Shambhala Board Member Shastri Mark Blumenfeld will speak to the power of applying the Shambhala Dharma when we work with other human beings, drawing on his experience as a family person, a corporate worker, a Shastri and a Shambhala Board member. Shastri Blumenfeld will present the foundational basis for sane approaches to dealing with the difficult and confused dyamics we sometimes experience when engaged in our relationships. Relationships with our family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow sangha members can also spark us to see our minds, open our heart and possibly even find opportunities to create benefit. Working with others may even be one of the most accessible methods for building an enlightened society in our lifetime.
About the Teacher
Shastri Mark Blumenfeld became a student of Shambhala in 1979 when he began studying with Chögyam Trungpa, Shambhala International’s founder. In the 1990, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin and worked with the community there to found the Shambhala Center of Madison. In 2012 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche appointed him as the Shastri for the Madison Community. He is a former center director and has taught programs in meditation, mindfulness, Buddhism and Shambhala for over twenty-five years. He is retired from a successful career as an Information Technology executive and management consultant after a youthful go as a performance artist in Portland, Seattle and New York. He has three adult children and lives in Madison, WI.
ABOUT SUNDAY GATHERINGS
Please join us every Sunday for an online gathering of the Shambhala community worldwide. This online space is a place where we can practice meditation together, hear dharma teachings from a featured guest teacher, learn more about the activities of incredible people in our sangha, engage in discussion – and connect with one another, our community, and our hearts.
Sunday Gatherings are presented in English and are live every week at:
North America: 12:00pm PST, 1:00pm MST, 2:00pm CET, 3:00pm EST/CLT, 4:00pm Atlantic
International: 5:00pm Brazil, 8:00 pm GMT / 9:00pm CET/SAST, 6:00am +1 AEST, 8:00am +1NZST
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