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Changing the World 100,000 Aspirations at a Time
Nov 15, 2011
Gathering the Power of Our Aspirations and Radiating It to the World
The Sakyong Foundation, working with Karme Choling, today is launching 1000000aspirations.org, a new on-line community in support of the "Stupa that Conquers all Directions" being built at Karme Choling at the request of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The goal of this on-line campaign is to energize this stupa with the aspirations of 100,000 people, and to enable a large community -- within and beyond the boundaries of the Shambhala mandala -- to engage in and support its construction. We hope to host a meaningful conversation about the power of our aspiration as the seed of action and its importance in creating a better world.
In support of this effort, Acharya Pema Chodron has recorded a brief video teaching about the power of aspiration, and auspiciously offered the first one. She explains that an aspiration is "voicing your deepest wishes or longing for the benefit of the planet and other people … and these intentions can have a powerful effect … if enough of us do them." We're counting on you, the Shambhala sangha, to help us create the momentum to magnetize 99,999 more people by offering your aspiration and by sharing this vision with your friends and networks.
Making an aspiration to be placed in the stupa does not require a donation. We aspire that many people will choose to deepen their connection with this project by making a financial contribution. The most important way you can help us reach our goal is by making an aspiration and sharing this vision with anyone who might connect with it.
The stupa is being built at Karme Choling in order to conquer any obstacles and to magnetize the energy needed to expand its facilities and the center's ability to have a positive impact through its programs and training.
Please join us by offering an aspiration at: http://100000aspirations.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/100000aspirations
(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)