Join us for a special gathering of leaders and educators as we navigate our tumultuous time as a Shambhala community. We will explore and clarify our journey of inspiration and the essential aspects of who we are — as individuals and as a community. Even as we feel torn energetically between grieving and moving forward, we are moved by our heart of humanity and the gifts of our wisdom tradition.
Questions we may explore include:
- Where are we as a community? What are our capabilities? Our capacity?
- What is most important and most helpful?
- In the midst of open space, can we hold the integrity of our unique vision and teachings? Can we loosen our hold on stagnant interpretations and ways of being?
- Can we open to providing a place for people of different practice paths to be together under the same umbrella?
Our afternoon will include sitting practice, discussions, Shambhala Meditation, contemplations and White Tara practice. We look forward to all of us being together, actively engaging and enjoying each other’s presence.
Please eat lunch before you arrive, and we'll serve afternoon tea. Ki Ki So Social starts at 4:30.
Cost: regular / patron / pay what you can afford
Jonathan Barbieri is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Lineage who has taught Buddhist and Shambhala trainings extensively throughout North America for over 30 years. Jon has been engaged in several livelihood pursuits including consulting with cities and counties on workforce development, creating contemplative co-housing communities, and, most recently, teaching Mindfulness programs to public agencies and businesses. He was formerly the Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center.
Shastri Dhi Good
Shastri Dhi Good teaches meditation and Shambhala training as a resident teacher, or Shastri, at the Denver Shambhala Meditation Center. She was the director of Shambhala Online for 5 years and now works as a media consultant and instructional designer. She founded The Public Good, Inc., an educational research firm, and co-founded the Council on 21st Century Learning. She loves yoga, making music, and gardening.