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: 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:Professor 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.

 

Dharma Gathering: I Love You and I Might Not Like You: Metta as Liberatory Practice

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Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Teacher: David Perrin

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 David Perrin.

 

Dharma Gathering: Minimizing Harm: An Internal and External Exploration

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Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Teacher: Shastri Trinley Busby

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 Trinley Busby.

 

Dharma Gathering: Inclusivity as a Path: It’s Not All What You Think

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Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Teacher: Naoko Kojima

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 Naoko Kojima.

 

Dharma Gathering: Sobriety and Meditation

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Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Teacher: Ian Bascetta

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 Ian Bascetta.

 

 

 

Full Schedule through June 2019:

  • June 5: Matthew Parkinson, “Depression and the Great Eastern Sun”
  • June 12: Ethan Nichtern, “Do We Need Gurus in the 21st Century?”
  • June 19: Karen Brown, “Discovering and Respecting Boundaries and Limits in Spiritual Practice”
  • June 26: KT Tierney, “The Two Truths: Identity Politics, Nonduality and Radicalism”

 

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.

 

 


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

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

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Tuyet Cullen, recorded on March 20, 2019.

 

 


Dharma Gathering: SONAM: Karma, Merit, & Privilege

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

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Karma Gyendon, recorded on March 27, 2019.

 

 


Dharma Gathering: Waking Up Through Humility, Community, Intelligence, and Refusal

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

Register to access a recording of this online Dharma Gathering with Dr. Shanté Smalls, recorded on April 3, 2019.