Theory U 2x project: Discerning obstacles and raising lungta

A small group of us have applied to be part of the Presencing Institute’s Spring 2020 2x program.  Here is what we said in our application (which had to be … Continue 

Margins are good news

This video conversation with Juan Carlos la Puente, a friend of many of us in the Shambhala community,  has been working in the arenas of human rights and spiritual awakening … Continue 

Conversation as a training equivalent to meditation

In this video, Greg Heffron, who’s giving a free public talk about  Relational Meditation: Using Inherent Wakefulness to Unlock Communication on December 3, responds to three questions: What does meditation … Continue 

Connecting to ourselves through meditation is the foundation of a spiritual life

In this discussion with Ricky Porter, a participant in a recent Shambhala Training weekend, we ask what a  spiritual connection is and how it’s a matter of being human, beyond … Continue 

Gathering leaders from Portland Sanghas

Last week Mark Douglass and Jane Perlstein invited leaders of several Buddhist sanghas in Portland for a pot luck dinner and conversation about care and conduct questions that all of … Continue 

Misha Drlilkova reflections on people learning to meditate

It was pretty amazing to see over 30 people show up  on a Saturday Morning at their community center and spend two and a half hours learning about meditation. Misha … Continue 

Reflection on the experience of reconciliation

A long-time Shambhala meditation practitioner, Rayna Jacobson reflects on what it was like to reconcile with a community member after a long period of hurt feelings and misunderstanding.

Panel discussion – how other groups have moved or changed

We had a Panel Discussion to hear about the experience of other communities as they moved and changed.  Our panelists shared very moving and relevant experience.  Here is an audio … Continue 

The role of Desung — navigating an emotional world as we seek to help others

In this 7 minute video, Kirsten Mullen, the new Desung for the Portland Shambhala Center talks about navigating an emotional world as we seek to help others.  Awareness is the … Continue 

Some certainty in Shambhala

In this video Janie and I discuss some clarity and certainty that’s emerging in Shambhala.  The recent letter from the Interim Board has useful details about a level of stability … Continue