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Unique Employment Opportunity: Clinical Director @ Windhorse Integrative Mental Health

August 22nd, 2011 by

Mental health professionals within Shambhala meditation communities represent the population who would be best suited for, and most passionately interested in, the new job opening listed below. Relocation to San Luis Obispo, CA. would be required.

Our non-profit organization, Windhorse Integrative Mental Health (www.windhorseimh.org), encourages all staff members, especially clinical staff, to have a personal contemplative/meditation practice. The origins of the Windhorse approach arose 30 years ago in Boulder, CO, from Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy graduate program, created by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Dr. Edward Podvoll, both of the Shambhala tradition.

Clinical Director, San Luis Obispo, California
Exciting, unique leadership opportunity in the field of mindfulness and relationship based psychiatric recovery. Windhorse Integrative Mental Health (windhorseimh.org), a small non-profit since 1993, is seeking a Clinical Director for our new San Luis Obispo, CA office. Ideal candidate has creative, inspirational and enthusiastic energy in entrepreneurial setting; has strong people skills, including warmth and compassion; thrives in collaborative team and community environment, both locally and with staff in our Northampton, MA headquarters office. Must be open to learning an alternative approach in use for 30 years but still outside of managed care funding.

Requirements: Licensed Masters or Doctoral level candidate (LCSW, LMFT, Clinical Psychologist); ongoing personal mindfulness/contemplative practice; 5-10 years of clinical, managerial and supervisory experience; high capacity for reflexive self-awareness and parallel process supervision; extensive experience with adult psychosis and trauma. The Clinical Director is responsible for the quality, coherence and integrity of treatment, care standards, safety, and welfare of clients and staff; direct client care (psychotherapy), family work and clinical team work; individual and group supervision of clinicians; on-call duties; local management of clinical systems; outreach to local/regional resources.

Please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Shambhala Art Intensive & Teacher Training open for advance registration

August 22nd, 2011 by

Once again Los Angeles is offering its popular Biennial Shambhala Art
Intensive, January 4-8, 2012; which will be followed by a Teachers’ Training for Parts 1-3, January 9-12, 2012.

These programs are now open for advanced registration. They are international programs in that they draw participants from not only North America and Mexico, but also Europe, and New Zealand. Enrollment is limited to only 27 for the Intensive, and 18 for the Teachers’ Training. (The prerequisites and application for the Teachers’ Training has changed and may be viewed at our website.)

For the Intensive please see:

For the Teachers’ Training please see:

To “Like” Shambhala Art at Facebook, please go to:

Steven Saitzyk
International Director of Shambhala Art
[email protected]

“An artist should be like an infant, but toilet trained of course.”
Chögyam Trungpa, Visual Dharma Seminar 1978

Seeking Essays From Younger Dharma Practitioners

August 22nd, 2011 by

Hello all,

I’m compiling a project for Shambhala Publications called “35<35." It is meant to provide an opportunity for younger practitioners of all Buddhist sanghas to express themselves, find each other, and strengthen a sense of sangha.

I am looking for personal essays from practitioners under 35 years old on what it is like to try to live the dharma–at home, school, work, and in relationships of all kinds; as artists, students, friends, lovers, and seekers.

As editor of the project, I will read each submission. All appropriate works will be posted to our website, https://www.35u35.com/ and 35 essays will be selected for publication in a digital and/or print book.

To be considered as a finalist, submissions should be in English. I’m hoping we can post submissions in other languages to our website, but I’ll have to find an editor who speaks that language first!

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2011.

More information can be found on the site, especially in the “About” section: https://www.35u35.com/about/

Anyone with questions can email me: [email protected]

Thanks, Susan

Tonglen Request for Mairin Wilson’s husband

August 15th, 2011 by

Dear Sangha,

Please include Mairin Wilson’s husband Mike in your tonglen practice. He was in a serious bike accident and sustained a broken hip & shoulder. He is having to wait for the needed surgery until his abrasion heal.