The Essence of Wealth

Through the ages the most enlightened teachers used the lens of their own time to help people see true wisdom. Shastri Matthew Lyon is that type of teacher. An accomplished financial planner, he uses wealth — the dominant lens of our time — to teach the dharma. Matthew’s not-yet-published book, “The Essence of Wealth” is … Continue 

Harvesting Peace

By Karen Garrett de Luna — The Seattle Shambhala Center joyfully celebrated Harvest of Peace festivities on Sunday, September 21, 2014, a beautiful, sun-kissed Seattle day. Greg Wolk, director of culture and decorum and governing council member, opened the celebration with a lhasang. Later in the shrine room, the sangha expressed heartfelt gratitude to  individual … Continue 

New Tantrikas

Seven Seattle meditators took a big step along the path this summer by attending Sacred World Assembly at the Shambhala Mountain Center.  There, high in the Colorado Rockies, the thunder boomed, the lightening flashed, and the seven received instructions from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for their preliminary vajrayana practices.

What is Your Next Step?

Are you ready for the next step on your meditative path? In September and October, the Shambhala Center offers three different introductory meditation programs: Meditation in Everyday Life, Shambhala Training Level I, and Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human. Because each of these programs is the first in a series, this is … Continue 

Buddha in Ghana: Creating Enlightened Society

Seattle Shambhalian Sala Sweet is creating enlightened society in Ghana. Her many amazing projects include delivering used clothes to villagers, supporting schools, and co-founding an organization called the Grow Foundation for Ghana. Following are some “in the moment” excerpts from Sala’s Journal. Visit to Afuaman by Sala Sweet On a mid-summer Saturday in Ghana, eight … Continue 

Buddha in Ghana

Long-time Seattle Shambhalian Sala Sweet is abiding in Ghana, where she works with a physician named Dr. Addae, at the College of Integrative Medical Sciences, near Kumasi, the country’s second largest city. She landed in Ghana on March 19 and I will return to Seattle on October 17. Sala works on many amazing projects, and … Continue 

A Weekthun on Your Path?

Is a week long retreat, a “weekthun,” part of your meditation path in the months ahead? Or do you simply long for a period of quiet contemplation and study? Such opportunities don’t arise often. But there still is time to register for the Summer Weekthun at the Seattle Shambhala Center, August 15-22. Click here for … Continue 

West Seattle Meditation Group Opening

The seventh Seattle Shambhala neighborhood satellite meditation group, in West Seattle, is opening with a regular session on Tuesday, September 2. The Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23. The West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers weekly meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle, across the … Continue 

Ziji Welcome Picnic Social, Aug. 2

Written by Annica Crouse — “Ziji” is the Tibetan word for the innate, brilliant confidence possessed by all beings. Would you like to be a part of inspiring social change? The Ziji Collective has begun in Seattle!! If you’re interested in being a part of this emerging movement, join us on Saturday, August 2nd at … Continue 

Miksang “Good Eye” Photos

Written by Dan Peterson — During the third class of Wisdom in Everyday Life we entered into a rather feisty discussion of how preconceptions and habits veil our capacity to directly experience the richness of our environment. If we do catch a glimpse of this vivid world it is soon subsumed by our conceptual efforts … Continue