Program Details

Preparing for The Shambhala Principle: An Evening of Inquiry and Dialogue for Shambhala Center Members


with Dan Glenn
June 3 / 6:30 PM - June 3 / 9:00 PM


Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book, The Shambhala Principle, opens with these words: "We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future." The book invites us to a global contemplation of the basic goodness of humanity and human society. In particular it talks about the relevance of this principle to education, health care, economics, human rights, our attitudes to wealth and money, and other key areas of society. 


Once The Shambhala Principle enters the public domain it will likely attract considerable interest and attention. It may also lead to some skepticism or even controversy, particularly as it proclaims the principle of basic goodness in the midst of difficult times. To help us all prepare for encounters in which we may have the opportunity to speak from our heart and personal experience about basic goodness and how it applies to society, Shambhala Centers around the globe will be engaging in community gatherings to enable members to create environments for collaborative sessions of inquiry and dialogue. In this way, we can support each other in finding our own authentic voices in such dialogues, deepen our understanding of the core message of the book, and also have some hands-on experience of engaging in dialogue with others about its central message of basic goodness. 

Membership at the Shambhala Center is not a requirement for this event, but the evening is not designed as a program for newcomers. Please check out our Learn to Meditate program or Open House if you are coming to the center for the first time!

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