Together with 311 other Shambhala centers around the world, Troy Shambhala welcomed the new lunar year, the Year of the Wood Horse, with conversation, meditation, practice, food, and laughters, to celebrate this New Year!
Sakyong Mipham Ripoche, Shambhala Day Address：http://vimeo.com/88108468
At a time when the geopolitical situation is intense, we are called upon to embody our principles, the Shambhala Principle. The Sakyong said, and to “create a culture of kindness.”
The Sakyong urged sangha members to “hitch up your chuba,” the Tibetan equivalent of rolling up your sleeves. “We are being asked to become architects of a new civilization,” he said. “What are the value systems we want to uphold?”
We have come together around the teachings that my father, the Dorje Dradul, brought from his homeland of Tibet, about the message of human goodness, which have somehow touched and inspired us as a community and beyond. It is important in this constantly shifting world, where it is very difficult to know what to depend on, to know how to guide our life. It is important as individuals and as a community to regroup and think about the basic, essential principles and values that we all hold dear. We can do that, daily, but as a community I think it is very good to do it annually and see this particular moment as a spirit of “life is worth living.”
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