Wisdom & Compassion in Action

Triratna Buddhist Community

The Seattle Buddhist Center is part of an international Buddhist movement known as the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly named “Friends of the Western Buddhist Order”). We are dedicated to communicating Buddhist teachings in a context that is both understandable and appropriate for the modern Western world.

We offer a wide variety of activities using many different approaches to practice. Visitors and members are 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, 6:00-8:15 pm –
“Worldly Winds” Series:
+ 7/14 – What are the Worldly Winds? – led by Taraprabha
+ 7/21 – Gain & Loss, Respect & Disgrace – led by Karunashanti & Kyle
+7/28 – Praise & Criticism, Pleasure & Pain – led by Taraprabha
+ 8/4 – How Worldly Winds can lead to insight. – led by Karunashanti & Kyle

Sun Lakes Retreat
Sept. 18-22, 2019 (more info soon)

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

Thursday evenings
7:00-8:30pm – Meditation with Instruction

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

Various Times – Buddhist Mitra Stud

The Three Jewels of Triratna


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 his own efforts, 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 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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