Jinpa Solidarity Sit: Cultivating Mindfulness and Compassion for Engaged Action [In-Person]

May 12th

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    The Seattle Shambhala Center invites you to participate in the Jinpa Solidarity Sit, a monthly meditation practice for cultivating mindfulness and compassionate action. In Tibetan, Jinpa (འཇིགས་པ་) means generosity or giving, which is also known as Dana in Hindi and Sanskrit. It is the first of the ten paramitas, one of the seven treasures, and the first of the three grounds for meritorious action. Through the Jinpa Solidarity Sit, we acknowledge the deep roots of racialized oppression and strive to engage in compassionate action for solidarity without being overwhelmed. We believe that cultivating Jinpa means embracing generosity in action.

    By meditating together, our collective aim is to connect our practice of mindfulness and compassion with broader social change. Our practice moves beyond awareness and insight, integrating sacred wisdom to co-create an enlightened society that recognizes the value of all beings and their fundamental basic goodness. Join us each month in the Jinpa Solidarity Sit to connect mindfulness with awakened action, responding with compassion to addressing racism, ecological harm, economic hardship, health inequity, and other areas of separation in our society. We welcome everyone to join us on the second Sunday of each month to cultivate Jinpa through engaged action.

    NEW: Winter Activities Highlight:

    During the winter months, we have important activities planned to improve our Center:

    1. Kitchen Clean-Up: Please sign up to help clean up the foods in the refrigerator and on the shelves, organize the dishes and ceramics, and consult with the Ikebana group to consolidate the flower-arranging materials.
    2. Office Organization: We invite you to help carefully survey the office setup and make small adjustments that have a major impact.

    Let’s build solidarity and nurture our community and environment while deepening our spiritual practice.


    9:45-10:00:  Gather in community room, social time, snacks available

    10:00-11:30:  Solidarity Sit: Guided shamatha and tonglen practice 

    11:30:  Engaged action on Center projects

    Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

    Questions? Reach out to [email protected]