The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity's Hidden Treasure - A Book Study
with Irv Kirschbaum
February 23 / 10:45 AM - April 13 / 12:30 PM
PROGRAM INCLUDES: Assigned Readings; periods of meditation and contemplation, and group discussion. The program ends with a group celebration of enlightened society!
"Dear Reader, We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future.”
Sakyong Mipham , The Shambhala Principle.
What is your vision for change in this world? It's not easy to know which path or methods would help the most. According to the Buddhist view, by being kinder to ourselves and each other, and by recognizing each other's basic worthiness, we can discover the power of cultivating good human society in very simple ways.
The Shambhala spiritual tradition, rooted in Tibetan Buddhist meditation and philosophy, suggests that we contemplate the basic nature of humankind, which is essentially whole and good. But many of us don't think of human beings that way. We think of people as being destructive and aggressive, or competitive and voracious. Do you think it’s possible to view humans as basically good?
Join us for a 5 session book study series in which we explore the potential of humans to improve our world. We’ll explore how meditation can help us discover our own goodness and worthiness, and how this discovery might actually change the way we live and the way we treat each other--and have a positive impact on the world around us.
Please come to the first class having acquired the book (available for $12.98 from Amazon or your local bookseller) and read at least Part I: "Creating Enlightened Society," though page 62.
There will be no charge for this series, though donations to the Shambhala Center are always deeply appreciated.