Creating Enlightened Society: Online Address from Chicago's Imagining Peace Conference

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

May 6th (2013)

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Can We Envision a Peaceful Society?

This online talk is open to the public -- feel free to invite your friends!

Suggested Donation: $10.00

Chicago's Imagining Peace Conference featured teachings and workshops that explored living meaningfully in an increasingly hectic and interconnected world. The conference opened with a keynote talk from the Sakyong, called Creating Enlightened Society.

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 Sakyong will guide an inspiring contemplation on how we apply the teachings of Shambhala, which emphasize 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.

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.