Programs

Bodhi Group Winter Session

with Robin Willett

October 7th—March 24th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Janet Bass & Janine Bloomfield

January 21st—February 18th

This course is designed to provide participants with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in daily life. Mindfulness meditation practice can bring greater stability, strength, and clarity. Open to everyone. Continue »

Shambhala Day: The Year of the Earth Boar Celebrations

February 16th

Join with community to celebrate Shambhala Day with retirements, farewells, gratitude and acknowledgments, an astrological reading, and community updates, followed by a celebratory lunch. Continue »

The Power of Peacemaking: Transmuting Aggression in a Challenging World

with Greg Heffron

February 16th—February 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

This weekend program will explore the four ways that patterns of aggressive speech escalates into artificial conflict. Using the teachings and training of Mindful Communication we can interrupt and shut down patterns at each step to bring greater openness Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce

February 16th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Sarah Addison

March 1st—March 3rd

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 »

Great Eastern Sun

with Rachel DeMotts

March 8th—March 9th

This weekend retreat teaches us how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists, and emphasizes the living context for building a sane society. Prerequisites: WIEL and Level V. Continue »

Parent Cooperative Meeting: Child Care for the Youngest Children

March 10th

Please join the conversation to envision how we can offer staffed child care for the youngest children at the Center. Your direct involvement is vital for the existence of toddler and baby care. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Dan Peterson & Katie Derthick

March 11th—April 15th

This course is part of the "Everyday Life" series of the Way of Shambhala path of training. The course includes guided meditation, talks, and open discussion of the challenges that meditators face in their practice. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce

March 16th

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 »

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 »

Sacred World: The View and Practice

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

March 30th—April 5th

Each year people all around the Northwest region look forward to the the Seattle vajrayana weekthun. It is a special opportunity for the vajra-sangha to come together for connection with the Dharma, to see family faces, and to engage in deep practice. Continue »

Social Presencing Theater Basics

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

April 6th—April 7th

Social Presencing Theater (SPT) is a series of practices developed under the leadership of Arawana Hayashi for the Presencing Institute. SPT is inspired and informed by the teachings of Shambhala Art and Mudra Theater. It enhances the application of the c Continue »

Pickle in a Cup!

April 12th—April 13th

An annual spring breakfast for parents & family offering homemade, good food made by your daughters and sons. Hosted by the Bodhi Group youngsters. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arranging

with Shelley Pierce

April 20th

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 »

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

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 III: Warrior in the World

with Rachel DeMotts & Robert Salskov

May 10th—May 12th

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 »

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 17th—May 19th

Details to come, please stay tuned . . . 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

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

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

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