Saturday Morning Meditation, Teaching, & Coffee Social (Online & In-Person)
Saturday, 9:30 am – noon at Amistad School’s Skinner Auditorium by St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1501 10th Ave E.
Come join us for a morning of meditation, teaching, and spiritual conversation over coffee! Each Saturday from 9:30 am – noon, local practitioners gather together at Amistad School’s Skinner Auditorium at the 1501 10th Ave E, across the North parking lot from Saint Mark’s 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 a chance, for those who want, to discuss life and practice over coffee from 11 – noon. In the spirit of Dhamma, all teachings are offered completely free of charge, with nothing expected in return. For directions and information on what to bring, see below. Additionally, if one wishes to offer food for the monastics’ daily meal, they may arrive at 9 am to do so. Those unable to attend in-person are welcome to tune in via Zoom or YouTube livestream. Welcome!
What to Bring
A cushion to sit on if you want, though chairs will be available as well, and your love of practice!
Those driving may enter the campus at the north between the cathedral and the St. Nicholas Building – the location of the Gage Academy and Seattle Amistad School. They may then drive all the way to the back of the cathedral. Parking is free for Clear Mountain attendees even though signs in the lot indicate payment is required. If the “carriage gateway” behind the St. Nicholas building is open, participants are encouraged to park there. 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.
Vaccinations: Highly Recommended but we will not be verifying immunization status.
Masks: Optional. We ask everyone to respect each person’s decision to wear or not wear a mask.
The board is following current Washington State and King County recommendations. We will adjust as needed in the future.
Meeting ID: 884 9137 9896 / Passcode: 667717
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Ajahn Kovilo is an American monk who ordained in 2010 at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery with Luang Por Pasanno as his preceptor. He likes memorizing things and walking around and hopes to one day enjoy meditation.
After finishing college in 2012, Ajahn 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, Ajahn Nisabho returned to the Northwest hoping to help establish a refuge of Dhamma and practice near Seattle.