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May 30th, 2011 by

Consultation Services – Creating fresh space in our homes

Tiger – A one hour consultation exploring the ground. What does your home offer you, and how do you use it? What are the things about your home that you like and that you dislike? Where do you spend your time, and what places in your home do you avoid or ignore? The basic view will be non judgmental, looking at what you have and how you use it. Contentment

Lion – This is a two hour session that includes the Tiger approach, and then extends further. What can you do with what you have to transform, improve, or uplift your home? What will better support and nourish the sanity, dignity and joy of your life? What inspires you, and what will energize you further? The view here will have more to do with curiosity, exploring possible changes, adjustments and rearrangements to what you have already. Joy

Garuda – This is a half day session taking a leap into the possibility of entering fresh and new realms altogether. Renovating, remodeling, expanding out, additions of all kinds! You will need to have floor plans of your home, as it is now. This is not for the weak of heart. Fearlessness

Dragon – This is not a session, but rather the beginning of a journey. Are you are contemplating a complete change, a fresh start? Are you thinking about moving? Are you looking into buying land? Are you imagining building your dream home, and creating something completely new? You will be playing with all the elements, joining heaven and earth completely. The view here is to deepen, to develop further clarity and insight. Wisdom

Studio and Session Rates

Studio rate $120/hour (A 10% discount is offered to the Shambhala Community $108/hour)
Tiger: $108
Lion: $200
Garuda: $400 This will get you started. To do more will require a separate fee proposal.
Dragon: $—- Let’s talk!

For questions or appointments contact Stephen Vosper: [email protected] or 215-460-6026

Tonglen Request for Robert Archer

May 16th, 2011 by

Please include Robert Archer in your tonglen practice as he will be undergoing his third back surgery Tuesday, May 17 at 4pm at Providence Hospital on Glisan. If you would like to offer help to him post-surgery, contact our Head of Community Care

Job Posting: Shambhala Center Office Manager

May 16th, 2011 by

Accepting Job Applications until June 5, 2011

To apply, please send resume and letter of interest expressing why you would be a good match for this position to [email protected] Must provide references upon request.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Office Manager/Center Registrar/Volunteer Recruiter

TITLE: Office Manager
STATUS: Non-Exempt Hourly
TIME: 18 hrs/wk. See below for schedule.
WAGE: $12.50 per hour
SUPERVISOR: Center Director
BENEFITS: Unlimited program credit at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Portland (PSMC) available after 3 months of employment; Two weeks paid vacation and up to three weeks unpaid leave available after 6 months of employment; Shambhala employee benefit which currently covers program tuition for Shambhala sponsored programs at Shambhala land centers. (e.g. Warrior Assembly, Seminary etc.)

This position is one of two paid positions at PSMC, an otherwise all volunteer-run organization. It is a pivotal position in the Center’s administrative team and serves as a central communication hub for the entire community. The position can make a substantial contribution to the Shambhala community and to the propagation of the dharma, therefore a sense of devotion and exertion will help make the job personally satisfying and make it beneficial to others. Thus an active practice and study commitment will be expected and members of PSMC will be preferred. The Office Manager will benefit from being able to see this job as an extension of their Shambhala path of practice and study.

• Outstanding communication skills; ability to communicate and correspond in a friendly, articulate and effective way; understands and can communicate the vision of the Shambhala Center
• Proficient computer skills, including email, internet, Microsoft Word and Excel; ability and willingness to learn new software and database applications
• Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
• Works effectively independently as well as takes and follows direction well.
• Supervisory experience
• Ability to set priorities when multiple and changing priorities compete for attention
• Reliable and Flexibile; able to handle interruptions and still accomplish work; can share space with others and maintain good personal relationships
• Sets boundaries effectively
• Regular meditation practice
• Customer service experience and experience with training others preferred

Office Manager – 40%: Act as the first-line communication interface with the public, the Shambhala community and other organizations; general office duties; provide specific support to the Finance, Communications, Operations, Practice & Education, and Kasung departments.
Center Registrar – 40%: Manage the overall Center programs registration system including maintaining the registration area of the Shambhala Database (SDB) and supervising the Center program registration team.
Volunteer Recruiter – 20%: Function as main recruiter of the Center’s non-program volunteer corps; and supervise the Center Hosting team.

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The Office Manager will work 18 hours a week as a combination of set and flexible hours as follows:

Required Set Hours:
o Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Until 9:00 pm on Open House nights. The Office Manager is invited but not required to attend 7:00 pm sitting practice and make Center announcements)
o Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Preferred Set Hours:
o Every other Sunday from 8:30 am to 10:00 am to function as host to newcomers. May delegate to another Host and supervise, but this position bears ultimate responsibility for hosting at Sunday morning nyinthuns

Flexible Hours:
o Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm as needed to train program registrars or provide program registration
o Saturdays from 8:00 am to 9:30 am as needed to train program registrars or provide program registration
o Remaining hours are personal choice with approval of Center Director