Meditation for Tweens

2nd and 4th SUNDAYS 10:30 – 11:45AM (during Prayers for World Peace)

Upcoming class dates:
October 8
October 22
November 12
November 26
December 10

This class is geared towards young people who are seeking a place for meditation and instruction on Buddha’s wisdom. The 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month we will gather a community of young meditators (approximate age 9-14 years) to join a practical, hands-on class to learn about meditation and discuss inspired solutions to practical problems faced at school and at home.

Each class will include time for meditation instruction, a brief meditation, and discussion of a Dharma text.

Parents are welcome to join the adult class held in the main meditation room at the same time.

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
(206) 526-9565

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Kit Gianas leads the Dharma for Kids program and loves sharing Buddha’s wisdom with people of all ages. Kit is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and senior student on the Teacher Training program. Widely admired for her giving heart, Kit finds inspiration in Buddha’s teachings on developing compassion for all living beings.

“There is not a single living being who is not a suitable object of our compassion.”
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Leisha Diane is a senior student on the Teacher Training Program at KMC Washington. She has a clear and penetrating teaching style and sets an excellent example for meditators at all experience levels and stages of life. She is the regular teacher of the Sunday Morning Meditation class.

“Outer and inner phenomena are like illusions, like dreams, and like reflections of the moon in a clear lake. For though they appear they do not truly exist.”
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from this class? No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. The teachings are suitable for everyone, regardless of faith, background or experience.

Do I need to come to the entire series? No, each class is self contained and offered on a drop-in basis. Come to as many classes as you like.

What do I need to bring to class? If you wish to take notes, bring a pen and notepad.

How should I dress for class? Come as you are. We ask that shoes be removed prior to entering the meditation room.