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Mar 06
Sunday

A New Kind of Governance

Filed underCommunity Articles, Regions, Pacific Northwest

Rebecca Hazell

Rebecca Hazell

Rebecca Hazell, one of four shastris appointed to serve the Shambhala Pacific Northwest region, kindly submitted this article to shed light on the Kalapa Governance Gathering that took place in San Francisco last month. For all articles by Shastri Hazell, click here.

By Shastri Rebecca Hazell

In mid-February, one of several governance conferences around the world was held in San Francisco. Victoria Centre Director Layth Matthews, Practice and Education Director Mark Hazell, and Shastri Rebecca Hazell (me) attended this huge gathering. People came from as far away as Texas and Tehran (yes, in Iran!) to participate. Here’s what it was like to be there:

After an opening lhasang at the new SF Dzong, we all walked to the nearby Baha’i Center, where the conference was held. Many of us cheerfully chanted the ki ki so so ashe chant aloud, astounding bystanders who smiled equally cheerfully. One commented that this was the best-dressed parade he had ever seen.

This atmosphere continued throughout the program, although there were also many tears and much emotion, as the leaders guided us through a series of contemplative, interactive, and dramatic exercises designed to open our hearts, heal old wounds, and bring our collective wisdom to the fore. The general atmosphere was gentle, humorous, and fearless. Continue…

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no responses - Posted 04.24.09
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no responses - Posted 02.27.09
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