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 

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