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Nov 05
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What is Suffering?

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Some thoughts on suffering, in the Buddhist tradition and in the Shambhala teachings

by Larry Steele

 

It is said that the Buddha gave his first teachings at Deer Park, near what is now known as Varanasi, India. There, after years of searching and contemplation, he presented the four noble truths about suffering.

This is known as the first turning of the wheel of dharma, the first lesson offered by Shakyamuni Buddha to explain the essential truth of life to the people around him. In the 2600 years since uninterrupted lineages of Buddhist teachers have tried to explain suffering in words and practices that people everywhere could understand and use. Continue…

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Bravery: The Vision of the Great Eastern Sun

Bravery: The Vision of the Great Eastern Sun – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Bravery is a highlight of the Shambhala teachings, which were introduced to the West by my father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In an an earlier teaching I describe the first form of bravery, freedom from deception. I’ve also introduced the second bravery, abruptness — the ... continue
Posted July 13, 2011 by
From the Archives: The Fourth Moment

From the Archives: The Fourth Moment – HIGHLIGHT

In anticipation of the 24th Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on April 4th, the Shambhala Times shares an excerpt from a lecture by Trungpa Rinpoche during the first summer session of the Naropa Institute in July 1974. Originally titled, “Meditation and the Fourth Moment,” ... continue
Posted April 3, 2011 by

Shambhala Day Address – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Day Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche May the dawn of basic goodness arise. May the confidence of goodness be eternal. May goodness be all-victorious. May that goodness bring profound, brilliant glory. I am back! [Applause and cheering] I’m rested, and I’m ready to go. And I love you all. Thank ... continue
Posted March 12, 2011 by
Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness

Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham teaches on meeting don season with mindfulness. This year, don season begins Tuesday, February 22nd and concludes on Thursday, March 3rd. In the lunar calendar, the weeks preceding each New Year can be fraught with inner and outer obstacles. In these teachings, offered to the ... continue
Posted February 21, 2011 by

Bravery without Deception – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham My father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, introduced the teachings of Shambhala to the West. These teachings are called “the sacred path of the warrior,” for they emphasize bravery as an important factor in determining the outcome of our personal future and that of the world. Bravery ... continue
Posted February 20, 2011 by
The Cool Realm

The Cool Realm – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Michael Greenleaf attempts to bring equanimity into the world of teenagers. “Look at you two with the signs on your jackets. You look funny.” My wife, Jeanine, was referring to the logos on our fleece jackets, the ones worn by our oldest granddaughter, Camille and me. ... continue
Posted January 15, 2011 by
Six Ways to Lasting Happiness

Six Ways to Lasting Happiness – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham Bodhichitta has many translations: “mind of enlightenment,” “seed of enlightenment,” “awakened heart,” “open heart.” It is a venerable word and a venerable practice that has been done for thousands of years. When we think of bodhichitta, we have a hard time putting a shape ... continue
Posted December 24, 2010 by
Less Like School, More Like Life

Less Like School, More Like Life – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fourth in a series of articles by senior Shambhala teachers invited to share their personal impressions of the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Thanks to Jim Northcote of Kootenay Shambhala Centre for creating this series. By Henry Chapin When Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was developing the ... continue
Posted November 29, 2010 by
Wisdom in Times of Transition

Wisdom in Times of Transition – HIGHLIGHT

This is the third in a series of articles by senior Shambhala teachers invited to share their personal impressions of the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Thanks to Jim Northcote of Kootenay Shambhala Centre for creating this series. By Rebecca Hazell We are in a time ... continue
Posted November 27, 2010 by beckyhazel
Strong Medicine for Challenging Times

Strong Medicine for Challenging Times – HIGHLIGHT

This is the second in a series of articles by senior Shambhala teachers invited to share their personal impressions of the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Thanks to Jim Northcote of the Kootenay Shambhala Centre for creating this series. By Ben Hines Through the Way of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham ... continue
Posted November 21, 2010 by
Cultivating Genuine Dialogue

Cultivating Genuine Dialogue – HIGHLIGHT

This is the first in a series of articles by senior Shambhala teachers invited to share their personal impressions of the Way of Shambhala curriculum. Thanks to Jim Northcote of Kootenay Shambhala Centre for creating this series. By Susan Chapman In the fall of 2008, when I ... continue
Posted November 19, 2010 by
How Does Karma Work?

How Does Karma Work? – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham. To celebrate the birthday of the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, today we feature a teaching by him to rouse our appreciation, devotion, and loyalty. As we read and contemplate his words, we can feel joy that such a living teacher leaves morsels for ... continue
Posted November 15, 2010 by

Map to the Golden Age – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Dan Hessey has spent the last 10 years contemplating and translating the I-Ching, or Yijing, applying the view of establishing enlightened society. This ancient Taoist text illuminates the flow of life force, events, and influence as the seasons change and one situation morphs into another. ... continue
Posted October 23, 2010 by Jennifer Holder

The Excellence of Bodhichitta – HIGHLIGHT

By Pema Chodron, excerpted from her book, The Places That Scare You. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry __________________________ When I was about six years old I received the essential bodhichitta teaching from an ... continue
Posted October 18, 2010 by

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