Parenting as Path - Fall Semester

with Gwen Pollara & Dr. Andra Brill

September 16th—December 2nd (2018)

Date details +
  • $100 Regular Price
  • $125 Patron Price
Room: Shambhala Shrine Room

Come explore Parenting as Path. Join other parents in meditation, contemplation and discussion. On the first Sunday of the month, give yourself two hours to reflect and process the daily path of parenting. During this time with other parents we offer Shambhala Kids (ages 4-8) and Dragon Club (ages 9-12), two children's programs that will not have you searching for childcare in order to find some time for yourself.

Fall 2018 Dates

  • September 16th (kick off for Fall 2018 programming is the 3rd Sunday)
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

10am - 12pm
Shambhala Shrine Room


  • $100 for the semester per person (second adult from a household can register at $75)
  • $30 Drop in per session if you do not pre-register

Generosity Policy is available, please contact [email protected] prior to registration.

Any questions about programming or children's programs please contact: [email protected]

Facilitators for Parenting as Path

Gwen Pollara is a mother to two wise and talented children, Luca, fifteen and Maya, eleven. Gwen has been studying Shambhala Buddhism for 15 years. She is certified to lead people in shamatha meditation practice. She also studies Hakomi Therapy which is a mindfulness somatic therapy based on the principals of non-violence, organicity and unity. In her working life, she is a declutter guru and professional organizer. She is also a certified restorative yoga instructor. In other parts of her life, Gwen enjoys writing and performing poetry, making art, communing with nature, taking care of her plants and pets and laughing with her husband, Joe. Gwen combines all of these skills to bring her wisdom and skills to create nurturing environments for others to connect to their own innate wisdom and basic goodness so that they may connect with others in deep, healing ways.

Andra Brill, Ph.D., is an innovator in the field of mindful parenting.  Her work can be found on the Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, Positive Parenting Solutions and  She has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 2004 and contemplative parenting since 2009. Within Shambhala, Andra has been a Family Camp lead teacher at the Shambhala Mountain Center (SMC) for many years and is a former coordinator for Families and Children at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver (SMCD).