"Just as in the great ocean there is but one taste — the taste of salt, so in this Doctrine and Discipline there is but one taste — the taste of freedom." - The Buddha


  • Sangha Night - Current Theme: The Distinctive Emphases of Triratna
    Sunday Evenings, 6pm - 8:15pm
    • The January Sunday Program is:
      1/01 - Puja, led by Tarapraha
      1/08 - Sangha Day Celebration (4pm-8:15pm, gather at 3:45), led by the SBC Council
      1/15 - Meditation, led by Kerstin
      1/22 - The Distinctive Emphases of Triratna - Introduction & Critical Ecumenicalism, led by Manidha
      1/29 - The Distinctive Emphases of Triratna - Critical Ecumenicalism, led by Taraprabha
  • Day Retreat - "A Day with the Brahma-Viharas", led by Shantinayaka
    February 5th, 10am - 4pm
  • 6-Week Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism
    Dates Monday Evenings, 7pm - 9pm
    January 9th - February 13th
  • Drop-In Meditation Instruction
    Dates Wednesday Evenings, 7pm - 8:15pm

Buddhism teaches that every human being has the potential to become happier, kinder and wiser - even infinitely so. The Buddha was a human being who, through his own efforts, realized the Path to Enlightenment. Rooted in awareness that all things are impermanent and constantly subject to change, Buddhist teachings are a means by which, through our efforts, we too can realize our fullest potential.

The Seattle Buddhist Center is part of an international Buddhist movement known as the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order). The Triratna Buddhist Community is dedicated to communicating Buddhist teachings in a context that is both understandable and appropriate for the modern Western world.

The Seattle Buddhist Center is a great resource for newcomers to Buddhism. We offer ongoing introductory classes on meditation and Buddhism in a welcoming and casual atmosphere. Our introductory meditation courses are good place to learn how to meditate, whether you consider yourself a Buddhist or not.

We offer a wide variety of activities using many different approaches to practice. Visitors and members are encouraged to participate to the degree that they feel comfortable. Although we have a strong and dedicated core membership, our approach is casual and friendly, and we are always happy to see new faces.

The Seattle Buddhist Center is entirely volunteer-run. To find out how you can support us, check out our 2016 Pledge Drive.

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Seattle Buddhist Center
12056 15th Ave NE
Unit C-2
Seattle, WA 98125

(801) 872-8332