Shambhala Buddhism is a path of study and practice based on the Kagyu schools’ messages, Nyingma and Shambhala’s baths, designed by the great master and teacher Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Chogiama.
With a mind untrained mind, most of our days we are left at the mercy of our moods. Waking up in the morning feeling a bit like the lottery: "What mind did I draw mind today? Annoyed, happy, anxious, angry, compassionate, and loving? "During the Samatha meditation -" quiet period "- we train the mind to achieve stability, clarity and strength. With this most basic form of meditation in the seated position, we find that we can get peace of mind.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Warsaw Shambhala Group was established in November 1994 after a weekend program conducted by prof. Peter Conradi and Jim O'Neil. Programs and lectures were conducted at various locations in Warsaw.
In many Asian countries, there is a myth about the kingdom of Shambhala, which was the source of culture and civilization of the current Asian societies. In this enlightened kingdom, where both the rulers and citizens were wise and gentle, yet full of power, there was peace and prosperity. Of course we can easily recognize this type of legend for yet another myth of utopia. But you can also look at it as an expression of deep human longing for a life that is good, joyful and meaningful. This longing was and is considered by many accomplished teachers of Tibetan Buddhism as a potential, which is based on the path leading to enlightenment. These teachers for centuries passed the vision of Shambhala from generation to generation. From this point of view it is not important whether the legend of Shambhala has historical basis or not. The potential for the realization of the kingdom of Shambhala exists in each of us.The basis of the vision of Shambhala is a simple but profound observation that if we want to establish an enlightened society, we must fully realize our human potential. Only then we can offer it to others and help them. This means that we need to stop the fear of who we are. That's why the Shambhala path is called the path of a warrior - a man who lives without fear. When we reach fearlessness in accepting ourselves then an unfailing gentleness, compassion and spontaneous desire to help others are born in us.
Widjadhara Czogjam Trungpa Rinpocze was born in 1939 in Eastern Tibet. He was one of the most prominent Buddhist teachers. In a unique way he transmits the essence of Buddhism in contemporary Western culture. Czogjam Trungpa - tenant of Nyingma and Kagyu lineage, the eleventh incarnation of Trungpa Tulku. In 1959, while the abbot of the monasteries in eastern Tibet Surmang, he was forced to flee the country to India. In 1963 he went to England, where he began his studies at Oxford. In 1970 he moved to the United States, where he taught intensively, also inviting other great Buddhist teachers.
He has published fourteen books, among others, "Freedom of spiritual materialism", "Shambhala, the sacred path of the warrior", "The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation".
Chogjam Trungpa died in 1987. In 1990, the Sawang Osel Rangdrol Mukpo currently Sakjong Mipham Rinpoche, the eldest son Czogjama Trungpa, at the request of the great Buddhist teacher Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche he returned from the retreat in Nepal, where he studied and practiced to take over management of all organizations, left by Trungpa and to continue the work his father.
Warsaw Shambhala Group acts as a center of Buddhist Mission 'Three Refuges'. The Centre organizes open lectures, programs, Shambhala Training, Shambhala Art and Buddhist programs.
Warsaw Shambhala Meditation Center
Śniadeckich Street 20 m 21 (fourth floor)
Warsaw Shambhala Group
Obrońców Tobruku Street 18d/24
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