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Double rainbow over Madrid at the end of the weekend, (C) Peter Savaiano

Este artículo fue publicado originalmente en español aquí.

By Claudia Arnau and Eloy Portillo

Translated by Sonia Rodríguez & Peter Savaiano

We were afraid because we’d never done anything like this before, but we chose to take a leap of faith. We’d heard that some Shambhala Training weekend courses were being prepared to be done on Zoom, but it seemed that no one had done so yet.

Jeff Scott from Shambhala International recommended that we not overload the weekend and he asked us to let him know how everything went once we finished. So we decided to spread out  the course from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, and to do only two joint practice sessions – one on Saturday and one on Sunday – and even for those, to offer everybody the option to practice on their own.

On Friday, April 18th we gathered together: 17 participants of all ages, 4 different nationalities, and from 10 cities. Among them was the coordinator’s grandmother, for whom it was the first time using a computer alone. Her husband kindly helped her to log in to each session. Continue…

COVID-19 Resources on the Shambhala Times


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Dharma Teachings

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