intimate, compelling look at how the timeless teachings of contemporary Tibetan
Buddhist lamas address the big questions--and doubts--of the contemporary west,
seen through the narratives of leading practitioners, scholars, and
researchers. The photography is dazzling, the portraits extraordinary, the flow
natural and engaging.... This film lifts Tibetan Buddhism out of mere
historical exoticism, making it direct and relevant.
Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and
Religious Studies, Naropa University, author of
Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism.
In 1959, the Chinese invasion of
Tibet threw open the doors to the mysterious realm of Tibetan Buddhism and
suddenly this rich, ancient tradition was propelled into the modern world.
WHEN THE IRON BIRD FLIES takes us
on an up-close and personal journey following the astounding path of one of the
world’s great spiritual traditions from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of
Through candid interviews with
contemporary teachers and practitioners, rare archival footage, and striking
images of modern life that illuminate and make accessible the Buddha’s core
teachings, the film creates a vivid and entertaining portrait of the world of
Tibetan Buddhism, as it is manifesting in America and the West.
DVD, 96 minutes
"My father and mother were
born in Tibet, but I was born in India and didn’t visit my parents’ native land
until 2001. There I traveled through some of the most vast,
spacious, and beautiful land in the world."—Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
In 2001 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visited Tibet for the first time, where he was greeted by thousands of people, not only as the current Sakyong and an emanation of Mipham the Great, but also as living proof of the vitality of Buddhism, returning to the place that his father had left. Huge audiences gathered to hear his teachings.
This selection of sixteen scenic video highlights from that journey includes
Exquisite footage reveals the splendor of Tibet and its people, who came to meet the Sakyong and to receive his blessings. Centre ProductionsDVD30 minutes
These eighteen provocative and powerful
dharma discourses were given in Berkeley and Santa Cruz, California in 1976.
Here, meditation master Chogyam Trungpa
offers advice on how to transform our lives with
skillful means and wisdom as we journey on the three yanas of the
Buddhist path. The videos include:
Colourful and full of humour, Trungpa Rinpoche also points out the many traps of
spiritual materialism and self-deception that may be fatal sidetracks along the
way. His relationship with the audience is sometimes magnetizing, sometimes
almost shocking or insulting--but always with the goal of introducing people to
the compassion and sanity they inherently possess. Let Chogyam Trungpa wake you
up with this fresh and profound view of skillful means and
18 talks on 5 DVDs
Study Guide in PDF on CD-Rom
Total running time: 8 hours 45 minutes
In August 2011, Shambhala's Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Ani Pema Chodron, and Acharya Adam Lobel led Being Brave: Transforming Our World. In Halifax and online, thousands participated in this five-day retreat aimed at awakening kindness and courage in order to shift the direction of human destiny and bring about global change.
Shambhala Media is pleased to offer this DVD set of eight carefully selected talks for your home or meditation group including a bonus talk from the Shambhala Mountain Center Being Brave retreat. The four-disc set includes:1. A Human Tradition, Adam Lobel, 35 min.2. A Culture of Basic Goodness, Sakyong Mipham, 64 min.3. Bringing Meditation Into Our Culture, Sakyong Mipham, 70 min.4. The Bravery of Openness, Pema Chodron, 65 min.5. Contemplating Bravery, Sakyong Mipham, 58 min.6. The Bravery of Compassion, Pema Chodron, 71 min.7. Creating Enlightened Society, Sakyong Mipham, 95 min.Bonus talk: The Proclamation of Goodness, Sakyong Mipham, 39 min.Talk outlines are available as a PDF file on the first disc.Kalapa Recordings4 DVDs507 minutes
This set is available to Shambhala Centres and Groups.
These teachings—from the 2013 Shambhala
Sadhana retreat in Boulder—are for all Shambhala
Sadhana practitioners. The Sakyong has requested that students watch them
within the format of a group practice of the sadhana, if possible led by a
shastri or another senior teacher. The material is grouped into five natural
parts, so the series would be for five sessions, each starting with a full
practice of the sadhana.
Here is the organization and timing of those five parts:
1. Introduction: Sadhana as
Human Journey & Social Practice (68 min.)
2. Commentary, Part I (97
3. Shambhala Meditation
& Shambhala Sadhana (68 min.)
4. Commentary, Part II (78
5. The Sakyong Wangmo’s
Remarks & Q/A (33 min.)