Town Hall Presentation materials – Oct 12, 2019

This is the first of three blog posts about Portland Shambhala Meditation Center’s Town Hall on October 12, 2019.  The second covers what we heard from a panel of leaders from other spiritual communities about having moved their centers in the last few years, and the third post reports on what those present said about the … Continue 

Summary from May 18 Town Hall

Eighteen sangha members gathered for a town hall discussion led by our co-directors, Janie Paige and John Smith, along with two observers from outside the community. Howard Silverman and Milla McLachlan were invited to observe our process and make contributions from their perspectives as agents of social change and community development. Together we spent three … Continue 

Community aspiration and town hall

  From the beginning, when we were planning our community aspiration event, we knew that all 120 members couldn’t fit in the room even if everybody could be there at the same time.  So my job was to share some of the discussion and provoke reflection on some important questions that are up for all … Continue