Shambhala and #MeToo and You

This year the Shambhala community has been rocked by Project Sunshine Reports alleging sexual misconduct by Shambhala teachers and leaders, including Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. As the spiritual leader of our community, the Sakyong is a guiding example for Shambhala. Naturally, the #MeToo allegations are devastating to his close students and anyone affiliated with Shambhala. Shambhala hired the … Continue 

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New Culture & Decorum Delegate: Laurie Lavine

My name is Laurie Lavine and I have been a member of the Denver Shambhala Center for 9 years. This fall I will be taking on the role of Culture and Decorum Delegate. Culture is all the ways we feel connected to one another through regular public meditation practice, communal meals, and celebrations like Harvest … Continue 

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[Updated 9/25]: Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

We have put together a virtual reading room for our community that contains some links to letters from Shambhala governance and the Sakyong, news articles, helpful blog posts and teachings. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. We offer this … Continue 

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Weekly Community Meetings in July

Today the international Shambhala community received two communications: the Kalapa Council’s letter of resignation, and the Sakyong’s letter stepping back from his responsibilities in Shambhala and Naropa University during the independent investigation of the allegations raised this week. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join us for weekly community conversations in July on Sunday mornings: July 8: 10am … Continue 

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Understanding Immigration Issues In Our Community 

By Rachel Hanson On Tuesday, May 29th, about fifteen members of SMCD gathered together for a panel on refugee issues in Colorado. The event was sponsored by the Denver Center’s Community Engagement Team and featured speakers from the Colorado Division of Refugee Services of the Department of Health and Human Services and Project Worthmore. The … Continue 

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Community Engagement Team

By Rachel Hanson The Denver Shambhala Center has a Community Engagement Team. Formed in 2011 as part of the Vision to Action Strategic Planning initiative, the committee is part of the Shambhala Office of Social Engagement. We are committed to providing support to the Denver sangha as we engage with the vision of Shambhala in … Continue 

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