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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.

Changes to Classes and Programs for Health & Safety

Our Nalandabodhi community is grateful for the compassionate work of health care professionals worldwide. They are keeping everyone safe and informed. Based on their recommendations and advice, Nalandabodhi on-site programs and practices will be cancelled for the remainder of March. The good news is that most of our regular classes and practices will be webcast.

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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.  

Due to concerns about the coronavirus, our weekly offerings of group meditations, Tara practices and Hinayana classes are being offered remotely, via Zoom and other methods, rather than in person. Please don’t come to the center.

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Debate Club

Wed., April 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

This group meets via Zoom. A practice that is still used in monastery today, debate sharpens the clarity of the mind and refines our understanding of Buddhist concepts.

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Tara Practice

Fri., April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

Tara practice is available to Nalandabodhi sangha members via Zoom. See information in the sangha’s emailed newsletter.

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BY WEBCAST: The Hinayana Path and Fruition (HIN 202)

Mon., April 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – “Buddhism is a journey into the depths of one’s heart and mind, the inner reality of one’s essence, an exploration of who we are and what we are. This spiritual journey is nothing more and nothing less than discovering this inner reality.” — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Buddhism is not a religion in the usual sense […]

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