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Understanding Dön Season

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When the world is filled with evil, pacify the Döns and Mamos

by Russell Rodgers

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated karma comes to fruition and societal obstacles arise. This year, between February 16 – 25, we will do “Mamo Practice” to purify obstacles of the old year. Then, on Shambhala Day, February 27, we can start afresh with the new year.

At this time, when we look around the world, there seems to be no relief from suffering and no escape from the karmic baggage we humans have created. On a personal level, accidents, sickness and general bad luck tend to be on our minds. From an ordinary, non-Buddhist point of view, we could say that we have survived the winter solstice but the harshness and darkness of winter are still dragging on. The fresh promise of spring and bliss of summer have not yet arisen.  Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that all Shambhala Centres perform a pacification of obstacles practice during the period before Shambhala Day. Continue…

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Comprender la estación de döns

Comprender la estación de döns

por Russell Rodgers Hay un período antes del año nuevo tibetano a finales del invierno y principios de la primavera, según la tradición budista tibetana, en el que fructifica el karma acumulado y surgen los obstáculos sociales. Este año haremos la Práctica de las mamos entre el ... continue
Posted February 2, 2017 by luz_rodriguez
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Ekajati and the Ati Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

Exploring depth and meaning in the Ekajati protector chant by Russell Rodgers Ekajati: Queen of the Mamos, thangka painting by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche This chant has an extraordinary level of teaching in it about the nature of mind and the nature of reality. To the extent that one truly ... continue
Posted January 2, 2017 by CGH

Por qué, cuándo y cómo se ofrece generosidad

por Walker Blaine, Maestro de liturgia de Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché y Heraldo de la corte Kalapa Si la gente entendiera los beneficios personales de la generosidad, no sería capaz de contener la alegría de ver ocasiones para dar. Los santos y los sabios de todas las ... continue
Posted January 2, 2017 by luz_rodriguez
Is Vetali Real?

Is Vetali Real? – HIGHLIGHT

Our series of essays on the Shambhala chants continues, with a look at the “reality” of another protector by Russell Rodgers “Is Vetali real” seems like a simple enough question, deserving a “yes” or “no” answer. In fact, this question has many levels. In one of the previous ... continue
Posted December 31, 2016 by CGH
Entender la "Proclamación de la bondad"

Entender la “Proclamación de la bondad”

Foto de Susanne Long Keniley, Centro Shambhala de Albuquerque Esta simple súplica de cuatro líneas compuesta por Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché tiene muchísimo contenido. Uno de sus significados está al nivel de los pensamientos y asociaciones ordinarias. Luego hay otro nivel que las palabras no pueden expresar directamente ... continue
Posted November 6, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
Meet the Four Armed Mahakala

Meet the Four Armed Mahakala – HIGHLIGHT

What is a mahakala? Do they exist in reality? by Russell Rodgers These are questions provoked by doing the chants. In this essay, I’ll explore those questions a little more, and in addition talk about the Four Armed Mahakala in particular. In the previous essay, “The Protector Ritual,” we ... continue
Posted October 27, 2016 by CGH
Aspiración de Shambhala

Aspiración de Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers En medio de nuestra corriente de pensamientos habituales, tendemos a olvidar lo que nos es más importante. Los cantos de aspiración son recordatorios. Si aspiramos conscientemente a algo, es más probable que ocurra. Si no aspiramos, la probabilidad es puramente aleatoria. Aun peor, el ... continue
Posted October 24, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
Súplica al linaje Shambhala

Súplica al linaje Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers En este canto Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché reconoce las fuentes del Linaje de Shambhala. Había cuatro linajes principales en el Tíbet: los gelugpa (el linaje del Dalai Lama), los sakya, los kagyü y los ñingma. Considerando nuestro “Linaje Shambhala”, en el momento en que se ... continue
Posted October 24, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
Canto de los protectores de Shambhala

Canto de los protectores de Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers Un flujo constante de coincidencia conforma nuestras vidas. Nos levantamos por la mañana. Está lloviendo y eso siempre nos deprime un poquito. Hay un colapso de tráfico en el camino al trabajo. En el trabajo pierdes a un cliente importante. Luego sale el sol, ... continue
Posted October 24, 2016 by luz_rodriguez
The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra – HIGHLIGHT

An explication of The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge by Russell Rodgers The “Heart Sutra” is chanted by Mahayana practitioners all over the world. You could do it at home to start your meditation. Its full title is “The Sutra of the Heart of Transcendent Knowledge.” ... continue
Posted October 23, 2016 by CGH
Súplica de Longevidad 

Súplica de Longevidad 

por Russell Rodgers Al igual que los otros cantos de longevidad, este evoca por completo el poder de la devoción. Para los gurús auténticos, la devoción de los estudiantes es lo que les prolonga la vida. Puesto que son boddhisattvas, existen para servir y, ya que no ... continue
Posted October 23, 2016 by CGH
La Dedicación de Mérito de Shambhala

La Dedicación de Mérito de Shambhala

por Russell Rodgers Que por la confianza del áureo Sol del Gran Este, florezca el jardín de lotos de la sabiduría del Rigden. Que se disipe la oscura ignorancia de los seres sensibles. Gocen de profunda y brillante gloria todos los seres.  En general, dedicar el mérito nos hace prestar atención ... continue
Posted October 22, 2016 by CGH
Supplication to the Takpo Kagyu

Supplication to the Takpo Kagyu – HIGHLIGHT

We continue exploring the Shambhala chants with a look at the Kagyu lineage supplication by Russell Rodgers Kagyu Monlam, The Kagyu lineage is one of the three main Tibetan lineages that form the basis of Shambhala Buddhism. Each of these lineages contributed a unique approach to enlightenment. The particular ... continue
Posted October 21, 2016 by CGH
Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara

Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara – HIGHLIGHT

Our series on the Shambhala chants continues, with the traditional supplication to Padmasambhava by Russell Rodgers HUM In the northwest of the land of Uddiyana, On a blooming lotus flower, You have attained supreme, wondrous siddhi. You are renowned as Padmakara, Surrounded by your retinue of many dakinis. ... continue
Posted October 19, 2016 by CGH
Moissons de la Paix

Moissons de la Paix

Allocution du Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 25 septembre 2016 Kongma Sakyong Moissons de la Paix 2016 Bonjour à tous. Je vous souhaite un Joyeux Jour des Moissons de la Paix et une belle saison des moissons. C’est un moment important pour nous tous lorsque nous réunissons alors que les ... continue
Posted October 17, 2016 by CGH

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