Shastri Empowerment for Amy Conway
with Acharya Alan Schwartz
Please join us to celebrate our own Amy Conway as she steps into the role of shastri for San Francisco and the Bay Area.
In Sanskrit, shastri literally means "teacher learned in the texts and commentaries". The shastris have been selected from our dedicated senior teachers, as well as from newer, youger teachers and will serve a term of three years.
The shastris role is to bring the current understanding of the Shambhala Buddhist vision and teachings to their centers, to be a reference point for questions about the path, and in particular to help establish The Way of Shambhala curriculum as the core path. A major role of the shastri is to personally mentor and strengthen the local teaching mandala.
Shastris also support the leadership in Shambhala centers in building comunity and strengthening the vision of enlightened society.
Amy Conway is a senior managerial consultant for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, working with physicians to improve the quality of healthcare particularly in the areas of depression treatment and women’s health. She also enjoys chi kung, hiking, yoga, cooking, and spending time with sangha. She is the former director of Northern California Shambhala. Her bodhisattva name is Jigme Monlam, Fearless Aspiration.
There is no cost for this program, but please register to let us know how many people to expect.