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


New Book Starting in Foundation Program on May 14th

Meaningful to Behold

Empower Your Practice! Join a study program

Prayers for World Peace.

During Sundays in May, Gen Rinzin will share teachings on Dreamlike Reality.

How do things really exist? Are things solid and real as they seem? 

Of all Buddha’s teachings, none are as far-reaching and transformative as the teachings on emptiness, the true nature of reality.

Everyone Welcome!

10 am - 11:15 am. Free for everyone

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.

Tiempo: 12 pm - 1 pm

Costo: $12/ $6 no miembros, miembros libres

Maestro: Kelsang Donsang

Monday Evening Class

Healing Family Relationships

Most families experience a degree of tension, hurt feelings, and frustration because of unrealistic expectations we have of one another. Long-standing patterns of blame, unhappiness, and disconnection can be healed through gradually replacing our unrealistic expectations with pure love.

This course will include practical instruction and guided meditation to help everyone make progress toward more satisfying, stable, and harmonious relationships.

Everyone Welcome!

Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin.

$12/$6 non members members free

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

$10 non members, Free members

June 4th, Offering Our Faith Day Retreat

Every day we remember the extraordinary kindness of Venerable Geshe-la, our Spirtual Guide, our Root Guru and Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition.

​June 4 is Dharmachakra Day, on which we celebrate Buddha’s first teaching in this world – the first Turning of the Wheel of Dharma – over 2500 years ago. It is also the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the Founder of NKT.

On the auspicious day, with minds of rejoicing and gratitude, we offer our Spiritual Guide our faith through using the special prayer Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from his Faithful Disciples and collecting recitations of our Guru’s name mantra in a one-day retreat.

There will be the opportunity to to attend a special Sunday PWP talk, and then two sessions of retreat, using the sadhana The Hundreds of Deities of the Joyful Land According to Highest Yoga Tantra and the Special Request Prayer. We will end this auspicious day with OSG prayers. (Prayer booklets provided by the Center.)

Everyone is welcome to join any session of this FREE retreat. No experience necessary.

Introduction to Buddhism

Buddha’s life and teachings reveal a blueprint that anyone can follow to awaken our fullest potential for happiness. Learn the core insights and practices.

Saturday, June 10th

10 am - 1 pm.

Saturdays July 1st - Living Lightly

with Special Guest Teacher Gen Delek.

Resident Teacher from KMC Frasier Valley.

10 am - 1 pm

BBQ 1:30 pm.

Developing a Pure Heart

Empowerment of Medicine Buddha
Teachings on The Eleven Reversals
with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

October 6 - 12, 2023 - at KMC Spain

At the Fall Festival 2023, which will be held October 6-12 at the Temple for World Peace in Málaga Spain, Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, will grant the empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give teachings on the Eleven Reversals.


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