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Touching Grace -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Bishop Andrus at Grace Cathedral, 2012

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The Sakyong & Bishop Marc Andrus at Grace Cathedral.

On 2 March 2012, the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, gave a public talk to an assembly of over 900 people in the historic Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where he introduced the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and enlightened society. In pointing out how our innermost feelings about who we are have an impact on society, he stressed the importance of self-reflecting on our human nature. As he said:
"That moment when we get up in the morning, that split-second decision about how we feel about ourselves, is really inexpressible. That moment of self- reflection and how we value our own existence has a dynamic and powerful consequence on how we treat ourselves—and especially now, in terms of society, how we treat others."
The DVD includes as a PDF file an outline of the talk, which can be used for personal study or in the context of group discussions.
One DVD. 1 hour 35 minutes
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The Shambhala Principle Play

THE SHAMBHALA PRINCIPLE. Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure. By Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
The Shambhala Principle Facebook at page https://www.facebook.com/TheShambhalaPrinciple

We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future. The Shambhala Principle offers the principle of basic goodness as a way of addressing the personal and social challenges that we face. Do we, as humans, have confidence in the basic goodness of humanity, as well as of society itself? As a Tibetan lama and spiritual leader, this strikes me as our most compelling global issue.

The book revolves around a dialogue with my father, the legendary Chögyam Trungpa. Whether his responses were direct or mystical, he continuously returned to the topics of basic goodness and enlightened society. Not only did he show me how I could become confident in their existence through awareness and meditation, he also taught me how basic goodness is a socially viable standard that could stabilize and transform our world.

However, this book is not a memoir, or even a message. It is an invitation to readers to reflect on their own basic goodness and the basic goodness of society, and then contemplate the question, Can we rouse our energy and confidence to create a good world that is founded on this principle?

I encourage you to join me in this contemplation.
—Sakyong Mipham

See also the playlist "Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society" on this channel.

The Shambhala Principle is available at:
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Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society Play

Shambhala teachers talking about Basic Goodness, Creating Enlightened Society and and how we can help to bring about this social transformation. Including Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The Shambhala Principle Facebook at page https://www.facebook.com/TheShambhalaPrinciple

"Enlightened society is not a utopian fantasy. It's a society where the citizens are aware of humanity's most innate principle, basic goodness, that we as humans are at our core good and complete. That feeling of self-worth and dignity has a very powerful effect on society.

The Shambhala notion of enlightened society is that the network of communication between people can be based upon actual goodness. Even though that's a very seemingly simple point, it's a fundamental point. It's the basic point of who we are and how we feel about ourselves.

We can create a lot of laws and institutions, but if we have no resolve in who we are there will be this feeling of inadequacy. That's what I feel we need to be looking more at, individually and in community.

Enlightened society is society recognizing its inherent healthiness. When this happens, society might get sick but there will always be an inherent health. Right now, people seem to approach society as if it is sick fundamentally, and occasionally we get healthy.

Once the notion of enlightened society is established, it affects everything. It effects how kids are raised, how teachers talk to the students, how people engage in business, how they take care of their employees, and so on. It has a very dramatic effect."
Extract from an extensive interview of the Sakyong by Monty McKeever for "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review". The full interview is online at http://www.tricycle.com/interview-sakyong-mipham-rinpoche

Watch 4 online videos from "Being Brave:Transforming Our World". (August 2011, in Halifax, Nova Scotia). Visit the Tricycle "Retreat led by the Sakyong and Ani Pema Chödrön" page at http://www.tricycle.com/online-retreats/being-brave-transfor­ming-our-world

FURTHER RESOURCES:
BOOKS:
"Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior", by Chögyam Trungpa.1984. Shambhala Publications Inc, Boston. "Discovering Basic Goodness" (pp35-41).

"Ruling Your World. Ancient Strategies for Modern Life", by Sakyong Mipham. 2005. Morgan Road Books,. The Sakyong talks about Basic Goodness in many places, including pages: 2, 18, 29, 57, 135, etc.

Great Eastern Sun. The Wisdom of Shambhala. Chogyam Trungpa. 1999. Shambhala Publications. Chapters: King of Basic Goodness (p 92), and The Basic Gasp of Goodness (p 171).

