Home     Contact Us         Log in
Aug 20
Tuesday

Book Review: In Love With the World - 2 comments

Filed under book reviews

In Love With the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying 

by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche with Helen Tworkov

Reviewed by Christine Heming

If you do not recognize the truth of impermanence, you cannot attain genuine realization.  You must allow the illusion of ego to die.  Only then can true wisdom arise.  Only with the death of this ego can we know freedom.

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Mingyur Rinpoche recalls the words of his father, the great master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, while sitting on the floor of the lowest class cabin on the train to Varanasi, his body constricting around his resistance to being there, experiencing fear more acutely than he has known for many years.  It was June 2011.  Rinpoche had left his monastery in India in secret to become a wandering sadhu – alone and without support or protection for the first time in his life, his own “ego-suicide mission.”

Rinpoche explains that he needed to do “something a little extreme” to break through his conditioning and old habits.  He admits to being born “with a silver spoon in my mouth,” to never having to face the difficulties most people experience in their lives.  Even though the monasteries that he grew up in were pretty spare, with none of the conveniences associated with the modern world, his was an unusually protected environment.  “Everything had always been taken care of for me due to my role and status.”  He “knew nothing of hunger, or caste prejudices, or racism; I had not lived through war or reigns of terror.”

Continue…

- 2019-04-25 - 15 comments

Mandala Appointments, Retirements, and Resignations

Mandala Appointments, Retirements, and Resignations June 28, 2019 Atlanta, GA: Sue Gilman succeeding Daniel Phillips as Shambhala Center Director Berkeley, CA: Shambhala Center Leadership Team: Radha Chandra,Tim Dunning, Emily Earlenbaugh, Carol Henderson, Don Henderson, Sandra Ladley, Alex Lotz, Faith Miller, Jesse Miller, Mollie Mowat, Chinh Nguyenquoc, Elena Oxman, Martha Roberts, Joshuaraen Thornberry, Martha Silverspring and Scott Tracy; succeeding Shambhala Center Director Arelly Sanchez-Shackett. (Note: This leadership team is always changing; any member can join). Davis, CA: Elvia Garcia and Mark Robinson succeeding Patti Larson as Shambhala Center Directors Halifax: Kathryn ... continue

Community Articles - 2019-08-12 - comment

How Can Meditation Improve Heart Rate Variability?

How Can Meditation Improve Heart Rate Variability? By “Jackie Writing Jackie” The focal point of Shambhala – the idea that all human beings have a fundamentally good nature – ... continue

Community Articles - 2019-08-06 - comment

Meditation and Corporate Socially Responsible Behavior

Meditation and Corporate Socially Responsible Behavior Could there be a link between meditation practices and shifting corporate concerns to align with the greater good? Can coaching based ... continue

Community Articles - 2019-07-29 - 1 comment

Coming Home to Yourself

Coming Home to Yourself From www.thepresencepoint.com By Sarah Lipton We already have what we need. We are who we have always been. When we gaze out at ... continue

book reviews - 2019-07-23 - 2 comments

Interconnected, Embracing Life in Our Global Society: a new book by the 17th Karmapa

Interconnected, Embracing Life in Our Global Society: a new book by the 17th Karmapa A book review by Christine Heming Interconnected, Embracing Life in Our Global Society is a deep dive into the Buddhist teaching on ... continue

Opinion Pieces - 2019-07-15 - 1 comment

Each Mindful Meal Is A Step Towards Sustainable Food For All

Each Mindful Meal Is A Step Towards Sustainable Food For All By “Jackie Writing Jackie” Around the world, over 3 billion people are malnourished, and many more eat a poor quality diet. Sustainable food ... continue

Opinion Pieces - 2019-07-10 - 2 comments

Why save Marpa house? Why sell it?

Why save Marpa house? Why sell it? By Lainie Logan To show support for saving Marpa House, add your comments below, pledge a conditional payment, or offer a friendly ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2019-07-06 - 1 comment

Events Celebrating the Life of Lady Könchok

Events Celebrating the Life of Lady Könchok On Wednesday, June 12th, Lady Könchok Palden, the mother of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, entered samadhi following a remarkable life which was ... continue

book reviews - 2019-06-25 - 2 comments

Teaching with Bravery: Meditation and Heart Advice for Teachers

Teaching with Bravery:  Meditation and Heart Advice for Teachers Christine Heming reviews the new book by Acharya Noel McLellan. In the Introduction to Teaching with Bravery, Noel McLellan places his “Heart ... continue


Dharma Teachings

Considering the Future of the Treasure of Shambhala

Este artículo ha sido traducido al español aqui. Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez ici. In these heartbreaking days, while we are committed to redesign the entire structure of our community and practice, I wanted to add an element that may provide some historical perspective for our considerations.  This is not meant to in any way dictate what we decide to do; those directions will be shaped by the community input to the Process Team, and by auspicious coincidence.  Certainly, I have no idea or recommendations for the future.  But the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings are often predicated on the question of what we are to accept and what to reject. As a student of my root guru, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, I have tried in ... continue



More:Dharma Teachings


Art Happens, Share it Here

“Art Happens”: Auspicious Ink

Have you heard of our Art Happens column? Start here to learn more about Art Happens and how to share your art with the Shambhala Times community. Also see the “Art Happens” box at the bottom of the Shambhala Times front page to see more art shared by fellow community members. Today’s featured Art Happens contains the artwork of Yeachin Tsai, drawn from auspiciousink.com continue



More:Art Happens, Share it Here




Website Development by Blue Mandala using Wordpress MU.
All content and source Copyright © 1994-2019. Shambhala International (Vajradhatu), Shambhala, Shambhala Meditation Center, Shambhala Training, Shambhala Center and Way of Shambhala are registered service marks of Shambhala USA

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress
Translate »