Community Rising!


Dear San Francisco Shambhala Community,

Please join us on January 27th, Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM, to share our visions with each other for our center in 2019. Last fall we had a successful membership drive and now we are at a place where it is time to envision how we want to go forward.

With the coming of the new year, we have an open opportunity for planning, and your voice is important. Together we can shape what kind of programs and activities we would like to offer at our center in the coming year.

What is your heart’s desire? What would cause your scheduling conflicts to fade into the background? What do you want to see?

There will be invitations to help with small and large aspects of the center, and to share with your community what you’re inspired to contribute to! How can we create an inspirational community rising?

Would it be…

  • An exploration of the teachings on karma?
  • A weekend or weekthun meditation retreat?
  • Are you inspired to volunteer and help plan for the center?
  • Do you want to help bring the community together to socialize?
  • Or do you yearn to engage in the community of San Francisco, getting to know our neighbors and causes close to your heart?

These are suggestions—and we all want to hear your ideas.

One example we are considering is an opportunity for our entire sangha to engage in a Mahayana series of teachings through Shambhala Online, and we would love you to come on Sunday and let us know if you are interested in supporting or attending this series.

We will explore some ideas together on Sunday, so please join your community at our next gathering—this Sunday, January 27th, from 2 to 4 PM—to explore all our aspirations and see how we can contribute to making our center rise!

We hope to see you there,
The San Francisco Shambhala Steering Committee
Kelsey Brown
Susan Arnesen
Irene Okupnik
Kathryn Rile

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