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Nov 25
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Raising Our Children, Sharing Our World

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Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche holding Gesar Mukpo. Photo by James Gritz. Courtesy of the Shambhala Archives.

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche holding Gesar Mukpo. Photo by James Gritz.

By the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Exclusive to the Shambhala Times, courtesy of Lady Diana Mukpo

I have been the father of my own personal, physical children. I have also been the psychological father of many semi-grownup children, and I have been the father of a larger vision, of how our world can actually give birth at all. I feel that I have the authority and the experience to express myself about all of these levels of fatherhood, although I still feel humble, nevertheless.

To begin with, I would like to correct a problem in our language. When we refer to our offspring, we should refer to them as children rather than kids. Calling our children “kids” is like referring to others as “you guys.” It has a somewhat lighthearted connotation, but at the same time we sound embarrassed. Continue…

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Karme Choling’s Garden Gate

Karme Choling’s Garden Gate – HIGHLIGHT

Slogan of the week: Stop, Drop and Touch the Speechless Sky by Jan Enthoven, Master Gardener at Karme Choling Meditation Retreat Center Many people ponder how humanity can continue its proliferation on planet earth with its limited material resources and a rapidly widening ecological footprint. I am just ... continue
Posted November 20, 2011 by
Stop. Give

Stop. Give – HIGHLIGHT

This article presents healthy ways to keep your heart open when friends are too needy. This guest article is contributed by Susan Piver, New York Times bestselling author and Shambhala practitioner. In addition to helping you relax and discover your own wisdom, meditation is a way of ... continue
Posted November 5, 2011 by

Four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last two weeeks four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we refine the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
The Summer of Basic Goodness, part two

The Summer of Basic Goodness, part two – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Column: Article by Shastri Betsy Pond. In part one of this article, Shastri Pond, from Schertz, Texas expounded upon the teachings of basic goodness. In part two, she invites us to join her in taking the plunge to feel basic goodness…read on to find ... continue
Posted October 10, 2011 by
photo by S.Lipton

The Summer of Basic Goodness, part one – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Column: This is the second in a series of articles by Shastris – senior Shambhala teachers – on themes that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been emphasizing in his teaching since he ended his year-long retreat in early March, 2011.This article is by Shastri Betsy Pond ... continue
Posted October 6, 2011 by
Bravery: Synchronicity of Body and Mind

Bravery: Synchronicity of Body and Mind – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham “We have quickly realized that without synchronicity, we are only idling in the dark age.” When we realize the power of aligning our mind and body with our surroundings, we are able to be dignified and courageous because synchronizing our thoughts, actions, and the environment ... continue
Posted September 16, 2011 by
Discovering Basic Goodness Through Conversation

Discovering Basic Goodness Through Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

New: Shastri Column! This is the first in a series of articles by Shastris – senior Shambhala teachers – on themes that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been emphasizing in his teaching since he ended his year-long retreat in early March, 2011.This article is by Shastri Susan ... continue
Posted September 14, 2011 by
Moving with the Mind of Meditation

Moving with the Mind of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Have you heard? The Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche, has written a book on running and meditation. The forthcoming book is entitled: “Running with the Mind of Meditation.” The publisher, Crown Doubleday, has expressed real excitement about the book, and given a definite commitment to get it on ... continue
Posted August 19, 2011 by
Mythology and Everyday Life

Mythology and Everyday Life

I’ve been wondering lately what Joseph Campbell would think of Shambhala Buddhism. He attributed many of the problems we face today, particularly our disconnect from nature and the resultant chaos & confusion found in our global society, to a lack of a working mythology. ... continue
Posted July 28, 2011 by Travis_May
On Basic Goodness

On Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

This video clip of a recent teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche hails from the recent sangha retreat at Dechen Choling, entitled Being Brave: Transforming Our World. This message of basic goodness is something the Sakyong would like us all to hear, so please, take a few ... continue
Posted July 22, 2011 by
Bravery: Taking a Leap

Bravery: Taking a Leap – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Bravery is a highlight of the Shambhala teachings. On the sacred path of the warrior, it is one of the unconditioned qualities that arises from living with virtue and valor. It is defined as “the act of both personally and socially manifesting.” To put it ... continue
Posted July 19, 2011 by
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

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