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 

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 

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 

Shambhala Children and Families — Learn More & Get Involved! by Amy Turino

The Denver Center has been enlivened on the 1st and 3rd Sunday mornings this school year as our offerings for Children and Families have expanded.  We have had two very successful semesters of Parenting as Path, guided by Gwen Pollara and Andra Brill.  Giving space to parents, grandparents, and caregivers on the path of raising … Continue 

Why I Am A Member Of Shambhala by Rachel Hanson

When I was asked to write about why I am a member of Shambhala, my first thought was “Why wouldn’t I be?” Unfortunately, that isn’t really an answer to the question. It turned out answering it was harder than I thought it would be. I immediately thought about how much I have benefited from the … Continue 

Working Toward Inclusion & Diversity as a Fundamental Aspect of My Path — a Reflection on Diversity from Danielle Loeb

I felt I had to leave myself at the door and assimilate in order to fit in. And even then, I couldn’t change the way that I looked. I ended up feeling the same sense of isolation and alienation that I experience in mainstream society. Yet I knew Buddhism was my spiritual home. —Dr. Marlene … Continue