In this clip, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche responds to a question from a young man who is inspired by The Shambhala Principle, but struggles with how to live and embody it, given his challenging circumstances. This took place on May 7, 2015, at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. To see the entire video talk, click here.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will give a live talk on The Strength of Basic Goodness from Amsterdam on Friday, September 26 at 3pm Atlantic. See it live and/or watch the recording at any time over the weekend. This one is open to the public, so invite friends, family and the Shambha-curious. More details here.
Then, the Sakyong will teach on the Shambhala Sadhana on December 6, 2pm Atlantic, from Halifax. Gather all Sadhakas; gather, gather, ho! Register here.
This morning as I was driving to Boulder to pick up the camera for a Shambhala Online Kasung program, I was feeling a bit disappointed because the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche is giving a special weekend of teachings at the Boulder Shambhala Center. I knew of this long ago and planned to attend, but I didn’t register before it was sold out. I told myself I could just go to the teachings he’ll be giving in Denver (where I live), but learned on Thursday that program was two weeks ago, so I missed that as well.
I’m driving and feeling a little low, wondering if maybe I could just drop in and listen to a talk by Thrangu Rinpoche (of course not). My phone was on shuffle, playing random musical selections, when a talk by Sayong Mipham Rinpoche comes on about the importance of the view. One of the things he says is that the mind of the budhha is not different from ours. It’s all one mind. All from the same family. Of course he’s right, and as I listen to the Sakyong sharing these insights, I feel better, blessed even. There’s nothing to see, nothing to miss that isn’t already right here. This richness that we enjoy as part of this lineage is so precious.
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