Community Engagement: Potluck and Conversation

May 28th (2017)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room
    Program Registration is Closed.


    Now is the time, ladies and gentlemen, for us to manifest—to bring these principles into the world, to not just leave them in our shrine room and our practice pages. They cannot just remain as simple esoteric mantras. We need to be able to actually harness them and make them real.

    You might think there is some other group—in the Himalayas or somewhere else—that is doing a better job than we are. But unfortunately, there is nobody else. We should be humble, but at the same time we should realize that actually, this is our opportunity.  

    Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala Day Address, February 27, 2017

    Please join the Community Engagement Committee at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver (SMCD) on Sunday May 28th from 12pm to 3pm for a Potluck and Conversation about the vision of community engagement moving forward.

    POTLUCK    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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    CONVERSATION     1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The Community Engagement Committee formed in 2011 as a part of the Vision to Action Strategic Planning initiative. The Committee has put on social events such as the welcome dance party for our new director and participated in local community events such as the MLK Marade.

    Since the 2016 election, members of SMCD have felt a renewed sense of purpose and urgency to engage in our larger community. SMCD has hosted two post-election conversations with great turnout. Shambhala’s central vision is the creation of Enlightened Society. On Shambhala Day this year, Shambhala International announced the new Office of Social Engagement as a next step in this direction. Locally, the Community Engagement Committee has been contemplating the best way to engage within and beyond our center around issues of inclusivity, diversity and potential outreach to community groups.

    At the May 28th conversation, we will engage in some group contemplation of our vision for next steps in community engagement. We will also open the committee up to new members for those interested. Come dive in!

    Please register to help us with planning.