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PrintThe Shambhala Principle will be published May 7th
“Creating Enlightened Society” events planned for Chicago, San Francisco, London and New York

The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure, by Sakyong Mipham, will be published on May 7, 2013.

Linked to the publication of The Shambhala Principle, will be a four-city “Creating Enlightened Society” tour that the Sakyong will make to address public events in Chicago (April 26-28), San Francisco (May 10-12), London (September 12-15) and New York (most likely in November).

All the public events are oriented towards the public understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society, and will feature additional well-known speakers at each event with experience in different walks of life.

The Chicago Shambhala Center’s event will be held April 26-28. It is titled “Creating Enlightened Society: Imagining Peace”. This weekend will consist of a Friday night public talk hosted by the University of Chicago and a Saturday and Sunday program led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche with Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel in partnership with various public and private organizations working to end youth violence in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are the Honorary Co-Chairs of this event.

The gathering will offer a full-hearted and collective experience of the violence in Chicago, with the view that really opening our hearts to what is happening is a necessary step to addressing or helping to end the violence itself. For more information and to purchase tickets for this event please go to: www.imaginingpeace.com

The San Francisco Bay Area event will take place May 10-12. It will also be led by Sakyong Mipham assisted by Acharya Lobel. It is entitled “Creating Enlightened Society: Personal Path, Social Transformation”. Along with Bishop Marc Andrus, Google’s Chade Meng-Tan, and other speakers, participants will explore ways to bring out basic goodness out in our societies. This experiential event will creatively engage with the challenges and opportunities inherent in our lives. Please go to www.creatingsociety.com for information and registration.

Early registration discounts are offered for both events. To purchase tickets, or to get involved by volunteering, please see the individual websites.

The London event, from September 12 to 15, is being planned as an extraordinary celebration to mark 50 years since Chogyam Trungpa’s arrival in the West in 1963. It will include teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and leading teachers from Shambhala and beyond. The event, also led by the Sakyong, will take place at the University of London, in the center of the city, and will include: “Creating Enlightened Society: an evening with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche”, on Thursday September 12 and “Remembering Chogyam Trungpa: a day of celebration”, on Friday September 13.

The weekend of September 14-15 will be devoted to “Awake in the World: a festival of meditation, arts and social vision”.

To express your interest in attending please email awakeintheworld@shambhala.org.uk

The New York event date will be announced shortly but will most likely be in November.

The Shambhala Principle is being published first in its original language, English. The publisher will then work with Shambhala to encourage translations worldwide.

You can see the cover of the English language edition and pre-order by clicking here.

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3 responses to “ The Shambhala Principle ”
  1. I’m just curious – how will book sale profits be used?

  2. Linda Willow
    Feb 25, 2013
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    While I am thrilled that these events are occurring and will enjoy others happiness as my own, reading this leaves myself (and possibly others) feeling a bit of sadness or exclusion, especially when there is no mention of how these events may be recorded and shared in the future with those of us without the time or means to attend in person. In the Northwest, I suspect many of us feel this way often. I do have joy that San Fransisco is being included!

  3. Shambhala will promote the book, but unless there’s been a change in policy, none of the proceeds will accrue to Shambhala. I’d be thrilled to hear that that’s no longer the case and that there will be financial transparency with respect to the publication. But I won’t hold my breath waiting to hear that!


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