When my father used the words "creating enlightened society" everybody thought, basically everybody thought he was crazy; we were at least deeply challenged by the concept.
What we are doing and why he said creating enlightened society is that, I believe, that we're living in a time where people are afraid to create.
Some theories say that as the post First and Second World War, after a great rise in humanism, where there's actually an embodiment of humanism, we have these great world wars, and that essentially is a huge blow to the human lungta, and that we have essentially said that, and fearful, that humanity is bad and must be contained; so sometimes people say we live now in a period of deconstructionism, where everybody wants to take things apart and it's very hard to build anything, any society, because essentially the fear of individuals having power and the abuse of power.
So we're at a very interesting crossroads where how are we going to build a society, how are we are going to build something new, if we are essentially afraid of humanity and what it can do?
And again I am not presenting that I have all the answers; but I would like to bring light to it.
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
Running with the Mind of Meditation at http://runningmind.org
Learn More About Meditation at http://www.shambhala.org/meditation/
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Shambhala News: Creating a Culture of Kindness, Generosity, and Courage. http://shambhalanews.com
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