Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully.

Welcome to Nalandabodhi Seattle

A space for meditation. A center for study. A community that supports your desire to live more fully. Nalandabodhi Seattle is all these things.

Nalandabodhi Seattle is home to a community of people who embrace the ancient yet timeless wisdom of the Buddha. Guided by our founder, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, we offer classes in meditation and Buddhist philosophy. The benefits of these practices and studies are relevant and applicable to our everyday lives.

Through Nalanda West we offer weekend programs, residential practice retreats and artist residencies. In conjunction with Nitartha Institute, we offer advanced classes in traditional Buddhist philosophy.

Whether you are interested in starting a meditation practice or have been a student of Buddhism for decades, we invite you to join us.

Maitri, the Practice of Kindness: A Weekend Intensive

Fri., April 3, 2020 – Sun., April 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm –

“Go Kind,” we remind ourselves.  But what does that mean? In this weekend, led by Carole Fleming, we will use the practice of Maitri Space Awareness, designed by renowned meditation master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, to explore how we get caught in destructive emotions and how they can be transformed.

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Coming Up at Nalanda West

Looking for interesting programs that tweak your ordinary mind? Nalanda West offers eclectic and stimulating programs in art, music and meditation. Join us in February for our Losar new year celebration, the Rebel Buddha book discussion group, a new series of Hinayana classes, and loving-kindness Qigong classes.  Our weekly offerings of group meditations and Tara practices also continue.

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Losar 2020

Losar, the Tibetan New Year, comes Feb. 24; the Earth Sow is making way for the Iron Mouse. This year a new Children’s Program is part of our celebration. Also join us for a Feb. 14-15 pre-Losar workshop and pre-Losar protector chants on Feb. 20, 21 and 22.

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Tara Practice

Wed., February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

The practice of Green Tara can help overcome fear and anxiety, enabling one to open up to one’s own heart of compassion. Nalandabodhi Seattle holds Tara sessions on Friday evenings.

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The Bardo Project

Wed., February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Nalandabodhi sangha members are invited to attend a planning meeting for a new initiative called The Bardo Project, to develop a team of dedicated Center-based sangha members who will be trained in the practice of aiding the dying and deceased through the bardo experience.  If you are interested but unable to attend this first meeting, […]

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Fresh Minds: Rebel Buddha Book Group

Thu., February 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – “There’s something of a rebellious streak in all of us. Usually it’s dormant, but sometimes it’s provoked into expression. If nurtured and guided with wisdom and compassion, it can be a positive force that frees us from fear and ignorance.” — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Rebel Buddha RSVP Thursdays  Feb. 6 through  March 26 (no class […]

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Quarterly Day of Practice

Fri., February 28, 2020 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 pm –

Join fellow sangha brothers and sisters for our Quarterly Day of Practice. There will be opportunities for most Nalandabodhi practices,  including any silent practices as well as sitātāra,  ngondro and Vajrasattva.

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