Meditation Classes & Retreats For Everyone

Come and visit the beautiful, modern Kadampa Buddhist temple in the historic, waterfront neighborhood of Ballard. Meditation classes, retreats and special events for everyone.

Regular Classes & Upcoming Events

Prayers for World Peace.

During Sundays in January, we’ll explore buddhist teachings on self vs. selflessness, Two inner paths that lead to two destinations. We’ll learn to distinguish, through our own analysis which path is more beneficial, and which one we would most like to take.

Everyone Welcome!

10 am - 11:15 am


Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin

Meditación en Español

Todos queremos tener una mente tranquila y pacífica, y meditar todos los días es una manera ideal de elevar la mente y experimentar la felicidad en la vida diaria. Sin embargo, puede ser difícil desarrollar un nuevo hábito diario. Todos son bienvenidos a estas clases de meditación para aprender el enfoque mental y recibir el apoyo que se necesita para hacer de la meditación una parte indispensable de tu rutina diaria.

Tiempo: 12 pm - 1 pm

Costo: $12/ $6

Maestro: Kelsang Donsang

Monday Evening Class

Stop Worrying – Learn to Meditate

Monday evening classes in January include the following topics:

  • 1/16 A Blissful Inner Journey

  • 1/23 How stillness helps

  • 1/30 Essentials of meditation

  • Improving mental inner strength

  • The bliss of concentration

  • Finding your peaceful mind

  • Being at home in your heart

Everyone Welcome!

Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin

Thursday Meditation Practice

Meditation often seems very difficult, but it becomes easier and more focused when we rely upon the advice of Buddha. In this series we will learn how to incorporate Buddhist practices and techniques to grow our joyful meditation practice and experience real inner peace.

Teachers: Sam Forbes, John Irick & Richard Critchlow

Cost: $10

Feb 11th, Long Life Retreat


with Gen Rinzin

Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom – the main qualities we need for the happiness of enlightenment. Through the practice of Amitayus, we can benefit both our self and others. We can prevent untimely death; by improving our wisdom, we will overcome ordinary conceptions of self; and by increasing merit, we will find success in all we do.

Join us for this delightful one-day retreat, with meditations guided by Gen Rinzin, making prayers to Amitayus, and reciting his mantra to benefit our self and others. Vegetarian lunch provided.

10-11:30am Session 1

12-1:30pm Session 2

1:30-2:30pm Lunch

2:30-4:00pm Session 3

Feb 25th: Intro to Tantra - Living Blissfully, Dying Joyfully

One of our biggest fears is our own death. Both mysterious and uncertain, we often try not to think about it. But what if we could know what will happen to us, and how to transform this experience into profound spiritual benefit for ourselves and others?

Teacher: Gen Rinzin

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Cost: $40 non members, $20 members

March 11th: Medicine Buddha Empowerment

10 am - 4:30 pm at Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center in Olympia, WA.

March 18th: The Wheel of Life Day Course

Even if we contemplate the most sublime paintings and works of art we cannot gain benefits that compare with the benefits ofcontemplating and meditating on the famous Buddhist diagram of the Wheel of Life.

During this course we will give a tour of the Wheel of Life and explain how we can use this diagram to guide us in our meditation practice and inspire us in our spiritual life. We will learn why we experience the sufferings and problems that we do, and how we can permanently break free from these.

Teacher: Gen Rinzin

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Cost: $40 non members, $20 members

April 21st - 23rd, Healing Meditation Retreat

Offered by Mahasiddha Kadampa Meditation Center, Portland, OR.


Kadampa Meditation Center Washington is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. We are deeply grateful for your support!

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