Tibetan Meditation -Peace-Love-Yoga Day at Brightwater Center, Woodinville WA on Saturday May 13, 2017.

 We hope you have enjoyed the lectures, meditation or/and yoga, as well as the specialty food on last Saturday at the Tibetan Meditation Mothers Day at Brightwater.  We hope you’ve learned something or/and have spent some good quality time with your friends or family.  Good news is we have raised slightly over $2,000 and will go towards sponsoring the entire school of 32 kids for about 1.5 months of education, clothing and food.  Please do consider sponsoring a kid for $30/month which pay for food, clothing education and shelter and your donation would be tax deductible. Donate here.  Thank you for your support.

 Photo credit:  Kurt Smith [Thank you for amazing photos]

THANK YOU all the amazing teachers  and speakers who have donated their time, effort and talents to made the vent a success. 

Tibetan blessing prayer and meditation, Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche

Tibet: Culture, land and people, Daniel Winkler, M. Sc

Yoga safety tips, Dr. Patti Shelton, MD.

Bring the best in yourself, Brian Baker,

Holistic Nutrition and Naturopathic HealthDr. Brooke Weitz

Pre-Buddhist Tibetan Mythology – King Gesar epicAllison Stieger, MA

Kids yogaMacy Ratliff

Maps and Hacks for the journey of lifeNgina Shulman

Relieving Pain & Tension: Meskier MethodMartin Heskiers

Stress Management and WellnessDr. Morgan Binnie

Sound Bath Healing with Crystal BowlsDawn Little Torres

Yoga, Christine Yang


Special appreciation for the children and teachers from Tibetan Culture and Language School, Seattle – we loved all your performances. 


Hope you enjoy the FOOD that served at the event.  They were brought to you from: 

Everest Kitchen

Hyderabad House


Highlight of teachers
Special Guest-Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche

Venerable Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche is the abbott of Sakya Monastery at Seattle. He came from Dzongsar Institute in North India, where he taught and served as library director for many years. He received his Degree of Acharya after nine years of study and graduated from Dzongsar University with a Ph. D. in philosophy. Following his 13 years of study, he was ordained as an Abbott (Khenpo) in 2004 by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He also spent three years of silent retreat in Tibet. He now teaches intermediate and advanced level classes on Buddhist philosophy, sutra and highest yoga tantra all over the world. He is also the founder and president of Tibetan Education Foundation, as well as the president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America.
We are honoured to have Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche performs the opening blessing prayer and teaches Tibetan meditation at 10am at the event.


Tibet: Land and People – Daniel Winkler, MSc.  

Mushroom expert and environmental consultant Daniel Winkler, M.Sc., is fascinated by mushrooms and their ecology. He grew up collecting wild mushrooms in the Bavarian Alps with his family, and has expanded his knowledge of fungi by researching the role of mushrooms in Tibet, where they are rural Tibet’s main source of cash income. He organizes mushroom tours, collects and photographs mushrooms in North and South America, as well as all over Europe and Asia.


Check out his extensive website on mushroom, tour and consultancy services at
Daniel lives with his family in Kirkland, WA, and is a frequent lecturer at mushroom festivals and other mycological events. Daniel will share his experience traveling deep into remote parts in Tibet, sharing beautiful photos of the land, mountains and the people. Come explore with Daniel as he brings you to the top of the world discovering the land and the people of Tibet at 11 am.


Yoga Safety Tips – Patti Shelton, MD.  1 pm

Pattie Shelton is a rare bird indeed: yogini, doctor and mom.  Patti was the former president and currently Vice President for E@E.  She has a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and an MD from UW. The fun of dealing with insurance companies convinced Patti she could find better ways to help heal people. She graduated from Sattva Yoga teacher training and has also been certified to teach children’s yoga and prenatal yoga as well.  She loves bringing her scientific and medical knowledge to her practice and teaching.  Patti is the author for ‘The Yoga Doctor’.  It is important to understand the body’s structure to ensure that your yoga practice only heals and never harms.  In this workshop, Dr. Patti will reveal the top 5 ways you can keep yourself safe and healthy as you practice or protect your students as you teach.  She will also reveal what small changes can you make now that will help keep you moving pain-free for life?  Come join us and learn from Dr. Patti at 1 pm.

Watch her video here.


How to bring out the best in yourself- Brian Baker, 11 am

Brian has trained leaders in business, entertainment, politics and professional sports including multiple Super Bowl Champions.  He brings a unique perspective to the fitness world. Instead of  focusing strictly on traditional “fitness” and burning calories, he wanted to focus on health, longevity, and performance from a balanced and holistic perspective.  Currently, he is a personal trainer and performance coach at PRO Sports Club as well as the publisher of He has been helping people move and live better since 2008.  

His philosophy is rooted in the teachings of world renown author and coach Stephen Covey as well as other inspirational leaders he has studied throughout his career.  

