The Shambhala Prophecy, originating from the time of the Buddha, foretells a time when human society becomes highly degraded – a time when confusion, ignorance, hatred and violence predominate, leading to self-destruction. Sound familiar? Well, this is where we are now with the air, land, rivers and seas dangerously polluted and biodiversity and abundance in devastating decline.
Thankfully, the Shambhala Prophecy also shows that humanity has the capacity to create society that is cooperative, compassionate and confident in its inherent loving nature. A dignified, wakeful, caring society.
But we do not know which outcome lies in the future.
We will use the Prophecy as a basis for an exploration into how we can begin to bring these positive qualities into our lives and communities – and, most importantly, change how we relate to ourselves, others and the natural world in a more connected and respectful way.
We will also look at what might be blocking our ability to engage with these issues. Issues that relate to humanity’s very survival.
We will use meditation and contemplation, and open-ended questions to help us open to our own vision of the future we want for ourselves and future generations.
Greg Webster is a Trustee of his local Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), and Chair of ecological consultancy Future Nature WTC. He has practiced in the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 2012, sits on the steering group of Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective, and has completed EcoSattva training with One Earth Sangha.
Colin Tracy has been a Shambhala practitioner since 1999 and recognises that the Shambhala teachings have much to offer our human ravaged world. He has helped run a meditation group in Dorchester, Dorset for twenty years. Three years ago he initiated and now helps run a community sustainability group in the village where he lives and is a trustee of the Dorset Climate Action Network.
This is a donation based event, donations that are collected from this event are shared between the Centre and the Shambhala Touching the Earth Collective, who you can find about here.
The Zoom room will be open from 6.55pm, finish 8.30pm
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