Engaging with Shambhala Vision: Three Pillars Leadership Gathering
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
June 5–10, 2013
You are warmly invited to be part of this gathering with the Sakyong to receive his leadership teachings, deepen our understanding of his 2020 Vision and work together on the changes needed in Shambhala to accomplish this.
The success of our community will depend on what kind of culture we create . . . Ultimately, the greatest influence on us and the larger world is the social culture we are fostering.With a deep certainty in who we are, we can extend our confidence and joy to others, which allows us to connect more easily with them. This is the external manifestation of our mandala, where we can interface with the world by offering myriad programs that connect with other organizations, communities, businesses, and government agencies, enabling healthy and productive networking to occur. Such interface will foster the growth of a greater community of enlightened culture.
– Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche,
Letter of the Morning Sun
This gathering for leaders – both active and aspiring – in all three pillars of Shambhala will be part of a mandala-wide exploration of the ways in which we can more fully embody our teachings and develop the transformative culture of an enlightened society.
The Sakyong will address us and lead us personally for two of the four days of this gathering.
The four days will include practice and contemplations, based on the Six Ways of Ruling and selected passages from The Shambhala Principle and The Treatise on Enlightened Society. We will revisit and recommit to the Shambhala Vow and Enlightened Society Vow, and engage in the practice of Shambhala Meditation.
There will be relaxed, social time set aside to give leaders in similar areas and roles to meet and exchange with each other.
There will be a full day of facilitated exploration of what it means for all of us to engage with the Sakyong’s 2020 Vision as he is unfolding it. What does it mean to envisage Shambhala in the way he is now describing in his talks to our community and to the world around us?
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage. An incarnation of Mipham the Great, he is the dharma heir and son of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Mountain Center’s founder. Sakyong Mipham is the spiritual director of Shambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers, and the author of the national bestseller Turning the Mind into an Ally, as well as Ruling Your World and Running with the Mind of Meditation. His background embraces both Eastern and Western cultures. Born in Bodhgaya, India, the site of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and received his spiritual training from his father and other distinguished lamas. In addition to Shambhala, the Sakyong also holds the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. An avid poet, artist and athlete, he travels extensively teaching throughout the world.
Financial aid is available for this program.