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Sep 29

Message from the Sakyong regarding fire at SMC

Filed under Sakyong and Family, Shambhala News Service

To the Shambhala Community,

The Sakyong Wangmo and I have been staying informed of the situation at Shambhala Mountain Center. We began practicing as soon as we heard of the dangers and have received many supplications from students to hold Shambhala Mountain Center in our prayers.

Shambhala Mountain Center is a special place, infused with the blessings of our lineage and we are deeply saddened by the losses that we’ve heard about. At this poignant time, we are holding the well-being of Shambhala Mountain Center in our hearts and in our practice.

With a tender heart,

The Sakyong

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Earthquake Message from Sakyong

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has written a letter to the Shambhala community from his retreat in Nepal. Pharping, Nepal April, 2010 To My Dear Shambhala Community, I am devastated to hear the news of the earthquake that has struck the Jyekundo area. This part of Tibet is our ancestral homeland; ... continue
Posted April 17, 2010 by

Cultivating a Healthy Sense of Self – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham In his journey toward enlightenment, the Buddha saw that human existence is characterized by three qualities: impermanence, suffering, and selflessness. He discovered that we suffer because we try to make ourselves solid and permanent, while our fundamental state of being is unconditionally open and ... continue
Posted April 10, 2010 by
Lineage as the Direct Antidote for Now

Lineage as the Direct Antidote for Now – HIGHLIGHT

This twentieth Parinirvana Day Message from the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham, was read to all Shambhala centres in 2007. One of my early memories is of a young man walking toward me down a village road in India. He was about twenty-eight years old, handsome, beaming, and ... continue
Posted April 3, 2010 by
Message from His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

Message from His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

This message from His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche was recently sent out by the Ripa Ladrang Foundation to their worldwide sangha. The Shambhala Times is sharing this message with permission from the Ladrang in order to update the Shambhala community on His Eminence’s activities. Dear Sangha, I ... continue
Posted March 22, 2010 by
Hearts Melting for You

Hearts Melting for You – HIGHLIGHT

A poem offered by the Family Working Group, celebrating the announcement of our expectant Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo To Khandro Tseyang To Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche And to the royal child On this good earth we waited for this precious being. On a Shambhla day when the earth ox turned into the ... continue
Posted March 20, 2010 by
Creating Peace the Shambhala Way

Creating Peace the Shambhala Way – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham It is absolutely possible to create a good human society here on earth. To do so, we need strong mindfulness and intention. As human beings, we are influenced by our environment. If we create an environment of aggression and disharmony, stress will become the ... continue
Posted March 5, 2010 by
"Tulku" the Movie on DVD

“Tulku” the Movie on DVD – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Shambhala at the Movies by Angela Pressburger Gesar Mukpo’s intimate and honest exploration of what it means to grow up as a tulku in the west today is released on DVD just in time for the Year of the Tiger. TULKU, 2009, Canada, 75 ... continue
Posted March 3, 2010 by
Sakyong's International Engagement

Sakyong’s International Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder interviews the Sakyong’s Chief of Staff, Joshua Silberstein, about several of the global initiatives that the Sakyong is supporting. As he points out in the interview, “By planting the flag of sanity, all the other traditions and people who prize that sanity can ... continue
Posted February 18, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Shambhala is Expecting!

Shambhala is Expecting! – HIGHLIGHT

Of course this Shambhala Day falls on Valentine’s Day, because the Sakyong had news for us — the ultimate gift of love. At the close of his annual address, our beloved Sakyong announced that he and the Sakyong Wangmo are expecting a child. Having just completed ... continue
Posted February 14, 2010 by

The Other Side of a Jasmine Cup – HIGHLIGHT

To mark today’s union of Shambhala Day with Valentine’s Day, we offer a love poem by Sakyong Mipham, written for Semo Tseyang. Happy New Year, and may yours be a lovely year! The sun broke through, Camouflaged by speculation. When the lips of realism Smacked their kiss upon this ... continue
Posted February 14, 2010 by

How to Work with Obstacles – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham Whatever our level of practice, there will always be obstacles. The Tibetan word for obstacle, parche, means “what cuts our progress.” In fact, sometimes the more we are engaged in practice, the greater the obstacles become. If we understand that obstacles are part of ... continue
Posted February 7, 2010 by
Shambhala Households: Transcript

Shambhala Households: Transcript – HIGHLIGHT

Here is the transcript of a discussion about Shambhala Households that was released early this month. President Richard Reoch: Dear friends, I’m speaking to you from the Kalapa Court here in Halifax. It is just days after the 4th Shambhala Congress and, in fact, it is ... continue
Posted January 23, 2010 by
Blessed by the Dalai Lama

Blessed by the Dalai Lama – HIGHLIGHT

His Holiness the Dalia Lama performed the ribbon cutting and ceremonial blessings officially opening Rigon Thupten Mindroling Monastery on 12 January 2010. Arriving by helicopter from Bhubaneswar and heavily guarded by the Orissa state police, His Holiness arrived and took up residence at the newly ... continue
Posted January 19, 2010 by
Sakyong Calls for Protecting the Earth

Sakyong Calls for Protecting the Earth – HIGHLIGHT

A Call to Contemplation and Action on Climate Change by Sakyong Mipham (republished from April 2009) On April 19, 2009, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche offered the following teaching in support of Earth Day, and the work of the Touching the Earth working group of the ... continue
Posted December 6, 2009 by

Interdependence and Freedom – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham What keeps us from tasting our inherent wisdom? Concept. We are generally chasing one conceptual creation after another. This matrix of concept appears in many variations, but its weak point is always the same: it is fabricated. Without really looking at the nature of ... continue
Posted November 21, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

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