Classes & Retreats

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Drop-In Meditation Instruction

Thursday Evenings, 7pm - 8:15pm

Please stop in for meditation with instruction on Thursday evenings. We will alternate between two meditation practices: The Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (cultivation of loving kindness); providing instruction along the way.

We will also provide assistance in how to sit in a supported way. There will be time for practice and for brief feedback on your experience.

$10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for inability to offer a donation.
All are welcome. Suitable for the beginner or for a refresher. No need to sign up, just come.

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm - 9pm
September 12th - October 24th - Note - no class on September 26th

In this six-week course we will introduce the art of Buddhist meditation and the core principles of Buddhism. Meditation is the systematic development of higher states of awareness and a deeper experience of kindness and compassion. Two simple meditation techniques will be covered: one focuses on the development of a tranquil and concentrated mind; the other on the cultivation of friendliness and goodwill towards ourselves and other living beings. We will also explore some of the core principles of Buddhism and how they can meaningfully effect the way we live. Some of the topics covered will include the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and their practical applications in today's world. The fee for the class is $95, although all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

This course is suitable for the newcomer, aged 18 or over, who has had little or no experience with meditation or Buddhism.

See below for how to register for this course.

Where Do I Sign Up for Courses?

We ask that prospective students register for classes so that we can get a sense of interest level - we need a minimum number signed up to run a class, but we also only will enroll a maximum number to make the class more enjoyable for those participating. Class size is usually about 14 people. Classes often do fill up. Here's how to register:

1. Either e mail us at or call us on (801) 872-8332
2. Send a non-refundable deposit of $25 to Seattle Buddhist Center, 12056 15th Ave NE, Unit C-2, Seattle, WA 98125. Make checks out to "Seattle Buddhist Center". Be sure to include your name and email address with your check so we can confirm your reservation.

You may also make your deposit and payment electronically via Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to make payment. Click on the Donate button to be directed to Paypal.
Be sure to indicate in the text box at checkout the class you are paying for.

Space is limited. Your deposit secures your place in the class.

All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. If you cannot afford the full deposit please email us and we will work with you to find an affordable arrangement.

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

(801) 872-8332