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Selecting Our Next Center Director: Community Vision Sharing and Potluck Brunch
The Portland Shambhala Center is beginning a search for our next Director to replace the one who is retiring next February. We are seeking the input of members and participants in our affinity groups, including Queer Dharma. The first step seeks our community's collective wisdom. On May 6th, we are expanding the First Sunday Sit to include a potluck brunch (with mimosas!) and a vision quest--9:30-12:00. If you can join us, please click on the link below to register: In addition to attending the May 6 potluck brunch, we invite you to respond online to these three questions: What is the most important thing you want to happen for our Center in the next 3 years? What are qualities you’d like to see in our next director? What are our community’s biggest opportunities for change? You can send your response on our Meetup site or directly to Michaela McCormick at [masked] And thank you very much! Hope to see you on May 6, Michaela

Shambhala Meditation Center

1110 SE Alder Street, Suite 203 · Portland, OR

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Queer Dharma is a group for LGBTQI practitioners to study and practice meditation and Dharma and to discuss personal experiences. The group serves to send a message to newcomers that they are welcome in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, and to explore (perhaps in ways that may be unintentionally overlooked or excluded in our regular programming) how we as gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, transgender, genderqueer and intersex individuals can incorporate the teachings in our everyday lives and in our various social circles. We're scheduled to meet every first Sunday of the month 2-4pm.

Experience your mind as discovered through meditation - instruction is available to you. We practice mindfulness as a group - noticing what arises and constantly coming back to the present moment. We also practice generosity by bringing a small monetary donation (one or two dollars) to each meeting if possible. These funds help to keep the Shambhala Center, our host, operational.

Come as you are - no experience necessary and there are plenty of cushions and chairs.

Continue to socialize over dinner and drinks at Crush afterward!

See you there!

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