The Practice of Peaceful Abiding

Dharma Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Taming our mind through shamatha meditation, or “peaceful abiding,” is the most important thing we can do. Through peaceful abiding, we learn to rest fearlessly in our natural state, which is basic goodness. See article


Dharma Teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche During hard times, people often ask me for advice. They feel destabilized and scattered. They’re often caught up in examining who they are, what the world is, and how they fit in.. See article


We sometimes forget how the Buddhist teachings came into being. We forget why the Buddha left his father’s palace. Dissatisfied with maintaining an illusion, he wanted to understand his life—and life itself. Just like the Buddha, most of us also would like to discover some basic truth about our life and get some perspective about … Continue 

Developing a Mind of Kindness

In this podcast episode, senior Shambhala teacher Acharya Eric Spiegel discusses the six paramitas: generosity, discipline, exertion, patience, meditation and wisdom – the six elements the Buddha taught as the basis of compassionate activity. See article

The Field of Stillness

Dharma Teachings by Roger Guest There are many ways to ground ourselves in presence. We might walk slowly and mindfully, meditate on the breath, focus on sensations within the body or place our attention on an object in the environment. See article

Prometheus’ Chains: The Myth of Shenpa

All myths evolve in the light of intelligence and imagination (also known as basic goodness). We conceive of what conceives us in an eternal wish to know where we came from and why. The stories we tell are powerful for one reason: they engage our inherent wisdom to illuminate the path, which leads to realms … Continue