The Path of Complete Engagement

Richard Reoch, human rights advocate and president of Shambhala International, speaks with Tricycle

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In some sense, we should regard ourselves as being burdened: We have the burden of helping this world. We cannot forget this responsibility to others. But if we take our burden as a delight, we can actually liberate this world. The way to begin is with ourselves. From being open and honest with ourselves, we can also learn to be open and honest with others. So we can work with the rest of the world on the basis of the goodness we discover in ourselves. Therefore, meditation is regarded as a good, in fact excellent, way to overcome warfare in the world: our own warfare as well as greater warfare.

—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

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