Shantideva: Together at Home

​Hi Friends,

Conventional, ultimate, and virtual? Staying connected has been so beneficial for our Shantideva community this year. Charlotte Lawson will be the host for our next Together At Home. We hope to see you there! Please remember to register to get the Zoom link.

Big love,

Your friends at Shantideva

Important Note

This is an online-only event that is administered using Zoom, as the center is currently closed due to COVID-19. Zoom is an interactive video-conferencing tool that allows participants to see one another and ask questions. You will need a computer, a tablet or a smartphone with the Zoom application to attend.

After registering, the system automatically sends a confirmation and/or a receipt email that contains the Zoom meeting link or other instructions. If you are using Zoom for the first time, please login a few minutes earlier to allow any necessary installations on your device.

If you don’t immediately receive the email(s) with the Zoom information, or you have questions about Zoom or accessing the class online, please contact us at [email protected].


If the registration above didn’t work for you, please try this alternative page or email [email protected] for assistance.

About the Facilitator

Charlotte Lowson, a native New Yorker, met the dharma in northern California while at Stanford University. In 1994, she attended her first of several Lam Rim retreats at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. She has been fortunate to receive extensive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and Ribur Rinpoche and to have had the opportunity to complete two three-month Vajrasattva retreats. Charlotte and her husband, Brad, also studied Buddhist Philosophy, or Madhyamaka, at the first Masters Program at Istituto Lama Tsongkhapa in Pomaia, Italy from 2000 to 2002. Returning to New York in 2002, Charlotte was one of the founders of the current Shantideva Meditation Group and has taken an active role in its growth to become Shantideva Center. Charlotte currently teaches high school History and English for the New York City schools. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband and their cat, Dzogchen (Zoe).