The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure Hardcover – May 7 2013
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“In this rich and touching book, Sakyong Mipham recounts his relationship with his father, Chögyam Trungpa, to illustrate his personal journey of discovering the Shambhala principle of basic goodness and enlightened society. His contemplation of humanity’s true nature invites us all to do the same: dig deep into our hearts and bring forth the jewel that will illuminate our own inherent worthiness and that of society—as well as the worthiness of the beautiful earth we inhabit. This is the love that connects us all.
I hope everyone will join Sakyong Mipham in this global conversation. This is a pivotal book for our time.” —Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart
"At a time when we can either destroy the world or create a good future, Sakyong Mipham proposes to use the power of goodness to solve our problems. In this surprising and inspiring book the author develops the view that humanity at the core is basically complete, good, and worthy. If you feel sometimes overwhelmed by the daily crimes and disasters, this is a healing book and a basis for hope, one that shows how basic goodness can begin to affect our homes, workplaces, hospitals, and schools, extending all the way to our economic and political systems." -- Lothar Schäfer, author of Infinite Potential: What Quantum Physics Reveals about How We Should Live
In The Shambhala Principle, Sakyong Mipham offers an inspiring vision of the fundamental wisdom, grace, and courage that resides in the heart of every human being. Rich in insight and practical detail, The Shambhala Principle is an indispensable guide to personal and societal transformation. It is at once a moving and deeply personal tribute to his father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and a transmission of timeless principles presented in a manner uniquely suited to the challenges of the 21st century.” Eric Swanson – co-author of The Joy of Living and Open Heart, Open Mind
About the Author
SAKYONG MIPHAM is the head of the Shambhala lineage, which is grounded in the power of creating enlightened society in everyday life. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, he teaches this way of social transformation throughout the world. In addition, he extends his vision to a number of humanitarian projects in Asia and the West. He is the author of the bestselling titles Running with the Mind of Meditation, Ruling Your World, and Turning the Mind into an Ally.
For more information, visit www.sakyong.com.
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Author, Sakyong (Earth-Protector) Mipham, the son, and the reincarnation of Mipham-the-Great of 19th centaury Tibet, also a channel for bringing Shambhala teachings into this world, muses in each chapter around a few simple words spoken to him directly by his father and then expands them to relate directly to our lives both as individuals and as a collective. In the chapter-Life is a Ceremony-for example he has us contemplate how our calendar, which originally had sacred meaning with a day set aside for family and one for spirituality has been almost totally co-opted by the predominant culture of materialism. "Within this system personal growth and spirituality are not priorities, because there is little room left in the calendar for examining the purpose of life and developing one's heart and mind. My father would always say 'Desire leads to more desire, it does not lead to satisfaction' what leads to satisfaction is appreciation."
As a psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher working in health care, the cancer field, and mental health, I am witness daily to tremendous suffering brought about by people’s deep doubts in their worthiness, and in their sense of belonging to something important, good and larger than themselves. The culture of materialism has sown deep doubts in humanities faith in their own goodness and potential and systematically cultivates a culture of inadequacy, fear, dissatisfaction, distraction and endless craving. I call these social mind viruses and The Shambhala Principle is a powerful and practical antidote to these viruses. I recommend it for your health and wellbeing and for the ultimate health and wellbeing of society at large for generations to come.
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