Creating Enlightened Society: Going Beyond Our Borders -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

I really consider today and this gathering of this notion of creating a good human society and that it has to go beyond all of our kind of spiritual borders and personal borders and finding some kind of common language. And I think that my experience has been travelling to various places, that this is […]

Society: Relationship between two people. Part 1 Communication -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

There should be no reason that when we experience life that it can not be a constant reminder; and even though we all makes mistakes and difficulties occur, that the basis of society can not be this constant murmur asking us to manifest our innate strength. And therefore this process of society I believe is […]

Good human society, Warriorship, and Living in the Challenge -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

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 […]

Human worthiness: A Foundational Principle For Society -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

And this is I believe the message that my father was trying to transmit; he felt that out of all the spiritual knowledge he had, that if he could transmit the notion of human dignity, human worthiness, that could be a foundational principle for society; and that is why he taught. That is why is […]

Enlightened Society Is Not a Utopian State -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

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 […]

Humanity and Society are Basically Good -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

It was actually fifty, almost fifty years ago or more that my father literally stood at the roof of the world, at the peak of the Himalayas, before he descended into the Indian sub-continent being severely shaken by the cruelty of humanity, by the desecration and loss of his own country and culture. And what […]

How Society Thinks About Itself Does Matter -Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Shambhala

The main message that my father taught was so simple that for many years we tried to make it more complicated and we wanted more; and we have plenty of complication. But it was… the essence was that if we as humans do not contemplate and think about how we feel about ourselves, and that […]