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May 07
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Jetsun Dzedron Turns Two!

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The Princess and her family enjoy birthday cake and a visit to the zoo.

by Amanda Betzen

April 10 marked Princess Jetsun Dzedron Okar Yangchen Ziji Mukpo’s second birthday. The morning began with the Sakyong giving a long life blessing to Jetsun Dzedron. That afternoon, the celebration continued with a family trip to the Denver Zoo. The Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo, and all three Jetsunmas strolled through the zoo seeing animals, including two llamas that the Jetsunmas affectionately named Jorge and Fernanado. The family also enjoyed riding the carousel and train. Older sister Jetsun Drukmo showed her sisterly love by wanting to sit next to Jetsun Dzedron during much of the outing. Continue…

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TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Four - Blossoming

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Four – Blossoming – HIGHLIGHT

By Shastri Benoît Côté The year 1976 was pivotal in the manifestation of the Vidyadhara in the west. He started receiving a whole cycle of terma, which lasted until 1981. These are root teachings which, according to the Tibetan tradition, have been planted in the unconditional realm ... continue
Posted March 3, 2011 by BenoitCote
TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Three - Consecration

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Three – Consecration – HIGHLIGHT

By Shastri Benoît Côté At some point during those years, Rinpoche started talking about a general public book on shamatha. The concept was something like an “airport book,” a book that somebody could be attracted to pick up while waiting for the next flight. A ... continue
Posted March 2, 2011 by BenoitCote
TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Two - Empowerment

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Two – Empowerment – HIGHLIGHT

By Shastri Benoît Côté The Sakyong has told the story of H. H. Penor Rinpoche making the long journey from Namdroling, his main monastery in South India, to visit H. H. Khyentse Rinpoche in Nepal. It was “about him.” They agreed that when Khyentse Rinpoche would pass ... continue
Posted February 28, 2011 by BenoitCote
TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part One - Succession

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part One – Succession – HIGHLIGHT

By Shastri Benoît Côté On August 26, 1990, a young man of 28 years old was brought back from Nepal, where he was studying with his teacher H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, to Karmê Chöling, Vermont, where at the request of the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin, head of ... continue
Posted February 26, 2011 by BenoitCote
TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Introduction

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Introduction – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Benoît Côté marks the transition of the past year in the Sakyong’s reign by offering a history of twenty years of ruling and teaching. This is the first in a series of articles about this journey, based on available documents that mark the various ... continue
Posted February 24, 2011 by BenoitCote
Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness

Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham teaches on meeting don season with mindfulness. This year, don season begins Tuesday, February 22nd and concludes on Thursday, March 3rd. In the lunar calendar, the weeks preceding each New Year can be fraught with inner and outer obstacles. In these teachings, offered to the ... continue
Posted February 21, 2011 by

Bravery without Deception – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham My father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, introduced the teachings of Shambhala to the West. These teachings are called “the sacred path of the warrior,” for they emphasize bravery as an important factor in determining the outcome of our personal future and that of the world. Bravery ... continue
Posted February 20, 2011 by
Jetsun Drukmo Turns Six Months Old

Jetsun Drukmo Turns Six Months Old – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong Wangmo celebrates a half-year of life for our princess by sharing a message and photos. Dear Shambhalians, How time flies! Jetsun Drukmo turns six months old today. The last six months have been very joyful. Each day I see her doing new things and am ... continue
Posted February 12, 2011 by
The Sakyong in Deep Retreat

The Sakyong in Deep Retreat

The Sakyong has arrived in Pharping, Nepal for a period of strict retreat to conclude his year of retreat. He asked that the following update be shared with the community. It is followed by photos of the Sakyong on retreat in Nepal and the Sakyong on ... continue
Posted January 4, 2011 by
Six Ways to Lasting Happiness

Six Ways to Lasting Happiness – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham Bodhichitta has many translations: “mind of enlightenment,” “seed of enlightenment,” “awakened heart,” “open heart.” It is a venerable word and a venerable practice that has been done for thousands of years. When we think of bodhichitta, we have a hard time putting a shape ... continue
Posted December 24, 2010 by
A Children's Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo

A Children’s Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

Tomorrow, December 21st, is Children’s Day in Shambhala. The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has recorded a message for the holiday to share with the community. On Children’s Day, we can all gather to appreciate the children in our sangha, and to enjoy the festive season. Listen to ... continue
Posted December 20, 2010 by
Grand Opening: Breeze of Delight

Grand Opening: Breeze of Delight – HIGHLIGHT

On the auspiscious day of Monday, September 20, Lady Konchok, the Sakyong’s mother, and her family, Lama Pegyal and Gyurme Dorje Lama, welcomed over 60 people to Marpa House. Lady Konchok cut the black ribbon of samsara to open a Tibetan butter lamp offering ceremony. ... continue
Posted October 15, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
The Sakyong Shares His Delight

The Sakyong Shares His Delight – HIGHLIGHT

In a letter to the Shambhala Community, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche tells the story of Jetsun Drukmo’s birth and comments on the impact of her presence in all our lives. Photos courtesy of Sean Raggett. At four in the morning, I was awakened by Dr. Levy. He said, ... continue
Posted October 13, 2010 by
Royal Gallery: Two Months Old and Growing

Royal Gallery: Two Months Old and Growing – HIGHLIGHT

This precious moment in our princess’ life was offered by Sakyong Mipham and Sakyong Wangmo Khandro Tseyang, and photographed by Sean Raggett. Click on the photographs to enlarge them. continue
Posted October 13, 2010 by

Harvesting Peace in the Chinese Language – HIGHLIGHT

Yeachin Tsai has kindly translated Sakyong Mipham’s 2010 Harvest of Peace letter into Chinese. 2010年「和平的秋收」薩姜米龐仁波切關中信函 祈願文 在心的宇宙一切皆為可能; 在心的空隙一切皆盡涵容; 在珍貴的身體內,光芒四射的能量搏動; 在世界靈動變化的的巧合裡,吉祥永遠準備就緒。這是多傑札都(創巴仁波切)的贈禮。讓我們這些無愧的香巴拉人每天早上以一顆廣袤的心智、難以稱量的大心、以及一個充滿意向的身體覺醒。讓我們創造一個具有和平與尊嚴、並以吉祥嚴飾的世界。 聆聽香巴拉總裁理查雷奧克(Richard Reoch)的開示,與馬克威利(Mark Whaley)閱讀薩姜的書信全文: 信函內容如下: 我希望你們都有一個深刻美好的「和平的秋收」日。和平是香巴拉活動的基石。正如偉大的聖雄甘地所說:「你想見到世界改變,必須自己成為那改變。」在這個唯物主義氾濫的年代,我們香巴拉人必得欣然接受此一箴言。因為當此充斥無厭的自我滿足之時、我們的手指總是預備好去指責別人的錯誤。因此經由這純粹的英勇行徑,我們必須振奮起信心,確認我們的本初善 (basic goodness)。 continue
Posted September 27, 2010 by Yeachin Tsai

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