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.

Celebration of Volunteers!

Sat., January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm –

Join us for a celebration party to honor the hard work and accomplishments of all our volunteers. Come for the great food and conversation. Stay for the raffle and music. And don’t miss the karaoke!  

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Weekend Calm Abiding Meditation Retreat

Fri., January 24, 2020 – Sun., January 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 12:30 pm –

“Through meditation practice, we can reach a level of communication with mind surpassing anything in our past experience. We can discover profoundly rich and powerful qualities of mind that we have yet to experience and to know. Knowing oneself, getting to know one’s own mind, begins with the practice of shamatha meditation.” — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

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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 January for a weekend retreat on calm-abiding (shamatha) meditation. Our weekly offerings of group meditations and Tara practices also continue.

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Beginning Meditation

Wed., January 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

Learn how to meditate in our free four-session class combining meditation instruction with embodied mindfulness techniques in an interactive Q/A format.

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Tara Practice

Fri., January 31, 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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