The Buddhist and Shambhala Path: An Approach to the Art of Politics

with Jonathan Barbieri

September 5th

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  • $10.00 Standard Price


Join us for a discussion on how the Buddhist and Shambhala Path can be the basis for our engaging in the Art of Politics as we head towards the 2020 Presidential election-where it is time to simply and energetically, show up.

The Art of Politics is how we can engage in speech and activity that genuinely seeks to bring out the best in others and create a decent society. To do this while not utilizing aggression, denigrating others or foster fear as ways to make change happen. To get actively involved in politics. To be practical – and make a difference in this year’s election.

Our situation at this time in 2020 is extraordinary. Our society is being encouraged to be us vs. them. To be driven by fear, rumors, false information and aggression. It’s time to do something extraordinary.

This gathering is collectively hosted by the Southeast Shambhala Regional centers. It will be done through Zoom. We will begin with a session of meditation followed by a talk, group discussion and action steps.

Sitting will be followed by talk and discussion, with extended time for those desiring to continue until 5:30 PM.  All are welcome to come and sit – and stay for the discussion. A donation of $10 is suggested on your center’s website page– all proceeds will go towards supporting one’s individual Shambhala center. We are not publicizing the zoom link to avoid zoom bombing; instead, it will be made available once you have registered on the website.

Jon Barbieri has been practicing the Buddhist and Shambhala traditions for over 40 years. He has taught extensively throughout North America. He has engaged in several livelihood pursuits including consulting to cites and counties on workforce development and the development of contemplative co-housing communities. Over the past several years he has taught Mindfulness Meditation training to businesses and public agencies and given talks on Politics and Gun Control. He is a former Director of Shambhala Mountain Center.

We are excited to come together for this regional program! Hope to see you there!