Warriors in the World: Charles Eisenstein

photo by Michael J. Palma

photo by Michael J. Palma

Report from the Scene
by Sarah Lipton
Shambhala Times Editor-in-chief

At a sold out event at the Rubin Museum, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche sat on stage for an hour-long dialogue with Charles Eisenstein, author of “Sacred Economics”. With fifty percent of the people seeing the Sakyong for the first time and the other half seeing Charles for the first time, this was an historic event both for the Sakyong and the Rubin Museum. As part of a series of talks on ignorance the Sakyong and Mr. Eisenstein were invited to ruminate on “Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance.”

The Rubin dedicates itself to exploring how ideas from the Himalayas travel here to the West. Inviting a dialogue about enlightened expression between a “lama” and an “activist,” is the typical currency for the organization. The Rubin’s producer, Tim McHenry, introduced the evening by asking the question, “What is ignorance?” He went on to ask how we can improve the lives of others, saying, “Is it through knowledge?”  Read full article