Alan A.


Your Vocation and/or Hobbies: Nature Photography,Golf and Travel

Years Meditation: 6

How has meditation been of benefit to you? Allowed me to more fully appreciate my life, given me a direct connection with the Earth and all its beauty. Expanded my relationship with family and friends, Allowed me to become more open the things in life that I previously resisted,

How has Seattle Shambhala been of benefit to you? Seattle Shambhala has connected me with a family of similar minded people who care about living fuller lives and focus on how to help others through the practice of mindfulness.

What’s your favorite activity, open house night, holiday or other center program? and why? Open House. I love meeting newcomers who have the courage to explore mindfulness and meditation practice. I get great satisfaction hosting an open house and watching people gather in the community room after a talk and get to know each other better.

What was your first experience at Shambhala like? I attended an open house and at first felt out of place. The people around me were so friendly I wondered if it was genuine. When I realized it was, I knew I had found a community of people I wanted to share time with.