The Sanity of Earth - a bi-monthly climate gathering [IN PERSON]

with Mary Lang & Dylan Khanal

May 19th

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    Room: Main Meditation Hall

    Grounded in meditation practice and the skillful means of council, this gathering aims to be a holding space for contemplative witnessing, a space for discovery of something deeper within ourselves. It offers a coming together for people concerned with the climate crisis to find the space between burnout and bypass, a place to hold our “inner” climate, our storm of emotions and urgency. 

    The inner space of connection with others who feel the same thing. A sanctuary.


    Each session will include meditation practice and a lhasang, a simple, earth based ritual.  There will be extended time for council practice, or social meditation, where conversations can go deeper. Council practice is a way to extend our meditation practice in an intentional way of being together in dialogue, supporting each other in engaging genuinely with the climate crisis and everything it brings up.


    We will close with a contemplation, an intention, an aspiration, or a way forward, and a dedication of merit. 


    Next meeting Sunday May 19, 4-6 pm

    July meeting, Sunday July 14, 4-6 pm


    Dylan Khanal has been a student of the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings for 15 years.  He has completed several solitary retreats in natural settings and has undertaken contemplative journeys in several remote areas including the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Canadian Yukon, Eastern Tibet, and the Himalayas of India and Nepal. Dylan practices independently as a therapist and frequently works with people affected by climate distress.


    Mary Lang is an artist/photographer whose work expresses the sadness of her love for this earth. She has been student of Chögyam Trungpa since 1973 and is a senior teacher at the Shambhala center.


    Photo courtesy of Robert Spellman and Mountain Water Retreat Center


    Registration is helpful but not required. Please register with an email you check regularly. If our registrations system does not have a current email for you, you will miss important information about the program.

    You should receive the first confirmation email within within 24 hours of registration. You should receive a second confirmation email with more program details approximately 1 week before the program begins. Sometimes emails may end up in your promotions, spam or junk folder. It’s also possible that you’ve unsubscribed from emails from Shambhala, which prevents you from receiving the necessary emails. If you don't receive the first email, please contact [email protected].

    In-person participation As an in-person event, all participants must agree to abide by the Shambhala Center’s current Coronavirus Precautions Policy. Additionally, we ask you to limit the use of scented products, as many people have chemical sensitivities. Note that our building is not wheelchair accessible.

    Attendance: Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to begin at the start of the session.

    Parking & Transportation: Parking near the Shambhala Center can be limited. We strongly encourage using public transportation and/or carpooling.

    In-person participation: Please note that masking is now optional. If you are not feeling well for any reason, please stay home. Additionally, we ask you to limit the use of scented products, as many people have chemical sensitivities. Note that our building is not wheelchair accessible.

    FAQ Common questions might be answered on our FAQ page.