Programs

Bodhi Group Spring

with Robin Willett

October 7th—May 26th

Come explore Shambhala culture, studies, and children's community. Held on Sundays through May 2019 at the Seattle Shambhala Center, (for youngsters between 8-12 years of age). Continue »

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Janet Bass & Rachel DeMotts

March 18th—April 29th

This course asks the question, "Who am I?" and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, the five skandhas (form, feeling, perception, formation and consciousness), buddha-nature, and Continue »

The End of Suffering: Claiming our Vulnerability as Strength

with Acharya Susan Chapman

April 26th—April 28th

The intention for this weekend retreat is to offer time, space and guidance to restore the vision of what it means to be ‘sangha’, connection to our authentic selves and to each other. Continue »

Windhorse

May 3rd—May 5th - Date postponed or cancelled

The practice of raising windhorse opens the heart and refreshes one's confidence by learning to harness the energy of vast mind. Thus, one can bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Sarah Addison

May 3rd—May 5th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Rachel DeMotts & Robert Salskov

May 10th—May 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

In this weekend, we will be developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, and are increasingly willing to experience our lives without relying on the cocoon. We begin to develop direct sense perceptions and an openness to the world. We al Continue »

Nature as Practice

with Rachel DeMotts

May 11th

This day together will offer the chance to experiment and explore what it means to think about, and practice with, nature through a Buddhist lens. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Sarah Addison & Keith Hitchcock

May 13th—June 17th

The third class of the In Everyday Life Series. As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Parenting as Path

with Shastri Iris Ramos

May 18th—May 19th

Recognizing the intense responsibility and challenge of bringing up children in today's society this program highlights realigning and rebalancing ourselves with the tuning fork of basic goodness. This special offering for parents includes childcare. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce

May 18th

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Drala

June 14th—June 16th - Date postponed or cancelled

Through exploring the depth of perception, one engages the elemental and magical strength inherent in the world. The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce

June 22nd

Kalapa Ikebana is a contemplative practice in the Japanese art form of flower arranging. These unique teachings combine the traditional forms from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, with the teachings of Shambhala. Open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Sun Camp - Colorado (External Program)

July 18th—July 30th

Shambhala Sun Camp is an outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10-16. Since 1984, campers have been returning time and again to experience nature, themselves, and a community where people take care of one another. Continue »

Meek and Perky

September 20th—September 22nd - Date postponed or cancelled

Meek is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle beginning stages of a warrior's journey. Perky focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Continue »

Outrageous and Inscrutable

November 15th—November 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

The third and fourth dignities, Outrageous and Inscrutable, emphasize fruition and refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. Continue »