Program Details

Parenting as Path

with Iris Ramos
May 18 / 10:00 AM - May 19 / 4:00 PM


As parents, we clearly understand that raising our children is one of the most

demanding and important responsibilities for being on the planet. Sadly, for many

overworked and tired parents, the fears of not doing enough, doing too much, or not

doing it right, often overcome our own wisdom in commonly challenging, parenting



With a very special emphasis on basic goodness and meditation practices,

this program will emphasize the importance of parents nurturing themselves while

relaxing into the disciplines of meditation and parenting in everyday life. This

program will offer a schedule that combines ground meditation practices with talks

regarding orthodox and unorthodox parenting wisdom. Talks and discussion groups

will focus on “basically good” parenting styles, techniques and methodology, as well

as how to address special needs and suggestions for managing other life challenges

(death, divorce, and meltdowns etc.) within our families. This program also will explore the definitions and suggestions for creating an enlightened family household in

everyday life.



Although childcare will be provided for different age groups of children, the

overall program will be designed with a clear intention of including children with their parents as much as possible. The schedule will include family meditation sessions and chanting, family chores, rest (naps), play, and meals. If you would like to recommend a child care giver, please let us know at the email below.


For questions or suggestions, please contact Robin and Andy at [email protected]


If you are family of two parents, you can register together for 0 using the "Pay what you can afford" field when registering. If you do so, please enter the second person's name in the "Comments" field of the registration information. 

Please do not allow the program fee to be a barrier to attending: pay what you can afford.

Thank you!


Iris Ramos

Shastri Iris Ramos, a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1990, has been teaching Shambhala Training since 2000 and was appointed Shastri in 2012. She is also an active teacher of Ikebana and childrens’ program. In previous years, she served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Austin, and as Regional Co-Director for the South Central Region of Shambhala. For the last 30 years, Shastri Ramos has held a private practice in Clinical Social Work with a specialty in children and family therapies. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.

Go to Seattle's website