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:

2019-11-15, 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.

 
2019-11-16, Baltimore, BSMC Leadership Collective Meeting (Open)

All are invited to take part in the Leadership Collective, a process of participatory governance at BSMC. We will be exploring the question, What are we most afraid of right now and how is it running us and our center in ways we might not fully recognize?

 
2019-11-16, Minneapolis, Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey

This course is offered free of charge through a grant by the Shambhala Board of Directors.

 
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.

 
2019-11-17, Washington D.C, Member Circle

All official members of the DC Shambhala Center are invited to attend this quarterly community event . Come and voice your opinion, ask questions, make suggestions, and enjoy each other's company!

 
2019-11-17, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-11-18, Montreal, Conseil ouvert aux membres

 
2019-11-18, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
2019-11-21, Gainesville, Death Cafe

If we knew that we would die tomorrow, are we prepared? Might addressing our fears about death, help us live a more mindful, appreciative life?

 
2019-11-23, Boston, Volunteer Training and Appreciation: How we greet and welcome

Volunteer appreciation lunch, with discussion about how we greet and welcome people to the center.

 
2019-11-24, Albuquerque, WOMEN’S CLOTHING SWAP

In the spirit of community and frugality the Albuquerque Shambhala Center will be holding a clothing swap! Go through your closets and find all the clothes (scarves, jewelry, shoes, etc.) you no longer wear but are still in good condition. Bring them to

 
2019-11-24, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
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

 
2019-12-01, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-12-02, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
2019-12-08, Burlington, Sunday Dharma Talk: Trauma and Meditation

For trauma survivors, meditation could be a part of a path of healing or in other instances, it could act as a trigger. How then can we individually and collectively foster a safe space in which the nature of trauma is understood and handled with gentlene

 
2019-12-08, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-12-09, Burlington, Sexual Harm, Trauma, and The Healing Journey

In dialogue with Basia Solarz and Acharya Noel McLellan, Robert Wright guides us into an understanding of the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature of trauma, and ways to move toward a healthier and safer community

 
2019-12-10, Montpelier VT(US), Supporting Practioners when Trauma is Triggered

Supporting Practioners when Trauma is Triggered - a gathering for MIs, Guides, and Umdzes

 
2019-12-13, Cologne, Präventionstraining

Sichere Räume schaffen, Sensibilisierung und Prävention, Aussprache (interne Fortbildung)

 
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.

 
2019-12-15, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-12-16, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
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.

 
2019-12-22, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
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

 
2019-12-29, Open Sky Eugene, Refuge Recovery Weekly Meeting

A Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction.

 
2019-12-30, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
2020-01-10, London, (with: Flip Kolthoff, Dr. Peter Nowak, Katja Hafemeister, Sarah Kimball ) Communicating Unconditional Healthiness

This European Shambhala Health Weekend follows up on the Shambhala health conference in Chicago, USA in 2017 and the 1st European Shambhala Health Weekend in Vienna in 2019. 

 
2020-01-13, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
2020-01-27, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
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.

 
2020-02-10, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
2020-02-24, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
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.

 
2020-03-09, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
2020-03-23, Lexington, (with: Vincent Dummer, Marian Judith Broadus, ) The Art of Connection: Building Healthy Community

Join this ongoing weekly discussion in which we delve deeply into the creation and maintenance of healthy community. Open to all!!

 
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.