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Challenges and Inspiration – HIGHLIGHT

Expanding commitment to accessibility at Shambhala’s land centers by Stefan Carmien Our community has always been aware of the challenges that some of us have faced. A few of you long-time members may recall helping a fellow practitioner up the stairs of the Boulder center at 1111 Pearl ... continue
Posted February 5, 2017 by CGH

Accessible Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

A Report from the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The Accessibility and Disability Working Group of the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being joyously announces its new websites in the Shambhala international network, with Spanish resources ... continue
Posted February 8, 2015 by

Limiting the Barriers, part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Putting Acoustical Treatment in Drala HallA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The first two parts of this series of articles discussed the history of the Accessibility and Disability working group ... continue
Posted May 31, 2014 by

Limiting the Barriers, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image by Charles BlackhallA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group We continue this series on the efforts of the Accessibility and Disability working Group to support the accessibility of the ... continue
Posted April 23, 2014 by

Limiting the Barriers – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang Image by Julie DuBoseA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group When we think about issues of diversity and accessibility in the context of Shambhala Buddhism, we should ask, “What are ... continue
Posted March 14, 2014 by

Why Are People Mumbling? – HIGHLIGHT

On Hearing Loss, and How to Work with It by Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director of Shambhala (and professional audiologist) Do you experience any of the following? • That people seem to be mumbling more than they used to? • That some people’s voices are consistently harder for you ... continue
Posted February 10, 2014 by

Dathun on Wheels – HIGHLIGHT

Gatekeeping in my roommate’s fold-up canvas lawn chair.COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity A Look Back at Shambhala Mountain Center in a Wheelchair by Robert French, Washington DC I was injured in a car accident on November 12th, 1988 that left me paralyzed from the chest down. One therapist helped ... continue
Posted October 11, 2013 by

Does Shambhala Discriminate Against the Disabled?

I was shocked when I went to a retreat at a Shambhala retreat centre recently. A woman arrived in a wheelchair and it was quickly realized that she had no wheelchair access to her dorm room. She also had a hard time navigating between rooms in ... continue
Posted February 9, 2013 by

Nourishing the Third Jewel: A Letter from our Guest Editors – HIGHLIGHT

We are delighted to welcome you to this theme for the Shambhala Times, which focuses on “Nourishing the Third Jewel.” When we take refuge in the sangha, or the third jewel, we enter a path of companionship. As sangha brothers and sisters, we both support each ... continue
Posted May 31, 2009 by

Making Shambhala Accessible – HIGHLIGHT

By President Richard Reoch When people from all over the mandala gathered for the first Shambhala Congress, one of the most pressing issues to emerge was the urgent need to make Shambhala locations far more accessible to a much wider range of people. Part of that challenge was taken up by ... continue
Posted May 25, 2009 by Richard_Reoch

First Annual Report on Accessibility and Disability

Is your Shambhala Center accessible? The “First Annual Report on Accessibility and Disability in Shambhala” is now online. The full report, available for download in PDF here, includes reports from 52 centers, mostly in North America, but also including Europe and Latin America. If you don’t see ... continue
Posted May 5, 2009 by


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