Shambhala Online Weekly Dharma Gathering

Beginning in February 2019, Shambhala Online will offer a live Weekly Dharma Gathering.  All are welcome to join these weekly events, which include guided meditation and a talk and discussion with a featured guest teacher.

This series is inspired by the Weekly Dharma Gatherings at Shambhala New York, which began 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


When you register for a talk, you’ll receive:

  • A link to view the event live at 7pm ET.
  • Access to view the archived video after the live event concludes.

 

Upcoming Live Dharma Gatherings:

Dharma Gathering: Dissolving Cultural Norms of Shame as an Act of Resilience

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Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Teacher: Tuyet Cullen

Join us for the live Weekly Dharma Gathering. These events offer guided meditation and a talk from a featured teacher, and discussion. This week's gathering will be led by Tuyet Cullen.

 

Dharma Gathering: SONAM: Karma, Merit, & Privilege

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Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Teacher: Gyendon Karma

Join us for the live Weekly Dharma Gathering. These events offer guided meditation and a talk from a featured teacher, and discussion. This week's gathering will be led by Karma Lödrö Gyendon.

 

Dharma Gathering: The Four Karmas

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Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Teacher: Dr. Shante Smalls

Join us for the live Weekly Dharma Gathering. These events offer guided meditation and a talk from a featured teacher, and discussion. This week's gathering will be led by Dr. Shanté Smalls.

 

Dharma Gathering: Nobody Left Out - The Dharma of Accommodation

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Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Teacher: Jane Heyer

Join us for the live Weekly Dharma Gathering. These events offer guided meditation and a talk from a featured teacher, and discussion. This week's gathering will be led by Jane Heyer.

 

Dharma Gathering: Embodying Sacred Masculinity: Liberatory Movement Practices and Discussion

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Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Teacher: Brandon Sloan

Join us for the live Weekly Dharma Gathering. These events offer guided meditation and a talk from a featured teacher, and discussion. This week's gathering will be led by Brandon Sloan.

 

Dharma Gathering: Climate Change as Charnel Ground

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Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Teacher:Shastri David Kahane

Join us for the live Weekly Dharma Gathering. These events offer guided meditation and a talk from a featured teacher, and discussion. This week's gathering will be led by Shastri David Kahane.

 

 

 

Full Schedule through June 2019:

  • May 1: Shastri David Kahane, “Climate Change as Charnel Ground” – Details
  • May 8: David Perrin, “The Most Important Art Form of the 21st Century: Maitri” 
  • May 15Talk and teacher to be announced
  • May 22: Naoko Kojima, “Inclusivity”
  • May 29: Karen Brown, “Discovering and Respecting Boundaries and Limits in Spiritual Practice”
  • June 5: Matthew Parkinson, “Depression and the Great Eastern Sun”
  • June 12: Ethan Nichtern
  • June 19: Talk and teacher to be announced
  • June 26: KT Tierney

 

Past Events:

Did you miss a talk? You can access the recordings of any previous talk via the links below:

Dharma Gathering: Stepping Out and Stepping In

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Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Teacher: Aarti Tejuja

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Aarti Tejuja, recorded on February 20, 2019.

 

 


Dharma Gathering: On Silence: Skillful Means for Modern Times

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Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Teacher: Dr. Claudelle Glasgow

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow, recorded on February 27, 2019.

 

 


Dharma Gathering: The Personal Path of Unraveling Social Conditioning

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Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Teacher: Alexandra Vlasic

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Alex Vlasic, recorded on March 6, 2019.

 

 


Dharma Gathering: After You're Gone

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Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Teacher: Maho Kawachi

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Maho Kawachi, recorded on March 13, 2019.