Kyudo: The Way of the Bow
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Kyudo: The Way of the Bow

A standing form of meditation, “Kyudo is unlike sports archery in that hitting the target counts for little. In Kyudo, the target serves only as a mirror of one’s mind. With this practice the aim is to synchronize body and awareness in the present moment, and thus purify the heart and mind. The result is is confidence and the natural dignity of being human, beyond the obstacles of ambition, aggression or confusion.”

Join Toby Bernal and Dr. Claudelle Glasgow for an introduction to the traditional practice of Kyudo. This weekend training will teach participants the style and technique of Kyudo and how to apply the principles of Kyudo to everyday life.

This program is open to those 16 years of age and older.

“Through Kyudo, one can learn to live beyond hope and fear, how to be.” - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Register here: https://seattle.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=403383

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Black & Thriving: African/American Perspectives on Mental Illness
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

Black & Thriving: African/American Perspectives on Mental Illness

  • Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A part of the larger event titled We Out Here, a Juneteenth festival “to honor and celebrate

Black excellence and share resources in the Seattle area.” The panel will feature seasoned

practitioners in the Social Work and Mental Health fields who will share their experience and

expertise working in and with the black community in the Seattle region. Guests will be invited

to bring their curiosity and questions for the panelists, and time will be made near the end to

meet and greet.

See more about this and other events at: https://www.weouthere.info/

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Weekend Warrior Training I for BIPOC
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Weekend Warrior Training I for BIPOC

  • Shambhala Meditation Center of Seattle (map)
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Join Dr. Claudelle Glasgow for a weekend meditation retreat for BIPOC.   As Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, our fundamental ground of innate goodness is challenged on a daily basis in several spheres of our existence.  This can bring a seemingly fundamental ground of stress and negativity into our lives. This practice will offer opportunities through combining meditation and the arts to continually access that goodness in the face of racial oppressions with gentleness and appreciation.

This program introduces the practice of meditation and the basic principles of the Shambhala teachings.  Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that innate goodness, rather than confusion, labels, and conditioning, as the unconditional ground of our existence.

This program is open to those who identify as people of color. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Prerequisites: This program is open to those who identify as black, indigenous, and people of color. No previous experience with meditation is necessary.

Schedule (subject to change):

Saturday 8AM - 5PM

Sunday 9AM-5P

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Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies: Mental Health is Not Just for White People
Nov
9
9:00 AM09:00

Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies: Mental Health is Not Just for White People

Panel description: What does mental health look like for people of color? In what ways have mental health care systems focused on white people, and what have been the consequences? This panel will raise questions about the cultural exclusivity of “mental health,” asking who has access to a doctor’s diagnosis or to an education about mental illness. We will also examine how racism affects mental health treatment and produces higher rates of medical conditions that generate significant psychological challenges. Additionally, this panel will explore responses within communities of color to develop transformative practices and new resources.

For more information visit: https://college.lclark.edu/programs/ethnic_studies/symposium/2018/

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Weekend Warrior Training: Warrior in the World

Prerequisite: Level 2 Retreat

Since we have discovered our own goodness and begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring. With gentle fearlessness, we learn to step beyond our conditioning and open to the freshness of each new moment. The third weekend of Shambhala Training is all about becoming intimate with human bravery. 

At this point on the path, the warrior leaves the stuffiness of the cocoon and explores the world with direct perception. This can be the beginning of a life-long love affair with the phenomenal world, one not based on the reference points of gain and loss, but seeing things as they are. Along this journey we develop genuine confidence, humor, and personal dignity.

Shambhala Training Weekend III provides an expanded meditation practice for relating more with space and our environment, further awakening the mind and heart. This technique helps us to bring mindfulness and awareness into all aspects of our daily life.

When we become awake to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with confidence and vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and alive.

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Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

Arts of Ministry: Guest Speaker

As part of the THL418: Arts of Buddhist Ministry: Preparing for Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and Teaching. This course examines modes and ethics of being in religious and spiritual service to self and others, within Buddhist and non-Buddhists contexts. Emphasis will be on practical elements of preparing for and holding leadership, and the integration of religious knowledge, personal practice, and identifying one’s spiritual authority.

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human with Shastri Trinley Busby

  • Portland Shambhala Meditation Center (map)
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Living as if each moment were fresh and new, renouncing warfare with self and other, feeling the strength of one's being, the tenderness of one's heart - these are some of the hallmarks of being human.  In the Art of Being Human, we seek to touch the bedrock that lies underneath our accumulated conditioning.  Through the practice of meditation,w e glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we being to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.  New meditators welcome!  This program is for any young meditators within the age range of 18 to 39. 

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