What we are saying in Shambhala and what the Dorje Dradul [Trungpa Rinpoche] was saying and what we are expressing here is again that society is not a Utopian state; but that it is a society that has enough confidence and trust to acknowledge humanity's most innate principle. And traditionally society is actually defined as a network of individuals who are brought together by a common purpose or principle.
What is the principle of our society now?
Well the notion of enlightened society is that if at the subliminal level that we can create a society where enlightenment is not a state, but is a descriptive adjective, in that it is the willingness for us to wake up and look and to see what our nature is and what society's nature is.
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
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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
Running With the Mind of Meditation - Official YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/RunWithMind
Learn More About Meditation at http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/
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Shambhala Training http://www.shambhala.org/shambhala-tr...
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Shambhala News: Creating a Culture of Kindness, Generosity, and Courage. http://shambhalanews.com
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