with Shelley Heinz
July 14 / 1:00 PM - July 14 / 4:00 PM
Greetings Honorable Shambhala Guides and Meditation Instructors
From Susan Smith, Open House Coordinator
This is a very exciting time for Shambhalians due to the explosion of teachings being offered by Sakyong Mipham on what the Shambhala lineage has to offer—a view of actually achieving an enlightened society. In this time of degradation and chaos the much needed message of Shambhala vision is alive and well and resonating throughout society through the sound of the Sakyong’s voice combining with others who have a similar vision. The Sakyong is telling us Shambhalians to “get out of our caves” and basically put our money where our mouth is, show the benefits of meditation and study with our own body, speech and mind, and join him in talking about how to create an enlightened society through first getting ourselves together. The really great thing is we don’t have to be all together to do this but we do have to have some skillful means at our disposal so we are not just another confused voice adding to more social confusion.
Buoyed up by the Sakyong’s energy, a training by Shastri Shelley on the Sakyong’s recent body-grounded meditation technique and a dialogue on how to further engage in participating fully in the creation of enlightened society will be offered on Sunday, July 14, 2012 from 1-4 pm (after morning sit and before Shambhala Feast). Please come ready to review and perhaps adjust the meditation technique you are now teaching as well as contribute to a conversation about how to bring the Sakyong’s vision of enlightened society alive in our sangha, both inside the walls of our building and out into our community.
“The history and legend of Shambhala is based upon a great community that was able to reach a higher level of consciousness. This community could occur because its individual members participated fully in creating a culture of kindness, generosity, and courage.” -Sakyong Mipham