Kadampa Meditation Center Washington offers drop-in classes and retreats for meditation and modern Buddhism in Seattle and the Puget Sound area. Part of the New Kadampa Tradition.


Compassion alone is not enough; we need to balance it with wisdom. In Buddhism, compassion and wisdom are seen as complementary and equally necessary for helping others effectively.–Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Transform Your Life

Since it is impossible to fulfill all our desires or to stop unwanted things from happening to us, we need to find a different way of relating to frustrated desires and unwanted occurrences. We need to learn patient acceptance.–Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, How to Solve Our Human Problems

By training our mind to recognize the spiritual lessons in all our experiences, we can come to view everyone and everything as our Spiritual Teacher, and we can turn any and every situation to our advantage. This is a very important understanding for it means that no experience is ever wasted.–Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Eight Steps to Happiness