Descriptions & Locations

All of the classes listed here are open to anyone on a drop-in basis. Please check the Upcoming Classes or Calendar page for a current schedule and individual class pages for more details and pricing. Classes are especially designed to help busy modern people find more inner peace and happiness. No prior experience in Buddhism or meditation is necessary. Everyone welcome!


CLASSES AT OUR TEMPLE IN BALLARD

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism
MONDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30PM. Our weekly flagship class in meditation and Buddhist psychology. Topics vary and include how to overcome anger and develop patience, how to increase love and compassion, and how to apply Buddha’s wisdom teachings to our daily life.

Sunday Morning Meditation
SUNDAYS, 9:00-10:00AM. This class offers brief but profound instruction on the practice of Buddhist meditation and allows time for a longer guided meditation than Prayers for World Peace that follows. While geared for beginners, it is an excellent short class for supporting a long term meditation practice.

Prayers for World Peace
SUNDAYS, 10:30 – 11:45AM. All ages are welcome at the temple on Sunday mornings! This is a popular class that includes meditation, a teaching and chanted prayers for peace. Dharma for Kids is offered at the same time for children 4-10, and younger and older children are welcome as well. See page for details.

Lunchtime Meditation
WEDNESDAYS, 12:00 – 12:45PM. A break in your day for some meditation. All experience levels are welcome. This class follows the 21 Lamrim meditations – the fundamental meditations of Kadampa Buddhism. Topics include impermanence, wishing love, great compassion and bodhichitta.

CLASSES IN OTHER LOCATIONS

These classes are great for beginning and experienced meditators and include meditation and teachings on basic Buddhist psychology. Please follow the links for location information.

SEATTLE AREA

West Seattle
MONDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Class is on hiatus until Sept 11

Downtown Seattle
TUESDAYS, 12:15 – 1:00PM

First Hill/Capitol Hill
Class is on hiatus. Click on the link to learn more about other classes.

EASTSIDE

For our full offering of classes on the Eastside, click here

Bellevue/Redmond

MONDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00PM
Class is on hiatus until Sept 11

Kirkland
SUNDAYS, 9:00-10:00AM
Class is on hiatus until Sept 10

OTHER AREAS

Everett
WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30PM

Edmonds
WEDNESDAYS, 7:00-8:15PM, see page for dates

Whidbey Island
WEDNESDAYS, 6:30-7:45PM, see page for dates

Skagit Valley
MONDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30PM

Anchorage, AK
MONDAYS, 7:00 – 8:30PM
Class is on hiatus through September


For classes in Olympia and Tacoma, check out Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center.