An APPROACH to the ART of POLITICS - The Buddhist and Shambhala Path

with Jonathan Barbieri

June 18th

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  • $10 Program Price
  • $15 Patron Price

“There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear…
Everybody look what's going down”

FOR WHAT IT’s WORTH, Buffalo Springfield, 1966

How do we come to terms with what’s happening right now?  How do we come to terms with what needs to happen and how can we have an impact? Something does need to happen.

All welcome

Join us for a discussion on how the Buddhist and Shambhala Path can be the basis for engaging in the Art of Politics as we head towards the 2020 Presidential election. 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, while not utilizing aggression, denigrating others or fostering fear to make change happen. We can get actively involved in politics, 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 versus them’; to be driven by fear, rumors, false information and aggression. It’s time to do something extraordinary.

We will begin with a short session of meditation followed by a talk, group discussion and action steps.

About the Teacher:

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 cities 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.  Jon has graciously offered to host this talk in support of the Albuquerque Shambhala Center.

Upon registration a Zoom link will be sent to you.