Sign for Buddhangkura Buddhist Temple, Olympia, WA

932 Mett St. NE, Olympia, WA 98516, Phone: 360-888-0142


Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM


Pattago Bhikkhu, an American monk, teaches a beginners’ meditation class .  Pattago studied Buddhism and practiced meditation for 17 years before ordaining.  No registration is required.  A $10 donation is requested, but if you can’t donate, please come anyway!

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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1st Sundays 2:00-4:00 PM

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.


Second Saturdays, 2-3:30 PM

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

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

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.