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Sakyong Initiates Cultural Offerings

Jul 5, 2012

The Sakyong Initiates Cultural Offerings for the Health and Success of Shambhala

The Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradul, has launched three key cultural initiatives within the last several weeks to support the future growth of Shambhala. His new Enlightened Society Treatise has been published, the Ratna coin reintroduced, and new Lineage Medallions have been struck. In addition, the Sakyong supported the request of President Reoch in asking His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche to perform the Enriching Gesar Fire Puja for the health and success of the Shambhala community.

Enlightened Society Treatise

Ms. Emily Sell, Editor to the Sakyong, writes, "Written while the Sakyong was on his year-long retreat in 2010, Enlightened Society Treatise clarifies the meaning of enlightened society, a theme that has played an integral role in the Shambhala vision." Those who have received the lung (reading transmission) are now welcome to purchase this text through Shambhala Media. Further information about how to receive the lung will be forthcoming - please wait to hear further. See the full description here:

Ratnas and Lineage Medallions

For the first time since 1991 Ratna coins are again being produced in gold and silver. The Sakyong's relief is featured along with the traditional scorpion seal of the Sakyongs on the obverse side. In addition new Lineage Medallions featuring both Sakyongs are available in gold and silver. These offerings support the continued expansion of our culture and plant the seeds of how wealth may be worked with and nurtured. Find more information here:

Enriching Gesar Fire Puja

With the support of the Sakyong, and at the requests of President Reoch and European Executive Director Schoenherr, His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche performed the Enriching Gesar Fire Puja in Boulder for the health and success of the entire Shambhala mandala. Representatives of the Shambhala leadership witnessed this traditional ceremony connecting Shambhala to its roots and strength embodied by King Gesar of Ling. Find an article and pictures here:

(This announcement was from the Shambhala News Service)