Collective Liberation: One Conversation at a Time

Good morning good community! I’m writing with some updates and events that you are warmly encouraged to lean in to. More and more, our practice is being tested and called upon and it seems important for our community to show up – with our full hearts. Collective Liberation is an initiative within our sangha that … Continue 

October 2017 Update // Meet the BSC Staff

Good morning gentle warriors, Welcome to the first featured blog post to be included in our new membership newsletter! We are excited to bring you some highlights about our community and direction on a monthly basis. This month I wanted to tell you about ourselves as Center staff: who are we and what do we … Continue 

Collective Liberation: Working with Race in Boston

The Summer has somehow rambled into August and the heat has finally broken. Many of our members have been engaging in retreats and bringing home fresh inspiration and I can’t wait to hear all of your stories and ideas. Since I last wrote, there have been leaps forward for the work of race and privilege in … Continue 

Summer and Staffing Transition Farewells

Warm Greetings! As the Summer picks up steam and many of our members head out to different retreat centers, things get a little quieter here in Boston. We have had a few staff transitions recently that we wanted to honor and recognize. Almost two years ago Travis DeTour and Jenny Guth came on together as … Continue 

Community Gathering June 4th

Thanks to Ruth Blackburn for offering a summary of the event! Stepping in to help with the reporting and sharing of our community events is really the spirit that makes the community flourish, and it’s at the heart of why we gather as a community. We believe that running this community is part organizational know-how and part magic. This means that … Continue 

Staffing As Service: Q&A with Tsöndrü Joy Nicholson

On occasion we will be featuring a Q&A with an active member of the Boston Shambhala Staffing Community. Here, we connected with Tsöndrü Joy Nicholson who shared so thoughtfully and beautifully about her experience. What service practice do you feel most connected to and why? Each form of service can be profoundly moving in its own way, and I’ve been involved … Continue 

Boston Shambhalians Celebrate Midsummah’ Day!

Written by Bob Abbott Alas another Midsummer Day has come and gone, but warm memories were made and auspiciousness was in the air with ideal weather, a full moon ripening in sync with the solstice, and festive friends gathering to share the day. Setting Sail The day began for most with a leisurely thirty minute, … Continue 

Bravery, Love and Race

Warm Spring Greetings to everyone. As I write this, the trees are in full bloom and the sky is a blinding blue. This is a pretty in-depth email, so please take the time to read it. For the direct invitation to the June 8th event, please skip to the bottom. The Boston Shambhala Center is … Continue 

Shambhala Boston: 2015 Finance Report

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston Budget vs. Actuals: 2015 Budget – FY15 P&L January – December 2015 Total   Actual Budget Income       Dues and Donations 111,669.60   101,106.00     Net Program Revenue 48,446.19   44,477.00     Other Income Total 13,825.73   11,679.00   Total Income $173,941.52   $157,262.00   Gross Profit $173,941.52   … Continue 

Community Gathering: January 16th

Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? In the middle of January we had an opportunity to gather as a community and look at how our community has been growing and changing over the past few years – with almost entirely new council and staff, what is our current situation … Continue