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A Reflection on Diversity

A Reflection on Diversity – HIGHLIGHT

Working toward inclusion and diversity as a fundamental aspect of my path by Danielle Loeb I felt I had to leave myself at the door and assimilate in order to fit in. And even then, I couldn’t change the way that I looked. I ended up feeling ... continue
Posted March 21, 2018 by CGH
PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society

PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

The People of Color Scholarship Fund supports a warrior’s journey by Eugene Castillo In July 2017, over 100 people gathered at the Berkeley Shambhala Center’s large assembly hall with Acharyas Adam Lobel and Melissa Moore. Also present was Minister Jane Arthur, with shastris and senior students from Northern ... continue
Posted December 25, 2017 by CGH
Bringing Shambhala to Diversity Work

Bringing Shambhala to Diversity Work – HIGHLIGHT

Addressing harmful aspects of social conditioning by creating a brave and caring community by members of the Shambhala Diversity Working Group We are pleased to see the Shambhala mandala bubbling with awareness and curiosity! What range of life experiences do we bring to our community?  Can we create ... continue
Posted December 23, 2017 by CGH
Seattle Conversations and Connections

Seattle Conversations and Connections – HIGHLIGHT

Inclusion movement fueled by radical compassion by Andrea D’Asaro Groups throughout our Seattle community are engaging in challenging conversations and connections around diversity and implicit bias, with the goal of healing collectively through mindfulness and insight.  The book Radical Dharma is the touchstone of these efforts.  Lead author ... continue
Posted November 10, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Trust in Boston

Shambhala Trust in Boston – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Trust Provides Funds for Four Projects at Spring 2017 Meeting by Greg Lubkin On the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2017, the Shambhala Trust held its semi-annual meeting at the Boston Shambhala Centre.  For those not familiar with the Trust, it is a group of ... continue
Posted July 22, 2017 by CGH
Seattle Bound

Seattle Bound – HIGHLIGHT

New Shastri brings a feminine perspective to Seattle by Andrea D’Asaro Our new Shastri, Trinley Busby, is relocating to Seattle from her home in Vancouver as our center’s first female Shastri. She brings a deep passion around opening Shambhala to greater diversity, including the power of the feminine. Her ... continue
Posted July 10, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Hosts the UNtraining

Shambhala Hosts the UNtraining – HIGHLIGHT

A daylong training session brings together individuals committed to unlearning their social conditioning around race  by Robert Pressnall “Loving yourself is a political act. We are taught not to love ourselves, and from that place we are easily manipulated. Love yourself so much that this love changes the ... continue
Posted October 15, 2016 by CGH
Exploring Social Cocoon

Exploring Social Cocoon – HIGHLIGHT

A special weekend program in Boulder, Colorado with Reverend angel Kyodo williams  by Melanie Klein The Boulder Shambhala Center had the great fortune to host a weekend program titled Disrupting Patterns and Embodying Wholeness with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Sensei in early June. Originally anticipated – by me, ... continue
Posted June 19, 2016 by CGH
Giving the Ghost a Voice, Part I

Giving the Ghost a Voice, Part I – HIGHLIGHT

Contradictory feelings about race can be honored in Buddhism. by Bryan Mendiola I didn’t realize how much I had been skirting issues of race in my life until my Buddhist path, quite unexpectedly, led me right back to them. When I completed my graduate training as a psychologist about ... continue
Posted May 18, 2016 by CGH
Making Diversity Personal

Making Diversity Personal – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala Center responds to the death of a black teenager in their neighborhood, killed by a white police officer. by Shastri Mark Blumenfeld and Miriam Hall On March 6, 2015, Tony Robinson, a nineteen-year-old black teenager, was fatally shot two blocks from the Madison Shambhala Center. This ... continue
Posted March 19, 2016 by CGH
Taking off the Roof

Taking off the Roof – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on the occasion of opening a new Shambhala Center by Alice Goguen Hunsberger As we prepare to open the doors of our new Shambhala Center here in West Chester next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to not only cultivate the community ... continue
Posted December 18, 2015 by CGH
Howard University: The First Eight

Howard University: The First Eight – HIGHLIGHT

Introduction The First8: From bottom left to right—March Wood; Endia Sowers Paige, Rashid Hughes. Top left to right is Chiquita Richardson, Jennifer Nash, Alice Bellis, Erin Johnson, Donna Lawson, Cleon Peoples. Washington DC Shambhala Member March Wood completed her Masters at The Howard University School of Divinity earlier ... continue
Posted December 4, 2015 by CGH
Speaking Up and Speaking Out

Speaking Up and Speaking Out – HIGHLIGHT

Chicago Shambhala Center’s open mic night builds community, fosters diversity by Sai Wei photos by Chase Bauer On the third Friday evening of every month, the Chicago Shambhala center transforms from a peaceful meditation center to a throbbing hub of music and expression. Gone are the smartly dressed middle ... continue
Posted November 22, 2015 by CGH
People of Color Scholarship Fund

People of Color Scholarship Fund – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the People of Color Scholarship Fund (POC) Leadership Awards Part One of Three article and photos by Mabinti Dennis In this first article, you will find a brief history of the development of the awards. Next time you will read ... continue
Posted July 31, 2015 by Dan
Going Beyond Denial

Going Beyond Denial – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity Reflections on International Western Dharma Teachers Gathering and Shootings in Charleston, SC by Shastri Charlene Leung FACING REALITY: BEGINNING CONVERSATIONS As the Chairperson of the Diversity Working Group for Shambhala International, I am familiar with our collective avoidance of challenging topics like racism and oppression. ... continue
Posted July 3, 2015 by


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