Upholding the dignity of black lives

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston stands with the black community in proclaiming the dignity and worthiness of black lives. Black lives matter. Dear members of the Boston Shambhala community, The murder of George Floyd while unarmed, in handcuffs, by a white Minneapolis police officer is deeply disturbing. This is just one of the most … Continue 

Spring 2019 Community Gathering

I first want to say a huge thanks to all those who gathered last Saturday in community and conversation – and special thanks to Mary Lang for co-hosting the meeting with me. I’m never sure who or what these gatherings will bring, but it’s so rewarding to feel inspiration and confidence in our community after … Continue 

Getting our emails

Not getting our emails? Enter your email in the “Sign up for our Newsletter” (even if you’re already on the list) or click here. This will let you choose which sorts of email you’d like to receive. You can sign up for any of the following email lists: 1: General List: Programs & Events Emails … Continue 

Notes from January 2019 Community Gathering

Thanks to the more than 20 members who joined the community gathering on Saturday, and a special thanks to Patricia who took an early bus for her 2 hour commute to come early and help get the space ready. The gathering was facilitated by Max Roberts-Zirker, Interim Executive Director, and Sarah Kimball on behalf of … Continue 

Finance and Direction, September 2018

This blog post began as a finance report and turned into a longer story about the various approaches to finance, leadership and direction of the Boston Center. Where we put our energy and financial resources reflects the principles by which we operate, whether we are conscious of them, or even able to articulate them at … Continue 

September Community Gathering

Huge thank you to the nearly 50 people who came out to join the community gathering last Sunday! We had a silent Nyinthun which included a practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of its completion. Then a feast of a potluck to nourish our bodies and enjoy each other’s company. To … Continue 

Statement of Respect and Safety

The text below is the Statement of Respect and Safety which we have posted in our community room. We are posting here on our blog to make it more available and accessible: Our Community Shambhala is a diverse, international community. Our centers are located in different regions of the world, and reflect different nationalities, cultures, … Continue 

From the Director: Leadership Changes

  Dearest Community, Warm Summer greetings to everyone. I’ve been enjoying watching the ducklings and goslings along the Muddy River and how the busy streets come to a halt when they begin to saunter across to find fresh grass. It’s such an interplay of chaos and order! I feel tender as I write this letter … Continue 

Wednesday Night Open House – paused for the summer

EDIT: Check out the new Wednesday drop-in sitting here Dear Sangha, We’re writing to let you know that the regular Wednesday Open House will be closed for renovations over the Summer. Working with the leaders, teachers and staff we decided to pause this program through the slower summer months and come back in the fall … Continue 

Trust in Society Starts With Trust in Self

Given the current state of the world it’s easy – and even makes a kind of sense – not to trust humanity. It will certainly take a lot of work to clarify confusion, repair harm and establish a society more deeply grounded in healthy principles. Perhaps it seems like it will take the spiritual equivalent … Continue