Chagdud Gonpa Amrita is a Buddhist meditation center located in Edmonds, WA. Every Wednesday from 7:30PM to 9:00PM we have an Open Practice session and anyone who is interested may join us. No previous meditation experience or particular spiritual affiliation is necessary. The traditional Buddhist practices we do are translated into English and found in our prayer book, Precious Echoes–Recitations for Awakening the Mind, copies of which are available at the center. Each week a senior Amrita member acts as a chant leader and timekeeper. Cushions or chairs are available for everyone and shoes are left outside the shrine room.
We often listen to podcasts of short teachings by the teachers of Chagdud Gonpa on Wednesday night. Lama Padma regularly visits us and offers Dharma talks when he is not in California at Rigdzin Ling, our main Dharma Center in North America. From time to time we host other Lamas who are teachers in accord with our lineage.
Our members are happy to meet and visit with those interested in learning more about these meditation practices and our other activities. There is no fee for attending our open practice.