Shambhala Children's Program Bodhi School

with Alison Pepper

October 6th

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  • $10 General

Please join us Sunday, October 6th at 10:45am. Our brown bag social hour will take place from NOON-1PM so please bring your lunch if you would like to stay. Feel free to bring snacks to share as well!

The plan for now is to meet at Alison's office at Union Square, 32 Union Square East suite 1017, possibly spending some time outside.

Directions:  take the north (left) elevators up to the 10th floor and walk down the hall to 1017, key code on the door is 9459 then hit the top Toledo button.

Our lovely teacher will be Alison Pepper and we will be collecting a contribution of $10 per child to cover their stipend. If there is any excess, it will be used for expenses related to the Shambhala NYC Childrens' Program (snacks, retained to pay for space rental in the future, etc.). Payments can be made in cash or via app ( Venmo, Paypal, etc.) the day of the event. I created a Paypal money pool as an experiment (allows for more transparency I think) but feel free to use whatever method you're most comfortable with.

If you're able to commit to supporting the program our current plan is to have 10 classes and it would be very helpful to cover the $1,200 teacher's stipend and if we have a lot of participation to allow us to rent a space if needed, etc.

Bodhi school will be held a little more lightly and informally and will be held in member's homes and weather permitting, outside. As a result, it will be important to have an accurate count of who is coming so please RSVP here.  If you know you're not coming but want to let us know of your continued interest sign up for our Shambhala NYC Families & Children list here.

Weather - average temperature is a high of 67 degrees with a low of 51

This event can be drop-off but if you'd like to connect with fellow parents, please indicate by registering the appropriate amount of parents below so that we can plan for appropriate space.

Our remaining events are tentatively:

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Sunday, January 5, 2020
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Sunday, June 7, 2020


Our teacher

Alison Pepper

Alison is a therapist specializing in Buddhist psychotherapy as well as child and family therapy. She has been teaching childrens programming at the NY Shambhala center, Skylake, and Karme Choling for many years. When she isn't in the shrine room or therapy office you can find Alison in the garden or woods creating nature therapy group work and play based work for kids, families, and creative adults.