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Thursday Evening Meditation, Tea, and Talk
Join us for meditation and a dharma talk. We also offer introductory instruction. Schedule: •6:30 – 7:30 pm: Shamatha (calm abiding) meditation, often with a period of walking meditation in the middle. •6:30 pm: Free meditation instruction is provided in a separate room. •7:30 – 8:15 pm: Open House talk. Topics vary, but these talks often provide a basic introduction to the path of meditation and the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Talks are free and open to the public. Free meditation instruction is offered for new visitors, every Thursday at 6:30 pm. It begins in a separate room so you can ask questions before joining the main group. On the 3rd Thursday of each month (also at 6:30 pm), in addition to offering beginning meditation instruction, follow-up meditation instruction is available. If you have received instruction, and have questions about the technique or meditation in general, this is an opportunity to receive additional practice information from a trained meditation instructor. Dress is casual (nothing special)! We have plenty of different types of cushions for different bodies, or you can also sit in a chair. Over time you’ll discover what works best for you. See more at: The program is free (though donations would be gladly accepted) and well attended by a core group of people who don't RSVP on Meetup.

Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center

3107 E Harrison St Seattle · Seattle, WA

What we're about

The Seattle Shambhala Meditation Group is a vibrant community with a warm approach to the study and practice of meditation. We provide instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation for beginners and for experienced practitioners, a diverse variety of evening and weekend programs and group meditation sessions. We offer tools to help discover greater compassion, confidence, wisdom and joy in our day-to-day life.

The Shambhala teachings offer a way to extend our personal transformation for the benefit of society as a whole. We discover the wisdom, sanity and goodness within our seemingly complex and chaotic minds, and the inherent goodness in the world around us.

Our Center is located in the Madison valley neighborhood of Seattle. We also offer programs in Ballard, the Eastside, Issaquah, Edmonds, and Tacoma.

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