Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series

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Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Coordinator: Laura Burnham
Price per person: $30
Patron Price: $45
Price for Centers: $99
Price for Groups: $79

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series
Join us on the first Saturday of each month at 2pm Atlantic * from March through August 2017 as we explore key issues surrounding Families and Children in Shambhala, including:
  • March 4 - The View with Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel
  • April 1 - What is Offered Now with Tracy Suchocki
  • May 6 - Starting a Program with Laura Burnham
  • June 3 - Parenting as Path with Acharya David Schneider
  • July 1 - Education of a Warrior with Steve Sachs
  • August 5 - Shambhala Household - presenter to be announced
After remarks from the featured presenter, participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with each other and interact with the speaker or panel members. Recordings of all sessions will be available. This online program will culminate in our physical conference at the Boulder Shambhala Center October 6-9, 2017.

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About the Programs

The View: What is the view of families and children in Shambhala? How do these populations fit into the bigger picture of the Shambhala teachings and Enlightened Society? How can we as a community support families and children? Join us as Acharya Lobel offers us a glimpse of the bigger picture.

Acharya Adam Lobel is a teacher in the Shambhala tradition, a Buddhist minister, a scholar of philosophy and religion, and a father of two. Acharya Lobel, the Kalapa Acharya, is particularly responsible for curriculum and path development as well as training Shambhala teachers.

What is Offered Now: Many of us aren't aware of the rich array of offerings already in place, all over the world, for families and children in Shambhala. Join us for an overview and discussion of what programs are already offered, including Family Camp, Rites of Passage, Nyida Day Celebrations, Children's Programs, Parenting programs, Teen programs, and more!

Tracy Suchocki is a teacher and leader in the Shambhala Tradition as well as a mother. Tracy has been working with Family and Children's initiatives for years, serving on the Working Group, and coordinating Family Camp.

Starting a Program: Are you interested in starting programming for families and children with your group or center? This class will provide you with an overview of how to get started- what is needed, what resources are already out there, and how to find support.

Laura Burnham is a long time leader and practitioner in the Shambhala Tradition. She started the Children's Program in LA, has served on the Family and Children's Working Group, and has played an integral role in helping other Shambhala Centers offer children's programming, including Rites of Passage.

Parenting as Path: Parenting as Path is way that parents can connect with practice and with each other through their local centers and groups. Join us for an exploration of this rich offering.

Acharya David Schneider is a long time student of the Shambhala tradition, a senior teacher, a father, and an author. He has served as Director of Shambhala Europe and played an integral role in many children's programs in Europe, especially Rites of Passage.

Education of a Warrior: There are many schools which are based on and inspired by the Shambhala teachings. Join us for an overview of these schools and a broader discussion of Shambhala education.

Steve Sachs is a long time educator, student of Shambhala, and leader in offering programming for families in Shambhala. He co-founded a contemplative elementary school in 2005 and currently teaches at Alaya Preschool.

Shambhala Household: The Shambhala teachings aren't only applicable at programs. Our entire households can be created and engaged in from the view of the warrior. Family life, domesticity, and the daily grind can all be held as practice and ways to connect with the teachings. Join us for a discussion of Shambhala Household.

Presenter to be announced.

Registration Options
  • Six-Session Series:  $30 for Individuals, $45 for Patrons, $99 for Centers, $79 for Groups. (Click on the "Register now" link at very bottom of this page.)

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