Program Details

Awakening Social Goodness: Bravery, Vulnerability & Communication

with Noel McLellan & Marguerite Drescher
January 17 / 7:00 PM - January 19 / 5:00 PM

In the midst of all of our challenges, the Shambhala teachings make a bold and provocative statement: the nature of humanity and of society is inherently good. Even as we question and explore this teaching, is it possible to begin living it?  How can we develop confidence in human worthiness, and also uncover goodness collectively? Please join us and help create a social exploration of these questions!  

This weekend will include the practices of meditation and contemplation, and will introduce Art of Hosting methods of revealing collective wisdom and creativity through meaningful conversation.  

To attend this event, we recommend that you are either a Shambhala Member or have attended at least 3 Shambhala programs. If you have questions about attendance requirements, please contact us:

 Schedule to be announced. There will be a Saturday evening Session.

Marguerite Drescher and Noel McLellan are second generation Shambhala practitioners who live in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their collaborative efforts include raising their two young children, Gabriel and Esme. They also work together in mentoring the Ziji Collective, an emerging international network dedicated to sparking cultural expression and basic goodness-inspired social transformation, and in Radical Goodness, a group dedicated to activating profound change.

Noel is an Acharya in the Shambhala lineage. In 1999 he served Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a personal attendant, travelling in North America, Europe and Asia. Noel works at the Shambhala School where he teaches and works on the development of Shambhala based education and teacher practices. He oversees training for emerging Shambhala teachers and leaders in social transformation,

Marguerite is a visual artist and graphic recorder/facilitator, trained in cultivating vivid expressions for learning. She is actively engaged with communities around Halifax primarily with public engagement, leadership training and capacity building. Her company, Brave Space, offers graphic facilitation, illustration, women’s leadership training, and Art of Hosting trainings.

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