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Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

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

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FOREST AWAKENINGS: BEGINNERS’ I MEDITATION CLASS

Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM

Pattago Bhikkhu guides this beginners’ meditation class.  An American monk, he studied Buddhism and practiced meditation for 17 years before ordaining. No registration is required.  If you’re new, please come 15 minutes early.

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.


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FOREST AWAKENINGS: BEGINNERS’ II MEDITATION CLASS

Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM

Canceled on June 15 due to Special Event.  Class will resume on June 22

Teacher: Pattago Bhikkhu.  Open to anyone who is beyond beginners’ questions.  A silent meditation of sitting, walking, sitting, and sometimes a short talk at the end.  Currently, the talks are about the Hindrances, which occur in meditation but also during our daily life.  Everyone invited, but if you are new to meditation, Beginners’ I would be better for you, as there is instruction.  A $10 donation is requested, but if you can’t donate, please come anyway!


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1st Sundays 2:00-4:00 PM

Canceled for June due to Special Event

An English-speaking group, Theravada in Olympia, offers a long-sit.  All experienced meditators are invited:  there is no instruction or guidance, just silence.  50 minutes sitting, 10 walking, then 60 sitting.  GetAttachmentThumbnail

Pattago Bhikkhu will join us,  Please be on time, or plan to enter during the walking meditation about halfway through.  No registration required.  Just show up.


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Second Saturdays, 2-3:30 PM

Canceled for June due to Special Event

The Buddha’s teachings are found in the suttas.  Pattago Bhikkhu will read a sutta, explain it, then if there’s time, everyone will discuss.  Focus will be on how to apply the sutta to one’s daily life.


Cushions and chairs available.  Talks, discussions, and book studies in English are offered occasionally.

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.