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Humanity, Chaos, and Wisdom

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Reflections on favorite passages from a book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

by Susan Firer

I’ve been re-reading the book, The Shambhala Principle, written by my teacher Sakyong Mipham, who is the head of Shambhala. I would like to share a few passages that I try to keep in mind.

“If we hold to the belief that humanity has already failed, and try to limit the damage with a mediocre social vision, we are surrendering to an underlying belief that humanity is bad. When we stop believing in humanity’s possibilities, we stop building our future. If we have the bravery to proclaim basic goodness and move beyond our doubt about humanity, it will be harder for evil to arise.” Continue…

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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
Peace is in the Heart

Peace is in the Heart – HIGHLIGHT

A Harvest of Peace video message from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Click here to see the video, or read on for a transcript of the talk. Click here for a French-language translation. continue
Posted September 25, 2016 by CGH
The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa – HIGHLIGHT

Having looked at the Shambhala Dedication of Merit earlier this week, our attention now turns to a traditional opening chant by Russell Rodgers Gampopa Grant your blessings so that my mind may be one with the dharma. Grant your blessings so that dharma may progress along the path. Grant your blessings ... continue
Posted September 15, 2016 by CGH
The Shambhala Dedication of Merit

The Shambhala Dedication of Merit – HIGHLIGHT

Delving into the context and deeper meaning of this familiar dedication chant by Russell Rodgers By the confidence of the golden sun of the great east, May the lotus garden of the Rigden’s wisdom bloom. May the dark ignorance of sentient beings be dispelled, May all beings enjoy profound brilliant glory. In ... continue
Posted September 13, 2016 by CGH
Synchronizing Body and Mind

Synchronizing Body and Mind – HIGHLIGHT

by Shastri Kim Kelso When we meditate we are practicing synchronizing mind and body.  We are giving ourselves a chance to collect ourselves.   Often our body is ahead of our mind or our mind is ahead of the body, or our body is sitting in the room ... continue
Posted September 5, 2016 by CGH
Aspiration of Shambhala

Aspiration of Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Our commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual thoughts, we tend to forget what is most important to us. Aspiration chants are reminders. If we consciously aspire to something, it’s more likely to ... continue
Posted August 26, 2016 by CGH
Longevity Supplication

Longevity Supplication – HIGHLIGHT

In our ongoing series on the Shambhala chants, we consider a supplication for the longevity of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers As with other longevity chants, this one is all about the power of devotion. For genuine gurus, it is the devotion of their students that prolongs ... continue
Posted August 24, 2016 by CGH
The Shambhala Protector Chant

The Shambhala Protector Chant – HIGHLIGHT

In our continuing series on the Shambhala chants, we take a look at protectors manifesting as coincidence. by Russell Rodgers A constant stream of coincidence shapes our lives. You get up in the morning. It’s raining and that always makes you depressed. There’ s a traffic jam on the ... continue
Posted August 22, 2016 by CGH
The Protector Ritual

The Protector Ritual – HIGHLIGHT

A long-time student ruminates on the practice of protector chants in Shambhala ritual by Russell Rodgers The protector chants have been causing controversy at centres since Trungpa Rinpoche first asked us to start doing them over thirty years ago. Periodically, members argue over whether or not it is ... continue
Posted August 18, 2016 by CGH
Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage

Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

An explication of the chant known as the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage by Russell Rodgers In this chant, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche acknowledges the sources of the Shambhala Lineage. There were four main lineages in Tibet: the Gelugpa (the Dalai Lama’s lineage), the Sakya, the Kagyu and the ... continue
Posted August 16, 2016 by CGH
Everyday Mindfulness

Everyday Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

Ten practices for developing mindfulness in the midst of our everyday activities by Jennifer Wang Mindfulness and meditation go together like muscles and strength-training. Mindfulness is an attribute we exercise during meditation, and meditation is a practice (I believe the best practice) to cultivate mindfulness. However the rubber ... continue
Posted June 27, 2016 by CGH
Investigation of the Dedication

Investigation of the Dedication – HIGHLIGHT

Taking a closer look at one of our most familiar chants, the Shambhala Dedication of Merit By Russell Rodgers Mural depicting one of the Rigden Kings By the confidence of the golden sun of the great east, May the lotus garden of the Rigden’s wisdom bloom. May the dark ignorance of ... continue
Posted February 28, 2016 by CGH

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