|Seattle Center Closure March 4-10: The Seattle Shambhala Center will be closed for a week-long Vajrayana retreat. During the retreat the following programs at the Seattle main location will be cancelled: Sunday morning open house on March 5, Monday community practice on March 6, heart of recovery on March 8, and Thursday open house on March 9. Open sitting is available during this period at our other locations in the greater Seattle area on the monthly calendar.
Spark your heart and mind through meditation
The Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center is a vibrant community with a warm approach to the study and practice of meditation. We provide instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation for beginners and for experienced practitioners, a diverse variety of evening and weekend programs and group meditation sessions. We offer tools to help discover greater compassion, confidence, wisdom and joy in our day-to-day life.
The Shambhala teachings offer a way to extend our personal transformation for the benefit of society as a whole. We discover the wisdom, sanity and goodness within our seemingly complex and chaotic minds, and the inherent goodness in the world around us.
Our Center is located in the Madison valley neighborhood of Seattle. We also offer programs in Ballard, West Seattle, the Eastside, Issaquah, Edmonds, Tacoma, and Bainbridge Island. For a listing of all sittings, programs and events check out the monthly calendar. For latest community news and events, take a look at our blog.
You are warmly invited to join us!
There are many ways to get acquainted with Shambhala Buddhism and the people at the Seattle Center. Join us for an Open House with meditation instruction, a dharma talk and social time on Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings. More →
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What is Shambhala?
Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community.