Each class consists of two meditations, a teaching, some discussion and an opportunity to ask questions.  Most people sit on chairs, though some meditation cushions are available.   No previous experience is needed and you can “drop-in” to any class.

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Time: 10 am – 11:15 am

Cost: Free

Everyone Welcome


Todos queremos tener una mente tranquila y pacífica, y meditar todos los días es una manera ideal de elevar la mente y experimentar la felicidad en la vida diaria. Sin embargo, puede ser difícil desarrollar un nuevo hábito diario. Todos son bienvenidos a estas clases de meditación para aprender el enfoque mental y recibir el apoyo que se necesita para hacer de la meditación una parte indispensable de tu rutina diaria.

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Tiempo: 12 pm – 1 pm

Costo: $12 | $6 para estudiantes y mayor 62+ | Gratis para simpatizantes


Meditation often seems very difficult, but it becomes easier and more focused when we rely upon the advice of Buddha.  In this series we will learn how to incorporate Buddhist practices and techniques to grow our joyful meditation practice and experience real inner peace.

This series, taught by senior teachers Richard Critchlow, Sam Forbes and John Irick and is suitable for everyone!

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Time: 7 pm – 8 pm

Cost: $10/ $5/ Free for supporters.

Classes, Retreats & Workshops

Everyone Welcome!


On Monday evenings through October we’ll look at clear and simple meditations to increase joy.

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Time: 7 pm – 8:15 pm

Cost: $12/ $6/ Free for supporters

Everyone welcome

Tuesdays Lunchtime

A quick break from your busy day

Take a lunchtime break to turn off your phone, quiet the mind and gain some balance back into the day. These short classes taught by Gen Rinzin offer practical meditations on gaining mindfulness and concentration which will eventually lead to deep levels of inner peace.

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Time: 12 – 12:45 pm

Cost: $5/ Free for supporters

Saturday Oct 29th

We’ll the evening with a deliciously, ghoulish halloween hors d’oevers, and then follow it with tales of karma and rebirth.

Pre-registration is very helpful for planning the meal.

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Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Cost: $12/ $6/ Free for supporters.

Saturday Oct 1st


Don’t let worry, anxiety, despair and depression drag you down! With a little flexibility and some special Buddhist attitudes, we can be buoyant — upbeat, and happy. We can transform our world and bring hope, purpose and meaning to our lives. Come learn how with Resident Teacher, Gen Rinzin. Class includes teaching, guided meditation, and time for Q&A. Everyone welcome.

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Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $25/ Free for supporters.

Saturday Oct 22nd


If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances. Join us, and learn how to use meditation to enjoy yourself more and experience greater peace and happiness.

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Time: 10 am – 1 pm

Cost: $25/ Free for supporters.


Enjoy these digitally-formatted books and recordings from Tharpa Publications to inspire your spiritual practice!
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A Place for Everyone

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington is a non-profit organization established to bring inner peace to our busy, hectic lives. Through practicing the methods taught, everyone can discover lasting happiness from within.

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Ancient Wisdom

Passed down in an authentic and unbroken lineage, we teach Buddha’s timeless wisdom and meditation practices in a way that is accessible for everyone and can be easily integrated into busy modern life.

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Getting Started

We offer a wide range of classes for all levels of interest, regardless of prior experience or religion. From meditation classes for beginners to in-depth study for advanced practitioners, there is something here for everyone.


This week at the Center


Drop-In Classes

Meditation classes for everyone are offered throughout the week at the Center in Ballard and at other locations.

Become a Supporter

Click here for information about becoming a supporter of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington

Monthly Calendar

View the full monthly program of weekly drop-in classes and weekend events and at the Center.

All About Meditation

Read about the benefits of meditation and how to get started.


Everyone is welcome!


6556 24th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117
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(206) 526-9565


Sunday 9:30am-2:00pm
1/2 hour before & after classes