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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.

Beginning Meditation

Join us on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. We can make friends with our minds and become present to our lives through working with our breath. In meditation we discover how our conditioned minds work, and thus begin to free ourselves from painful habits of struggle and confusion.

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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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Beginning Meditation

Fri., July 10, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am –

In meditation we discover how our conditioned minds work, and begin to free ourselves from painful habits of struggle and confusion. This enables us to find the openness, ease, and compassion of our minds, as well as the ability to embrace all aspects of experience in daily life.

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Tara Practice

Fri., July 10, 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., July 11, 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., July 12, 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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