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Opening Doors for Shambhalians Living with Disabilities

The Working Group on Accessibility and Disabilities has been working to raise awareness about accessibility and access, as well as assessing the current accessibility situation in Shambhala. We hope to find out how we can support Centers with accessibility issues, investigate areas where things can be ... continue
Posted May 28, 2009 by Hamish_MacLaren
The Community Survey: Why It Matters

The Community Survey: Why It Matters – HIGHLIGHT

By Mary Whetsell A little over a year ago, the Shambhala Community Survey was distributed as a way to take a snapshot in time of our worldwide sangha. At that point, President Reoch had visited almost every Shambhala center in the mandala. And while he reported that ... continue
Posted May 27, 2009 by
New Community Care Council

New Community Care Council

In the Tenets of Shambhala Governance, it is written “Our shared Shambhala vision is to create enlightened society actually, not merely metaphorically. Socially, our shared path is to evolve an open, compassionate and empowered culture.”  To realize this vision the Sakyong’s Council created the Community Care ... continue
Posted May 27, 2009 by
Being Old in the 21st century

Being Old in the 21st century – HIGHLIGHT

One day, as I was interviewing a young woman who wanted a job working with older adults, she told me: “When the consumer needs toileting, I…”  I wondered.  “Oh, is she going to tell me about bed pans or the correct terminology for bodily processes?”  But that wasn’t ... continue
Posted May 26, 2009 by
Making Shambhala Accessible

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
Growing Old in Shambhala

Growing Old in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn and the Working Group on Aging In the Shambhala vision, every moment of our life, whatever age we may be, is an opportunity to wake up, to engage straightforwardly with the situation we are in, including our limitations and those of others, and to ... continue
Posted May 24, 2009 by David Whitehorn
First Annual Report on Accessibility and Disability

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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