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.
Sat., December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm –
This is our fifth in a series of conversations representing these three views, where we explore and learn how natural science’s objective knowledge and the subjective understanding of inner science are not mutually exclusive.
Looking for interesting programs that tweak your ordinary mind? Nalanda West offers eclectic and stimulating programs in art, music and meditation. Join us in November for a weekend mindfulness retreat with Robert Beatty, a dream yoga book discussion group, loving-kindness qigong, our mind-training book discussion group and our Introduction to Buddhism class series.
Sun., November 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm –
Open Heart Circle practice is offered as part of Sunday Morning Meditation. This practice is an adapted Mahayana practice of sending and taking for all sentient beings who are ill, dying, or who have recently died. It helps us to develop an awareness of impermanence in daily life while awakening our innate loving kindness for ourselves and others.