THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 19 and 26, NOVEMBER 2 and 9
7:00PM – 8:15PM
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. Becoming mindful of death gives us great energy to make our life truly meaningful, help those that are grieving, and support a peaceful death process for those we love. The last class of this series will include a special set of prayers, called powa, that are done for those who have recently died.
Each class starts with a gentle meditation practice. Everyone is welcome.
$42 for the series or $12 per class ($6 for students/seniors 62+). Pre-register below. Free for supporters. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers.
$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 options below.
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.