Shambhala Buddhism and sacredness

Longing for sacredness

In the Shambhala tradition, the spiritual warrior feels a kind of perennial sadness known as longing — a deep desire for the feeling of sacredness. Feeling sadness and joy at the same time is the goal — “like sweet-and-sour pork” said Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, or saudade in Brazil.

Sacred Shambhala spiritual warriors

The recognition of this sadness in all things inspires one to deeply appreciate the centering contributions of the meditation practice. It helps calm the sometimes storms in one’s mind.