Saturday Morning Community Meditation, Teaching, & Potluck Brunch in Volunteer Park
Saturday, 9:30 am – noon, Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle (South of the Asian Art Museum)
Come join us for a morning of meditation, food, and spiritual friendship! Each Saturday from 9:30 am – noon, local practitioners gather together in Volunteer Park, Seattle, for a community meditation, teaching, and potluck brunch meal-offering. Gatherings will generally feature meditation from 9:30 – 10, a Dhamma teaching from 10 – 10:30, a silent shared meal from 10:30 – 11, and a Dhamma discussion from 11 – 11:30, after which those who wish may stay and visit. The community aims to meet to the South of the Asian Art Museum. Those interested may bring a dish (vegetarian and vegan offerings would accommodate all attendees’ dietary preferences, though all gifts of food are appreciated), utensils (plates, forks, napkins, etc.), and a folding chair or blanket. If you have a folding table, please consider bringing that as well. Please note that there is no need to enter your intention to offer in the Meal Offering Calendar for Saturdays.
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After finishing college in 2012, “Tahn” Nisabho left his native Washington to go forth as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. He received full ordination the following spring under Ajahn Anan, a senior disciple of renowned meditation master, Ajahn Chah, and spent the following years training in forest monasteries throughout Thailand, Australia, and the US. While staying with some of the lineage’s most respected teachers, he grew to believe the Thai Forest Tradition’s balance of communal life with solitary forest dwelling, careful adherence to the monastic precepts, and focus on meditation represented a faithful embodiment of the original Buddhist path. Moreover, his time with contemporary masters such as Ajahn Anan, Ajahn Pasanno, and Ajahn Jayasaro, convinced him that such a path could yield great fruit in the heart even amidst the complexities of modern life.
In 2020, after nearly eight years in robes, Tahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.