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Enlightened Society Assembly
with Arawana Hayashi & Gaylon Ferguson
February 15 / 12:00 AM - February 15 / 12:00 AM
The Enlightened Society Assembly (Sutrayana Assembly) is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings, practices that rouse bodhichitta and compassionate openness, and confident activity that engages fully in the world. In particular, living up to its name, this Assembly will focus on how we can create enlightened society on the spot, at home, in our city and nation, and wherever we go.
Participants in the Enlightened Society Assembly will receive the lung for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice written by the Sakyong. This powerful practice will further our understanding of our own and society's inherent goodness and wisdom. In addition participants will have the opportunity to take the two vows that were offered by the Sakyong at the 2012 Lineage Festivals around our mandala, the Enlightened Society Vow and the Shambhala Vow. With the Enlightened Society Vow, we commit to the goodness of others and of society, and with the Shambhala Vow, we commit to our own basic goodness. This assembly will integrate study, practice, contemplation, and community through the teachings of Shambhala Buddhism.
This program is a prerequisite for Warrior Assembly.