Classes & Retreats

On-Going Events can be found here.

Drop-In Meditation Instruction

Wednesday Evenings, 7pm - 8:15pm

Please stop in for meditation with instruction on Wednesday evenings. We will alternate between two meditation practices: The Mindfulness of Breathing and the Metta Bhavana (cultivation of loving kindness); providing instruction along the way.

We will also provide assistance in how to sit in a supported way. There will be time for practice and for brief feedback on your experience.

$10 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away for inability to offer a donation.
All are welcome. Suitable for the beginner or for a refresher. No need to sign up, just come.

Going Deeper with Loving Kindness

Monday Evenings, 7pm - 9pm
November 7th - November 28th.

Join us as we take a deeper look at the practice and benefits of the Loving Kindness (Metta Bhavana) Meditation. As we learn to turn towards experience with kind awareness we find we can navigate life's ups and downs with more confidence and joy. We'll explore ways to respond in a kind, non-judging way to whatever arises.

Open to all who want to bring meditation and kindness to their life. While the class is open to all levels of experience, if you have never meditated before you might consider attending one Wednesday drop-in class first. The fee for the class is $60, although all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

See below for how to register for this course.

Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism

Monday Evenings, 7pm - 9pm
A new class will begin in January, exact dates to be determined. Please email to be put on the list and you'll be notified when the dates are confirmed.

In this six-week course we will introduce the art of Buddhist meditation and the core principles of Buddhism. Meditation is the systematic development of higher states of awareness and a deeper experience of kindness and compassion. Two simple meditation techniques will be covered: one focuses on the development of a tranquil and concentrated mind; the other on the cultivation of friendliness and goodwill towards ourselves and other living beings. We will also explore some of the core principles of Buddhism and how they can meaningfully effect the way we live. Some of the topics covered will include the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and their practical applications in today's world. The fee for the class is $90, although all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

This course is suitable for the newcomer, aged 18 or over, who has had little or no experience with meditation or Buddhism.

See below for how to register for this course.

Where Do I Sign Up for Courses?

We ask that prospective students register for classes so that we can get a sense of interest level - we need a minimum number signed up to run a class, but we also only will enroll a maximum number to make the class more enjoyable for those participating. Class size is usually about 14 people. Classes often do fill up. Here's how to register:

1. Either e mail us at or call us on (801) 872-8332
2. Send a non-refundable deposit of $25 to Seattle Buddhist Center, 12056 15th Ave NE, Unit C-2, Seattle, WA 98125. Make checks out to "Seattle Buddhist Center". Be sure to include your name and email address with your check so we can confirm your reservation.

Space is limited. Your deposit secures your place in the class.

All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. If you cannot afford the full deposit please email us and we will work with you to find an affordable arrangement.

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Seattle Buddhist Center
12056 15th Ave NE
Unit C-2
Seattle, WA 98125

(801) 872-8332