Wisdom & Compassion in Action

Triratna Buddhist Community

March 2021 – We are heartbroken by the stream of reports about acts of terror and harassment directed towards Asian, Asian American, Asian Canadian, and Pacific Islander communities. We stand against all forms of hatred towards people of Asian descent, and towards all People of Color, including Black and Indigenous peoples. (Con’t).

Pride Flag - All are Welcome
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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Recurring Events*

Find enthusiasm and encouragement in practicing together. All are welcome. 

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Meditation Course

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Intro to Buddhism

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If you’d like to be notified of future classes, please send us an email (info@seattlebuddhistcenter.org) and we’ll let you know when a class is scheduled.

As a Buddhist community, opening our hearts and minds to the lived experiences and complex relationships between blacks and whites throughout the history of the United States, which was literally created with the labor of predominantly African slaves, can help with understanding, healing, and guiding our efforts towards advocacy for change and racial justice in the present.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

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Special Events

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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.

Introduction to Buddhism


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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