Marilyn Monroe

Dear Marilyn

I don’t know if there was encouragement in your time to see your goodness. For me, it’s just in the last five years or so that I have peeked underneath my confusion and discovered something wise, tender and brave. In the Shambhala tradition this is called basic goodness. It is available to us at all times because it is our inherent nature. No one is exempt, no matter what. Not even me.

Sakyong with Book

Basic Goodness Day

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, has designated May 7, 2013 – the day of the release of his new book, The Shambhala Principle – as Basic Goodness Day, an opportunity to celebrate our own and others’ goodness.