Programs

The Shambhala teachings allow us to touch our tender hearts and vividly experience our world. The Office of Social Engagement is focused on providing resources to better understand how practitioners and our community can work on very deeply entrenched work such as:

  • Develop Inclusivity Warrior training for Shambhalians to embody cultural humility and incorporate these warriors at major programs
  • Initiate a People of Color (POC) Council to support the programming, funding and leadership initiatives for POC
  • Incorporating intersectionality into the navigation of past and current harm in our community
  • Allow the richness of our teaching provide the space to have conversations on race, sexuality, violence, gender and many more aspects to the human experience

Here are some upcoming programs happening worldwide that touch these areas:

2019-06-19, Fort Collins, Shifting Culture: Sexual Assault 101 w/ the SAVA Center

Shifting Culture: Sexual Assault 101 An opportunity to participate in an initiative to listen to and educate our community.

 
2019-06-20, Cologne, Sangha Prozesstag

Praktizieren, gemeinsam kreativ sein, in Kleingruppen arbeiten und zusammen essen.

 
2019-06-21, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-06-21, Atlanta, Mourning the Broken Heart

Mourning the Broken Heart: The Path of Community Mourning and Remembering Joy through the Path of Touching the Earth.

 
2019-06-23, Portland, Community Conversation: Service to Portland (tentative)

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-06-23, Fort Collins, Shifting Culture: Diversity and Inclusion Conversations: Value All Voices Part II

Have you ever examined your family messages about gender? Join us for an experiential exploration with Katya Stewart-Sweeney

 
2019-06-23, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting with Jennifer

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-06-26, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-06-28, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-06-30, Portland, Community Conversation: SGS and our relationship to the global sangha (tentative)

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-06-30, Fort Collins, Shifting Culture: Sexual Assault 101 w/ the SAVA Center

Shifting Culture: Sexual Assault 101 An opportunity to participate in an initiative to listen to and educate our community.

 
2019-06-30, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting with Jennifer

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-06, Ottawa, Emchi Shakya Dorje Clinic

 
2019-07-07, Minneapolis, Community Gathering

Monthly Community Gathering

 
2019-07-07, Portland, Community Conversation: What is our Shambhala Tradition? (tentative)

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-07-07, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting with Jennifer

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-09, Montpelier VT(US), Montpelier Shambhala: Coordinating Council Meeting

Montpelier Shambhala: Coordinating Council Meeting

 
2019-07-14, Barcelona, Meeting de la comunitat

El Grup de Shambhala Barcelona es reuneix periòdicament en el que denominem ‘Meetings de la Comunitat’.

 
2019-07-14, Portland, Community Conversation: Leadership succession - how do we choose/“fire” leaders in our community? (tentative)

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-07-14, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting with Jennifer

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-16, Fort Collins, Shifting Culture Book Group: 'The Body Is Not An Apology
'

Two Tuesday evenings to discuss Sonya Renee Taylor's book: 'The Body is Not An Apology.'

 
2019-07-19, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-07-21, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-07-21, Portland, Community Conversation: Shambhala and the Use of Alcohol

Things are changing rapidly in Shambhala internationally and many of us are experiencing groundlessness and uncertainty looking forward. Portland Shambhala will be holding weekly short community conversations every Sunday after community practice to conte

 
2019-07-21, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting with Jennifer

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-26, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-07-28, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting with Jennifer

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-07-31, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-08-06, Montpelier VT(US), Montpelier Shambhala: Coordinating Council Meeting

Montpelier Shambhala: Coordinating Council Meeting

 
2019-08-16, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-08-18, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-08-28, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-08-30, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-09-03, Montpelier VT(US), Montpelier Shambhala: Coordinating Council Meeting

Montpelier Shambhala: Coordinating Council Meeting

 
2019-09-07, Ottawa, Emchi Shakya Dorje Clinic

 
2019-09-15, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-09-20, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-09-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-09-27, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-10-18, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-10-20, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-10-25, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-10-30, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-11-02, Ottawa, Emchi Shakya Dorje Clinic

 
2019-11-15, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-11-17, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-11-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-11-29, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2019-12-15, Columbus, Community Circle

Please join our circle of community governance as we make decisions as a community. Your clear voices and fresh inspiration are welcomed. Open to new and experienced meditation practitioners, and everyone in between.

 
2019-12-20, Austin, PoC Meditation Group

The PoC Meditation Group welcomes anyone who identifies as a person of color and is interested in meditation, mindfulness, and building community.

 
2019-12-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2019-12-27, Victoria, Circle of Care: Monthly Meeting

 
2020-01-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-02-26, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-03-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-04-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-05-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-06-24, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-07-29, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-08-26, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-09-30, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-10-28, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-11-25, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2020-12-30, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2021-01-27, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.

 
2021-02-24, Halifax, Exit Planning

If you are interested in asking questions or would like help completing a Spiritual Directive, please drop in. There is no cost for this service.