The Dharma of Horsemanship

by Mary Ann Campbell Working skillfully with fear, with horses as our mentors When we sit to practice meditation, we don’t just walk in the room and sit down. We develop a sense of occasion, we pay attention to our physical balances and tensions, the quality of our mind, the quality of our emotions. As … Continue 


    Service as Path

    by Jill Avey In the words of Julia King Tamang, “To do a job mindfully and well is a pleasure. To attend to details that might make the difference between ‘good enough’ and ‘good’ can be joyful. To finish one’s work commitments at a high level of integrity is fulfilling. To work in that way … Continue 


      Eva Wong – A Transformative Awakening in Daily Life

      by Tanya Carter Many of us experience events in our lives that transform the way we perceive the world. If we are aware and seize these opportunities; they can also serve as catalysts on a wonderful lifelong journey of learning and self-discovery.  We are fortunate to have the privilege of experiencing one such transformative event this … Continue 


        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 

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