I had a chance to interview Brian last week to ask about his topic of teaching.  According to Brian, the 3 vital areas for not only fitness, but also health are Exercise, Nutrition, and Mindset. People often address exercise and nutrition but completely neglect mindset and the effect it has on your ability to follow through with your plans. 

He will also discuss the 7 habits of effective workouts and how you can apply these habits to ensure your success inside and outside of the gym.  Come and find out at 11am to see how you can create the changes you want to see in your life and bring out the best in yourself!


Relieving Pain & Tension – Heskiers Method by Martin Heskier, 1 pm

Martin Heskier is the inventor and designer of Heskiers OneTool and the Heskiers Method. The one tool is unique acupressure and massage tool, along with original treatment methods for its use. He travels internationally to teach and demonstrate the Heskiers Method. He also created the SQ Empowerment Program that enables high performers in business and sports to access their innate potential and achieve their goals.

Martin is a licensed acupuncturist and has been a practicing healer since 1997. He received his degree from the Skolen for Akupunktur og Kinesisk Medicin in Copenhagen. He also apprenticed in Tui Na Massage and Guasha with Dr. Gou Dong of Beijng, China and studied Organ Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy with Stanley Rosenberg.

He will be presenting his new Heskiers Method and the revolutionary OneTool™. The Heskiers® OneTool™ provides ergonomic massage, acupressure and myofascial release, promoting the flow of the interstitial fluid. It’s used by professional bodyworkers and sports teams to help increase performance, enhance daily recovery, treat sports injuries, pain and relieve tension. It’s also easy to use as a self-treatment tool for athletes and health-conscious people everywhere!


Sound Bath Healing with Crystal Bowls- Dawn Little Torre, 3pm

The healing benefits of sound are numerous and affect all levels of our being, body, mind and spirit. The high vibrations of the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, large gong and various healing sound tools, raise the vibrations of all the cells and tissues in the body, releasing stress, tension, discomfort and energy blockages that can cause us to feel anxious, heavy, sluggish, sad, worried, hopeless or depressed. Sound Healing is a wonderful, gentle, feel good way to come into balance and leave feeling blissed and blessed.

As a yoga teacher and energy and sound healer, Dawn blends her love of teaching yoga with many years of studying alternative healing modalities. Dawn has traveled around the world studying with some of the most brilliant teachers in the fields of yoga and alternative healing. She guides clients and students to wake up their deeply rooted inner guidance system through Yoga, Reiki and Sound Healing. She has come to know that the body’s natural inclination is towards wellness, it is her passion to assist others in becoming aware of and removing obstacles in the way of that inner balance and wellness.
We will receive the healing vibrations and sounds in a comfortable and restful position. Please dress cozy so that you can enjoy the experience in an optimal and beneficial way. You may also bring a small pillow and blanket to aid in your comfort.

Come experience the sound bath with with Dawn at 3 pm.  What a perfect way to end the afternoon feeling relax and peaceful.



Stress Less, Live More with Local Wellness Expert Dr. Morgan Binnie – 1pm
Feeling stressed? More than 75% of people say regularly experience physical symptoms of stress and nearly 50% say their stress has increased in the last 5 years. When stress is in charge, we are unable to be at our best. Morgan Binnie, DC. (Doctor of Chiropractic) will talk about ways that we can relieve and manage stress especially in this fast-paced digital world. In addition, she will cover physical and emotional wellness management that we all should know so we can enjoy doing at all stages of life. Dr. Morgan graduated with both her Health & Wellness degree and Chiropractic degree in 2009. Her Chiropractic practice is in Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness, Washington.
If you would like to learn some practical stress management techniques, come join us at 1pm!



Holistic Nutrition & Naturopathic Health – Dr. Brooke Weitz, 2 pm
Dr. Weitz is passionate about optimizing health and well-being for her patients. A daughter of a Naturopath, Dr. Weitz combines the science-based methods for evaluation and treatment along with the wisdom and efficacy of alternative modalities. Her background as a Division one athlete and volleyball coach sparked her interest in maximizing health and performance. Dr. Weitz is a graduate of Bastyr University and is board certified in the state of Washington. For over a decade Dr. Weitz has been serving the east side community and recently joined the Pro Sports Club in Bellevue.

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes optimal health through prevention and treatment using conventional and traditional methods. The valuable balance of modern and traditional techniques allows for a whole body approach to health. Naturopathic Medicine combines cutting edge science together with evidenced-based complimentary treatments. The aim of the medicine is not only to prevent and treat acute and chronic conditions but to do so while minimizing harm. Naturopathic Doctors (NDs) are extensively trained in diagnosis through assessing the whole person physically, emotionally, and environmentally. NDs gather information including labs, diet, lifestyle, supplementation, family/environmental/social history in order to design a research-based, personalized treatment plan. The goal of the Naturopathic Physician is to remove obstacles from cure and support the body’s natural ability to heal. The best way to understand Naturopathic medicine is to experience it.



