International Contemplative Dance Practice Day: Celebrating Barbara Dilley's 80th Birthday

March 13th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    Join us in celebrating International Contemplative Dance Practice Day and Barbara Dilley's 80th Birthday. On Tuesday, March 13th the Philadelphia Shambhala Center will host a public practice and reception. You are welcome to come learn about the practice, practice with the group, or observe the practice. Light refreshments will be served.

    Barbara Dilley, a dancer and educator, was a prominent member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (1963-1968), and with the groundbreaking dance and performance ensemble The Grand Union (1969 to 1976). A student of Chögyam Trungpa and Sakyong Mipham, she has taught movement and dance at Naropa University since 1974, developing a pedagogy of Contemplative Dance Practice that emphasizes embodied awareness, combining dance and movement studies with meditation.

    DETAILS: The Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) will start at 7:00 pm in the main shrine room and you may join in at any time as a mover or as a “witness while well-wishing.” A CDP host will be available to explain the practice. There will be opportunities for conversation, and browsing copies of Barbara's book This Very Moment will be available. At 8:45 pm we will raise a toast to Barbara and wrap up by 9:00 pm. Donations for the Center will be gratefully accepted.

    Please contact Asimina Chremos with any questions at 

    Not too much expectation of anything. Not trying to change anything. Being here with others, others who do this. It's a worthy discipline.

    - Barbara Dilley, This Very Moment