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Celebrating Marriage Equality

Celebrating Marriage Equality – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Diversity Working Group Celebrates Marriage Equality by Robert Pressnall, Diversity Working Group member and former Northern California Regional Head of Education On behalf of the Shambhala International Diversity Working Group, I would like to extend congratulations for the decades of inspiration and hard labor that accomplished the ... continue
Posted July 2, 2015 by
Diving into Diversity

Diving into Diversity – HIGHLIGHT

miksangCOLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity Announcing a new series of online talks by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown article by Amanda Hester, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent For a long while now the Diversity Awareness Working Group has been active within Shambhala. This is a group of committed, experienced and informed community ... continue
Posted November 8, 2013 by
Community as Path

Community as Path – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity by Fay Octavia Elliott I often laugh with my South African friend about us being the color element in the Boulder Shambhala Center. While we are not the only people of color in the center, there are perhaps only a handful altogether. Though this ... continue
Posted January 2, 2013 by
Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage

Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW REGULAR FEATURE: ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY CELEBRATES DIVERSITY by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson Shambhala Diversity Working Group With the Enlightened Society Treatise being shared around the mandala from person to person as a “cascading lung”, there’s a new buzz on the planet. But what does enlightened society really ... continue
Posted October 12, 2012 by
Celebrating Warriors in the World

Celebrating Warriors in the World – HIGHLIGHT

When we as Shambhalians highlight and celebrate warriors in the world, we are reminded that the tradition of warriorship is timeless. In this article by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson of the Shambhala Diversity Working Group, we look through a window at Shambhala community events that are ... continue
Posted April 16, 2012 by
Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter

Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

“We therefore need to engender a genuine understanding that all individuals have a place in Shambhala society. There should not be a sense of outer and inner, but rather a sense of being included in the compassionate embrace of heaven and earth.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche By Mary ... continue
Posted May 22, 2010 by
LGBTQ Path: Confidence and Compassion

LGBTQ Path: Confidence and Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

Joe Schoech interviews Acharya Eric Spiegel, who along with Acharya Eve Rosenthal will be leading Confidence & Compassion: An LGBTQ Weekend, May 7th-9th at Karme Choling. Your upcoming program here at Karme Choling is called Confidence and Compassion, what’s the relationship between those two qualities? Compassion ... continue
Posted April 23, 2010 by jschoech
Diversity Awareness in Shambhala

Diversity Awareness in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

By Charlene Leung Diversity awareness is about discovering the basic goodness of all. When we uncover our biases and habitual ways of relating to others, we loosen our hold on ego and open to other. If we honestly examine the isms: racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, classism, able-bodied-ism, ... continue
Posted March 8, 2010 by
Level One for People of Color

Level One for People of Color – HIGHLIGHT

By Ivette Guillermo, Elaine Yuen and Steve McGahee In January 2009, the Philadelphia Shambhala Center conducted a Shambhala Training Level One for people of color.  Some asked, Why do this?  Why separate, why make note of difference?  Isn’t Shambhala Training already unbiased and open to everyone? The reality ... continue
Posted March 12, 2009 by
The Inheritance of Race in an Enlightened Diverse Society

The Inheritance of Race in an Enlightened Diverse Society

By Gale Young “It’s okay Gale” my long time professional partner, an African American, said in 1992, “Sunday is the most segregated time in America. Relax. It’s your white ethnic experience”.  Except for the Level One instructor, I hadn’t seen another person of color in either the ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Why We Need People of Color Programs in Shambhala

Why We Need People of Color Programs in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Recently, a long time sangha member, a person of color, attending a vajrayana program, shared with me her experience of being greeted at a Shambhala land center entrance and asked if she was lost and needed directions. This has happened many times to her and, unfortunately, I’ve ... continue
Posted February 22, 2009 by


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