Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

Check out our Stories page to learn more about Seattle Shambhala’s members.


Community Events

Community Conversation with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

October 25th

Seattle Shambhala members are invited to an evening of food and conversation with Acharya John about our hopes, concerns, and questions about Shambhala and our future. Open to members only. Continue »

Community Gardening Day

November 10th

Please join us at the Seattle Shambhala Center on November 10th to work outdoors at our center and refresh our environment. The more the merrier! Continue »

Privilege, Power, and Protection

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

December 13th—December 14th

Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls and Dr. Claudelle Glasgow offer teachings on the Protector Principle, bringing the ancient and powerful wisdom of Buddhist meditation and dharma to benefit the interrelationships in community. Continue »

Healing and Celebration: A Day-Long Meditation Retreat for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

with Dr. Claudelle Glasgow & Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls

December 15th

Dr. Claudelle Glasgow and Dr. Shanté Smalls will hold a space of sanctuary for BIPoC for a day of discovering the ways the healing process can bring joy, liberation, and celebration through various contemplative activities. Continue »