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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.

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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Tara Practice

Fri., August 14, 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. Our weekly Tara sessions are being held via Zoom.

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Bardo Teachings

Sat., August 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm –

Nalandabodhi sangha members are invited to attend – remotely via Zoom – a series of 16 Saturday viewings of teachings given by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche during the 2002 Treasury of Knowledge retreat in San Antonio, Tex.

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Sunday Open Meditation

Sun., August 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am –

Seattle sangha members are invited to join our sister sangha, Akasha, for their Sunday meditation practice on Zoom. 

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Open Heart Practice

Sun., August 16, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am –

This practice is offered as part of our Sunday morning meditation. It’s an adapted Mahayana practice of sending and taking for all sentient beings who are ill, dying, or who have recently died.

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