Facilitators of Shambhala Community Conversations will discuss our experiences of enlightened society as it has manifested in open group discussions in the Shambhala sangha. The discussion will highlight how genuine conversation—listening deeply, speaking from the heart, weaving our insights together—is a warrior practice that strengthens and connects us as a sangha, community, and society. The panelists will discuss what we have found rewarding and challenging about these community conversations, what we are learning about how to offer conversation spaces that can hold divergent perspectives with gentleness and sanity, and how such a space can begin to powerfully manifest group wisdom. There will be plenty of time for open discussion, as well. Come join us!
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Janet Bronstein is a longtime Shambhala sangha member and teacher. She was one of the founders of the Birmingham Alabama Shambhala Center in1998, and has served as the Shastri in that community since 2016. She is a member of the Shambhala Process Team and has worked in the areas of data management and analysis and practice and education with the team. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology, and is semi-retired from a career conducting research on health care systems and teaching about ethics in public health.
Frederick Meyer is a lifelong Shambhala practitioner. His first interest in dharma and in the Shambhala teachings was as a participant in Sun Camp, and he has followed the Shambhala path through Rigden Abhisheka. Frederick has been at various times a volunteer, contractor, consultant, staff member, and project lead for numerous centers and projects in Shambhala throughout the past fifteen years. Frederick works as a web developer, and lives in New Orleans with his wife Clara, their daughter Anna, and their dog Lucy.
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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