Creating Enlightened Society, with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Northwest USA  

May 12, 2013

Craneway Pavilion in the Richmond Marina, San Francisco 

A diverse forum of social, business, and spiritual thought leaders will gather in Richmond, California, to explore how the cultivation of human goodness can serve as a powerful basis for personal and social transformation. 

Note: This event began May 10, 2013.

“We humans have come to a crossroads in our history: we can either destroy the world or create a good future,” said Sakyong Mipham. “Do we, as humans, have confidence in the basic goodness of humanity, as well as of society itself? As a Tibetan lama and spiritual leader, this strikes me as our most compelling global issue.”

Hosted by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, other presenters include:


“In different ways, all of our presenters see the deep cultivation of goodness as the only viable way to meet the social, political, and environmental challenges of our times,” said Joanne Martin Braun, the event’s producer. “The point of this weekend is to invite participants to reflect on what goodness means in their own lives.”


Along with speaker presentations, group discussions, and periods of contemplation and meditation, a celebratory atmosphere will be created with art, flowers, food, wine, and a special Saturday evening program with live musical performances, a keynote address, and “After Party.” Presented by Northern California Shambhala, this weekend event will take place at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA.


Tickets are available for the full weekend, either Saturday or Sunday, or the Saturday evening event, as well as special student discounts.


More information and registration details may be found at the
Creating Enlightened Society website.