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Great Clouds of Blessings 2

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A continuation of comments on A Supplication for Magnetizing the Phenomenal World

by Russell Rodgers

Vajrayogini

Some of the deities that arise in the next section of the chant are familiar to senior practitioners. Vajravarahi is also known as Vajrayogini. Padmaraja is an aspect of Padmasambhava. Kurukulla is another name for the Padmadakini, who is part of the retinue of Vajrayogini. The rest of her retinue, just for general background, are connected with the buddha families of vajra/intellect, ratna/enriching, and karma/activity. Lately the Sakyong has been giving Kurukulla empowerments, because he believes our sangha needs to develop magnetizing energy to accomplish our goal of creating enlightened society. Continue…

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Shining Confidence

Shining Confidence – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, photo courtesy of BHH StudiosDharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche We are all leaders, in that each of us is leading our life. We have no choice. We are making decisions moment-to-moment, even if it’s to butter our toast. To lead our lives well, ... continue
Posted November 10, 2014 by
Inherent Dignity

Inherent Dignity – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Throughout history, the deepest minds have come to the conclusion that there is something profoundly worthy about being human. In the Shambhala tradition, we call this the sun of basic goodness. The sun is a symbol of life, warmth, and wholeness, like ... continue
Posted October 13, 2014 by
A Picture of the Sky

A Picture of the Sky

Celebrating a collaboration between Naropa University and the University of Colorado on a Buddhist Studies Lecture Series in honor of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche …a course at the University of Colorado – Winter, 1971 (see part 1 here) Part 2 by John J. Baker …But there is another subtler way to ... continue
Posted September 17, 2014 by
Investigating Motivation

Investigating Motivation – HIGHLIGHT

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche In Buddhism, it is motivation that defines us what kind of practitioner we are. Simply put, the greater our motivation on the path, the greater our potential. Traditionally, there are said to be three kinds of motivation: small, medium, and large. Within the ... continue
Posted September 5, 2014 by
The Threefold Purity

The Threefold Purity – HIGHLIGHT

Curtis Pond in Calais, VT,COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Ani Pema Chodron “To begin with, just give up any expectations of yourself. That’s a simple good instruction for how to do Buddhist meditation.” Buddhist meditation is about dissolving our fixation on ourselves, on the process of meditating, and on any ... continue
Posted August 25, 2014 by
In with the Bad, Out with the Good

In with the Bad, Out with the Good – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching On Tonglen guest article by Shastri Ethan Nichtern orginally published on Shambhala Sun “Accepting and sending out” is a powerful meditation to develop compassion for ourselves and others. Shastri Ethan Nichtern teaches us how to do it in formal practice and on the spot whenever suffering arises. ... continue
Posted August 11, 2014 by
Creating a Culture of No Mistake

Creating a Culture of No Mistake – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teaching Gentle and Tough originally published on broken leaf guest article by Acharya Noel McLellan Gentleness is nice and all, but it’s a tough world out there. We can’t always live in a protected world of soft things, kind people, and the sounds of running water. There are ... continue
Posted July 30, 2014 by
Obstacles on the Path

Obstacles on the Path – HIGHLIGHT

photosTeaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche If there’s a rock in your path, you have to move it, go around it, or climb over it. The same is true in meditation, says Sakyong Mipham. You can’t just pretend obstacles aren’t there. You have to relate to them. In meditation, ... continue
Posted July 28, 2014 by
3 Ways Buddhism Can Help You Heal a Broken Heart

3 Ways Buddhism Can Help You Heal a Broken Heart – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings guest article by Susan Piver Nothing feels worse than a broken heart, the kind you get when someone you love ends the relationship. Feelings of shame, remorse, grief, rage, and terror can overwhelm even the most stable human being. Heartbreak has the power to reframe ... continue
Posted July 9, 2014 by
The Simple Technique that Changed My Life

The Simple Technique that Changed My Life – HIGHLIGHT

On Meditation guest article by Travis May, St. Petersburg, FL originally published on elephant journal During meditation instruction I try to convey some importance about the part of the technique that involves letting go of our thoughts and returning to the breath. But, I don’t think that I really ... continue
Posted June 25, 2014 by
Reclaiming our Sensitivity

Reclaiming our Sensitivity – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings article and photos by Evan Silverman, Karme Choling Recently I had the special honor and privilege to be a meditation instructor for a half-dathun (two-week retreat) led by Acharya Suzann Duquette and Shastri Ethan Nichtern. I’ve known both of them for a few years now, ... continue
Posted June 20, 2014 by
Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness

Understanding the Proclamation of Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Keniley, Albuquerque Shambhala Center COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC This simple, four line supplication composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has a lot in it. There is one meaning on the level of ordinary thoughts and associations. Then, there is another level that words cannot directly express ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by
Is Shambhala Just for Seekers?

Is Shambhala Just for Seekers? – HIGHLIGHT

Photo Miksang de Joey JohannsenCOLUMN: Dharma Teaching by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, BC Recently I was at a gathering of meditation instructors, and the main topic of conversation was why so many people come through our doors at open houses, and so few “stick”. The conversation, by now very ... continue
Posted May 30, 2014 by
Giving and Knowing

Giving and Knowing – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Dharma Teachings Investigating the Practice of Generosity by Acharya Michael Greenleaf, Barnet, VT Generosity is our genes. The word comes from the root genus, meaning of good or noble birth. Noble, in turn, comes from the root gnosis — to know. Generosity speaks to the natural expression of ... continue
Posted April 25, 2014 by
Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer

Queer Dharma: The Truth of Being Queer – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Eve RosenthalCOLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Eve Rosenthal article courtesy of Shambhala Mountain Center What is queer dharma? There are people who are queer and there is dharma, but what is queer dharma? First of all, a person who is queer identifies as someone with a sexual orientation ... continue
Posted March 12, 2014 by

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