Bodhi School Spring & Summer

March 26th—August 6th

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  • $60 Program Price
  • $80 Patron Price
Program Registration is Closed.

Bodhi School is a time for children between 8 and 12 to explore Shambhala culture and studies. Held one or two Sundays a month through August 2017 at the Seattle Shambhala Center. Children will be encouraged to develop a regular meditation practice. Outings, one overnight, family camp, and a community care project will occur along the way.

Special Happenings
November 13: Children’s Rites of Passage Ceremony

December 4: Parent Meeting at 11:30

December 16: Rehearsal for Children's Day, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

December 18: Children’s Day & Winter Solstice Celebration

February 5: Bodhi School is POSTPONED and meets next on February 26

March 12: Snow Outing with Sean Chan, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM (Daylight Savings Time!)

March - August: Growing Brave: Shambhala Families & Children (online series and October conference in Colorado) Get together with our local parent group to view and discuss the online series by contacting [email protected].

April (date TBD): Pickle in a Cup! The children invite you to dinner!

April 23, 2017: Spring Bodhi School -Don't forget to register! (See end of page)

August 29-September 1: Children's Camp! Orcas Island
Register for camp here

The Shambhala Center wishes to thank the following individuals and groups for enriching the lives of the local Shambhala children through sharing the expression of their art and understanding as a path of appreciation, of being present, of dicipline in attention, of bravery to explore, of creative expression, and as a way of communicating with each other and the environment:

Thank You . . .
Shelley Pierce, Senior Shambhala Teacher, Ikebana instructor -ikebana
Sala Sweet, Non Profit Foundations -Kente cloth, stories from Ghana
Janine Pierce - Sound & Attention: Exploring Really Listening
Annie Penta -Flower Mandalas
Jay Jaworski, poet and youth counselor -Haiku
The Puget Sound Sumi Artists society and Rev. Susan Morrison -Dreaming of Sumi-e
Dan Peterson - Finding and following the Breath & Greeting the Day
Andrea D'Asaro, Minfulness Teacher and Chanoyu Teacher -Children's Chado
Tom Gaylord -Walking Like a Tiger
Sue Lesser, musician and mandolin teacher -Encounters With the Music of Mandolin
Sean Chan, Founder and Director, Pinnacle Explorations - Orienteering & Geo Caching
Javan Wygal, Danzan Ryu Jujitsu Instructor –Gentle & Awake: Mind & Body Training
Lance Brunner, Professor of Music History, University of Kentucky -Children's Time, Rhythms of Play

  Aybusua Ye Dom (AH-boo-soo-ah yeh dohm)
The name for this pattern means, "the extended family is a force," and celebrates the extended family and its important role in maintaining the well being of its members. Kente cloth has been woven by the Akan people of the Rebuplic of Ghana for more than 400 years. 

: The price for the Spring & Summer session (4 meetings, not including Camp) is $60 (or $15 each time) for materials and a substantial snack for one child, and $5 for additional youngsters. Payment may be made on Sundays or in advance, which helps us fund supplies ahead of time.  We may ask you for additional fees. Children are welcome regardless of payment: consider volunteering with the Child Care in lieu of payment. Your generosity is appreciated and helps us fund Camp this year!

Registration: Please register your child for Bodhi School and in the note section include the name of your child or children. If joining after the session has begun, please contact Robin at [email protected] before registering, thank you.

Our Generosity Policy: In order to make our programs accessible to everyone, we have a "pay what you can afford" policy. If the program price is an obstacle for you, please decide what works for you and offer whatever you can (to arrange for this, please contact [email protected]).

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price and supports special programs for the youngsters.

For those who can offer more than the program price, we have a "patron price". Your generosity in offering the patron price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price. - See more at:

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112

Questions? Please contact Robin Willett, [email protected]

Child Care is offered most Sundays at the Shambhala Center, except on Bodhi School Sundays. Children attending bodhi school are welcome in the child care. To sign up for the weekly parent update, email [email protected] .  For more infomation on child care, please see