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May 16
Shambhala News Service
Sakyong inaugurates Enlightened Society Awards

awardThe Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, at this past weekend’s “Creating Enlightened Society” gathering held in Richmond, California, inaugurated Enlightened Society Awards, as part of his aspiration to establish Enlightened Society and to work with and honor the common aspiration of many others who are devoted to this cause.

These awards will be granted to outstanding individuals and organizations that contribute to the creation of enlightened society through their lives and work.

The Sakyong gave the first of these awards in the course of the gathering to:

The Rt. Rev. Marc Hadley Andrus, Episcopal Bishop of California, acknowledging the generosity of spirit, dignity and personal courage he manifests in his dedication to creating a more peaceful, just and honorable society. For more information, please visit: www.diocal.org/bishop/rt-rev-marc-handley-andrus

Left to right: Bishop Andrus, Sakyong Mipham, Jyoti, Chade-Meng Tan and Rev Angel Kyodo Williams, photo by Breton Hoagland

Left to right: Bishop Andrus, Sakyong Mipham, Jyoti, Chade-Meng Tan and Rev Angel Kyodo Williams, photo by Breton Hoagland

Jyoti, Spiritual Director of the Center for Sacred Studies, acknowledging the deep aspiration, dignity, and personal courage she manifests in her dedication to preserving the indigenous wisdom and culture of the first nations of humanity. For biographical and other details, please visit: www.sacredstudies.org and www.grandmotherscouncil.org

Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, Founder, Center for Transformative Change, acknowledging the vision, fearlessness, and personal dedication she manifests in her tireless efforts to bring inner awareness to the renewal of good human society. For more information, please visit: transformativechange.org/

Chade-Meng Tang, Founder, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, acknowledging the clarity, joy, and personal dedication he manifests in his noble efforts to bring sanity to the workplace, compassion to people’s lives and peace to the world For more information, please visit: www.siyli.org

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