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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.

Mahamudra Online Retreat

During this retreat, Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen will give profound key instructions that allow participants to practice Mahamudra meditation. Acharya Lhakpa Tshering will then lead participants through the actual meditation practice. In this way, the retreat will combine precious wisdom teachings and meditation experience on Mahamudra, the path of simplicity.

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Sunday teachings with Acharya Tashi – The Four Reminders

The teachings of the Buddha include not only insights on the nature of mind and reality but also practical advice on how to bring the teachings into daily life. How can you apply the teachings to your life off the cushion? How can the four reminders be helpful in difficult times? What teachings can help when dealing with strong feelings? How can suffering lead to insight? Please join us on Sundays for meditation and discussion with Acharya Tashi.

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Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition

Hinayana is the first vehicle of the three-yana system of study – Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. It is the basis for entering the path as taught in Vajrayana traditions. The second course in the series, Hinayana 202, describes the path itself and its fruition. This Saturday class will be offered on Zoom from Sept. 10 – Dec. 17, 2022.

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The Four Reminders – Sunday teachings with Acharya Tashi

Sun., August 14, 2022 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Sundays, June 12 – August 14,  10:30 am – 12:00  PT The four reminders are included in many Nalandabodhi practices.  The preciousness of human birth, impermanence, karma and the suffering of samsara are the foundation of our study, meditation and practice. Acharya Tashi, our resident teacher and Vice Chancellor of Nalandabodhi, will lead a discussion […]

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Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition

Sat., September 10, 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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Drawing Green Tara: Connecting to the Dispeller of All Fears

Sat., September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Tikse method for Khdiravani Tara Lectures:  Saturdays, September 10 & 17  10:00 am – 12:00 PT Studio Sessions: Tuesdays, September 13 & 20  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm PT With the approach of the 2022 Nalandabodhi Tara Drupchen, we are pleased to offer a series of classes and “studio sessions” that will allow students to […]

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Sangha Day

Sun., September 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Join us via Zoom for our monthly sangha meeting.  We’ll give an update on upcoming programs and answer your questions. We plan to allow plenty of time for Q & A. The link and password are emailed to sangha members.

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