Maps and Hacks for the journey of life – Ngina Shulman, M. A.c. – 3 pm
No one is immune from the roller coaster of life. Learn to balance it– body, mind1 & spirit. So you can live with courage, joy, & satisfaction. Traditional 5 Element acupuncture, a holistic medicine used in many parts of the world and is widespread in modern-day suggests that nature has a lot to teach us about the health of our body, mind, and spirit. Learn the nature flow of the seasons and how you can use the lessons of nature to grow and move through life with ease.

Ngina Shulman is the creator of the Move, Grow, Play, Thrive Life Coaching program.  She has an extensive background in energetic and healing modalities. Ngina holds a Master of Arts from Dartmouth College, a Master of Acupuncture degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, and additional course work in Life Coaching, Zero Balancing, Meditation, Nutrition, and Aromatherapy. She has been active in many organization that support women and children in her community, region, and national level. In 2013, she closed her acupuncture practice to reach a larger audience by speaking and coaching young women all over the US.


King Gesar Epic, Pre-Buddhist Tibetan Mythology-  Allison Stieger, M.A.- 2 pm
Tibet is well known as the home of Tibetan Buddhism, but Tibet also has a rich mythic tradition that reaches beyond Tibetan Buddhism. In this class we will talk about Tibetan mythology including their earlier tradition of animism, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, and the epic of King Ge-sar, whose story begins in Tibet but whose influence has spread across China and into Mongolia and beyond.

Allison Stieger is a mythologist, speaker, management consultant and corporate storyshaper who is passionate about myth and what it has to teach both individuals and organizations. She holds an M.A. in Mythological Studies in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and Toastmaster’s International. In 2004 she founded Mythic Stories, and since then she has been working with myth in modern culture in many different ways, including working with corporations and individuals on living their stories with intention and planning, dealing with the effects of descent myths in modern life, and accessing creativity and innovation through a deeper understanding of the world’s most ancient stories.

In 2017 Allison founded Mythic Stories Consulting, to bring her knowledge of story, myth and the power of compelling narrative to a business audience. In this capacity, Allison speaks and consults with corporations and organizations who want to craft the story they are presenting to the world, both internally and externally. Allison blogs on topics related to mythology at and at, and is a contributing columnist for The Creativity Post, writing on the intersection between myth, creativity and innovation.



Kids yoga for kids ages 5-10, 11am

Macy Ratliff 
Come join in a fun introduction to yoga taught through asana, games , creative movement and play! Mats will be provided or bring your own.
Macy brings her extensive background and research in the field of education along with her passion for yoga and mindfulness to these vibrant child focused classes!
Feel free to contact Macy before if you have any child specific questions.


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Q:  What is the event about? And why?
A:  This is an event for the local communities to explore, exercise, learn and relax. The proceeds from our spring fundraiser goes to raise money to provide education, food, shelter, and clothing for impoverished children in a remote village in Tibet. We also provide scholarships for young Tibetan women to continue their education at university.

Q:  What will you have at the event?
A:  We will begin at 10 am with an opening prayer from our special guest, Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche and follow by Tibetan meditation. We will have 4 sessions starting at the hour beginning at 11am. Each session is about 45 minutes with two to three classes per session. Lunch will be from noon to 1pm where guests can buy food at the event and enjoy a brief talk by Daniel Winkler on The Magic of Tibet, followed by slideshow and dance performance (you do not really want to miss this) by children from Tibet Culture and Language school. Guests are free to choose to join the event at any time based on their interest and time.

Q:  What type of classes do you offered?
A:  We have 5 types of classes spread among 4 block of sessions (11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3pm):
a) Yoga
b) Wellness
c) Self Improvement
d) Meditation
e) Tibetan Culture

Q:  What else do you have?
A:  We also offer flowers, shopping (hints: Mothers’ day gift), chair massage (by Bothell Chiropractic & Wellness), food and supervised children activities (so parents can enjoy the classes).  There is even outdoor hiking trails that you can enjoy at anytime if you want a break between classes. 

Q:  I am a vegetarian, do you have something for me?
A:  No worry, we are selling both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Come experience the flavorful Tibetan and Indian food. We will have pizza for the kids. 

Q: I like to attend more classes but ran out of vouchers?
A: Additional vouchers can be purchased throughout the event if you needed more for classes, chair massage or food purchase. Vouchers are sold in a set of 10 for $20.

Q: Can you explain what are the child supervised activities?
A: The kid’s room is a big room with its own restroom where the kids can be checked in while parents attend the event. We have planned for kids’ yoga (11 am), games, movie and art in the afternoon. Parents can check in the kids as early as 9:50 am for 3 vouchers per kid. We will include lunch and drink for the kid for additional 1 voucher. We will escort the kids to the main hall during lunch to watch the slide show and dance performance. 

Q: How do I know what time is your classes?
A: A copy of the event time table is here
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Class Time Table here