Program Details

Accessibility, Disability and the Shambhala Path

May 21 / 6:00 PM - May 21 / 8:00 PM

Enlightened society is “not an attempt to highlight a culture’s positive
aspects and ignore the negative. Rather, the totality is illuminated. Thus by
definition, an enlightened society has the ability to comprehend the full
spectrum of human activity.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Diversity in Shambhala: Community as Path, will be a six week series on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm.  The evening will begin with short talks online, which are offered by senrior students, designed to stimulate discussion and build a sense of community.  We will then form discussion groups to further explore issues around diversity and difference.  The goal is to increase curiosity and caring in our sangha.  From this place of curiosity and caring we can genuinely invite more diversity into Shambhala.  We offer an environment where people of all backgrounds can explore their personal experience of diversity with others.

Please register online ahead of time to allow for adequate handouts. 

Please be advised that some of the talks build on previous talks, so attendance of all talks is recommended.


The six talks are:

  • April 23: From Basic Goodness of Self to Basic Goodness of Society: Exploring Diversity Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

  • April 30: Balance for Families and Children in Shambhala – Acharya David Schneider

  • May 7: Cultivating Mindfulness and Wisdom: Growing Older in Shambhala – Acharya Emily Bower

  • May 14: Engaging Youth and Social Transformation – Acharya Noel McLellan

  • May 21: Accessibility, Disability and the Shambhala Path – Acharya Dan Hessey

  • May 28: Touching the Earth: Environment and Sustainability in Shambhala – Sir Martin Janowitz

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