Enlightened Society Assembly

July 13th—July 21st

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  • $1280 Patron
  • $1080 General
  • ($75.00 Material Fee included in each price.)
Room: Main Shrine Room

Prerequisites: Students applying to Enlightened Society Assembly should have completed Shambhala Training Weekends I-V, the Everyday Life series, Rigden Weekend, and one weekthun (offered at Shambhala New York February 2-9).

         Enlightened society is like a communal heart that pulsates with kindness in order to keep us all connected." - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


The Enlightened Society Assembly (ESA) is a nine-day New York City Regional retreat that emphasizes the intrinsic goodness of all beings and society. People from all over the world are invited to come and help manifest compassionate openness. Together we will participate in practices that rouse bodhichitta, or awakened mind, and activities that engage us fully in the world. In particular, living up to its name, this Assembly will focus on how we can create enlightened society on the spot, at home, in our city and nation, and wherever we go.

Students will deepen their commitment and intention to manifest basic goodness by taking the Enlightened Society Vow

About the Program

Participants in ESA receive and practice the Shambhala Sadhana composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This powerful practice helps support our journey of trust and confidence in the inherent goodness in ourselves, others and society itself. ESA brings this sadhana practice together with mindfulness-awareness and our previous Shambhala practices. This Assembly will integrate study, practice, and community, and will expand our inquisitiveness and understanding of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings.

About the Application

Students applying to Enlightened Society Assembly should have completed the following before the program. Please note that these pre-requisites do not need to be completed before appyling, but they must be completed in order to attend in July.

Program Requirements:

Application Requirements:
  • Completion of the application form
  • One recommendation from a Shambhala Teacher
  • Membership with your local Shambhala Center
 Application Requirements: May 25th, 2018