Meditations and talks

Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-350-0897


Beginning November 1, all regular activities will be on Thursdays.  We will not meet on Tuesdays.

Pattago2adjOur next two meditations are:

Tuesday, Oct. 22, Silent Meditation

Thursday, Nov. 7, Guided Meditation

  We will not meet on Oct. 29



1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 PM

Monk Steve (Pattago Bhikkhu) guides sitting and walking meditation, and gives a short talk at the end.  This guided meditation is appropriate for beginners and advanced meditators.  Pattago has spent 20 years studying Buddhism and meditating, and has extensive teaching experience.

If you’re new, or bringing someone new, please come by 6:15 PM to receive important instructions.  Meditation begins at 6:30.

As of December 1, there will be a book study instead of Guided Meditation on 1st and 3rd Thursdays.  Pattago Bhikkhu will be in Thailand for three months this winter.


2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 PM

Beginning November 1, these will be on Thursdays

Suitable for meditators who have a method already, and know they can sit for an hour.  During the hour, you are welcome to stretch or stand up quietly.   There will be no official break.  Sometimes the monks join us.

There is a donation (dana) box for the temple in front of the Buddha statue.

Please be on time to all meditations and talks so you don’t disturb others.

Meditation for lay people took off in Burma/Myanmar, then spread to Thailand, and in the 1970’s, came here to America.  Southeast Asia is at the heart of meditation.  Theravada in Olympia bases its methods on the Buddha’s instructions in the suttas.  His way lead him to enlightenment.


Cushions and chairs available.  No registration is required.

All meditations/talks are free.  Books are free, too!  Donations are welcome.

Barbara, organizer,
Pattago Bhikkhu, meditation teacher,
Phra Ratsamee, abbot, 360-350-0897