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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.

Mahayana 302 – Kindling the Spark of Awakening

This class, which begins Feb. 25, is the second in a six-course series devoted to the Mahayana path. These teachings expand our desire for happiness to include the happiness of others. They introduce us to the possibility of transforming even our most negative emotions into positive states of mind. By working with emotions and exploring the illusory nature of all phenomena, we are able to develop a heart of genuine compassion.

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Sunday Open Meditation on-site at Nalanda West

Sun., June 18, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm –

The practice of meditation is basically a process of getting to know yourself. Normally the mind is a whirlwind of thought. Meditation is a practice that calms this whirlwind and helps us develop a peaceful state of mind. When we meditate we get better at catching our thoughts – and releasing them. Gradually our mind begins to settle naturally.

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