Emerging Leaders Series

with Shastri Matthew Lyon, Shastri Ben Hines, Shastri Trinley Busby

February 4th—February 26th

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  • Pay what you can afford (enter amount in registration)
Program Registration is Closed.


Prerequisites: To register, you must have completed one or more of the following: Course Leader, Guide, SPMI, MI, AD, or Director training

The Emerging Leaders Series intends to nurture and support new leaders in the Seattle Shambhala Center by providing participants six classes that introduce the following points of learning:

  • Study of a text
  • mentorship
  • community building
  • new paradigms for learning / leadership (i.e., hearing, contemplating, meditating)
  • authentic / genuine presence
  • language of inclusivity


The foundation of the course will be based on a modality known as Threefold Logic; “a way of communicating to others in a manner that is accurate, that touches their personal experience and is valuable to them, and that can be understood.” (CTR) Threefold Logic is a useful pedagogy for giving dharma talks, arranging open-house announcements, training volunteers, talking to new people about the Shambhala Center, leading a Kasung squad, bringing proposals to council, and for communicating with teams of teachers and volunteers as a coordinator of one of the WOS teaching streams. We all benefit greatly when our communication becomes clearer by learning to organize our concepts and speech into ground, path and fruition.

Due to the nature of the course, it is important to attend every class in the series. Please speak with Janet Bass if you would like to attend, but are unable to be present at every class.

We will be using a specific text for this course, Treatise on Enlightened Society. If you do not already own this text, we will have copies available for sale at the first class. The cost will be $15 + shipping. A group order for this text has already been placed.

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

Fee: Pay what you can and what you feel reflects the value to you, and honors the time of the teachers.

This program has reached maximum capacity and registration is currently closed.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this program please contact us at practiceandeducation@seattleshambhala.org. Cancellations are not uncommon, so we encourage you to add your name to the waiting list.