Classes and talks

Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

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

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FOREST AWAKENINGS: GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS

1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 PM

Pattago Bhikkhu (Monk Steve) guides this sitting and walking meditation class, and gives a short talk at the end.  An American monk, Pattago studied Buddhism and practiced meditation for 17 years before ordaining in May 2017.

The class is appropriate for beginners and advanced meditators.  No registration is required.  If you’re new to this class, please come 15 minutes early.  Otherwise, please arrive on time so you don’t have to wait for the walking meditation to enter.


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.


February 12, 6:30 PM Talk

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Phra Maha Nirodh will give a teaching.  He has been a monk for 22 years, and was fully ordained 15 years ago.  Bhante is from Bangladesh, spent years in Thailand where he attended college, and now resides at Buddhangkura.  He attributes his knowledge of the Buddha’s teachings mainly to his teacher, but also learned during his many years at the monastery where Buddhism was taught daily.

Question and answers on any Buddhism subject at the end.  More information about length of the talk and topic later.


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Cushions and chairs available.

All events are free.  A $10 donation is requested, but if you can’t donate, please come anyway!

Free books at all events.  Theravada Buddhism does not believe in selling dhamma like goods in the marketplace.  Donations are welcome to help pay for postage.


Barbara, organizer, craventemple@gmail.com
Pattago Bhikkhu, forestmonk108@gmail.com
Phra Ratsamee, abbott, 360-350-0897