Kitchen Sink Dharma (Westside): Shambhala Household or How to Survive the Dark Age with Dignity and Grace

with Guy Blume

May 30th (2012)

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    $10.00 suggested donation.

    Throughout the ages, the survival and prospering of the human race has been centered on the family unit and the community of family. One of the most difficult and satisfying things we can do is to live with others. How we work with relationships and arrange our world is the practice of the Shambhala Household.

    Guy Blume has been a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for twenty years. He came across the Los Angeles Shambhala Center on 3rd Street in 1991 during a stroll after a dinner at a nearby restaurant. Today Guy is a machen to the Sakyong and the regional head of Shambhala Culture and Decorum. He is also the head of the contemplative arts for the Los Angeles Shambhala Center and a Kado practitioner. Guy has his own interior design firm and likes to ride his bicycle around Pasadena. Among his current projects is the design of the new Westside Shambhala Center in Mar Vista.


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