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Unraveling Oppression

Unraveling Oppression – HIGHLIGHT

Unraveling oppression and white privilege starts here by Kelsey Blackwell Dad and Me “But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, ... continue
Posted January 13, 2017 by CGH
Race, Love, and Liberation

Race, Love, and Liberation – HIGHLIGHT

A coalition of meditation centers sponsors community conversation around race, power, and unity in North Carolina by Catherine Neill A long time ago, though it’s only been two weeks, we were in church on a Friday night in Durham, North Carolina to hear Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Everything ... continue
Posted November 22, 2016 by
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
America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt 3

America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Part three of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht Who is this “I” that appears to exist? It might be helpful to ask a similar, but different, question: What do I think our true ... continue
Posted October 13, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt. 2

America and Me/Shambhala and Me, Pt. 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part two of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht In October 2009, I left Los Angeles and moved to Vancouver, Washington. I did not go outside alone for twenty months. If I did go ... continue
Posted October 9, 2016 by CGH
Practicing Radical Dharma

Practicing Radical Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

by Daniel Phillips  In March of 2015 Reverend angel Kyodo williams Sensei, founder of the Center for Transformative Change in Berkeley California, visited the Atlanta Shambhala Center, along with Lama Rod Owens, who is the resident director of the Natural Dharma Fellowship in Cambridge Massachusetts. At the ... continue
Posted October 3, 2016 by CGH
America and Me/Shambhala and Me

America and Me/Shambhala and Me – HIGHLIGHT

Part one of a three part series describing one Shambhalian’s experience growing up as part of an interracial family by David Ken Engelbrecht The essence of warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything. We can never say that we ... continue
Posted September 19, 2016 by CGH
Hope and the Spiral of Resentment

Hope and the Spiral of Resentment – HIGHLIGHT

A heartfelt, awake, and compassionate response to the recent shootings in Dallas by Will Handy So we continue in the spiral of resentment and violence. It’s shocking to wake up to five dead police officers and, instead of an anonymous street scene from Some City, it’s an intersection ... continue
Posted July 25, 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
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


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