If Unitarian Universalist Principles grounded our society we could easily imagine it as just, inclusive, responsible and kind. Shambhala Buddhism, too, is grounded in a vision of enlightened society, which is the ultimate goal of the path. What would such a society be like and how might we live our personal and public lives in ways that create such a society?
Ann Tyndall is a practicing Shambhala Buddhist, and she holds ordinations in both Unitarian Universalism and Shambhala Buddhism. She works as a staff chaplain at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin, on the western border of the state. Prior to entering chaplaincy she served as a Unitarian Universalist minister, most recently with her partner, Rev. Barbara Pescan, at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, IL.