Program Details

2014 Culture and Decorum Conference

with Wendy Friedman & Stephen Vosper & Noel McLellan & Mark Thorpe
April 1 / 12:00 AM - April 30 / 12:00 AM

Culture and Decorum Conference – Selected Talks

Recorded at the Boulder Shambhala Center March 3-5, 2014

This inaugural gathering on Culture and Decorum in Shambhala brought together people who are passionate about the richness and potential of Shambhala culture. This includes celebrations, rituals, sacred environments, holidays, ceremonies, household and hosting.

This program is open to any member of Shambhala who is interested in working with forms, celebrations, symbolism, ceremony and beauty as catalysts to enhance our world.



Culture and Decorum:  The View

Sangyum Wendy Friedman, Director of the Office of Culture and Decorum

What is the view that informs our cultural practices? How can we approach special occasions and everyday activities with awakened senses?

Sacred Environments

Stephen Vosper, Chair of the Sakyong's Panel on Sacred Environments

How does the manifestation of our spaces affect the experience of entering our centres, our homes, our workplaces?


Ritual and Ceremony

Acharya Noel McLellan (pre-recorded piece) and

Dapon Mark Thorpe, Master of the Kalapa Court

Why is ritual and ceremony important in Shambhala culture?

Is this just useless formality?


Symbolism and Iconography

John Weber and Mary Sweet

Symbols and images are a way of communication; can be a primary method to help beings awaken. 

Registration Fee: $30 per person.




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