Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering
“Climate Change as Charnel Ground”
with Shastri David Kahane
Hosted by Ashley Dinges
All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation and a talk and discussion with a featured guest teacher.
On May 1, we are grateful to have Shastri David Kahane present a talk titled “Climate Change as Charnel Ground.”
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
David Kahane is a Shastri, or senior teacher, in Shambhala based in Edmonton in northwest Canada, and was previously Centre Director there. He’s a political theorist at the University of Alberta where he teaches and researches democracy, power, public participation, and systems change. From 2010-2016 he led Alberta Climate Dialogue, an international project that convened citizens to deliberate on climate change and influence climate policy. He lives with his young son Solomon and they tend a permaculture food forest in the Edmonton river valley.