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The Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche + Charles Eisenstein


Wednesday, November 6, 2013
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind?”
Sakyong Mipham
According to Buddhist thinking, ignorance is the greatest impediment to enlightenment. In our fall conversation series Ignorance, we aim to clear the path a little.
A book signing follows the program.
Includes an optional gallery tour at 6:15 p.m.

About the Speakers

The Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head ofShambhala, a global network of meditation and retreat centers founded by his father Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a pioneering teacher of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. The Sakyong, literally translated as “earth protector,” is a dharma king and lineage holder of the Shambhala lineage, guiding thousands of students around the world in the path of meditation. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, he teaches meditation and social transformation while also guiding a number ofhumanitarian projects. He has written many books including the national bestsellerTurning the Mind into an Ally, the award-winning Ruling Your World, and Running with the Mind of Meditation. He is also an avid poet, artist, and athlete. The Sakyong’s new book,The Shambhala Principle, was released this spring.
Charles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer who focuses on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His viral short films and essays online have established him as a genre-defying social philosopher and countercultural intellectual. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy and spent the next ten years as a Chinese–English translator. The author of Sacred Economics and Ascent of Humanity, he currently lives in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.