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 

Welcome our new Deputy Director: Max Roberts-Zirker

We are so thrilled to have Max Roberts-Zirker step in as our Deputy Director! This is a brand new position that works closely with the Executive Director to manage the operations of the Center. While we are striving to offer more to greater Boston, we also need to nourish our community and our capacity as an … Continue 

Welcome Ashley Hodson, our New Executive Director

It is with delight and profound happiness that the Governing Council of the Boston Shambhala Center announces that Ms. Ashley Hodson has been formally approved and appointed by the Kalapa Court for the position of Centre Director. Her directorship will begin as of Shambhala Day 2015. Everyone is invited to the Oath Ceremony for Ashley, including a … Continue 

Farewell and a Time of Transition

This is the time of year when the days grow warmer and the Shambhala community begins to scatter for the summer, attending programs and retreats, spending time with friends and family, spending time outside the walls of our center. Taking the time to close the center for two weeks, from June 23-July 6, gives our … Continue 

Meet Reverend Kim!

One of the best parts about putting together the Moving Forward: Boston Strong in Everyday Life event with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has been the amazing friendship and partnership that has been extended by Arlington Street Church. At the heart of that friendship is Reverend Kim Crawford Harvie, senior minister at the church, who has been … Continue 

To Grow and Cultivate

“I consider the Shambhala centers to be the cultural genesis of creating good human society. In this light, we are being true to the original intention of the word culture, which comes from the Latin root cultura—’to grow and cultivate.’ In the Classical period, culture was the word used to describe the cultivation of the … Continue 

Care Teams: A Practice of Compassion and Generosity

Care Teams are small groups of people who come together to provide care to persons in the community—a sangha member recovering from surgery or a family with a newborn in need of an extra hand.  Care Teams also offer the caregivers an opportunity to enrich their practice. Being kind is a simple practice, but it … Continue