The Seattle branch of the Marici Fellowship will be holding a full day event to provide the warmth of compassion to those who need it most in our community. The event will be led by His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche, and joined by many dharma practitioners and lamas from around the world. You can register for the event below.
The event is free.
Tea and Snacks will be provided, and all volunteers will receive a Marici Fellowship t-shirt and cap to keep as a small token of thanks.
We are excited that you are visiting our volunteer page and considering joining us to help in sharing compassion and caring for those in need! If you decide to join us, you will share in the fun, warmth and energy that comes from being part of a giving community.
If you cannot attend the event but still wish to participate, please consider sponsoring needed items or donating money to support us. You may also donate non-perishable food items. All proceeds are tax-deductible and will be used to care for those experiencing homelessness in Seattle.
Below is the schedule of events, followed by the volunteer registration form.
This is the tentative schedule of the activities – actual times and places will be firmed up and sent out one week before the event.
Friday February 1st
6-9 pm: Volunteers at Sakya Monastery to sort and fill Marici Fellowship logo bags with needed items
Saturday February 2nd
8-9am: Volunteers arrive for food preparation.
9am: Special meeting, blessing, and prayers with H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche in Shrine Room
9:45am: Everyone meets in the cultural hall to find the volunteer team you have been assigned to.
Event Begins- Activities are happening simultaneously:
- Meal Prep groups prepare food for service and for volunteer lunches
- Service Groups go out to distribution spots around town to distribute bags and meals to local underhoused communities.
- Caring Corner team will sort food items and transport items to the local foodbanks around the city.
- Cleanup Crews help clean up around the Monastery
3:30pm: crew leaves for downtown to work with Operation Sack Lunch
5:pm: Crews return to Monastery; Closing Prayers and Dedication of Merit
We offer many opportunities to help. On your volunteer form please put your preferred volunteer activity but with such a big event we ask that everyone remain flexible and ready to go where needed if possible.
Thank you for joining the Fellowship and spreading compassion through the Seattle Community!