The Path of Meditation

“The practice of meditation is basically a process of getting to know yourself by becoming familiar with your mind. The Buddhist view of the mind is that it’s always awake. Its nature is awareness and compassion. Whatever meditation practices we may do, they are all intended to increase our mindfulness and awareness, strengthen our sense of inner peace, and improve our ability to deal with our emotions as well.”
— Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche has carefully designed a complete Buddhist practice path that members of Nalandabodhi Seattle follow as their main journey of meditation. Under Rinpoche’s direction, senior students are trained as Practice Instructors (PIs) who work with newer students, serving as guides and friends, both in our Seattle center and with the larger worldwide membership.

+ How to Meditate

Join us on the Path of Meditation:

Sunday Morning Meditation

The Nalandabodhi practice path begins with a basic resting meditation practice called calm-abiding or shamatha. Nalandabodhi Center for American Buddhism Seattle holds meditation practice sessions most Sundays in the main shrineroom. Everyone is welcome — meditation instruction : 10:00–10:30 am, sitting : 10:30 am–12:00 noon. More details . . .
Tara Practice The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion. The practice consists of visualizations, songs, and prayers, composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. More details . . .
Paramita of the Month The six paramitas, or six perfections, are qualities practiced on the Mahayana Buddhist path. They are: generosity, discipline, patience, joyful diligence, meditation, and wisdom. We highlight one of the paramitas each month. This month’s paramita . . .