Sights + Sounds

Our Mission

Founder and director Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and longtime Nalanda West volunteers describe the mission of Nalanda West event center located in Seattle, Washington in the Fremont/Wallingford neighborhood.

Welcome!

People talk about the feeling of community they experience as they engage in programs at Nalanda West, Seattle event center.

Awake in Seattle

Damayonti Sengupta, General Manager, talks about Nalanda West’s weekend celebration of meditation, mindfulness and contemplative arts.

Walk to End Hunger

Volunteers from Nalanda West and Nalandabodhi joined the Walk to End Hunger during the Seattle Compassion Games.

 

 

The 5 Fields of Knowledge

CREATIVITY & THE ARTS
“The things we fear most in organizations—fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances—are the primary sources of creativity.”

— Margaret J. Wheatley
HEALTH + WELL BEING
"Please keep in mind the distinction between healing and treatment: treatment originates from outside, whereas healing comes from within."
-- Andrew Weil

 

COMMUNICATION
"Deep listening is miraculous for both listener and speaker. When someone receives us with open-hearted, non-judging, intensely interested listening, our spirits expand."
-- Sue Patton Thoele
KNOWING + REASONING
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
-- Viktor E. Frankl
INNER SCIENCE OF MIND
 There's a reason you can learn from everything: you have basic wisdom, basic intelligence, and basic goodness.
-- Pema Chodron