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!


Join us for this holiday-inspired series that provides helpful guidance on how to cultivate inner peace and tranquility throughout holiday activities so you not only survive the season, you enjoy it!

Nov 28th, Santa and Scrooge have lunch.

Dec 5th, What is enough? Dealing with expectation

Dec 12th, Rewriting our Christmas Story

Dec 19th, Stopping the snowball fights

Dec 26th, Unwanted gifts

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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 Dec 10th

In this workshop Gen Rinzin will introduce the special breathing meditation known as the OM AH HUM meditation. This meditation combines the breathing with a simple mantra recitation. Mantra actually means “mind protection”, and mentally reciting these sacred sounds can bring peace and healing. Join us as we learn how to incorporate this simple, powerful form of practice into our daily lives. Each of the three sessions will consist of clear instruction followed by guided meditation Everybody welcome!

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

Cost: $35/ $17.50 Supporters

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Saturday Dec 24th

This special holiday event includes Buddhist teachings on the practice of loving kindness,

inspiration and encouragement to keep a positive and balanced mind through the holiday season.

Light a candle to make a prayer for world peace.

All are welcome to stay afterward for holiday snacks and discussion.

Time: 5 pm – 6:30 pm.

Cost: Free

Saturday Jan 7th

Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa

An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive a Buddha’s inspiring blessings. Gen Rinzin will grant the empowerment of the Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa, connecting us to a powerful source of wisdom that will sustain us throughout our spiritual life. During this empowerment we will also make a special connection with Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka, a particular aspect of Je Tsongkhapa with which Venerable Geshe Kelsang has been encouraging us to develop a special relationship.

During the commentary Gen Rinzin will teach the special practice of Guru Sumati Buddha Heruka.

He will show how we can use this simple practice in our daily life to easily tap into a profound source of positive energy, love and wisdom whenever we wish.


Everybody welcome.

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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