“The history and legend of Shambhala is based upon a great community that was able to reach a higher level of consciousness. This community could occur because its individual members participated fully in creating a culture of kindness, generosity, and courage.”
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Global Culture Shift

Awake in the World

A festival of Meditation, Arts and Social Vision
London, England – September 12-15, 2013


The Shambhala Principle will be a focus of the “Awake in the World” Festival being organized by the Sakyong in London from 12 to 15 September. Part of a four-city tour, it is being planned as an extraordinary celebration to mark 50 years since Chögyam Trungpa’s arrival in the West in 1963. It will include teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and leading teachers from Shambhala and beyond. The Sakyong will lead the event which will take place at the University of London, in the centre of the city,


There are three main events and the public can buy tickets for any combination. You do not need to have any particular experience or belief system to attend – all are welcome.


Creating Enlightened Society (Thursday evening) will be a public talk by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, eldest son of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, best-selling author, and head of the Shambhala International network of meditation centres. Tickets for this event are only £10 (£8 concessions) if you book before 13 July.


Remembering Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (Friday) will be a day of celebration featuring speakers who knew him during his years in UK from 1963 to 1970, leading scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, and former students who will shed light on aspects of what made Trungpa Rinpoche such a unique teacher. Tickets are £50 (£25 concessions) before 13 July.


Awake in the World: a festival of meditation, arts and social vision (Saturday and Sunday) will offer workshops designed to wake us up to the magical quality of the world, and to help us to relate wakefully with others. Take part in an evolving discussion on how we can act effectively in the world – whether in the fields of politics, psychology, education, social action, or in our own workplaces and families. Tickets are sold for the full weekend programme at £135 (£65 concessions) if booked before 13 July- we are sorry but day tickets are not available.


For more information and to register, please visit: http://awakeintheworld2013.org/


All financial proceeds from the Awake in the World Festival will go to fund the charitable activities of the London Shambhala Meditation Centre (UK registered charity no 1073977).

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