Men's Community Gathering (for Shambhala Members) -- Eagle Rock

December 8th (2018)

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    Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

    Our community is in a state of uncertainty due in large part to issues arising from the behavior of certain men. Shambhala is not unique in this; events over recent years––and highlighted again in recent months, alongside the #MeToo movement––have brought attention that challenges traditional social and cultural norms for men’s conduct. These developments have led many men to question how we should behave, what roles we can play in our communities currently, and how we may contribute to the development of new, more positive norms.

    Shambhala members who identify as men are invited to join in a continuing conversation that explores the impact these challenges of our times have on each of us.

    We can empower ourselves by speaking our truths about who we are as human beings, especially as members of a community dedicated to awakening and creating enlightened society.

    This men’s gathering is a counterpart to women’s community gatherings that have been held at Eagle Rock over the past few months.

    We recognize that not everyone identifies with the gender binary and may not feel that either group fits their needs in this conversation. Please let us know what spaces may be helpful as we move towards inviting voices and experiences that explore the #metoo movement, gender dynamics and power in our community: [email protected]

    The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. 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, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

    If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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