Program Details

Enlightened Society Assembly

with Michael Greenleaf & Emily Bower
August 16 / 12:00 AM - August 16 / 12:00 AM

The Enlightened Society Assembly (formerly Sutrayana Assembly) is a Shambhala mahayana program that emphasizes the view of the intrinsic goodness of all beings, practices that rouse bodhichitta and compassionate openness, and confident activity that engages fully in the world. In particular, living up to its name, this Assembly will focus on how we can create enlightened society on the spot, at home, in our city and nation, and wherever we go.

Participants in the Enlightened Society Assembly will receive the lung for the Shambhala Sadhana, a practice written by the Sakyong. This powerful practice will further our understanding of our own and society's inherent goodness and wisdom.  In addition participants will have the opportunity to take the two vows that were offered by the Sakyong at the 2012 Lineage Festivals around our mandala, the Enlightened Society Vow and the Shambhala Vow.  With the Enlightened Society Vow, we commit to the goodness of others and of society, and with the Shambhala Vow, we commit to our own basic goodness. This assembly will integrate study, practice, contemplation, and community through the teachings of Shambhala Buddhism.

To attend this program participants must apply through Shambhala International.

If you would like to apply to staff this program, please do so at this link.

This program is a prerequisite for Warrior Assembly.

There is a materials fee of $102.

The program begins with registration at 4pm on August 16th followed by dinner and the first event of the program. The program will end in the evening of August 30th with the 31st being a departure day.

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