You’re invited! Awake in Seattle


Join us for a weekend of meditation and contemplative arts.
All events are free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 15
NalandaWest Open House:  “Awake in Seattle”

9:00 am        Meditation

10:00 am    Panel Discussion with representatives of three Buddhist traditions: Theravadin (Ven. Pannavati), Mahayana (John Tarrant Roshi), and Vajrayana (Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche). The panel will be co-moderated by Angela Russell of KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, together with Nalandabodhi senior teacher, Mitra Tyler Dewar.

  • Short meditation instructions from each lineage, for a direct experiential taste
  • Moderated discussion between the panelists and audience questions
                        Tyler-Dewar-rb-panel-2010-3       Angela-Russell-KIRO-7-News

12:00 pm    Lunch   Food of the Pacific Northwest. For us to adequately plan, please R.S.V.P. here!

2:00 pm      Five Fields of Knowledge! Open House

nalandawest community members - nalandabodhi studentsTake an experiential tour through the Five Fields of Knowledge (Creativity and the Arts, Health and Well-Being, Communication, Knowledge & Reasoning, and Inner Science of Mind). Get a taste of bringing a contemplative perspective to any aspect of your life. Learn about the offerings of Nalandabodhi.

Sunday, November 16
The celebration continues!

9:00 am       Meditation

10:30 am    Panel Discussion: Nalandabodhi Senior Teachers
Mitra Tyler Dewar, Mitra Lee Worley, Mitra Mark Power, Mitra Karl Brunnh

What Does It Mean to be Awake in the 21st Century?

During what promises to be a lively panel discussion, Nalandabodhi’s Mitras* – Tyler Dewar, Karl Brunnhölzl, Lee Worley, and Mark Power – will discuss the nature of awakening, the timeless qualities of the path to awakening, and the dance that we as 21st century practitioners engage in when negotiating the busyness and distractions of modern life.

*The “Mitra” title: In 2005, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche empowered a group of his long-time students to be senior teachers of Nalandabodhi. He gave each of them the title Mitra, which is drawn from the Sanskrit term Kalyanamitra, “spiritual friend.” The Mitras guide Nalandabodhi’s three paths of Study, Meditation, and Mindful Activity and teach throughout the world.

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