Wisdom & Compassion in Action

Triratna Buddhist Community

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

Sunday evenings 
Gather at 6:00 pm
Program 6:15-8:15 pm

+ 9/01 – Paramitas – Patience & Energy, led by Evan & John
+ 9/08 – Transference of Merit, led by Taraprabha
+ 9/15 – Paramitas – Meditation & Wisdom, led by Amaradhi & Evan
+ 9/22 – No Sangha Night (due to Sun Lakes Retreat) 
+ 9/29 – Jo’s Send-off, led by Taraprabha (Seattle Center member leaving for her ordination restreat) 

Day Retreat with Bodhipaksa
“Who’s Afraid of Dhyana?”
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, 10am-4pm

Sun Lakes Retreat
Sept. 18-22, 2019
“Opening the Heart: Cultivating the Four Brahmaviharas”
Registration Now Closed 

Wednesday mornings
8:00-8:40am – Silent Meditation (no instruction) 

Thursday evenings
7:00-8:30pm – Meditation with Instruction
No class Sept. 19th

Saturday mornings
8:00-8:40am – Silent Meditation (no instruction)
No class Sept. 21st

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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