Chung Tai Zen Center in Seattle

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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 the picturesque city of Seattle in September 2008.




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



One Incense 

October 19, Wednesday, 7 ~ 8 pm 

 Free One-Hour Guided Meditation Sessions

Drop in any week

No registration necessary


 Half Day Retreat

Coming Sunday
October 23
9:20 am to 12:20 pm

Practice a mind of equanimity and tranquility
(Previous meditation experience at Buddha Jewel required)

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We have a new address …


We have a new address …

New BJM is located at the corner of 175th & 8th Ave NE in Shoreline.

By Car

I-5, exit 176, go east three blocks

By Bus

Metro routes 347 & 348 (stop at our parking lot)

Our New Address:  

17418  8th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA98155




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, 2016 until Dec 31, 2016) 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.