taking these vows, humanity will have in its hands the tools to bring about
good human society.” —
The Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradül
short commentary by the Sakyong explains the relationship between the Shambhala
vow and the enlightened society vow, as well as their overall relationship to
the refuge and bodhisattva vows. It was written shortly after the two new vows were
introduced in Autumn 2011.
the Sakyong writes, “On reflecting about the nature of the two vows, a further
explanation was needed: an understanding of the character and purpose of each
vow and how it interfaces with the great vows of refuge and bodhisattva. . . .
May it help inspire the next generation of Shambhalians.”
The Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows
The Shambhala Vow
The Enlightened Society Vow
33 Pages. Paperback.