Program Details

Public Talk - Creating an Enlightened Society

with Emily Bower
November 21 / 7:00 PM - November 21 / 9:30 PM

Public Talk - Creating an Enlightened Society by Acharya Emily Bower

Location: CERES, The Lower Merri Room, cnr Roberts & Stewart Streets, East Brunswick

The Shambhala Training teachings cover art, society, politics and the goal of creating an enlightened society.That goal is not solely a social and political process, but one requiring individuals to develop an awareness of basic goodnessand inherent dignity; of themselves, of others and of the everyday details of the world around them. This is facilitated by cultivating gentleness and bravey.

"... I have been presenting a series of "Shambhala teachings" that use the image of the Shambhala kingdom to represent the ideal of secular enlightenment, that is, the possibility of uplifting our personal existence and that of others without the help of any religious outlook. For although the Shambhala tradition is founded on the sanity and gentleness of the Buddhist tradition, at the same time it has its own independent basis, which is directly cultivating who and what we are as human beings."

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


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