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The Way of Shambhala - A talk & meditation, film BODHISATTVA - THE 17th KARMAPA
Spectrum Theatre
Arlington, VA
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The Way of Shambhala - A talk & meditation, film BODHISATTVA - THE 17th KARMAPA
The Way of Shambhala: Meditation, Basic Goodness, and Enlightened Society

When so much in our world seems to be unraveling and falling apart, there exists tremendous potential to bring the sanity, kindness, and gentleness we discover in the practice of meditation directly into our lives--not just to make life easier for ourselves, but to truly be of benefit to others.

The legend of Shambhala tells of a kingdom whose subjects have developed--through meditation--confidence in their basic goodness, resulting in a harmonious, enlightened society.  The contemporary Shambhala Buddhist teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche tell us that such a society is possible, right here and now.

This workshop will begin with an introduction to meditation as taught at the DC Shambhala Center, leading into a discussion about the nature of basic goodness and the possibility of creating a compassionate society on this earth.  Participants will have an opportunity to contemplate these ideas and discuss them in small groups. We will close with an aspiration for general well-being.


East Coast Premiere

BuddhaFest is proud to present a screening of the new film, BODHISATTVA - THE JOURNEY OF THE SEVENTEENTH GYALWA KARMAPA. This is only the third public screening of the film anywhere in the world. BODHISATTVA is a rare look at the Seventeenth Gyalwa Karmapa, one of the most important Lamas in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Many view him as the natural successor to the Dalai Lama, and  the face of Tibetan Buddhism for a new generation.

The film follows this young man of extraordinary warmth, humanity and charisma as he embarks on his first tour of the United States, where he speaks to packed auditoriums and delights in encountering this new world of the West.

BODHISATTVA  interweaves the tour with superb archival footage of the Karmapa's childhood in Tibet, sequences in Bodhgaya and Dharamsala, India, and film of the previous, Sixteenth, Karmapa.

Director Mark Elliot, who also directed THE LION'S ROAR, the seminal film on the Sixteenth Karmapa, will be present to take questions from the audience.



Spectrum Theatre (View)
1611 N. Kent Street
Arlington, VA 22209
United States

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