Volunteer Sign-Up

COMMUNITY GATHERINGS:

Shambhala Sadhana – Fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 pm!

Get Involved

“The more we help others, the softer and more fertile our heart becomes.”
-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

How can I help?
With this simple question, we increase our potential to enrich the world, and ultimately to find our own joy. Using discipline to generate compassion, we leap beyond the fickleness of mood into the confidence of delight in helping others.

As you progress along your path there are many way to deepen your practice by staffing weekend retreat programs, coordinating classes, or becoming a Local Leader. We want to support your practice of generosity and invite you to give back in whatever way you feel connected to.

OPEN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

Volunteer Coordinator
Will oversee and teach the art of volunteering for Shambhala. This individual will ideally be invested in Shambhala Leadership and the model of enlightened society. Training and close collaboration with the Center Director is a requirement. An inspirational and joy-filled meeting process will be conducted by the Center Director. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

Facebook and Social Media Publicity Coordinator
Will be the primary administrator for the FCSMC Facebook page. This individual must be willing to post pictures and descriptions of events at the center. This person will also post all upcoming classes, programs, and events to the Facebook Page. Experience/interest with other social media sites (Instagram, Twitter, etc) would be ideal. Please send an email describing why you would be interested in this position to the Center Director at: info.fcsmc@gmail.com.

WAY OF SHAMBHALA  PROGRAMS:

Shambhala Training Levels – Everyday Life Series – Basic Goodness Series

  • Click a class below to sign-up for all Way of Shambhala (WOS) Classes
  • AD’s  for Shambhala Training sign-up here
  • Shambhala Training Coordinators are requested to have Level 5
  • Aides may help with any level they have COMPLETED  AFTER Level 3
  • Every Day Life Courses:  Class Assistants are requested to have Level 5 and Wisdom in Everyday Life
 
 
CIEL – September 21-October 19 – Graciela Marin & Kim Kita
 
Profound Treasury: Mahayana – September 26 – November 14  (Shastri Barbieri)
 
Shambhala Training Level II – Birth of a Warrior – October 20-22 (Roland Cohen)
 
WIEL – October 19 – November 16 (Shastri Barbieri)
 
Basic Goodness 3 – November 30-January 11, 2018 (Mary Kubicki & Chris Stockinger)
 
             Thank You for your Generosity & your Practice of Service

Questions or Requests?  Contact Practice and Education: info.fcsmc@gmail.com

PUBLIC SITTING VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP: 

If you are interested in signing up to be the Shrine Room Timekeeper or Gatekeeper, please email volunteer.fcsmc@gmail.com.

  • Training for Shrine Room Team positions can be obtained by emailing volunteer.fcsmc@gmail.com.
  • MIs ADs and Shambhala Guides may serve as a Meditation Instructor for Public Sitting on Wednesdays and Sundays and Dharma Talks or Readings. (Readings from CTR or SMR are suggested for ADs and Guides.)
  • To view the Volunteer Meditation Hall Calendar on our Website, Click Here
  • Please contact the Meditation Hall Coordinator to volunteer.  Thank you.

 

Shrine Room Teams:

Sundays: 10-Noon: MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Sunday Nyinthun: 1-3pm: MI, Umdze, Gatekeeper/Greeter
Mondays:  5-6pm: Host
Wednesdays: 7-8pm: MI, Umdze, Presentation, Gatekeeper/Greeter

ONGOING NEEDS:

This is a way for you to get involved in something tangible that you might be interested in. If you don’t have a lot of time or want to make an occasional contribution, here are ways you can do that!

Cleaning and Center Upkeep
We need people who can help our Center Cleaning Coordinator on a weekly basis. If you would like to help clean and keep our Center looking beautiful, email:  info.fcsmc@gmail.com 

Cookie Makers
Bring or make you favorite cookies and bring them in on a weekly basis for hungry meditators to enjoy during public meditation and classes. Please leave a note for the Kitchen Coordinator informing her of your donation. 
 
Tea Donations
Do you have a favorite tea you would like to see at the Center? Bring teas in on a monthly basis for thirsty meditators to enjoy during public meditation and classes. Please leave a note for the Kitchen Coordinator informing her of your donation.

ADVANCED PRACTICE & PROGRAMS:

Werma Feast – Open to all Shambhala Tantrikas – ONLY

Werma Feast RSVP with Food and Position (sign-up page)