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Triratna Buddhist Community

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All Are Welcome

The Seattle Buddhist Center is part of an international Buddhist movement known as the Triratna Buddhist Community. We are dedicated to communicating Buddhist teachings in a context that is accessible for the modern Western world.

We offer a wide variety of activities using many different approaches to practice. Everyone is 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.

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Upcoming Events

Special events

Jan. 15 – Feb 12, 2020
Wednesdays 7-9 pm

Suitable for adult newcomers having little or no experience with meditation or Buddhism. Learn more. 

10 am – 1 pm – Includes poetry to focus the mind, mindfulness of breathing, walking and metta bhavana meditations with a silent break. Optional discussion afterwards. Led by Myra. 

Regular weekly events

For our community nights, we gather at 6:00 pm. Program runs from 6:15-8:15 pm.
> 1/05 – Puja (worship) led by Taraprabha
> 1/12 – Wheel of Life Series 1 led by Myra
> 1/19 – Wheel of Life Series 2 led by Taraprabha
> 1/26 – Wheel of Life Series 3 led by Amaradhi
> 2/2 – Wheel of Life Series 4 led by Amaradhi

Visit Sangha Night to learn more about our practices. For .pdf handouts, visit Resources.

Gather at 6:00 pm. Program runs from 6:15-8:15 pm.
> 12/08 – Faith / Confidence led by Taraprabha
> 12/15 – Energy / Enthusiasm led by Taraprabha
> 12/22 – Concentration / Meditation led by Myra
> 12/29 – Meditation Evening led by Myra

Visit Sangha Night to learn more about our practices. For .pdf handouts, visit Resources.

8:00-8:40am – Silent meditation (no instruction) 

7:00-8:30pm – Meditation with instruction

7:00-8:30pm –
Recovery Dharma – A peer-led group using a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery of all kinds which relies on the teachings about the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.  Meetings begin with an introduction of our practice, a 20 minute meditation, book study and sharing about our recovery.

8:00-8:40am – Silent meditation (no instruction)

The Three Jewels of Triratna

Dyana Day Retreat


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 these teachings, realized the Path to Enlightenment. His teachings are a means by which, through our own efforts, we too can realize our fullest potential.


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 a good place to learn how to meditate, whether you consider yourself a Buddhist or not.

Seattle Buddhist Center Sangha


We invite you to our regular weekly meeting, Sangha Night. This is a time when we come together to meditate, listen to, and discuss the Dharma and how it applies to our own practice, as well as catch up with each other on what is happening in our lives. All are welcome!

“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.”


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