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Bid for a More Mindful Society

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Well, this is a fun thing for a good cause — the Shambhala Sun Foundation will soon bring down the gavel for its first-ever Auction for a Mindful Society. This is an online event running from May 17 – 31, and you can bid on all kinds of goodies including art from Thich Nhat Hanh and Kaz Tanahashi, autographed books from Frances Moore Lappe and Jon Kabat-Zinn, a mindful eating retreat with Jan Chozen Bays, and lots more.

I can’t quite figure out what Shambhala’s Mindful Society Initiative is all about… I imagine it’s something pretty interesting, though. If anybody reading this post has some more information about it, please do share with us! SS magazine has been putting out lots of good articles on the topic of a “mindful society” over the last year, including this interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

About Maia

I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s. As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi. I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.

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