pema Chodron, an American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun and bestselling author, for an uplifting conversation about her spiritual journey and the importance of finding inner contentment. Pema, the principal teacher at Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Nova Scotia, Canada, talks with Oprah about ways to deal with life’s difficult moments and the value of embracing fear and suffering. As one of the first Western women to be fully ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun ... continue