Program Details

Community Potluck and Salon


February 5 / 7:00 PM - February 5 / 9:00 PM



You are cordially invited to a Tuesday Evening Salon,


 followed by Refuge Vows,


 to be held at the Shambhala Center on February 5th, 2013. 


Potluck Salon                 7:00-8:30


Refuge Vows                   8:30-9:00


A salon is a gathering of people held partly to amuse one another and partly to increase knowledge through conversation. In Shambhala culture, a salon includes food to enjoy and a topic around which participants can have a casual and free-ranging conversation.


The topic for Tuesday’s salon is “cultivating a learning community.”


The beating heart and vibrancy of a Shambhala Center is a learning community. What conditions allow people to come together, meditate, look deeply and patiently at their own experience, openly explore with others, and have a unique kind of conversation that is difficult to have in most contexts?


Some possible subtopics might include: What qualities does the Houston Shambhala sangha manifest that encourages such a learning community? What qualities could be cultivated further? What can I contribute?


For those who are able, you are invited to witness a refuge vow ceremony following the salon.



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