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Gabe Dayley

Gabe Dayley serves as the executive director of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, DC. He was raised in the Shambhala tradition by parents who were students of the founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and has been practicing meditation formally since he was 15. He founded and edits The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics, which publishes essays and academic articles examining the relationship between contemplative practice and social transformation. Outside Shambhala, Gabe also serves as Program Assistant for Global Field Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He received his master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University in Washington, DC.

Events with Gabe Dayley

Four Dharmic Paths of Investigating Whiteness and Racism
October 11, 2019

This weekend will offer an introductory investigation of race, whiteness, and systemic racism for meditation practitioners who identify as white, providing a foundation from which white-identified meditators can begin the path of exploring their own social conditioning and cultivating tools to support them in confronting systemic racism and oppression in our society. The workshop incorporates the path of the Four Dignities, a central element of the Shambhala teachings and framework for the meditator’s journey. Integrating Dharma teachings and embodied contemplative practices with material from the study of race, peacebuilding, and history, we will employ these teachings as a guide for…