Dharma Gathering: SONAM: Karma, Merit, & Privilege

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 (19:00 -20:15)
Teacher : Gyendon Karma
Price per person: $10
Patron Price: $20
Price for Centers: $60
Price for Groups: $40

Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering

“SONAM: Karma, Merit, & Privilege”

with Karma Lödrö Gyendon

Hosted by Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation and a talk and discussion with a featured guest teacher.

On March 27, we are grateful to have Lödrö Gyendon Karma present a talk titled “SONAM: Karma, Merit, & Privilege.”

This tradition began at Shambhala New York in the early 1990s as a way to welcome the greater community into the Shambhala center. Today, many Shambhala centers around the world continue to host these events for members and friends of the Shambhala community. We hope that these events will allow us to collectively examine the issues facing our sangha and larger society by spotlighting new and fresh voices across our mandala.

The Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering series is hosted and curated by Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls. Dr. Smalls is a teacher in the Shambhala lineage and student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. They are assistant professor of Black Culture and Literature, as well as as a performer and performance studies scholar. Dr. Smalls has published work on hip hop, film, queer performance, and a host of other scholarly topics. Connect with Shanté on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Join live or watch later. When you register for a talk, you’ll receive:

  • A link to view the event live

  • Access to view the archived video after the live event concludes

The cost is $10 for the General Public and $20 for Patrons who wish to pay-it-forward. Cost for Centers is $60, and $40 for Groups.

Because we are committed to making these programs accessible to all, there is also a 25% discount option that one can select for each talk (click on the "Request a discount" link below). To request a further discount or scholarship, write to [email protected].


7:00pm ET - Welcome & guided meditation

7:25pm ET - Dharma talk

7:55pm ET - Q&A with teacher

8:10pm ET - Announcements

About the Teacher

Karma Lödrö Gyendon is a Buddhist monk living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Originally from South Florida, Gyendon studied fine art at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon before beginning his spiritual path with Buddhism. Gyendon has studied and trained at Sravasti Abbey under the guidance of Venerable Thubten Chodron, and, since 2014, at Gampo Abbey under the guidance of Acharya Pema Chödrön.

PLEASE NOTE: Prices are in US Dollars . Request a discount before you register to allow for exchange rates or other discounts.

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