Program Details

Open House

October 24 / 6:00 PM - October 24 / 6:30 PM

If you’re new to the Center this is an excellent time to come. Everyone is welcome!


  • 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation (meditation instruction is provided in a separate room).

  • 6:45 – 7:30 pm: Open House talk.

Tonight, special guest and acclaimed Buddhist author, Lodro Rinzler, will be the Open House speaker to talk about his latest book, Walk Like a Buddha.  It's been over a year since the publication of his best selling book, The Buddha Walks Into a Bar, when he was at our Seattle center, so it is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Lodro back. 

Lodro Rinzler is a teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and the author of the books The Buddha Walks into a Bar (January 2012) and Walk Like a Buddha (October 2013). Over the last decade he has taught numerous workshops at meditation centers and college campuses throughout North America. Lodro’s column, What Would Sid Do, appears regularly on the Huffington Post and his writing has appeared in Tricycle, the Shambhala Sun, Bloomberg Businessweek, Real Simple, and The Good Men Project. He is the founder of the Institute for Compassionate Leadership and lives in Brooklyn with his dog, Tillie, and his cat, Justin Bieber.

A few reviews of Rinzler's books:

“Light-hearted, contemporary, and at times hilarious, Rinzler’s book is addictively easy to read.”—Nexus

“Enjoyable, engaging, and inspiring. I loved the book and think it’s a great introductory read for a younger person who would like to know more about Buddhism, or just life in general.”—

“Rinzler’s voice is approachable and funny and absolutely credible to all of the young professionals who seem to have it all but who are beginning to wonder if they are missing something really, really big.”—  

Suggested donation: $10

Prerequisites: None (open to everyone).

Location: Seattle Shambhala Center, 3107 E Harrison St, Seattle.

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