ON DVD:
"Being Brave, Transforming Our World", 4 DVDs, 507 minutes. Our Price: $50.00 (Kalapa Recordings). http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DZX108

Ruling Your World Training Seminar: Ancient Strategies For Modern Times. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DSC415

Building Enlightened Society. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. 1982. Enlightened rulership. Basic goodness & nonaggression. Equilibrium & decency. Warriorship, bravery, & natural joy. The potential for Shambhala culture in the West. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DVK394

The Awesome Mind. Meditation and the Shambhala Path. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche .2009 Karme Choling sangha retreat. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DSK419

Cultivating Gentleness & Strength. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chödrön, & Acharyas Adam Lobel. July 2009 sangha retreat, Shambhala Mountain Center. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DSE108

Gesar & Shambhala. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
From May 2008, when Dechen Choling hosted the Gesar Festival on Gesar and the warriorship principles of Shambhala. http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DSK415

WRITTEN TEACHINGS ONLINE:
Sakyong.com ONLINE ARCHIVE http://www.sakyong.com./archive.php?category=teachings
Bravery: A Sense of Splendidness. November 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=49
Bravery: Synchronicity of Body and Mind. September 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=48
Bravery: The Vision of the Great Eastern Sun. July 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=47
Bravery: Taking a Leap. June 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=46
Bravery without Deception. February 2011. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=45
Shambhala Warriorship & Meditation. January 2010. http://www.sakyong.com./teachings.php?id=31

Shambhala Sun Articles:
A Reign of Goodness, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala Sun, September 2005. http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&tas­k=view&id=2107&Itemid=0

The Warrior Tradition: Conquering Fear, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Sun, March 2002. 13 pages. http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&tas­k=view&id=1695&Itemid=0

Creating Enlightened Society Conferences 2013. Play

See: Gathering Goodness. A Weekend with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in New York City
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 5:00 PM
https://sakyong2013.eventbrite.com/

See also the playlist "Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society" http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD07A3F92361F169A
The Shambhala Principle Facebook at page https://www.facebook.com/TheShambhalaPrinciple

Creating Enlightened Society: Imagining Peace www.imaginingpeace.com Chicago the weekend of April 26th. A conference on meditation and the reduction of violence.
Imagining Peace will be an experiential event that aims for an integrated response to violence—a response that includes broader sociopolitical influences on our homes, schools, neighborhoods, and individual states of mind. A truly complex social problem requires a truly complex response that includes the whole range of our human experience.
Buddhist spiritual leader, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, meditation teachers Adam Lobel and Fleet Maull, the Honorary Co-Chairs the Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago and the Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President, and others discussed what peace means to us as individuals and within society.

Creating Enlightened Society: Personal Path, Social Transformation. The San Francisco Bay Area 10 -12 May, 2013. http://www.creatingsociety.com
Hosted by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche with Acharya Adam Lobel, it will include Bishop Marc Andrus, Rev angel Kyodo williams, Chade-Meng Tan, Acharya Susan Skjei, Jyoti, and others.
Participants will creatively engage with these groundbreaking community leaders on the interface between personal path and the ways to bring out basic goodness in our societies.

See also Awake in the World. London from 12 to 15 September, 2013
http://awakeintheworld2013.org
An extraordinary celebration to mark 50 years since Chögyam Trungpa's arrival in the West in 1963. It included teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and leading teachers from Shambhala and beyond.
See also:
Awake in the World. preview http://youtu.be/wx12Q7RYuHQ
"Awake in the World Begins" http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/09/13/awake-in-the-world-begi­ns/
"Awake in the World" http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/04/08/awake-in-the-world/
Reading of "Hailstorm" (aka "In the North of the Sky") poem by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/09/14/reading-hailstorm/
"When you sat in meditation, you taught the mountains stillness..." Francesca Fremantle poem http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/09/21/when-you-sat-in-meditat­ion-you-taught-the-mountains-stillness/
Awake in the World, a testimonial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx4DrJEOCdk

Follow the Sakyong on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SakyongMipham
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The Shambhala Principle https://www.facebook.com/TheShambhalaPrinciple
The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche - Video and Text Biography, Schedule, Contact, etc. http://www.sakyong.com./sakyong.php
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialsakyong
The Sakyong's Books & Media at Shambhala Media at
Downloads of the Sakyong's public talks http://www.sakyongmedia.com/product-category/public-talks/
Visit the Sakyong's web site at http://www.sakyong.com for daily text messages with the Sakyong's contemplation of the day.

