Thursday Evening Series

7:00PM – 8:15PM

This class series will explore many different techniques to help settle the mind. When our mind becomes still and our distracting thoughts subside, deep happiness and contentment arise naturally from within. This experience enables us to be of more benefit to others, and is a foundation for establishing a regular meditation practice.

In addition to being a standalone class, the class on January 11 is the introductory session to a two-day silent concentration retreat. Click here for more details about the retreat.

Each class starts with a gentle meditation practice. Everyone is welcome.

$42 for the four-class 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.

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

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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.