Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering
“Sacred Masculinity - Liberatory Movement Practices and Discussion”
with Brandon Sloan
Hosted by Adriana DiFazio
All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation and a talk and discussion with a featured guest teacher.
On April 24, we are grateful to have Brandon Sloan present a talk titled “Embodying Sacred Masculinity: Liberatory Movement Practices and Discussion.” This talk is open to all genders.
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].
To view the full schedule of Weekly Dharma Gatherings, please click here.
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
Brandon Sloan Brandon (he,him, his) lives in Boston Massachusetts and is a formally trained physical therapist, somatic healer and actor who uses art and embodiment as tools for transformative change. Between 2014 and 2018 Brandon has studied and served in Shambhala, taking on several roles such as Meditation Guide, retreat leader/coordinator and co-facilitator of the People of Color Meditation Group at the Boston Shambhala center. In 2017 he assisted Lama Rod Owens in a workshop entitled Undoing Patriarchy and Uplifting the Sacred Masculine: a retreat for self identified male practitioners. He now serves on the board for the Boston-based non-profit BMEN: Black Men Engagement Network, co-facilitating monthly discussion and process groups for Black men. He is currently in collaboration with several Boston based artists and organizations to create and sustain spaces that serve two distinct purposes: create sanctuaries for queer people of color to rest and heal, and create works of art that invoke audiences to exam how identity impacts their lives.