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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.

Winter Solstice: The Power of Aspirations

The winter solstice is a heightened energetic time of change – a special opportunity to connect with the dharma. On Dec. 21, Sandra Roscoe will take us on an online tour of teachings by buddhist teachers on the power of aspiration prayers, ending with a contemplation to consider one’s own aspirations for the coming months.

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Entering the Path: Outer and Inner Refuge

Nick Vail leads this series of informal, virtual Thursday discussion group sessions, which will include meditation, optional chanting and singing, and open conversation around refuge and what it means to be a Buddhist. Participants will read and discuss Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s short and profound teachings on outer and inner refuge, Entering the Path.

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Mindfulness from the Outside In

Are you ready to play?
In this online course, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche asks us to look inside and get familiar with the piece of the puzzle we hold so that we become agents of change. What is your piece of the puzzle?

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Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition – 2022

Sat., December 3, 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. The second course in the series, Hinayana 202, describes the path itself and its fruition.

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Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness – 2022

Sun., December 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – With Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen Sundays: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific October 2, 16, 23    November 6, 13, 20, 27     December 4, 2022 In his clear and insightful book, Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches the main schools of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and their progressively more subtle and […]

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Winter Solstice 2022: The Power of Aspirations

Wed., December 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Aspiration is when the desire of accomplishment is brought together with words. We could say then, aspiration is a verbalized dream. — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche (from teachings on the Twelve Great Aspirations of Medicine Buddha) The winter solstice is a heightened energetic time of change – it is a very special opportunity to meet and […]

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Mahayana 301 – The Heart of Daring 2023

Sat., January 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am – Saturdays, January 7 – February 18, 9:00 – 10:30 AM (Pacific) This course is the first in a series that builds on the foundation of Hinayana philosophy.  It expands our concern for our own happiness to include that of others. The teachings introduce us to the possibility of transforming even the most negative emotions into […]

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