Enlightened Society Assembly

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 Shambhala Enlightened Society Assembly

 September 28th through October 6th, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Note: There are course and practice prerequisites that you must complete before you register, see details below. We'll be offering all of the prerequisites in Mississauga, online and in Toronto, so watch this website for upcoming details.


 Students applying to the Enlightened Society Assembly need to have completed the following before the program (please note that these are new requirements):

    • Shambhala Levels I through V
    • Everyday Life Series: Meditation, Contentment, Joy, Fearlessness and Wisdom
    • Rigden Weekend
    • One Weektun
    • Membership in your local Shambhala meditation centre/group

About the Program

The Enlightened Society Assembly is a 9 day gathering of Shambhala warriors to integrate study, practice, and community, and expand our inquisitiveness and understanding of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings. Students will contemplate, practice and manifest the principles of basic goodness in order to create a good human society, and deepen their commitment and intention to manifest basic goodness by taking the Enlightened Society Vow.  We will learn and practice the Shambhala Sadhana to support the journey of establishing trust and confidence in the basic goodness of oneself, others and society.  We will contemplate how we can embody these principles to further personal and social transformation.  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


Wychwood Barns (Solar Stage), 601 Christie St.(at St. Clair Ave.), Toronto, ON  This venue is wheelchair accessible.       


For the most up-to-date information available about this ESA, including a link to start the application process, please visit to the following webpage:https://toronto.shambhala.org/program new-details/?id=35315

Pre-application survey

To help us to plan for this special opportunity, please complete the following 6-question survey if you are considering attendance at the program.


The Program Producer, Jen Janes, can be reached at torontoesa2018@gmail.com. If you are an ESA grad or a Shambhala Vajrayana student, please contact Jen if you would like to staff the program.

Source: mississauga.shambhala.org

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