One Day Retreat


You are cordially invited to the First Seattle Meditation Center Annual Fall Retreat.

Date:  Saturday, September 16, 2017

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: 21910 44th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Participants:   Those who are interested in Finding happiness through Meditation

This event will include:-

  • Inner Peace training through guided group meditation using Middle Way Meditation Technique
  • Dhamma talk – Few topics from Buddha’s teaching
  • Questions and answers about meditation and Dhamma
  • Other mindfulness activities

This non-religious practice can be easily adapted to apply and use it in our daily life.

This meditation retreat will be guided by Manikanto Bhikkhu who has been ordained as a monk for 30 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies from the United Kingdom and has spent over 20 years guiding meditation and sharing Dhamma.

Lunch will be provided.

TO ATTEND: Please register in advance no later than Saturday, September 9, 2017, by Email: or Register through the Meetup

We will gladly accept a $20 donation to cover the expense of meal and accommodations.

Please make check or money order payable to SMC.

For more information, email us at or

Call  Ven. Manikanto at (206) 979-2403 or call Annet at (425) 210-0102.




Ven. Manikanto Bhikkhu was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. He enters into monkhood on 12/1/87, in the order of Thai Buddhist monks of the Dhammakaya Temple, main branch, in Pathumthani, Thailand. Ven. Manikanto has a Bachelor’s Degree in Buddhist Philosophy, Thailand and Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies from Bristol University, UK. He has been the Abbot (leading monk) of Dhammakaya Temples in London, UK, Belgium and New Jersey, USA. He presently is the Abbot in Seattle. For the past year Ven. Manikanto has been residing at Seattle Meditation Center, in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

Over the past 25 years Ven. Manikanto has taught meditation in Thailand, Europe and in the United States. As a meditation instructor, he has taught numerous classes, 4 years in Europe, 5 years in New Jersey and lately 8 years in Seattle.



1. What can I bring into the event?
We have cushions and chairs available for seating during meditation, but if you strongly prefer to bring your own, you are welcome to do so. Lunch and snacks will also be provided throughout the day, but if you have special dietary needs, you can bring your own meal.
2. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can email, or call Ven. Manikanto at (206) 979-2403 or call Annet at (425) 210-0102.