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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.

Nalanda West Planting Day

It’s time to freshen the landscape and plantings at our sangha home, Nalanda West. Deborah Horn, a Seattle sangha member and landscape designer, is planning a “planting day” on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21.

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Shakyamuni Festival

On Shakyamuni Day, we commemorate the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. It is the most significant Buddhist Holiday to observe. When we perform beneficial actions during this time, their results are greatly amplified. We invite you to attend our annual celebration online May 16. In the evening, the Seattle sangha will host a social gathering for Nalandabodhi members, family and friends at Nalanda West.

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Hinayana 201: Hinayana View – 2022

Sat., May 21, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am –

Nalandabodhi, students progress through Buddhist philosophical schools, from foundational Hinayana precepts, to Mahayana concepts of bodhichitta and buddha nature, and then to the Vajrayana. Hinayana is the first vehicle, the basis for entering the path.

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Open Meditation & Seattle Sangha Meeting

Sun., May 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – Open Meditation. 10:00 am  – 12:00 Potluck  12:00 -1:00 Sangha Meeting 1:00- 2:30 Please join us on Sunday, May 22 at Nalanda West (or online) for Open Meditation followed by a potluck brunch and sangha meeting. Shamatha meditation will begin at 10:00 am PDT in the Mahabodhi Shrine Room at Nalanda West.  Doors and windows […]

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