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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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