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The Power of Presence with Others

taught via zoom: attend on Zoom or In-Person with a group at the Davis or Sonoma Shambhala CenterS • Presented by Northern California Shambhala


In this troubled world, how can we connect with our heart and not be overwhelmed? It takes bravery and a strong intention to cultivate compassion for others rather than meeting difficulty with aggression or turning away. What is the impact on others when we can be simply present regardless of the circumstances?

The Power of Presence with Others: The Bravery to be Kind

Join us for the second in a series of four Saturday morning programs we are presenting in 2024 with senior Shambhala teacher Eve Rosenthal; who led our 2023 Summer Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Confidence in a World of Doubt. 

These four programs explore aspects of the Power of Presence — being present has an impact and power beyond the moment. Each session will explore a different aspect of presence, supported by meditation, contemplation, discussion and movement. Everyone is welcome. 


Attendance options

Eve will teach this program online via Zoom. The program will be recorded and a link sent out to registrants post-program.

  • Attend live via Zoom from anywhere.
  • Attend in-person with a group at the Davis or Sonoma Shambhala Centers, where viewing screens will be set up. 
  • Watch recording later: if you’re unable to attend live, register to receive the recording link, post-program.

Series of four programs with Eve Rosenthal in 2024

Mark your calendars for the next in this series of four Saturday programs offered in 2024

  • Program 1 • February 24: The Power of Presence with Oneself: Connecting with our Humanity
  • Program 2 • May 18: The Power of Presence with Others: The Bravery to be Kind
  • Program 3 • August 17: The Power of Presence with the Environment: Coming to your Senses
  • Program 4 • December 14: The Power of Presence with Space: Everything is Included

photo of Eve RosenthalOur teacher, Eve Rosenthal

Eve’s journey with the dharma began in 1973, and she met Chögyam Trungpa that same year. Originally from New York City, she was Resident Director of Shambhala Training there in the 1980s and began teaching Shambhala Training and Buddhadharma at that time. Eve moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1990, and began to teach and lead a wide range of Shambhala and Buddhist programs in North America, Europe, and South America. She was an acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala community from 2005-2020.

She holds a doctorate in Computer Science and had a career teaching information technology and as a systems analyst for international financial institutions. Combining her technology skills and her aspiration to make dharma more accessible and connect our global community, Eve founded Shambhala Online in 2006. A longtime practitioner and teacher of T’ai Chi, she also enjoys playing the piano. Eve lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her spouse, Basia Solarz.


The Power of Presence with Others: The Bravery to be Kind with Eve Rosenthal

Saturday, May 18 2024 • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (PT) • All are welcome
This program will be taught on Zoom. Attend live from anywhere in the world via Zoom or attend in-person with a group at the Davis or Sonoma Shambhala Centers. 

Please note that if you are attending in-person at one of the centers we ask that you complete your payment online at the time of registration. Thank you!

  • $70 Program price
  • $90 Patron price
  • $45 Seniors, students, limited income price
  • Pay what you can afford: type in dollar amount in space

Registration  Please register and pay in advance to receive the welcome letter containing the Zoom info in advance of the program. This program will be recorded and a link made available post-program to registrants. So even if you cannot attend live, register to receive the recording link, post-program.

Questions?  Please contact Jesse Miller at shambhalaberkeley [at] gmail [dot] com

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