"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." - The Buddha


  • Sangha Night - Current Theme: Living the Dharma
    Sunday Evenings, 6pm - 8:15pm
    • For the month of October our Sunday Program is:
      10/04 - Puja
      10/11 - Meditation
      Manidha leads us in a double session of meditation.
      10/18 - Dharma Talk - Living in Nature
      Avichala will present a Buddhist perspective on our relationship with the natural world.
      10/24 - Dharma Talk - Feel the Rain
      We will be exploring how to make Living the Dharma personal and experiential by taking inspiration from the weather as we move into Seattle's version of the rainy session.
  • Introduction to Meditation & Buddhism
    Dates Monday Evenings, 7pm - 9pm
    September 14th - October 19th
  • Going Deeper - The Tibetan Wheel of Life
    Monday Evenings, 7:30pm - 8:45pm
    October 28th - November 11th

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. Rooted in awareness that all things are impermanent and constantly subject to change, Buddhist teachings are a means by which, through our efforts, we too can realize our fullest potential.

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

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.

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.

The Seattle Buddhist Center is entirely volunteer-run. To find out how you can support us, check out our 2015 Pledge Drive.

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

(801) 872-8332