A great event coming up on October 8th 2008 :
The Shambhala Legend of Enlightened Society:
Words of Wisdom for a World at War
With Richard Reoch
Wednesday October 8th, 2008
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Free of charge and open to all.
Drawing from his years of experience working for peace and human rights worldwide, President Reoch will present the global implications of these practices and teachings. By looking within, we can discover a new way of living and transform not only our personal life but also our whole world.
Richard Reoch is the President of Shambhala, a global community dedicated to developing enlightened society. He was appointed the President of Shambhala in 2002 by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the head of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Born in Canada , he became a Buddhist at age six when his parents joined a Pure Land Buddhist community in Toronto, Canada . As a result of his early exposure to the Buddhist tradition, he has devoted his working life to defending human rights, protecting the environment and promoting peace. He is also the author of To Die Well: a Holistic Guide for the Dying and their Caregivers. For many years he was the global media chief of Amnesty International, speaking for human rights in newspapers, and on radio and television worldwide. His particular field has been campaigning against torture: he is the author of the official field manual on torture prevention used by the 55-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe . In the 1980s, he was asked by the musician, Sting, to help organize the Rainforest Foundation, and he is still one of its trustees. Currently, he chairs the International Working Group on Sri Lanka , a consortium of senior diplomats and officials of major agencies working to bring peace and humanitarian assistance to Sri Lanka . Recently, he worked with Buddhist teacher Ani Pema Chodron to present a series of popular programs on the theme: Practicing Peace in Times of War.
For more information about Shambhala, please see the website at www.shambhala.org
Monterey Place Condominium Building
On the 7th Floor
398 Soi Phai Sing To, Rama 4 Rd.,
Khlong Toei, Bangkok
Take the subway to the Queen Sirikit Station, exit #4 to Soi Phai Sing To. You’ll see the building, “Monterey Place“, on the right as you’re coming up the escalator out of the subway.
Turn left to get to the soi, and follow the road around to the left, then right, to the front entrance of the building. Take the elevator to the 7th floor, exit to the left. The meditation room is next to the exercise equipment.
A limited amount of secure parking is available on site. These parking spaces must be reserved in advance via telephone or e-mail.
Phone: 086-788-7408 (Jamie) or 02-663-8477 (Andy)
You can contact via comments below, or via our contact page – which will be forwarded to Jamie and Andy.
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Below is an ariel snap shot, and diagram of directions to Monteray Place. Click to expand them.