Care Teams Make-Up Orientation (Westside)

March 17th (2013)

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    Room: WESTSIDE SHAMBHALA @ 3877 Grand View Blvd, Mar Vista, 90066

    On February 2nd SMCLA in Eagle Rock held a free 6-hour Care Teams Orientation.  There were many people who wanted to attend but couldn't do so that day.  In order to accommodate all who wish to participate, this will be a make-up session. Each person who registers on the website will be sent a link to view a one-hour talk that outlines the Care Teams Model.  In this way you can view the talk on your computer at your leisure, and our make-up session will complete your training.  It will be essential to view the talk BEFORE coming to the make-up, as it provides the ground for the whole training!

    More on Care Teams:  This model has been successfully used for years in many communities, including Shambhala.  After training, people can choose to be on a Care Team of 6-12 people, all helping to assist someone who is recovering from surgery or has other issues that require assistance.  Each member of the team commits to no more than 4 hours per month...doing something they feel good about.  This is the underlying reason why such care teams one gets burned out.  Sample chores might be picking up groceries, doing light housework, taking the person being helped to the doctor, etc.  No medical assistance is given by the team, and no money is donated.  Care Teams do not take care of all needs, but they can certainly be helpful!

    If you have questions, please email:  [email protected]

    To get the link for the class, you will definitely need to register online here. 

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    The Shambhala Center remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our members and program participants, and one of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one should be prevented from participating in programs for lack of funds. At the same time, the Center relies on the revenue from program participants to cover the cost of each program and of keeping our doors open. For programs where there is a set price, if the program price is an obstacle for you, please offer as much of the program price as you can. The suggested minimum, based on the Center’s costs, is 50% of the program price. You may type in the amount on the registration page and pay accordingly. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price of the program, and provides support to the Shambhala Center. If you have any questions, please email

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