There have been more than two decades of work by the Shambhala sangha to both help us become a more inclusive community and to consider how we can address issues of personal and societal harm. You are invited to use the resources below in working towards a more inclusive community in Shambhala and beyond.
From Individual Liberation to Societal Liberation: A Resource Guide of Shared Collective Wisdom in Shambhala (pdf Resource Guide).
The project team and authors Charlene Leung, Gabe Daley, Joy Gutierrez, and Janet Ryvlin are pleased to share their new document: From Individual Liberation to Societal Liberation: A Resource Guide of Shared Collective Wisdom in Shambhala. Through this document, the authors reveal the wisdom, skill, and combined efforts of a large group of Shambhala practitioners to bring inclusivity into the heart of our practices, centers, and community.
Information in this resource guide largely comes from 40 interviews with Shambhala practitioners who developed and facilitated workshops and classes on how to use the wisdom and skillful means of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings to wake up to and transform systemic harm in society. It includes lessons learned, dharma teachings, and experiential exercises that the interviewees used in programs they created at local Shambhala Centers between 2010 and 2020. The resource guide is intended for leaders, teachers, and community members who are developing programming as well as for those wanting to understand the intimate connection between societal liberation work and the Shambhala and buddha dharma.