THURSDAYS, SEPTEMBER 7, 14, 21 and 28
7:00PM – 8:15PM
In Buddhist teachings, the term sadhana refers to prayer and literally translates into ‘wish path.’ Using the power of prayer, we train our minds to accomplish realistic and beneficial wishes. All chanted Kadampa prayers that precede formal meditation contain seven essential practices. These seven ‘limbs’ include going for refuge, purification practice and rejoicing. This series of classes will offer commentary to these preliminary prayers as well as an opportunity to practice them together.
All classes start with a gentle meditation practice. Everyone is welcome.
$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.
Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
Thursday evening classes are taught by Kath Syverson. Kath is a Teacher Training Program student at KMC WA and a long-term Buddhist practitioner. Her engaging teachings emphasize the practical integration of meditation and Buddha’s wisdom into our daily lives.
“If I simply control my mind, what need is there to control other things?” – Shantideva
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.