THURSDAYS APRIL 27 through MAY 18, 7:00PM – 8:15PM
Discover the time-honored practice of chanting prayers, or “sadhana”, which enables us to connect to the infinite positive energy of the enlightened beings. These ancient practices have been handed down for centuries and now have been made available in our own language for use in our daily practice in modern times.
This course will serve as an introduction to the different practices of the New Kadampa Tradition and is suitable for everyone, especially beginners.
All classes start with a gentle introduction to the Buddha of that evening’s practice, the meaning and function of the prayers, and how we can apply the practices in our daily life.
$42 for the series or $12 per class ($6 for students/seniors 62+). Pre-register by navigating to the Registration tab below. Free for supporters. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers.
April 27 – Powa Practice: Avalokiteshvara Prayers for the Deceased
May 4 – Wisdom Buddha: Je Tsongkhapa
May 11 – Prayers for Healing: Medicine Buddha
May 18 – Purification: Vajrasattva
Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
This course is intended to help people with some experience of Buddhism and meditation to find encouragement and motivation to meditate regularly, gain clarity on the topics of meditation, and to gain personal experience that leads to greater peace and happiness. Each class will include a meditation, teaching, and helpful advice for home practice. Attend the whole series or just drop in.
“There is no living being who is not a suitable object of compassion.”
– 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.
$42 for the series, $24 for students/seniors 62+. You may pre-register on or before the first day of the series by selecting from the Paypal options below.