A Shambhala moment
I was recently asked to give a little talk about Social Transformation. It was on the last day of the recent Shambhala Retreat that took place in Boulder, led by the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, and Acharya Adam Lobel. I was introduced as someone who had spent his life working for human rights, the protection of the rainforests, and peace. This photo was taken at the height of the war in Sri Lanka where I was helping efforts to try to bring the devastating conflict to a peaceful conclusion. When I spoke briefly in Boulder, I shared what it’s like to be stretched between such lofty aspirations and the daily reality of failure — and the relevance of meditation to that kind of pain.
Many people have asked to listen to my short remarks. Here they are. Please click below on the icon or the link; the sound starts 19 seconds into the recording:
From: From our President