Rinpoche at a table outdoors covered in colorful cloth, beneath prayer flags

Marici Yatra

The first ever Marici Yatra took place near Granite Falls in Washington State on Aug 21, 2022. More than 40 Fellowship members and monks attended. Rinpoche led the “yatra,” guiding participants in establishing the right motivation then the process of visualizing the objects of refuge and reciting mantras to transform an ordinary hike in nature into an extraordinary pilgrimage dedicated…

Seattle Fellowship August Meal Service

Marici Fellowship volunteers in Seattle, including three professional chefs, worked together to prep meal service of plantain enchiladas, sliced mangoes, jicama slaw, apples and cookies for desert for Bob’ G’s Shelter. Working for others benefits oneself immensely, increasing merit and a sense of connection to the world. please reach out to us if you’d like to find out how you…

A Lama and a woman hold food they have prepared

Summer Meal Service

Meal service in the Seattle area continues throughout the summer. Here, we share some pictures from food preparation, which went to Bob G’s Shelter at The Inn at Queen Anne in Central Seattle. The meal was Mediterranean veggie pita sandwiches with fruit and cookies. 🙂 As always, please reach out to us if you’d like to find out how you can…

Marici Fellowship Sponsors Eye Surgery in India

The Marici Fellowship has sponsored a man in Bylakuppe, south India for his eye surgery. གཞིས་ཆགས་སྦེལ་ཀོབ་ནས་ཡིན་པའི་སྤོ་ལགས་ཁོང་ནི་ལོ་ན་བགྲེས་ཤིང་། སྤྱན་ཟུང་ལོང་ལ་ཉེ་བའི་ཛ་དྲག་གི་དུས་སྐབས་སུ་འོད་ཟེར་ཅན་མ་མཆེད་གྲོགས་ཚོགས་པ་རེ་བ་ཆེན་པོ་བཅངས་པར་ལྟར། ད་ལན་ཁོང་གི་སྤྱན་བཤགས་བཅོས་ཀྱི་མཐུན་འགྱུར་རོགས་རམ་ཞུས་ཏེ་སྨན་བཅོས་ལེགས་གྲུབ་བྱུང་།

June Seattle Volunteer Lunch

Recently the Marici Fellowship in Seattle held a gathering to promote connection and compassion in the community. This month, Fellowship volunteers made the famous “Marici Fellowship wrap” for the monthly meal service. You can see the recipe for this famous wrap here, and below are some pictures from the event.   Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!   Scroll below…

Fellowship members stand and wave among food by the Monastery side door

Seattle Marici Event Honoring Rinpoche’s Birthday!

In honor of H. E. Khöndung Avikrita Rinpoche’s birthday, here is a message from Marici Fellowship members from around the world:  In celebration of Rinpoche’s birthday, Seattle-area Marici Fellowship Volunteers came together to create individual lunches for the Inn at Queen Anne Shelter. The Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle is not yet open to the public, so we…

Dana Garden Spring Work Party

It must be Spring! New volunteers joined us for the first Dana Garden work party of the year. We were so grateful for the help, and we are excited they will be joining us again this summer! We started out with a tour of both garden plots. Soil beds were dug and prepped. Ollas* were installed, trellises built, Peas planted,…

2021 Dana Garden Highlights

Last year even though we were still observing COVID protocols we were so happy to be able to welcome new volunteers to the garden!  in keeping with H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche’s wishes of helping the environment, we were able to incorporate new watering and growing methods that allowed us to decrease our water usage by 70% and grow about 30% more…

Black History Discussion Series

Marici Fellowship’s Allyship Program: Discussion of Black History Dates: Saturdays, March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21 Time: 4:30-5:30pm, PT Facilitated by: Samantha Branca and Teresa Lamb

Feb 2022 Branch Out Event Photos

We are so happy to announce that On February 19th, 2022 the Marici Fellowship Branch-out Initiative was able to plant a total of 40 Ferns and Oregon Grape native species plants. These plants are vital to creating the understory growth needed for a healthy wooded area. The location was created to restore greenspace to the neighborhood, and is designated to…