Learn More About Meditation at http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/
You can find out more about our Meditation Programs available at your local Shambhala Meditation Centre: List of over 210 Shambhala Centers and Groups Worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/centers
Meditation programs and Shambhala events worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/programs/
Shambhala Training http://www.shambhala.org/shambhala-training.php

Shambhala International
1084 Tower Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 2Y5, Canada
Email: info@shambhala.org
Phone (902) 425-4275
Shambhala is a global community. There are more than 200 centers and groups around the world, as well as thousands of individual members.
Shambhala web site: Vision - Lineage - Meditation - Community at http://www.shambhala.org

Shambhala Europe at http://shambhala-europe.org
Kartäuserwall 20
50678 Köln Germany
office@shambhala-europe.org
Telephone: +49 (0) 221 310 24 00

Shambhala Media at http://www.shambhalamedia.org
Toll Free 1-888-450-1002 Ph: 902-421-1550 x1
The mission of Shambhala Media is to communicate the vision, teachings, and culture of Shambhala and the Sakyong lineage through publications, recordings, and other media. Includes:
Shambhala Times: Community news magazine at http://shambhalatimes.org
Shambhala Archives http://www.archives.shambhala.org

Meditation - Mindfulness Instruction Play

Meditation (aka Mindfulness) instructions talks by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and other Shambhala teachers.

Learn More About Meditation at http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/
You can find out more about our Meditation Programs available at your local Shambhala Meditation Centre: List of over 210 Shambhala Centers and Groups Worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/centers
Meditation programs and Shambhala events worldwide http://www.shambhala.org/programs/

See also
The book "Turning the Mind into an Ally" is available from Shambhala Media at
http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=BSX191
Foreword by Pema Chödrön. Turning the Mind Into an Ally offers basic guidelines for those interested in learning more about Buddhist meditation. Sakyong Mipham's instruction and discussion of the virtues of peaceful abiding are followed by suggestions for thematic contemplative meditations on topics such as birth, old age, and death. The book includes three useful appendices, outlining the posture of meditation and offering simple instruction for contemplative meditation.
Riverhead Books
Softcover, 5" x 8"
236 pp.

The DVD "Turning the Mind Into an Ally". Available from Shambhala Media at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DSP401
The perfect companion to the book Turning the Mind into an Ally.
In this video of a public talk based on his bestselling book "Turning the Mind into an Ally", Sakyong Mipham shows how to turn the mind towards the practice of meditation in everyday life. His lively instructions offer us inspiration as well as powerful tools for accessing our own strong and supple minds.
From a talk at Dalhousie University, Halifax NS, March 2003. Includes guided meditation.
Centre Productions
Director: James Hoagland
DVD. 97 minutes

DVD Meditation: The Way of the Buddha (6 Talks -video)-at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode­=DVK031
Online talks by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Meditation: The Path of the Buddha. (6 talks -video). at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, 1974 at http://www.chronicleproject.com/CTRlibrary/meditation.html
With summaries of the talks, Audience Question and Answers, and Suggested Readings:
Talk 1. Meditation Instruction (32:05)
Talk 2. Shamatha or Abiding in Peace (1:11:53)
Talk 3. State of Mind (1:12:44)
Talk 4. Vipashyana or Insight Meditation (1:10:10)
Talk 5. The Dawn of Enlightenment (56:43)
About "Meditation: The Path of the Buddha" from a study guide prepared by Carolyn Gimian:
In 1974 during the inaugural session of The Naropa Institute, Chögyam Trungpa presented this course on meditation. In addition to attending the class, students participated in meditation sessions throughout the week and attended discussion groups with his assistants. His course became the basis for the introductory meditation class that was given for many years at Naropa to incoming students. The course was held weekly during the same period of time that Rinpoche was teaching The Tibetan Buddhist Path, which will be presented on the Chronicles starting in January 2010.

Other online audio and video presentations of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's lectures and seminars at http://www.chronicleproject.com/CTRlibrary/index_CTRlibrary.­html

The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche - Video and Text Biography, Schedule, Contact, etc. http://www.sakyong.com./sakyong.php
Numerous written teachings online at http://www.sakyong.com./archive.php?category=teachings
Shambhala Sun Magazine http://www.shambhalasun.com. Has numerous articles by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in its archives at http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_search&Item­id=243The Sakyong's Books & Media at Shambhala Media
at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1
Closed captioned and translated video biography at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfm11LFpvVo
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/officialsakyong
Facebook: Sakyong Mipham http://www.facebook.com/Sakyong
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SakyongMipham

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