Wisdom & Compassion in Action

Triratna Buddhist Community


June 21, 2020 – Seattle Buddhist Center is following the guidelines of King County Public Health and will be *cancelling all in-person public events held at the Center until further notice.

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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

Suggestion from a Sangha Member
One of our members learned that some nurses have started a practice of stopping for a moment at 7 am and/or 7 pm each day to send a silent prayer, thoughts of loving kindness (metta), or whatever form of silent communication resonates, to those who are sick, those who serve the sick, and those of us who are simply trying to find peace in this vast unknown. She said they picked 7am and 7pm because this is when the shift changes among nurses in hospitals typically take place, when they give and receive reports and hand off care. It’s truly awe-inspiring to contemplate the dedication of these nurses, doctors and other front line caregivers, including fire fighters, police and other first responders, under these extraordinarily challenging and dangerous conditions. We welcome you to consider incorporating this solidarity practice into your routine in whatever way feels most supportive.

 It’s June, which means its Buddhist Action Month. BAM!

Join the global sangha in exploring how to integrate eco-social justice and action into the spiritual life. You’ll find everything you need for BAM on the Dharma Toolkit. Subscribe for updates on talks and live Q&As, join the meditations, and consider sharing your own practice in a post! 

There will be 4 talks over 4 weekend dates in June, that  occur at 11am PDT.

  • Sunday June 7th: Parami (Glasgow, UK) > The Compassionate Revolution 
  • Saturday 13th: Vimalamoksha (San Francisco, CA) > The Art of Will
  • Sunday 21st: Aryadrishti (Portland, OR) > Touching the Earth
  • Sunday 28th: Guhyapati (Ulex project, Spain) > Connecting in and positively influencing the rising global consciousness

Other Events

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[email: info@seattlebuddhistcenter.org]

For the time being, our Sangha night will change from Sunday to Wednesday evenings at 7:00PM and will be conducted via Zoom.

The virtual “room” will open at 6:45 pm, and the program will begin at 7 pm.

The evening will include meditation, a Dharma talk, and time for discussion.

Topics for discussion include:

  • 06/03: Finding Wisdom Everywhere – Vairocana’s White Realm, led by Myra
  • 06/10: Meditations on Love – the Brahma Viharas, led by Amaradhi
  • 06/17: Loving Kindness (Metta) – Opening the Heart, led by Khasanti
  • 06/24: Compassion (Karuna) – Meeting Suffering with Kindness, led by Taraprabha

If interested, please click here [email: info@seattlebuddhistcenter.org]  and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

For .pdf handouts, visit Resources.

Have you been meaning to take an Intro to Buddhism class, but found getting to the Center too difficult? Now you can join online! Learn more.

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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