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The Lost Art of Good Conversation

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A Mindful Way to Connect with Others and Enrich Everyday Life

A new book by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

In a world of iPhones, social media and e-mail, we are all in constant contact. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends?

Cutting through all the white noise, chatter, and superficiality our cell phones and social media cause, the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, one of Tibet’s highest and most respected spiritual leaders, offers simple and practical advice to help us increase our attention span, become better listeners, and strive to appreciate the people around us. Continue…

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The Kalapa Court Celebrates Shambhala Day

The Kalapa Court Celebrates Shambhala Day – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong with Jetsun Drukmo and Jetsun Yudra at the Kalapa Court,reported by Shelly Webb, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, Boulder Shambhala Center photos by Pablo Coddou Though it was a cold evening in Boulder, when the door opened to the Kalapa Court, warmth poured out and shouts of ... continue
Posted March 5, 2014 by
The Sakyong Returns to Casa Werma

The Sakyong Returns to Casa Werma – HIGHLIGHT

The first Sakyong composing the Werma Sadhana in 1981; The Kongma Sakyong composing in that same spot 33 years later. Click photo to view largerSakyong Mipham Rinpoche traveled recently to visit Casa Werma in Patzcuaro, Mexico Pablo Coddou reports on the visit for the Shambhala Times photos by ... continue
Posted February 9, 2014 by
No Complaint

No Complaint – HIGHLIGHT

Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche When I visited Tibet in 2001, I frequently performed ceremonies outdoors. On one occasion, thousands of people gathered in a high, beautiful valley. It began to rain — just a light drizzle — but at 13,000 feet, any precipitation turns the weather ... continue
Posted January 29, 2014 by
Health and Healing Puja

Health and Healing Puja – HIGHLIGHT

The Puja being performed by Lama Pema Gyaltsen and Lama Gyurme Dorje;article by Duncan McNaught, 2013 Health and Healing Puja Event Coordinator photos by Pablo Coddou On December 5th–7th 2013 The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche performed a practice intensive and offered an empowerment to increase health and dispel ... continue
Posted January 10, 2014 by
The Kalapa Court Celebrates a Joyful Children’s Day

The Kalapa Court Celebrates a Joyful Children’s Day – HIGHLIGHT

Jetsun Yudra and Jetsun Drukmo share a playful moment on Children’s Dayby Sarah Sutherland, Regional Secretary to the Sakyong Wangmo photos by the Kalapa Court Children’s Day 2013 was an especially cheerful celebration at the Kapala Court in Boulder. With the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Yudra looking ... continue
Posted January 4, 2014 by
The Ongoing Blossoming of Tagtrug Mukpo

The Ongoing Blossoming of Tagtrug Mukpo – HIGHLIGHT

Taggie MukpoMukpo Family Update: Celebrating Tagtrug Mukpo from a recent celebratory dinner at Karme Choling report compiled by Cara Thornley photos by Laura Greer “Amazing” was the operative word that Acharya Michael Greenleaf used to describe the celebratory evening held on December 10th at Karme Choling Meditation Center, culminating the ... continue
Posted December 28, 2013 by
True Listening

True Listening – HIGHLIGHT

The receptive state of listening is a kind of auditory meditation, says SAKYONG MIPHAM RINPOCHE. It is an important way to gain wisdom and insight. But it’s not easy. It is said that when the Buddha first taught, two deer approached, knelt down, and raised their ... continue
Posted December 16, 2013 by
A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Yudra at the Welcoming CeremonyJetsun Yudra’s First Visit to the Kalapa Court in Boulder by Gabriel Dayley Ceremony photos by Katie Weisberger; photo of Jetsun Drukmo by Pablo Coddou With snow falling in Boulder on Thursday, November 21st, Shambhalians gathered at the Kalapa Court to ... continue
Posted December 6, 2013 by
Sakyong Offers Health and Healing Puja

Sakyong Offers Health and Healing Puja

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche is offering a three-day puja, or practice intensive, 5 – 7 December in Boulder, Colorado, to increase health and dispel obstacles to well-being in the Shambhala community. The Shambhala community is invited to practice simultaneously with the Kongma Sakyong, both locally ... continue
Posted November 22, 2013 by David_Brown
Sakyong Interviewed for The New Yorker Magazine

Sakyong Interviewed for The New Yorker Magazine

The Sakyong is featured in a five minute video on the website of The New Yorker magazine. As it says on the website: “Last week, New York welcomed Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community, when he spoke at the New York Society for ... continue
Posted November 22, 2013 by David_Brown
Running with the Sakyong

Running with the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is interviewed for the New Yorker Magazine Last week, New York welcomed Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community, when he spoke at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The Sakyong, which means “king” – or, literally translated, “earth protector” ... continue
Posted November 21, 2013 by
The Water Level is Rising

The Water Level is Rising – HIGHLIGHT

photo courtesy of Michael J. PalmaReport from the Scene by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor-in-chief At a sold out event at the Rubin Museum, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche sat on stage for an hour-long dialogue with Charles Eisenstein, author of “Sacred Economics”. With fifty percent of the people seeing the ... continue
Posted November 7, 2013 by Sarah
Sakyong's Harvest of Peace Address, 2013

Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace Address, 2013 – HIGHLIGHT

To watch the video of the Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace address, please click here. To read the address, please scroll down, and enjoy. by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Greetings, everyone. A very warm and cheerful Harvest of Peace day! Today, I am addressing you from London, in the United ... continue
Posted September 24, 2013 by
Food, Conversation and Meditation

Food, Conversation and Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

This year’s Harvest of Peace address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was recorded at the conclusion of the Awake in the World Festival in London, UK. The Sakyong speaks about the Festival and three foundational elements of enlightened society, and sends a special message to people affected by ... continue
Posted September 23, 2013 by
The Great Vow

The Great Vow – HIGHLIGHT

Bodhisattva by Liza MatthewsOur motivation determines our success on the spiritual path, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. And the greatest of all is the vow to save all sentient beings. In Buddhism, it is motivation that defines what kind of practitioner we are. Simply put, the greater our ... continue
Posted September 4, 2013 by

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