You should examine yourself and ask how many times
you have tried to connect with your heart, fully and truly.
—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
During this online session, we will explore Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s teachings on “the genuine heart of sadness” from the timeless classic, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. By reading and discussing this chapter together, we will uncover how to develop genuine care, tenderness, and sympathy towards ourselves and others. We will also dive into the teachings on basic goodness—the truth that we are all fundamentally good—as well as teachings on “bodhichitta” (awakened mind/heart) and fearlessness. We will also discuss how to build a life alongside sadness and grief, rather than seeking to push it away or overcome it.
We respect your privacy. This program will not be recorded to protect the privacy of individuals who want to share their deep and heartfelt experiences of sadness, heartache, heartbreak, grief and more.
Chapter 3, “The Genuine Heart of Sadness,” from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa
Chapter 3, “Hearing the Hurt,” from Navigating Grief and Loss: 25 Buddhist Practices to Keep your Heart Open to Yourself and Others by Kimberly Brown
Open to all.
Alley Smith is an ordained Buddhist Minister of Religion (Chaplain) in the Shambhala Lineage. She also holds precepts in Zen Buddhism. Alley specializes in spiritual care, mortuary affairs and as a funeral clergy. Alley has been a student of Shambhala Buddhism and Zen since 1999. She currently hosts, “Making Friends with Death & Dying: Support Group” with Shambhala Online. Email: [email protected]