Chung Tai Zen Center in Seattle
A Refreshing Spring in the Modern World
Meditation and Zen Buddhism help people calm their bodies and minds, relieve pressure and anxiety, and bring peace and insight into their lives. As an outreach effort from Chung Tai Chan Monastery in Taiwan, Buddha Jewel Monastery opened its doors in Seattle in 2008, and is now located in Shoreline.
Opening the Door to Enlightenment
By teaching Zen meditation and Buddhism, Buddha Jewel Monastery aims to serve the Greater Seattle Area by helping people purify their minds and promote mutual understanding and social harmony.
Buddha Jewel Monastery welcomes everyone to attend our classes and events, to discover the joy of meditation, and to learn the wisdom of the Buddha.
- Dress code: Socks are required. Wear comfortable and modest attire (sleeves and long pants). Optional meditation clothing may be obtained at the monastery.
- Classes and events are free of charge. We are supported by your generous donations.
- Seats are limited. Please sign up in advance at (206) 721-9921 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided one hour meditation
Drop in for one or more sessions to get acquainted before joining our
Zen Meditation & Buddhism class series starting in September
Drop-In Every Wednesday evening, 7 to 8 pm
New Fall Series beginning in September!
9/12 ~ 11/28 (12 weeks)
Every Tuesday evening
7 to 9 pm
Have you tried our ONE INCENSE one-hour guided meditation?
This is a great way to get acquainted before the series start!
Every Wednesday 7 to 8 pm. Just drop-in!
Ceremonies and Retreats
|7/9||Sunday||Medicine Buddha Ceremony||9:20 am – noon|
|7/23||Sunday||Half Day Retreat
(Previous meditation experience at Buddha Jewel required)
|9:20 am – 12:20 pm|
- All events are bilingual (English & Mandarin).
Our current address …
We have a new address …
New BJM is located at the corner of 175th & 8th Ave NE in Shoreline.
I-5, exit 176, go east three blocks
Metro routes 347 & 348 (stop at our parking lot)
Our New Address:
17418 8th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Lighting the Lamp
Signifies Enlightenment & Wisdom
Offering the lamp to the Buddha not only honors the Buddha, but also helps us to awaken our luminous Buddha nature. We may also dedicate the merits towards harmony in the home, peace in the world, and enlightenment to all. You can make a Lamp Offering in your name (or a name of your choice) for a period of one year (from Jan 1 until Dec 31, 2017) by making a donation. This is a great opportunity for us to clear away karmic obstacles, support the precious teaching of the Dharma, and honor the Buddha. Let us all participate in this illuminating and worthy endeavor.