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I hope we will do more of this. Keep up the good work. When I think about my contemplation at the start I wanted a space to open for people to be heard and wanted to appreciate the genuine exchange. We got that.

February 2021 Shambhala Community Conversation participant
These conversations cover a wide array of topics, such as:
  • Belonging and inclusion in Shambhala
  • Community conduct and protection
  • Shambhala governance
  • Our practice paths

Join us in a warrior practice of genuine conversation: listening deeply, speaking from the heart, and weaving our insights together. Each conversation will be summarized and shared with the community at large and with Shambhala’s leadership structures. See conversation summaries here.

Together we are finding our voice as a community.

View Community Conversation Transcripts

You can now view transcripts of 35 Community Conversations, sharing the perspectives of 455 Shambhala community members on the following topics:

Belonging in Shambhala (see transcripts | view summary report)

Shambhala Governance (see transcripts | view summary report)

Shambhala Practice and Study Paths (see transcripts | view summary report)

Community-wide Shambhala Community Conversations will return in or around October, 2021, with a conversation series on coexistence within the Shambhala community.

We are also actively facilitating Community Conversations for individual Shambhala centers. If you are interested, please contact us at [email protected]

How to Get Involved:
Request a Community Conversation at your local center.
Join our mailing list for regular updates and notifications on upcoming conversations.
See summaries of past conversations.

About Shambhala Community Conversations

Inclusive

These conversations are an independent initiative of the Shambhala Process Team. Our goal is to encourage personal and collective reflection, insight, and action across all facets of our community.

Topical

Each conversation is on a specific topic that is core to our health as a community. Our team will act on participants’ ongoing feedback to ensure that conversations best reflect the community’s needs, both locally and mandala-wide.

Supportive

Volunteer facilitators will provide a container for an open and heartfelt meeting. We ask that you be ready to listen and share respectfully, including with others whose views differ from yours.

Generative

Our collective reflections and insights will be summarized and shared with the community at large, and with Shambhala’s leadership structures. See conversation summaries here. Conversations will include opportunities for further direct engagement based on the topic.

Questions or suggestions?

We’d love to hear from you. You can contact us any time at [email protected]
And please join our mailing list for regular updates and upcoming conversations!