Dharma Gathering: I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Liberatory Practice

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (19:00 -20:15)
Teacher : David Perrin
Price per person: $10
Patron Price: $20
Price for Centers: $60
Price for Groups: $40

Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering

“I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Liberatory Practice”

with David Perrin


On May 8, we welcomed David Perrin who presented a talk titled “I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Liberatory Practice.” Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with David, recorded on May 8, 2019.

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 Perrin is a meditation teacher and mentor in the Shambhala tradition. David is a MNDFL Lead Teacher and Director of the MNDFL Teacher Training, core faculty at the Institute for Compassionate Leadership, and Co-Director of the Teaching Mindfulness Training with Dr. Shanté Smalls and Ethan Nichtern. He is also a Licensed Creative Arts Psychotherapist. David serves as a Trustee at the Perrin Family Foundation supporting youth social justice projects in Connecticut. He is committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression in meditation centers, social institutions, and in his own practice. David lives in New York City with partner Anne Kenan, and their three children. www.davidbperrin.com

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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