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Apr 08

Connecting with Copiapo

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During the Chilean Garchen, the Sakyong made an especially strong heart-connection with a group from Copiapo

by Pablo Coddou



Nestled in the stunningly beautiful Atacama desert of the north, this small yet potent sangha found itself at the front lines of a devastating natural disaster, with an amazing opportunity to directly apply the teachings of Shambhala meditation and basic goodness in action. On March 24, 2015, a torrential storm ravaged the area, causing massive mudslides that left tens of thousands of people stranded without power or drinking water. A few members of the Copiapo sangha who were present at the Garchen shared with the Sakyong their experiences of relating to the to the catastrophe. The Sakyong was very moved by their courage, compassion, and skillful responsiveness during this difficult time. Continue…

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