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I'm pondering an issue this morning that I care about way more than Miley Cyrus at the Video Music Awards, Although I am definitely a true blooded American when it comes to getting some little rubbernecking thrill out of watching the psychological meltdowns of our celebrities, recorded from multiple angles on the cell phones of other celebrities. Poor Miley. You displaced Kanye West as celebrity most likely to arise in my Metta Meditation. May you live at ease. I read a lot of articles this morning about President Obama's pending decision on military intervention in Syria, and am for the millionth time in my life wondering about the ethics of war from the standpoint of somebody who believes strongly in nonviolence. When would Dr. King or Aung San Suu Kyi intervene? When would my teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche send troops? These are the questions I'm asking right now. The utter
I loved this hour long interview that Jonathan Fields recently did with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Long interviews like this are somewhat rare, and it allows the Sakyong to really get into some of the great themes of his new book The Shambhala Principle as well as for us to see a personal and intimate look at his life and teachings. I'm really excited to be on faculty for his teaching visit to NYC Nov 8-9!
The wife of my teacher Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Khandro Tseyang (also known as the Sakyong Wangmo) just gave birth to their 2nd daughter, Jetsun Yudra. Here is the first public photo of the couple with their new daughter. So this is a pretty wonderful day for them and anyone involved in the Shambhala community. May all be basically awesome for them, and may Jetsun Yudra feel welcome and at home on Earth. (more…)