Creating A Loving World

Who am I?

Occupying the thoughts of many philosophers and humans for centuries. It is a very meaningful question,  and fortunately through Buddha’s teachings, we can find clear and understandable answers.   Although profound, these teachings are very practical and we can gradually come to understand their inspiring meaning and power to transform our lives.


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.  Everyone is welcome

download the book “How To Transform Your Life” for free here, and study the chapter “Ultimate Bodhichitta.

Everyone Welcome!


Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin








Enjoy this short 8 min teaching by Gen Rabten

Update for Classes starting Sept 1st: KMCWA have received new guidance from our international organization. We will be reducing our streaming offerings and reopening branch classes. Venerable Geshe-la says this about Dharma Centers:

Living beings receive ultimate benefit from both Buddhadharma and Dharma Cantres.  The development of Dharma knowledge, Dharma experience and Dharma realizations’ all come from Dharma Cantres.  Therefore, they are the source of all happiness and are extremely precious, like priceless jewels that bestow ultimate benefit. 

To encourage support for KMC Washington and other Centers around the world, starting September 1st:

  • Regarding drop-in classes:
    • We welcome everyone to come in person to KMC WA in Ballard.
    • We will (re)open branches in Everett, Kirkland, West Seattle, Anchorage, Moscow Idaho, and elsewhere as we are able.
    • For those who cannot attend the Center or a branch in person due to factors such as disability or travel distance, you may watch the weekly meditation class offered by IKRC Grand Canyon.
    • KMC WA will stop all streaming except for the study programs.

We look forward to seeing you at KMCWA soon. 

  • Day Sundays
  • Time 10:00-11:15am
  • Teacher Gen Rinzin & Guest Teachers
  • Free Class
  • Everyone is invited to attend Meditations for World Peace in person! 

    We support your wish to wear a mask or not wear a mask and follow local CDC guidance. 

Give yourself and others the care our world needs by learning how to develop inner peace. Buddha taught that without inner peace outer peace is impossible. The best way to heal our world is to start by healing our personal world, one mind at a time. Join us for these refreshing weekly classes to start the week off right.

Attendance at Meditations for World Peace is by donation. All ages are welcome; Dharma for Kids, usually held at the same time as the adult class, is not available for the time being.

Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin


What to expect at a class
  • Guided Meditation

    Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.

  • Teaching

    The teacher will then give a practical teaching based on a Buddhist topic, and will explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

  • Concluding Meditation

    The class concludes with a guided meditation to help us become deeply familiar with the teaching. Dedication prayers are chanted at the end of some classes.


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A: No. Buddha’s teachings are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.

A: No special clothing is required, come as you are.

A: No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

A: No, but you can ask questions after class if you would like.

A: No, it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come to whichever class suits your schedule and start whenever you like.

A: Kadampa Meditation Center Washington is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Supporter donations and fees are used to rent or maintain facilities for these classes, and any surplus is donated to the International Temples Project. We make every effort to keep fees low and, for most classes and events, reduced rates are available to senior citizens and full-time students. If you would like to attend an event but are unable to afford the fee, please contact the Administrative Director at least one week in advance.

A: No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that you can derive value from attending even just once.