To build a good human society, acknowledging the best qualities we share with others is essential. Accordingly, in remarks by Episcopal Bishop Mark Andrus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and the Reverend Russel Daye of Halifax, Nova Scotia, we find ample evidence of the mutual and beneficial support people engaged on a spiritual path can bring to each other and the world.
“This is a moment of global transformation,” says Bishop Andrus, upon welcoming the Sakyong to address the public at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. “It is a time for spiritual people to become active, and active people to become spiritual.”
His sentiments are echoed in remarks by Reverend Daye of Hallifax. “Halifax and Nova Scotia has benefited from the arrival of Shambhala. There would be less creative decency if Shambhala had not arrived,” he notes. “Your good work is connected to your hard work on the cushion, related to your inner journey.”
The full remarks of both Bishop Andrus and Reverend Daye can be heard in the accompanying video to the left.