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.
Kadampa Meditation Center Washington is a Buddhist Temple in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. We offer meditation classes, retreats and modern Buddhism in Seattle and the Puget Sound. Meditation classes are offered at the Temple in Ballard on Sunday mornings, Monday evenings and Thursday evenings. We also offer a Learning to Meditate lunchtime class on Mondays. These classes are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist path. Classes in Buddhism and meditation are also offered at over a dozen locations in the greater Seattle area, such as Bellevue, South Seattle, Anacortes and West Seattle. The Temple hosts a variety of special events, meditation retreats, and provides regular visiting hours. Kadampa Meditation Center Washington was founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso as a non-profit organization and member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
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