What does it mean to live a wakeful life, as an individual and as a society?  Join in four days of events hosted by Shambhala London and SOAS, University of London.


Thursday 12th September Creating Enlightened Society

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is head of the Shambhala global  network of meditation centres and a best selling author.  He’ll explain how we can discover our innate wisdom and compassion, and bring about the best in society. Rooted in Buddhist teachings,  Shambhala is a fresh spiritual path for our modern world.

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Friday 13th September Remembering Chögyam Trungpa

This year marks 50 years since the brilliant and unconventional Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche arrived in the UK, after fleeing Tibet. We’ll hear from contemporaries who knew him during his years in the UK in the 60s, when he experimented with how to present Buddhist teachings in a form understandable to Westerners.

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Sat / Sun 14–15 September Awake in the World Festival

Explore the notion of creating an ‘awake’ or ‘enlightened’ society and learn practical tools to be fully alive in the present moment. Take part  in workshops and discussions with professionals from fields as diverse as mindfulness, education, psychotherapy, politics, social action and the arts.

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‘In the garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness’ – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche