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: 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.