THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND MADE THIS GREAT WEEKEND POSSIBLE. STAY TUNED TO THIS SITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CREATING ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY EVENT, MAY 1-4, 2014!
A WEEKEND OF TALKS, DISCUSSION, SOCIAL ACTION, ART, MUSIC & COMMUNITY
• How can we create a world based on
peace, compassion, and dignity?
• Is it possible to be
appreciative, and at peace and still relate with the social and ecological
challenges of our world?
• How does mindfulness and spiritual
practice relate with social action?
We spent the weekend exploring
questions such as these with some extraordinary leaders from different aspects
of society. This event attempted to unite two
essential elements that lead to a more compassionate, sustainable, and wise
world - the personal and the social. Participants explored how our
engagement in our lives can deepen our personal experience and help bring about
VIDEO EXCERPTS - CREATING ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY, SF BAY AREA, MAY 2013: (videos of full talks available soon) Coming soon: PHOTO GALLERY
Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.
fact that our society is experiencing a high level of fear and doubt is
not a signal for humanity to give up, but rather to engage further with
our enlightened tendencies… A universal culture of kindness,
self-reflection, and bravery will create a world where we are all in our
diverse ways perpetually cultivating the wisdom and strength of
humanity." -- Sakyong Mipham.
Host of the event and keynote
speaker, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of Shambhala, a global network of
contemplative communities, grounded in the power of creating enlightened
society in everyday life and the inherent goodness of humanity.
Dubbed “the most vocal and most intriguing African-American Buddhist in
America,” by Library Journal,Rev. angel Kyodo williams is a maverick
spiritual teacher, adviser and friend to many. She is the founder of
Center for Transformative Change Read more...
Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus is the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. His leadership has focused on key issues related to peace and justice,
including immigration reform, climate change, civil rights for LGBT
persons, and health care. Read more...
is a Google pioneer, an award-winning engineer, a New York Times bestselling
author, a thought leader, and a philanthropist. He is also quite funny. Meng is Google's Jolly Good
Acharya Susan Skjei
Acharya Susan Skjei is an educator,
executive coach and consultant specializing in leadership and transformative
change. She currently directs the Authentic Leadership program at
Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Read more...
Acharya Adam Lobel
Acharya Adam Lobel is a teacher in the Shambhala tradition, a Buddhist
minister, and a scholar of philosophy and religion. Adam is also the
Acharya for the Mipham Academy, Read more...
Jyoti is an internationally renowned spiritual advisor, one of the founders of Kayumari, and is the Spiritual Director of the Center for Sacred Studies, a church dedicated to protecting and sustaining the spiritual practices of first-nation peoples around the world. From that effort, The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers has evolved.Read more...