Wealth is discussed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in terms of poverty mentality and a feeling of richness, as opposed to financial wealth or having money.
A group of sangha business people also organized into a group called the Ratna Society to collaborate on projects and develop a sense of dharmic business. Talks from those meetings are available.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Trungpa, Chögyam (1982) 1982 Seminary Transcripts
- page 78
- In a talk titled "Generosity", Rinpoche talks about the paramita of generosity — dana — and relating to one's personal wealth and money. Then he describes the three types of generosity, giving material things, giving fearlessness, and giving the dharma or spiritual practice.
- page 82
- in the Q&A, Rinpoche notes that generosity is not giving away all your wealth, becoming poor, and becoming a slave to others. It is instead a sense of having more and more so more can be given away. It's more akin to giving away one's profit, and not one's principle which is an inherent sense of wealth and richness.
- page 83
- in describing the notion of setting sun, Rinpoche notes that it includes a desire to have a certain amount of privacy and comfort and a certain amount of wealth that goes along with that.
Trungpa, Chögyam (1988) Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior
- pages 143-148
- pages 143-148 are a discussion on wealth within a chapter titled "How to rule"
- page 143
- it begins in the context of discussing "ruling your world" by living in a dignified and disciplined way, with celebration and enjoyment, Rinpoche discusses the notion of wealth. He summarizes that really wealth means knowing how to create a "goldlike situation" independent of how much money you have. He then contrasts this with people who have a lot of money but who do not appreciate even eating and drinking fully, who are perpetually dissatisfied, or who are in tremendous pain.
- page 144
- the key to "true wealth", which Rinpoche calls the Golden Key, is appreciating that you do not need money to feel good or to have a sense of wealthiness. He adds that this is the first step in ruling, realizing that wealth and well being come from being a decent human being and not from a relative measure of your wealth or others wealth.
- pages 145-148
- the seven riches of the universal monarch are described, which are specific aspects of one's home situation and also one's sense of decency and steadiness generally. Rinpoche notes that one's home situation must be in order before one can help the world without adding further chaos to it. This sense of having things in order includes these aspects of richness.