Enlightened Society Leadership Program
with Megan Murphy
Check-Ins and Study Group takes place every other Thursday at 5:00 PM. Study emphasizes the connection between the Shambhala teachings and service as path.
How does it work?
As an intern you commit to eight to fifteen hours of community service to the center a week, checking in every other Thursday at 5 PM for a group discussion, study and work meeting. Additionally, we offer one Saturday training each month on the art of leadership. Interns commit to daily meditation practice, participation in community events like open houses, and a curriculum of ongoing study.
As an intern you receive mentoring and guidance by a meditation instructor on the path of service and leadership as well as free programs at the center. As a participant you attend all the trainings and bi-weekly check-ins and receive all Berkeley and San Francisco programs as part of your fee.
Who is it for?
The leadership/ internship program is for anyone interested in deepening their meditation practice, strengthening their leadership skills and contributing to creating an Enlightened Society. This can include recent graduates, students, retirees, and people in both personal and professional transitions. People with full-time jobs have found this program to inspire career growth and personal development.
The next internship program begins with orientation on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 and ends on the Summer Solstice in June. Participation is limited to seven interns. To apply please send a letter of interest to the Berkeley Shambhala Center Director, Megan Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Megan at 510-542-1391
What Participants Are Saying
Being a part of the internship program has enriched both my experience with the community and my practice. It opened up a new world of learning and conversation that I know will have an lifelong impact. The internship program is an intimate way to experience the Sangha, offering the opportunity to learn with and from one another.
Being part of the internship program was a valuable experience. It allowed me to increase my volunteering opportunities at the Center. I became very comfortable with the group and working with the other interns, and we were able to work together to support the Center and learn more about its inner-workings. The leadership component, along with the mentoring, gave me confidence to apply the principles of Shambhala to the other areas of my life where I am a leader, and to approach those situations differently, and more thoughtfully than I had in the past.