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 

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 

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 

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 

Seeking New Center Director for Seattle Shambhala Center

We are seeking a new Center Director for the Shambhala Center of Seattle to be appointed by Shambhala Day 2016. Would you like to lead a well-supported, dynamic, and growing urban Shambhala center and its six satellite locations? Are you inspired to lead by example, fostering a harmonious, sane, and compassionate community of meditation practitioners … Continue 

Eastside and Issaquah Shambhala Groups in NW Dharma News

Seattle Shambhala’s “satellite” groups on the Eastside and in Issaquah are featured in the fall issue of Northwest Dharma News.  The online newsletter features Buddhist and meditative activities from around the northwest.  Click here to see the article: http://northwestdharma.org/2015/09/eastsham/#post-8542 .

Family Camp 2015: Building Family Bridges

by Barbara Everdene — The wind shifted, and Seattle Shambhala’s 2015 Family Camp materialized in a circle of birch trees near the town of Snohomish in mid-August. A blue canopy with cushions and many colorful rugs created a magical meeting spot for twenty-five parents and children. I have attended the Vancouver (Canada) Shambhala Centre for … Continue