Sakyong Mipham’s November visit – Article in Shambhala Times

Seattle Shambhala’s Andrea D’Asoro wrote a beautiful summary of Sakyong Mipham and Fleet Maull’s recent visit to Seattle that was published in Shambhala Times. You can read the article, titled “Rising in the West”,  by following this link. As a new arrival in Seattle, Andrea enjoys serving as an assistant director for Shambhala Training as … Continue 


    Bake Sale to benefit Bodhi School Sunday October 23

    Come and enjoy bake sale goodies this Sunday!  Bake, cook, or buy something sweet or savory for the October 23 bake sale & benefit the Children’s Rites of Passage Ceremony.  Drop off your donated yummy at the Shambhala Center on Sunday, 10/23, or earlier, in which case, place it either in the upstairs refrigerator or on the … Continue 


      Governing Council Minutes Now on Website

      by JoAnn Schindler I didn’t know we have a Governing Council! Who is on it?  What do they do? Have you ever heard this or said it yourself?  In fact we DO have a Governing Council who meet monthly to address a variety of topics related to vision, policy and operations of our Center. Sample … Continue 


        Sand Mandala Event on Bainbridge in May

        A group of 6 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastic College in India are coming to Bainbridge Island May 2-7 to create a sand mandala at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  They will be at the museum, which is a 5-minute walk from the ferry, from 10a-6p every day and till 8p on Friday, May … Continue 


          Shambhala Day Festivities and Center News

          by Greg Wolk Dear friends, I am writing to connect with you and share some of our experiences during Shambhala Day here in Seattle, February 9th. Because Shambhala Day was on a weekday this year, we offered two celebrations: one in the morning to welcome the beautiful day with a lhasang, our crisp color guard, … Continue 

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            Membership Meets to Discuss Center Director Search

            On Sunday, January 3, members were invited to come to the Center to discuss and share their thoughts on the qualities of the next Center Director who will replace Tom Gaylord, beloved current Center Director. The members were invited to attend by the Selection Committee, who has been tasked to identify and interview candidates for … Continue 

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              Children’s Day Lights the Season

              By Ben Black — The magic of family, community, song, and light were as powerful as ever during Childrens Day 2015 at the Seattle Shambhala center. As the children’s procession entered the candle-lit shrine room, Debbie Newell and Dave Tallent sang “Finlandia.” The celebration included a children’s Ikebana session led by Shelley Pierce, a Jingle … Continue 


                Schools of Meditation

                How do we educate children about mindfulness and wisdom? Several nearby schools have asked Seattle Shambhala to help answer this question. Students from Bush School, a private K-12 school in our neighborhood, can choose meditation as the topic of their 10-week immersion class. Valley School, a private elementary school, also has expressed interest. Bush School … Continue 


                  A Dharma Library for Mexico City

                  By Fred Meyer (from the Ziji Collective Facebook page) — When I look back at my year, I’m immediately and deeply thankful for the Ziji Summit in Mexico. More than anything else this year, the Summit changed my life. The Summit took shape because of the incredible hospitality and warmth of the Mexico City Shambhala Center … Continue 

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                    A Family Feast – Pickle in a Cup

                    It looked a lot like an enlightened family kitchen at home getting ready for a big holiday. The Children’s and Parents’ Lunch at Seattle Shambhala brought six families together in cooking up a healthy feast of grapes, apples, oranges, and bananas for a giant fruit salad, frittata, taco salad, and homemade blueberry lemonade…you get the … Continue 

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