Shambhala Sadhana

August 15th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

     

    The news this past weekend about two mass shootings, occurring as they did on the heels of another one just weeks earlier, and as the latest in a long series of such violence over the past years, can bring a sense of powerlessness. Is it even possible to create wholesome change in a society seemingly at war with itself?

    What can be done to reduce the fear, hate, and divisiveness that makes enemies among neighbors?

    What can be done to shift our country’s fixation on protecting access to weapons toward protecting the welfare of its people?

    What can be done to bravely acknowledge our complex history (as European colonists/immigrants/visionaries/slaveholders, as native people, as enslaved people, as free people, as noble people, as corrupt people, as people struggling against the lengthening odds of opportunity) in a way that promotes mutual respect and understanding for the common good?

    On Thursday August 15th at 6:30pm, we invite you to feel the power of a society willing to be brave and vulnerable, to remember those just lost and those who grieve them, to share questions and ideas about how we can help our world, and to practice the Shambhala Sadhana which reminds us that contacting basic human worthiness is the key to peace.

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    May all beings enjoy profound, brilliant glory,

     

    Melanie Klein

    Executive Director

    Boulder Shambhala Center