Tales of Gesar at Thursday Open House

By Larry Steele Seattle Shambhala welcomes David Shapiro, author of “Gesar of Ling: A Bardic Tale, as a visiting speaker at Thursday Night Open House on January 16th, 2020. The book translates the epic tale of Gesar, whose magic is palpable in Shambhala culture; it was recently reviewed in the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa. The … Continue 

Exploring the Protector Principle

by Kaitlyn Hatch Next month Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls and Dr. Claudelle Glasgow (Dr. G) are giving two offerings the weekend of December 13-15. Friday evening and all day Saturday will explore the relationship between the Protector Principle and habitual patterns of power and privilege. This offering is open to Dharma practitioners of all levels … Continue 

Awake in Action Embodies Social Engagement

by Andrea D’Asaro “I’ve come to serve residents at the Union Hotel each month for seven years, feeling the weight of current events and the difficulties we all face but by the time our work is over, my heart is full and my steps are lighter,” says Sandra Noel, Awake in Action Coordinator and Shambhala … Continue 

Learning to meditate

Beginning Meditation, Learn How with Shambhala

Training the mind through meditation is an important part of what we practice at Shambhala. Each week, many of us come together to sit at our Madison Valley location, as well as, our 7 satellites throughout the greater Seattle area. For those new to meditation, we offer three ways to get started. Free basic instruction … Continue 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

International Ziji Collective Leadership Summit: April 30th to May 2nd

By Annica Crouse. “Ziji” is the Tibetan word for the innate, brilliant confidence possessed by all beings. My Ziji is aroused! I’m going to San Francisco to meet the International Ziji Collective.  Inspired and supported by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the Ziji Collective is a community of progressive individuals inspired to embody the Shambhala vision through … Continue