Our community is in a state of uncertainty due in large part to issues arising from the behavior of certain men. Shambhala is not unique in this; events over recent years––and highlighted again in recent months, alongside the #MeToo movement––have brought attention that challenges traditional social and cultural norms for men’s conduct. These developments have led many men to question how we should behave, what roles we can play in our communities currently, and how we may contribute to the development of new, more positive norms.
Shambhala members who identify as men are invited to join in a continuing conversation that explores the impact these challenges of our times have on each of us.
We can empower ourselves by speaking our truths about who we are as human beings, especially as members of a community dedicated to awakening and creating enlightened society.
This men’s gathering is a counterpart to women’s community gatherings that have been held at Eagle Rock over the past few months.
We recognize that not everyone identifies with the gender binary and may not feel that either group fits their needs in this conversation. Please let us know what spaces may be helpful as we move towards inviting voices and experiences that explore the #metoo movement, gender dynamics and power in our community: [email protected]