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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.

Shakyamuni Day 2024

Shakyamuni Day 2024 Shakyamuni Day is a family-friendly holiday. Our observance at Nalanda West will begin with an adult program and practice as well as activities for children. This will be followed by a Shakyamuni Day address by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and the “Bathing the Baby Buddha” ceremony, offered both onsite

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Becoming Familiar with Your Mind: Meditation Series

This first of a series of three meditation courses starts in January and offers instruction on Shamata,, or calm abiding meditation. The class is designed to help beginners establish an ongoing meditation practice. It includes basic meditation instruction such as posture and breathing as well as guided meditation. Discussion focuses on getting to know your mind and how to work with thoughts and emotions from a Buddhist point of view.

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Sunday Open Meditation + The Four Immeasurables

Sunday Open Meditation + The Four Immeasurables Open Meditation continues on Sundays with an exploration of The Four Immeasurables.  Have you ever wondered why The Four Immeasurables is one of the opening chants on Sundays? What are these four immeasurable qualities? Nalandabodhi Seattle Karunikas will present short teachings and lead

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Shakyamuni Day 2024

Thu., May 23, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am –

Shakyamuni Day is a family-friendly holiday. Our observance at Nalanda West will begin with an adult program and practice as well as activities for children. This will be followed by a Shakyamuni Day address by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and the “Bathing the Baby Buddha” ceremony, offered both onsite and online for the entire international sangha, young and old alike. The remainder of the day will be left to individuals, families, and centers to celebrate as they wish. Upon registration a resource page will be shared offering some suggestions. A complete schedule of events can be found on the registration page.

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Becoming Familiar with Your Mind: Four Foundations of Mindfulness 2024

Sat., May 25, 2024 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm –

Four Foundations of Mindfulness, has deep roots in Buddhist teaching. Taught by Buddhist monks for over 2000 years it is the practice of meditating on the body, feelings, mind and phenomena – the four foundations of our daily experience. The practice of the four foundations of mindfulness is recommended at all stages of the path.  It is taught that  students should return to these practices again and again.

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