Retirement Ceremony + Celebration: Ashley Hodson

September 29th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Join us to Celebrate the service of Ashley Hodson as our Center Director and Staff since 2011.

    Ashley began her time with Shambhala as the Center's Communications and Operations staff member. She oversaw projects to update our email services, digital and printed materials and social media presence and updating our website. She fundraisesd for and oversaw re-designing and renovating our ground-level community room, offices and teacher suite. In that role she also acted as Producer of the Sakyong's teaching tour to Boston in 2014 and oversaw all key logistics (from platform construction to microphone selection!) of that 750+ person event. 

    Ashley continued her time as the Center's Executive Director from 2014-2018. During that time Ashley continued the work of building our staff and community capacity to offer Shambhala outside of the Center as well as initiate dialogues oriented towards social justice and community engagement. Her care for good conversation and hosting were woven into the community meeting designs, the formation of affinity groups and the management of both paid and volunteer staff. Ashley has also played the role of teacher, meditation instructor and facilitator of endless meetings small and large. She also deeply enjoyed shrine keeping and stress-cleaning the kitchen when no one was around.

    Please join us in celebration of Ashley Hodson's service to our community! Offerings are encouraged and written offerings are welcome if you're not able to attend in person, please email [email protected] to coordinate.