Programs

The New Saints: From Broken Hearts to Spiritual Warriors [Hybrid]

with Veronica Borgonovi & Chuy Garcia

February 12th—April 29th

6-session book study on Lama Rod Owen's latest book. Join us to read and discuss Lama Rod’s call to become “a spiritual warrior—a human refreshed, serving a vision of a world shaped by love.” Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

February 24th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering Part 1 - Finding Freedom Course 2 [Online]

with Bret Ellerton

February 28th—April 3rd

This is Course 2 of the five-part series, "Finding Freedom", exploring the foundational teachings of Buddhism. No prerequisites, open to all! Continue »

First Monday Community Meeting [Online]

March 4th

Join the Seattle Shambhala Board on the first Monday of each month for an informal Zoom space for sangha members to ask questions and get updates on a range of topics - Center finances, affiliation arrangements with Shambhala Global, new initiatives, etc Continue »

Learn to Meditate [In-Person]

with Rick Meyers

March 9th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

An Introduction to Spiritual Practices for Dying & Death [Online]

March 9th

Join Chaplain Alley Smith in an online gathering to explore spiritual practices for dying and death. This presentation is open to all practitioners with an emphasis on caregivers.   Continue »

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Open Studio [Online]

with Anne Saitzyk

March 9th

Contemplative Creatitivity Lab is an extension of the Shambhala Art/ Dharma Art teachings. Shambhala Art celebrates art that springs from the meditative mind. Continue »

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

March 10th

Join us each month in the Jinpa Solidarity Sit to connect mindfulness with awakened action, open to all! Continue »

Heart of Recovery Spring Retreat [Hybrid]

March 23rd—March 24th

Heart of Recovery joins the ancient wisdom of Shambhala Buddhism with the 12-step form in order to support our commitment to the path of recovery from addictive behaviors. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart [In-Person]

with Jason Ruvelson

March 29th—March 31st

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Prerequisite: Warrior in the World - Shambhala Training Level III Continue »

First Monday Community Meeting [Online]

April 1st

Join the Seattle Shambhala Board on the first Monday of each month for an informal Zoom space for sangha members to ask questions and get updates on a range of topics - Center finances, affiliation arrangements with Shambhala Global, new initiatives, etc Continue »

After Death & Care of the Body [Online]

with Alley Smith & Meli-Tashi Happy

April 6th

This program will explore attended deaths, best practices and what to do in the first 72 hours after a person dies. We also examine after death care: common rituals, rites and practices in Buddhism.  Continue »

Learn to Meditate [In-Person]

with Rick Meyers

April 13th

Numerous studies show the benefits of meditation: reduce stress, improve emotional health, lengthen attention span and more. Continue »

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

April 14th

Join us each month in the Jinpa Solidarity Sit to connect mindfulness with awakened action, open to all! Continue »

The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering Part 2 - Finding Freedom Course 3 [Online]

with Bob Salskov

April 17th—May 15th

This is Course 3 of the five-part series, "Finding Freedom", exploring the foundational teachings of Buddhism. No prerequisites, open to all! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

April 23rd

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky [In-Person]

May 3rd—May 5th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Prerequisite: Level IV Continue »

The 49 Day Ceremony: A Buddhist Funeral [Online]

with Alley Smith & Meli-Tashi Happy

May 4th

When a Buddhist practitioner dies, in addition to a funeral service that usually occurs on the 3rd or 7th day, there is a 49 Day Ceremony. Join Chaplain Alley Smith in an educational and discussion group to explore the 49 Day Ceremony and common practices Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra [Online]

May 7th

Although the Sadhana is a vajrayana practice, it is open to everyone, and no previous experience with the practice is necessary. The practice consists of meditation and chanting the Sadhana of Mahamudra text, and lasts about an hour. Continue »

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

May 12th

Join us each month in the Jinpa Solidarity Sit to connect mindfulness with awakened action, open to all! Continue »