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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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A Quality of Healing

A Quality of Healing – HIGHLIGHT

Basic goodness and the path of relationships by Shastri Nick Kranz There are many ways to think about basic goodness. Sometimes it’s referred to as basic healthiness. When we touch into this inherent okay-ness we gain access, I believe, to a quality of healing that is much needed ... continue
Posted April 29, 2017 by CGH
Aging in the Buddhadharma 2

Aging in the Buddhadharma 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview on aging and meditative practice, with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang AC:  What role does your practice and the Buddhadharma have in aging—how do they help the adjustment process? HW:  Being aware. Practice helps in that sense. Practice helps you have a ... continue
Posted April 21, 2017 by CGH
Aging in the Buddhadharma 1

Aging in the Buddhadharma 1 – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Acharya Han de Wit by Adrienne Chang Acharya Han de Wit was an early founder of the European Shambhala sangha and close student of the Vidyadhara. In addition to his decades of teaching and work within the Shambhala sangha, Acharya de Wit is ... continue
Posted April 19, 2017 by CGH
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
Understanding Dön Season

Understanding Dön Season – HIGHLIGHT

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 ... continue
Posted February 1, 2017 by CGH
Senior Teacher Jude Robison

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

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