The Shambhala Principle: A View of Social Change

with Ben Hines

December 13th (2013)

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  • $15.00 General
  • $10.00 Early Bird
Room: Main Shrine Room

Open to the Public

No charge for Members registered for Saturday's program, What is the Shambhala Community For?

THE SHAMBHALA PRINCIPLE: A VIEW OF SOCIAL CHANGE “Creating an enlightened culture based on the direct display of basic goodness has the power to shift the world’s future.” Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, The Shambhala Principle Experiencing generosity as a fruition of meditation practice, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is suggesting what might be called a “practice-based urgency” to help the world as the basis for Shambhala as a social movement. Clearly, how we might “help” can take many forms, from the simple to the grand, but it is the change in attitude that marks a person of Shambhala. The question arises: “What would a Shambhala social movement look like?” Please join us in exploring this timely topic on social change as individuals and as members of the larger society.

Senior teacher, Shastri Ben Hines, first encountered Shambhala in 1981 in a series of four talks called “Awakened Heart.” With a lifelong interest in how society works, Ben’s life has been deeply marked by meditation and the Shambhala teachings and by the example of the Sakyongs, each of whom presented the highest possibilities of society as a path for the expression of dignity, nobility and sacred outlook. Ben mixed meditation practice with a career in construction and retired from Habitat for Humanity in 2010. Appointed as Shastri in 2010, he is married, a father of two, with three grandchildren.

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