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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
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”

— Albert Einstein
HEALTH + WELL BEING
“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” 
— Jay Fields

 

COMMUNICATION
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou
KNOWING + REASONING
“As soon as you see something, you already start to intellectualize it.
As soon as you intellectualize something, it is no longer what you saw.”
— Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
INNER SCIENCE OF MIND
 “There’s a reason you can learn from everything: you have basic wisdom, basic intelligence, and basic goodness.”
– Pema Chodron