So the notion of enlightened society is exactly what we are doing here; it is keeping our, in a sense, diversity and who we are, but beginning to be able to think free and not out of the, I would say, current sort of stream of global consumerism, and you know the sense of sort of pandemic fear and doubt that we're involved in; but to be able to not just react, but actually to look, and step away.
And if we do this now it may not immediately solve all issues; but there will be a moment where.... We are supposed to be the most intelligent creatures on earth and how can we begin to look at our own planet and our own society; and if we have essentially given in and saying, "It just is this way".
So the notion of creating enlightened society, enlightened society or good human society, is not simply on the fact that there will be no conflict. This is the notion of the warrior; the warrior always lives in the challenge; in fact the greater the challenge, the stronger the warrior
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. A division of Shambhala Media.Find us online at
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
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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