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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.

Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness

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 refined views of reality. In this series of eight Sunday classes, Lama Tenpa Gyaltsena will discuss the different philosophical views and present a means to realize these views through a series of meditation practices.

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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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Tara Drupchen

The seventh annual Tara Drupchen, hosted online Sept. 23-25 by Nalandabodhi International, includes ritual practice and teachings from Nalandabodhi teachers. A lung for this practice is required for participation; Lama Rabten will offer the lung and a teaching on Sept. 22. Aspirations and prayer requests are an integral part of this practice; they will be displayed at Nalanda West as well as on a slide show during the Drupchen.

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Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition – 2022

Sat., October 1, 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., October 2, 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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Entering the Path: Outer and Inner Refuge

Thu., October 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm –

What does it mean to “take refuge” in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha? What are you taking refuge from? Are you ready to choose to be a refugee? Investigate these questions and more as we read and discuss Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s short and profound teachings on outer and inner refuge, Entering the Path.

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