Janet Bronstein and Peter Nowak share about a new Shambhala Board sponsored initiative that was inspired by Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index and that seeks ways to measure the societal health and well-being of our Shambhala community in an ongoing way. Why is this important? How can we even do this? The practice aspect of this Sunday Gathering will include working with the society section of the Shambhala Sadhana. Come learn more! This is Part I of a two-part series.
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 retired from a career conducting research on health care systems and teaching about ethics in public health. Peter Nowak joined the Vajradhatu Sangha in 1984 in Vienna, Austria. After meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, he became Director of the Vienna Dharmadhatu in the late 1980s and is currently a Shambhala Board member. He holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics with a focus on patient-centred communication in health care. Since 1990 he conducted research and organisational development initiatives for the Austrian health care system, some in collaboration with international research networks and for the World Health Organization. He taught at several universities and is now department head for “Health Literacy and Health Promotion” at the Austrian Public Health Institute. He has three adult children with his first wife and lives now with his second wife and his stepson in Vienna.
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