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.
Fri., January 24, 2020 – Sun., January 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 12:30 pm –
“Through meditation practice, we can reach a level of communication with mind surpassing anything in our past experience. We can discover profoundly rich and powerful qualities of mind that we have yet to experience and to know. Knowing oneself, getting to know one’s own mind, begins with the practice of shamatha meditation.” — Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Looking for interesting programs that tweak your ordinary mind? Nalanda West offers eclectic and stimulating programs in art, music and meditation. Join us in January for a weekend retreat on calm-abiding (shamatha) meditation. Our weekly offerings of group meditations and Tara practices also continue.
Mon., January 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –
The Vajrayana courses in the Nalandabodhi Path of Study focus on the view of Vajrayana, introducing you to the different levels of the Vajrayana path as well as Mahamudra and Dzogchen.