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.

Essential Points of The Path of Mindful Activity

Fri., October 18, 2019 – Sat., October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 4:00 pm –

Integrate the conceptual clarity of study and the experiential base of meditation into action and cultivate greater kindness for oneself and others. This two-day class will be guided by Midori Nakamura and Genko Blackman.

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Lhabab Düchen

Sun., October 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am –

Our Sunday meditation, brunch and Sangha Day will begin with 9 a.m. chants for Lhabab Duchen, the Festival of the Descent from Heaven, one of the four major Buddhist holidays.  

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Introduction to Buddhism

Wed., October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

Introduction to Buddhism is a 16-week cycle of teachings on introductory and foundational Buddhist topics, exploring the basic principles of Buddhism.

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Mind Training: Book Discussion Group on the 59 Lojong Slogans

Thu., October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – In all activities train with slogans – Atisha, Slogan 9 A new Thursday class explores the practice of lojong, or mind training, from Oct. 10 through Dec. 19. Atisha (980-1052 CE) was an Indian adept who brought to Tibet a systematized approach to loving-kindness and bodhicitta, the desire to awaken for the sake of all sentient beings, […]

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Tara Practice

Fri., October 18, 2019 @ 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 practice sessions once a week from 7-8:15 p.m. in the main shrineroom.

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Essential Points of The Path of Mindful Activity

Sat., October 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm –

Integrate the conceptual clarity of study and the experiential base of meditation into action and cultivate greater kindness for oneself and others. This two-day class will be guided by Midori Nakamura and Genko Blackman.

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