Jon Poland’s Pilgrimage

Hi everyone. Jon Poland here. As most of you know by now, I have decided to go on pilgrimage. This will by my second pilgrimage in two years, but really I look at it as a continuation of my first pilgrimage since I didn’t really feel like I completed that. There are four locations that … Continue 

Seattle Shares Ideas with Acharya Richard John

by Larry Steele    Seattle is “without question one of the strongest Shambhala Centers, which has everything to do with the spirit and wisdom of the teachers, leaders and sangha members old and new,” according to Acharya Richard John.  The Acharya expressed this impression repeatedly during his recent visit to Seattle, including at a very … Continue 

Children’s Blessing with Acharya John

We gathered on October 6 for the Children’s Blessing with Acharya Richard John. The atmosphere was warm and playfully alive. One parent said:  I felt as “blessed” as the children. My grandson was thrilled. Before we started over, he was a “grumpy bear”. On the way home, he was the sweetest little cub you can … Continue 

Harvest of Peace 2013

The Harvest of Peace Celebration occurs each year near the equinox and it is a time for us to celebrate the season of harvest and the richness and joy of our community. Below are some of the highlights from this year’s celebration. We had a great turn-out! The shrine room was packed with other 70 … Continue 

The Shambhala Principle

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, temporal and spiritual director of Shambhala, just released a new book: The Shambhala Principle – Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure. The book is an exploration of basic goodness and enlightened society. Enlightened society is not a utopia, but a place where we are brave enough to see – and be – just who … Continue 

Introducing the Seattle Shambhala Blog!

Welcome to the Seattle Shambhala Blog. The blog will be a place for us to post  local news items of special interest, a message from the shastri or center director, opinion pieces, art, new book reviews, dharma teachings, celebrations of recent community events, community activities, and more. In general, we are hoping it will be … Continue