Dharma Gathering: The Two Truths: Identity Politics, Nonduality and Radicalism

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (19:00 -20:15)
Teacher : K. T. Tierney
Price per person: $10
Patron Price: $20
Price for Centers: $60
Price for Groups: $40

Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering

“The Two Truths: Identity Politics, Nonduality and Radicalism”

with K.T. Tierney


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

On June 26, we are grateful to have K.T. Tierney present a talk titled “The Two Truths: Identity Politics, Nonduality and Radicalism.” In this week's gathering we will investigate the potency and pitfalls of nondualism. We will look at ways that this teaching can apply to everyday life through multiple lenses, such as gender and race, and consider how this teaching might apply to justice work and liberation.

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

Kalen Tenderness Tierney
(aka K.T.) currently resides in relation to the Monongahela River in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania. They are an active member in the Pittsburgh Shambhala center where they engage in social justice as a spiritual practice in different ways including leading an affinity group for examining whiteness, and hosting a queer, trans and GNC meditation group call tender space. K.T. delights in studying Buddhist philosophy, offering meditation instruction, and being a facilitator. They are currently working on a Master of Fine Art in Ceramics, in this work K.T. explores embodiment, sound, histories, time and living through climate chaos. K.T. is and aspiring surfer and lives for walks in the forest with their domesticated partner, bucco the dog. Follow K.T. on Instagram @militant4tenderness.


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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