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Live-stream. We are currently offering both live-stream and on demand meditation classes! Details at: www.meditateinseattle.org (https://meditateinseattle.org)

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Sundays, 10:00-11:15am - available via livestream

Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm - available via livestream, and on-demand

Wednesdays, 12:00-12:45pm - available via livestream, and on-demand

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Kadampa Meditation Center Washington (https://meditateinseattle.org) is located in Ballard and offers a complete range of meditation courses and retreats for all levels of interest: weekly drop-in classes, day workshops, short and long retreats and in-depth study programs. There are also numerous branch locations around the Puget Sound area offering weekly introductory classes. For a list of all class location click here (https://meditateinseattle.org/other-locations/locations-around-washington/).

Kadampa Buddhism is a special tradition of Mahayana Buddhism founded by Atisha (982-1054 CE) an Indian Buddhist Master largely responsible for the reintroduction of Buddhism in Tibet in the 11th Century. Kadampa Meditation Center Washington offers modern-day people an opportunity to develop inner peace by using Buddha's timeless advice.

Our classes tend to start right at the announced time so try to arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. If you are running late do not worry - you can still come and slip in the back without disturbing people. Please feel welcome. If you have any questions please email us at education@meditateinseattle.org

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Upcoming events (5)

Livestream - Meditations for World Peace - with Buddhist monk Gen Khedrub

Our Sunday morning meditation class is now being offered via live-stream. Zoom link is sent after registering via the link below. By donation. Relax and recharge. https://meditateinseattle.org/classes/center-classes/meditations-for-world-peace/ More live-stream and on-demand meditation classes: https://meditateinseattle.org Without first developing inner peace, world peace will remain impossible to achieve. We all have within us the potential for peace and happiness, and cultivating this potential creates the harmony we seek. Teachings in this class are derived from the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The book offers a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom, and communicates their essence in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice. Each class includes a relaxing breathing meditation, a teaching, a contemplative meditation, and a closing dedication. About the Teacher Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Livestream - Monday night meditation - with Buddhist monk Gen Khedrub

Our Monday night meditation class is now being offered via live-stream! Relax and recharge. If Monday night does not work for your schedule, this class is available on-demand up until the next Monday. Zoom link sent after registering via the link below. Monday night livestream: https://meditateinseattle.org/classes/center-classes/meditation-and-buddhism/ On-demand class details: https://meditateinseattle.org/classes/on-demand/ Teachings and meditations are currently being derived from the book Universal Compassion by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Everyone can benefit from learning how to overcome anger and develop patience, how to increase love and compassion, and how to apply Buddha’s wisdom teachings to modern life. About the Teacher Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow. Note: The July 13 and 20 classes will be taught by Noreen Flack and Kath Syverson, who teach the Foundation Program classes at KMC WA.

Livestream - Lunchtime meditation class - with Buddhist monk Gen Khedrub

Relax and re-charge in the middle of your day. This live-stream meditation class is taught on Wednesdays from 12:00-12:45pm. If this time or day does not work you, this class is now available on-demand until the next Wednesday. Zoom link sent after registering via the link below. Wednesday live-stream: https://meditateinseattle.org/classes/center-classes/lunchtime-meditation/ On-demand: https://meditateinseattle.org/classes/on-demand/ Teachings and meditations are currently being derived from the book How to Solve our Human Problems by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Practical teachings on the practice of patience followed by a relaxing breathing meditation. About the Teacher Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

Livestream - Meditations for World Peace - with Buddhist monk Gen Khedrub

Our Sunday morning meditation class is now being offered via live-stream. Zoom link is sent after registering via the link below. By donation. Relax and recharge. https://meditateinseattle.org/classes/center-classes/meditations-for-world-peace/ More live-stream and on-demand meditation classes: https://meditateinseattle.org Without first developing inner peace, world peace will remain impossible to achieve. We all have within us the potential for peace and happiness, and cultivating this potential creates the harmony we seek. Teachings in this class are derived from the book The New Eight Steps to Happiness, by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The book offers a special presentation of Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom, and communicates their essence in a way that is easy to understand and put into practice. Each class includes a relaxing breathing meditation, a teaching, a contemplative meditation, and a closing dedication. About the Teacher Gen Kelsang Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle. He has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism under Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s guidance for many years. His heartfelt teachings are presented with clarity and humor that make them accessible to everyone. Through his kindness, humility and deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner we can follow.

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