Wisdom & Compassion in Action

Triratna Buddhist Community


March 7, 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 thru April 26, 2020.

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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

April 18, 2020
9:00 am-3:30 pm
Online Day Retreat (hosted on Zoom)

>>Register Online

Dhyana is a state of “flow” in which meditation becomes effortless.

On this retreat Bodhipaksa will break down the components of the dhyana experience and introduce a step-by-step approach to cultivating it. Learn more.

Weekly online* events

Request Zoom Link
[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:

  • Mar 25 – Using Buddhist Principles to live in a uncertain/divisive world (Led by Taraprabha)
  • April 1 – Spiral path: The Spiritual Path Begins (Led by Amaradhi)
  • April 8 – The Spiral path: Seeing Through Our Misconceptions (Led by Metta)
  • April 15: Spiral path: The point of Freedom (Led by Shantinayaka)

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

For .pdf handouts, visit Resources.

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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