Message from the Sakyong

(From Shambhala Times)

Message from the Sakyong concerning the tragic events in Paris:
I have been tracking the attacks in Paris closely since they were announced and want to offer my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy. It was heartbreaking to hear the news about the shootings.

As we try to come to terms with this act of violence, a wide range of emotions may arise. In the face of this pain and confusion, we must allow ourselves to touch our own goodness and open our hearts, generating love and compassion for the victims of this tragedy. As well, we must not give up on the spirit and courage of humanity, which your city so exemplifies. I offer my solidarity to Charlie Hebdo and will be practicing for everyone involved.

At this poignant time, please join me in sending thoughts and prayers to the victims and to the courageous city of Paris.

With love and blessings,
The Sakyong