Program Details

Creating Enlightened Society-Imagining Peace: Sakyong's live talk from Chicago


with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
April 26 / 6:30 PM - April 26 / 10:00 PM

The Sakyong will guide an inspiring and moving contemplation on how we apply the teachings of Shambhala, which emphasizes confidence in our inherent goodness, to address the challenging questions about the future of our society and to reflect on how we may achieve a peaceful society.


Speaking from a point of view that is informed by Buddhism but is fundamentally non-sectarian, Sakyong Mipham will offer wisdom from the Shambhala teachings on mind and society. This talk is open to the public -- feel free to invite your friends!

The program underscores the context of the Sakyong's new book, The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure, which invites us to reflect on our basic goodness, and the inherent goodness of all society, and to go forward as courageous and compassionate warriors intent on creating an enlightened world.

Join us, virtually, for what Acharya Adam Lobel describes as "a milestone in the history of our lineage. We will be taking a major step in the process of creating enlightened society by directly engaging a challenging and pressing societal issue: youth violence. For anyone curious about the meeting place of our profound practice lineage and social transformation, this event is not to be missed."


The online live talk starts at 8:30pm. We will be gathering at 6:30pm to celebrate together and sharing a potluck. Please join this unique event with your friends and family.

Go to Asheville's website