Program Details

Shambhala Practice Day and Treatise on Enlightened Society

with Jesse Miller
December 15 / 10:00 AM - December 15 / 5:00 PM

On Saturday, December 15th, Tamalpais Shambhala will be offering a day long practice day, combined with the reading Transmission (lung) of the Treatise on Enlightened Society.

Written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche while he was on his year-long retreat in 2010, the Treatise on Enlightened Society sets out the meaning of enlightened society and its relevance for our contemporary world. The Sakyong said he feels that the nature of the treatise itself calls for a social process of transmission. Accordingly, he has launched what he calls a "cascading lung," likely the first ever open-source lung (reading transmission) in our community, whereby all people are invited and empowered not only to receive but also to give the reading transmission.

The Sakyong aspires to see the text spread among genuine lines of social communication and find its way into the heart of anyone inspired by a vision for enlightened society.

To help initiate this process at Tamalpais Shambhala, Jesse Miller is leading our practice day and giving the lung on Saturday, December 15th from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome.


10:00 - 12:30 Opening chants, guided meditation, sitting and walking meditation
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch (out at local area restaurants)
2:00 - 4:30 Meditation practice followed by the reading transmission
4:30 - 5:00 Social time

We strongly encourage you to join us for the full practice day. However if you're interested in receiving the transmission but have a scheduling conflict with the morning session, you're welcome to join us mid-day; please arrive at 1:50 p.m. (to be ready for sitting practice by 2:00 pm). Likewise you are welcome to join us just for the morning session if you're not able or interested in attending the reading lung.

There is no charge for the practice day, though donations are always welcome. Tamalpais Shambhala will have 15 copies of the Treatise on hand for you to purchase for $20 (please bring cash or check). Or you can reserve your copy now by registering and paying $20 (after you register there's an option to pay with paypal, which you can use to reserve a copy of the treatise). One must first receive the lung before receiving the text.

If you have questions, please contact Karen by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you for this special one-day event at Tamalpais Shambhala in San Rafael.

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