UPCOMING PROGRAMS

January 12-13, 2019

Weekend Warrior Training I for People of Color: Seattle, WA

Join Dr. Claudelle Glasgow for a weekend meditation retreat for People of Color.   As People of Color, our fundamental ground of innate goodness is challenged on a daily basis in several spheres of our existence.  This can bring a seemingly fundamental ground of stress and negativity into our lives. This practice will offer opportunities to continually access that goodness in the face of racial oppressions with gentleness and appreciation.

This program introduces the practice of meditation and the basic principles of the Shambhala teachings.  Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that innate goodness, rather than confusion, labels, and conditioning, is the unconditional ground of our existence. The retreat includes meditation instruction and practice suitable, talks, group discussion, individual interviews, and creative activities that is appropriate for both new and more experienced meditators.

This program is open to those who identify as people of color. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Prerequisites: This program is open to those who identify as people of color. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Register at: https://seattle.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=37027

Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming 4 week series in early 2019:

MEDITATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE FOR POC

A 5 week series introducing the instructions for basic mindfulness-awareness meditation with a safe community of other people of color.  Meditation allows us the opportunity to reconnect with a genuine and good heart that is so often worn and torn by the -isms emboldened in today’s society, and in our very city.  This series will help establish a daily meditation practice that includes connection with our varied indigenous healing rituals. Click here to be on the mailing list.

HEART OF JUSTICE

This healing group is for black womxn and femmes who are engaged in the work of dismantling unhealthy patterns in our society, or who are in the healing vocational path.  We are often at the forefront of social justice movements, and often the first to experience burnout and loss of heart. This group will offer space to share stories of struggle, resistance and resilience.  This will be an opportunity to learn from one another, create a daily practice of self-care, and learn ways to hold space for others with minimal drain. Click here to be on the mailing list.

Past Appearances:

November 9, 2018

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies: Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR

Mental Health is Not Just for White People

Panel description: What does mental health look like for people of color? In what ways have mental health care systems focused on white people, and what have been the consequences? This panel will raise questions about the cultural exclusivity of “mental health,” asking who has access to a doctor’s diagnosis or to an education about mental illness. We will also examine how racism affects mental health treatment and produces higher rates of medical conditions that generate significant psychological challenges. Additionally, this panel will explore responses within communities of color to develop transformative practices and new resources.

For more information visit: https://college.lclark.edu/programs/ethnic_studies/symposium/2018/

February 9-10, 2018

LEVEL I: The Art of Being Human [with Shastri Trinley Busby]

Living as if each moment were fresh and new, renouncing warfare with self and other, feeling the strength of one's being, the tenderness of one's heart - these are some of the hallmarks of being human.  In the Art of Being Human, we seek to touch the bedrock that lies underneath our accumulated conditioning.  Through the practice of meditation,w e glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we being to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.  New meditators welcome!  This program is for any young meditators within the age range of 18 to 39. 

October 5-7, 2018

Weekend Warrior Training: Warrior in the World - Edmonton, Canada

Prerequisite: Level 2 Retreat

Since we have discovered our own goodness and begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment. The third weekend of Shambhala Training is all about becoming intimate with human bravery. 

At this point on the path, the warrior leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon and explores the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of gain and loss, but seeing things as they are. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Shambhala Training Weekend III provides an expanded meditation practice for relating more with space and our environment, further awakening the mind and heart. This technique helps us to bring mindfulness and awareness into all aspects of our daily life.

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

February 2, 2018 6-9PM

Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity Panel:  NUNM Academic Bldg

Sponsored by the NUNM Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity club, this panel discussion addresses the ways primary care practitioners can better serve communities of color and immigrant communities during the current political climate.  The panel will consist of Dr. Shehab El-Hashemy, Dr. Claudelle Glasgow, and Dr. Shea Lott.

February 12, 2018 3-5PM

Arts of Ministry: Maitripa College

As part of the THL418: Arts of Buddhist Ministry: Preparing for Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and Teaching. This course examines modes and ethics of being in religious and spiritual service to self and others, within Buddhist and non-Buddhists contexts. Emphasis will be on practical elements of preparing for and holding leadership, and the integration of religious knowledge, personal practice, and identifying one’s spiritual authority.