Sakyong Bestows “Friend of Shambhala” Award on Gov. Shumlin

SMR-and-Gov.-Shumlin-of-VT-by-Laura-Greer-4-200x300On Tuesday June 3rd, in the Governor’s Ceremonial Office at the Vermont Statehouse, Shambhala Buddhist leader and best-selling author Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, presented the first ever “Friend of Shambhala” award to Governor Peter Shumlin and the people of Vermont, in recognition of the state’s continuing role in creating and propagating a climate of inclusivity and compassion for all Vermonters, and its historic role as the birthplace of what is now a strong Shambhala Buddhist community throughout the US.

If you missed this special event, you can read about it here.