“Awake in Seattle”: NalandaWest celebrates 10 years with a weekend of meditation and contemplative arts

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NalandaWest is celebrating its 10th anniversary on November 15 & 16, 2014 with an Open House and weekend of panel discussions, meditation instruction and exploration of the contemplative arts.

NalandaWest is celebrating its 10th anniversary on November 15 & 16, 2014 with an Open House and weekend of panel discussions, meditation instruction and exploration of the contemplative arts.

What does it feel like to live life more fully awake and alive?

All “Awake in Seattle” events are free and open to the public. All of the weekend’s events will give visitors a taste of bringing a contemplative perspective into our lives.

Saturday’s program:

  •     A panel discussion, co-moderated by Angela Russell, KIRO-TV anchor, with three leading teachers from distinct Buddhist traditions: Venerable Pannavati, John Tarrant Roshi, and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
  •     Learn how meditation helps us to be more open, spacious, and relaxed.

Brief instruction from each of the three teachers’ traditions, for a direct experience of meditation.

  •     Free lunch: Locally sourced foods of the Pacific Northwest
  •     Take an experiential tour of the Five Fields of Knowledge: Creativity & the Arts, Health & Well Being, Communication, The Mind, and Direct Insight.

Sunday’s program:

  •     Morning meditation session
  •     A panel discussion with Nalandabodhi senior teachers Tyler Dewar, Lee Worley, Mark Power and Karl Brunnhölzl.

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, the founder and president of Nalandabodhi, is a leading Buddhist teacher in North America and an advocate of American and Western Buddhism. His many titles include Rebel Buddha, Mind Beyond Death, and Wild Awakening. Learn more at http://www.dpr.info

Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. Ven. Pannavati is a black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions, an international teacher who advocates globally on behalf of disempowered women and youth, She was the 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Buddhist Women’s Award. http://www.pannavati.org

John Tarrant, Roshi is director and senior faculty for Pacific Zen Institute and senior teacher for Desert Lotus Zen Sangha in Phoenix, AZ. He has a PhD in psychology and is the author of Bring Me The Rhinoceros & Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life and The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul & the Spiritual Life. http://www.tarrantworks.com

Angela Russell is an experienced journalist who anchors the KIRO 7 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, here in Seattle. In December 2011, Angela conducted a one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama in the White House. Angela has nurtured an interest in mindfulness and spirituality all her life and continues, professionally and personally, to actively explore the relationship between mindfulness and health and well-being.

About NalandaWest

Founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, NalandaWest offers classes, events and programs from diverse wisdom traditions. All of NalandWest’s programs speak to the shared need for global awakening and the quest to live a meaningful life. NalandaWest is modeled after India’s historic Nalanda University, which educated its students in the Five Fields of Knowledge, namely Creativity & the Arts, Health & Well Being, Commuication, the Mind and Direct Insight. http://www.nalandawest.org

NalandaWest is run by Nalandabodhi, an international network of Buddhist study and practice centers, founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and rooted in the Buddhist Vajrayana tradition. (http://www.nalandabodhi.org) For information about the Nalandabodhi senior teachers Tyler Dewar, Lee Worley, Mark Power and Karl Brunnholzl, please visit http://www.nalandabodhi.org/teachers

Location: NalandaWest, 3902 Woodland Park Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

Web event page: nalandawest.org/awakeinseattle
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/550800855021453/
NalandaWest YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/NalandaWest
NalandaWest Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NalandaWest

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