And I feel that what we have begun here, the rebuilding of society, begins with basic dialog; it begins with us actually willing to take time to listen to each other; and not to listen by not listening and by quickly coming with an answer; but by spending time.
If we appreciate ourselves and we appreciate humanity, as we sit there with one person and listen, even though it may be brief, we have to realize that that moment is invaluable; if we think, "They're not worthwhile; I've got to move on", we in a sense have dropped our respect for humanity down.
Just by being there, just by literally just allowing ourselves to be in the space, we develop patience. By giving a little bit of time, we develop generosity. By willing to feel what somebody else is feeling, we develop empathy. When we can sympathize we develop compassion. When we share we can develop kindness. So when we're talking about the social transformation, I believe that if we begin at this simple level of respecting what we think about ourselves, and therefore respecting others, that dynamic is powerful.
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=... Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society playlist. Talks by the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche, the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and other Shambhala teachers.
In August 2011, Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chödrön, and Acharya Adam Lobel led Being Brave: Transforming Our World. In Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) and online, thousands participated in this five-day retreat aimed at awakening kindness and courage in order to shift the direction of human destiny and bring about global change.
Shambhala Media http://www.shambhalamedia.org is pleased to offer this DVD set of eight carefully selected talks.
The four-disc set includes:
1. A Human Tradition, Adam Lobel, 35 min.
2. A Culture of Basic Goodness, Sakyong Mipham, 64 min.
3. Bringing Meditation Into Our Culture, Sakyong Mipham, 70 min.
4. The Bravery of Openness, Pema Chodron, 65 min.
5. Contemplating Bravery, Sakyong Mipham, 58 min.
6. The Bravery of Compassion, Pema Chodron, 71 min.
7. Creating Enlightened Society, Sakyong Mipham, 95 min.
Bonus talk: The Proclamation of Goodness, Sakyong Mipham, 39 min.
Produced by Emily Sell
Camera: James Hoagland, Kevin Hoagland, Ethan Neville
Content Editor: Benoît Côté
Video Editor/DVD Authoring: Ethan Neville
Post Production suite provided by Centre Productions.
Kalapa Recordings publishes video and audio recordings of the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and other Buddhist and Shambhala teachers.
Kalapa Recordings. A division of Shambhala Media. www.shambhalamedia.org
See also the books:
"Shambhala. The Sacred Path of the Warrior", by Chögyam Trungpa.1984. Shambhala Publications Inc, Boston.
"Ruling Your World. Ancient Strategies for Modern Life", by Sakyong Mipham. 2005. Morgan Road Books.
The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche - Video and Text Biography, Schedule, Contact, etc. http://www.sakyong.com./sakyong.php
Closed captioned and translated video biography at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfm11L...
Facebook: Sakyong Mipham http://www.facebook.com/Sakyong
The Sakyong's Books & Media at Shambhala Media at http://www.shambhalamedia.org/SearchR...
Numerous written teachings online at http://www.sakyong.com./archive.php?c...
Sakyong Media http://www.sakyongmedia.com
Visit the Sakyong's web site at http://www.sakyong.com for daily text messages with the Sakyong's contemplation of the day.
Running with the Mind of Meditation at http://runningmind.org
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-tr...
Shambhala News: Creating a Culture of Kindness, Generosity, and Courage. http://shambhalanews.com
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