The 2020 Sense of Shambhala Survey was organized by an independent working group of the Shambhala Process Team. The goal of the survey was to describe where we are right now as a Shambhala community. The survey was not intended as an opinion poll or as an exercise in identifying the consensus way forward for … Continue reading ‘Sensing Shambhala’ the survey results are here!
Our San Antonio coaching circle, including a person from Houston, presented this program for a community meeting. Only one person came but we did it anyway, since it was good practice. We did this to draw interest in Theory U. San Antonio Shambhala Gathering using Theory U – 12/07/2019 10:30 Facilitators meet at center 11:00 … Continue reading Theory U coaching circle brought to San Antonio
The Pittsburgh Shambhala Center has formed a community working group to take up the following questions: What is our essence as a spiritual community? What are our values? What ethics (should) drive us? What is our mission? Who do we (want to) serve? How can we become a more inclusive, accessible, and equitable community? Do … Continue reading Pittsburgh Exploring Its Future
The Portland Shambhala Center has experimented with two new forms of communication and self-reflection: Short (~7-minute) videos on the Center blog that seek to make the community known to itself: https://portland.shambhala.org/tag/video/ A site for sharing notes from community conversations on challenging topics so that people who couldn’t make meetings can stay in touch: https://portland.shambhala.org/tag/community-conversations/
Report on Cologne Sangha Process Days
From Thursday May 29 until Saturday June 1 2019, European Shambhalians from all directions gathered in Dechen Chöling for the First European Forum. The seeds for this meeting came from various conversations at the Kalapa Garchen in 2017 and the German regional meeting in 2018. They were further developed in the conversations of the European … Continue reading Report from the First European Shambhala Forum
From John David Smith, March 2019 As Co-director of the Portland Shambhala Center, I’ve been thinking about how to get the Portland sangha to cheer up, get more engaged, and break some of the habits we have around excessive deference to authority. I think that talking about talking in a different way is not as good … Continue reading Portland, Oregon (USA) Sangha Gathers in a New Way