Due Covid-19 and other concerns, we’re eliminating the potluck from our weekly Saturday morning community gathering at Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall. Instead of sharing a meal after meditation and a teaching, participants will have the chance to speak about practice and life over coffee and tea in Saint Mark’s garden or a socially-distanced indoor setting. We hope that these, and other precautions, will keep all those attending safe and allow us to continue meeting. For details, see below. Thank you for your patience, and we hope to see you there!
Saturday Morning Community Meditation, Teaching, & Coffee Social at Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall
Saturday, 9:30 am – 11:30, Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle (enter through the back of the cathedral)
Come join us for a morning of meditation, teaching, and spiritual conversation over coffee! Each Saturday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am, local practitioners gather together in the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall at 1245 10th Ave E. (enter through the back of the cathedral) for a community meditation, teaching, and coffee social. Gatherings begin with a guided sit from 9:30 – 10 am designed to accommodate and empower a wide variety of practices, from Buddhist meditation to centering prayer. The morning continues with a Dhamma teaching and Q&A from 10 – 11 followed by an chance, for those who want, to discuss life and practice over coffee from 11 – 11:30 am. If they wish, visitors may also bring a small offering for the monastic meal. Those unable to attend in person may tune in via Clear Mountain’s YouTube channel. In the spirit of Dhamma, all teachings are offered completely free of charge, with nothing expected in return. For information on what to bring, directions, and Covid-19 precautions, see below.
What to Bring
The group gathers in Saint Mark’s Cathedral Bloedel Hall, at 1245 10th Ave. E. on Capitol Hill (enter through the back of the cathedral). Once every month, the community meets inside of the cathedral sanctuary.
We encourage the use of public transportation when convenient, and the Seattle bus #49 stops at the corner of 10th Ave. and E Galer, just north of the meeting place. Those driving may enter the campus at the north between the cathedral and the St. Nicholas Building – the location for Gage Academy of Art and the Seattle Amistad School. They may then drive all the way around the cathedral to the upper parking lot on its south side.
We ask that all wear masks and try to socially-distance while indoors. While participants who have been vaccinated may sit together if they wish, those who remain unvaccinated must sit in distanced from others.