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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.

The Parinirvāṇa of Khenchen Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

It is our solemn, heartbreaking task to share that our guru’s guru, the supreme Khenchen Vajradhara Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, while immersed within the meditative concentration of great nonreferential compassion and profound wisdom inseparable, departed from his form of this lifetime and passed into parinirvāṇa at 6:10pm Nepal Standard Time on Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Acharya Lama Tenpa Teaching Tour – 2024

Please join Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen at Nalanda West in Seattle, WA (or online) for a weekend retreat, delving into and meditating on the third pointing out instruction of Mahamudra Vipashyana on Spontaneous Presence.

“When we practice Mahamudra Vipashyana, we investigate appearances as mind, the mind as empty, and emptiness as radiant, spontaneous presence.” — Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen

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Sunday Open Meditation

Sun., July 21, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Please join us at Nalanda West for Open Meditation on Sundays. We practice shamatha (calm abiding) meditation and walking meditation, followed by a dharma discussion at 11:00a. Community lunch is served at 12 noon and is open to all. Schedule 10:00 Opening Chants 10:10 Shamatha (Calm Abiding) and Walking Meditation 11:00 Dharma Discussion 12:00 Community […]

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dharma nights

Wed., July 31, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm –

Our aspiration for Dharma Nights is to have a conversation about how to live more a present and more loving life.  We can explore how easy or difficult this is to realize, and tips on how to facilitate or give birth to an openhearted presence in relationship to ourselves and our lives.

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Guided Group Meditation Practice

Sat., August 10, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Saturdays, June 8, 29,  August 10 thru 31 10:00 – 10:30 am           Meditation onsite at Nalanda West 10:30 am to 12 noon     Meditation instruction onsite and on Zoom “The starting point for discovering the true nature or reality of your mind is just this awareness of thoughts.”  – Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Through meditation we become […]

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dharma nights

Wed., August 14, 2024 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm –

Our aspiration for Dharma Nights is to have a conversation about how to live more a present and more loving life.  We can explore how easy or difficult this is to realize, and tips on how to facilitate or give birth to an openhearted presence in relationship to ourselves and our lives.

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