Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

MONDAYS 7:00 – 8:30PM

This is our main evening class with Resident Teacher Gen Khedrub. Each evening includes instruction and guided meditation, as well as time to chat with other practitioners over refreshments. While meditation is something we can do on our own, it is wonderful to receive teachings and guidance from a supportive community!

$12 per class ($6 for students/seniors 62+). Free for supporters. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers.

Each evening begins with a guided breathing meditation to help settle the mind. While breathing meditation is quite simple and easy to learn, if done sincerely and regularly it can bring us great benefits.

The heart of Dharma (Sanskrit for Buddha’s teachings) is unconditional love and compassion. Starting in April, class topics will highlight simple but powerful methods to develop these altruistic states using ancient meditative techniques. These meditations have been practiced for centuries, but are still relevant to modern everyday experiences. Applying these methods to daily life will lead to greater happiness, a focused sense of purpose, and harmony in relationships.

These Monday evening gatherings include instruction, the beginning breathing meditation and a guided meditation on the class topic, and time to chat over refreshments. Each class is self-contained, so feel free to drop into any class that fits your schedule.

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

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Monday Evening General Program is taught by Gen Kelsang Khedrub, the Resident Teacher of KMC WA. Gen Khedrub, a Western Buddhist monk, 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 Buddhist teachings, Gen Khedrub provides an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner that we can follow.

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within.” – The New Meditation Handbook


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.