Sunday, March 09, 2008

Six Talks Given by Sakyong Mipham

I found this collection of cool dharma talks over at Zaadz, er Gaia, or whatever.

The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, is one of Tibet’s highest and most respected incarnate lamas. The Sakyong—literally, “earth protector”—is king of Shambhala. The first king of Shambhala, Dawa Sangpo, was empowered directly by the Buddha.

The Shambhala tradition emphasizes confidence in the enlightened nature of all beings—windhorse—and teaches courageous rulership based on wisdom and compassion. It holds that these qualities are ultimately more stable than aggression and greed. It shows how to use worldly life as a means to ripen this spiritual potential. It practices turning the mind toward others as a discipline that creates lungta, windhorse, the ability to attain success that occurs from acting virtuously. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche leads a global community of over 150 meditation centers rooted in these principles.

Here Sakyong Mipham delivers six talks: The True Meaning of Success, Noble Qualities, Learning to Meditate, Compassion, Arousing Bodhichitta, and The 10% Advantage. Each talk is roughly 5 minutes.

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