Public Meditation Schedule / Ongoing Programs
Open Public Sittings
The following programs are free and open to the public. All programs offer meditation instruction except for the public sitting on Monday nights in Seattle.
Note that occasionally, because of holidays or conflicts with another programs, there may be a change in the regular schedule — so it’s always good to check the calendar before you come. Click on the program for more information:
- Monday: Public sitting (6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) in Seattle
- Monday: Public sitting (7:00 pm - 8:45 pm) on the Eastside
- Tuesday: Public sitting (7:30 pm – 8:30 pm) in Ballard
- First Tuesday of the Month: Open House (7:30 pm – 9:00 pm) in Ballard
- First Wednesday of the Month: Open House (6:30 – 8:30) in Edmonds
- Thursday: Open House (6:30 pm – 8:15 pm) in Seattle
- Sunday: Public sitting and discussion (9:45 am – 12:15 pm) in Seattle
Heart of Recovery
Heart of Recovery is a weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. Meets in Fremont on Wednesday evenings.
Sadhana of Mahamudra
Every two or three weeks (it’s noted in the calendar), we do a practice called the Sadhana of Mahamudra. This practice is about an hour long, and involves reading aloud (in English) a sadhana or text, which was written by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1968 while on retreat in Bhutan. It is practiced by Shambhala Centers worldwide around the time of the new and full moons. This practice is a means by which we can rouse our devotion and inspiration to practice, and thereby connect with the power and blessings of the past Kagyü and Nyingma lineage holders. The practice consists of meditation and chants, and lasts about an hour. Everyone is welcome to attend.