Hear Senior Shambhala teacher, Shastri Matthew Lyon describe how the Shambhala emphasis is similar to other Buddhist traditions and the emphasis that makes it different.
He talks about the Shambhala concept of the meditative warrior; someone has the courage to compassionately meet the world instead of retreat to the safety of their inner world. Shambhala training helps develop the skills of dealing with obstacles and challenges so one can meet the world while seeing the basic goodness in ourselves and others. And, when you get a community of people together that all view the world in this way it can be powerful.
"Compassionate energy is naturally expansive; it inspires us to actually want to make a difference"