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SHINING A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

In INSIGHTS by Ira Rechtshaffer3 Comments

The shadow holds the wounded and broken parts of ourselves, the failed ideals, the fateful consequences of poor choices. It is the inferior, unprocessed, or undeveloped aspects of our personality that our social mask hides.

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THE BUDDHA

In POETRY by Karma DendupLeave a Comment

The truth he transcended, And with it worldliness he ended, The garden of virtue he well tended, And became so alive that we seemed dead. He saw of what he was made, Or rather in truth “unmade”

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A GATEWAY TO SHAMBHALA PART IV

In STORYTELLING by Douglas J. Penick3 Comments

Trungpa Rinpoche gave particular emphasis to four rulers as exemplars of the spontaneous appearance of the Shambhala path: Ashoka Maharaja, Gesar, King of Ling, the third Ming Emperor, Yong Le and Prince Shotoku Taishi who was Regent of Japan. Trungpa Rinpoche referred to these four as the ancestral sovereigns of Shambhala.