Program Details

Awakening Together: Cultivating Community

February 21 / 7:00 PM - February 21 / 9:00 PM

Mary Whetsell, Director of Shambhala’s Office of Societal Health & Well-being, says, “Alienation, isolation and individualism are key societal factors that threaten Shambhala’s vision of an awake, kind and sane human society. The Sakyong has been teaching almost relentlessly about community recently, and one of his core messages is that for we humans, a sense of belonging is foundational to our ability to rouse our energy and help our world...Community offers the promise of belonging, and calls for us to acknowledge our interdependence. And because healthy community is inclusive, our efforts to develop it also offer us a way to join with the rest of the world beyond the walls of our Shambhala Centers. So for the Shambhala warrior, working to develop healthy community becomes both a path and a goal.”

Join us for an evening of meditation and contemplation of our needs for a sense of belonging and connection and exploration of how we can together enrich and cultivate the Shambhala community. We will begin the evening with meditation practice from 7-8 PM, and discussion and exploration from 8-9 PM. All are welcome.

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