One Day Retreat

This coming September, our Meditation Center will be holding the first annual Fall Retreat at 21910 44th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. As with our other retreats, this event is open to all interested in a day of meditation and inner peace training through guided group meditation, Dharma talks, a meditation question and answer session, and other mindfulness activities.

Introducing the Middle Way Meditation Technique led by Manikanto Bhikkhu. He has been ordained as a monk for 30 years. He has a Master’s Degree in Buddhist Studies from the UK and has spent over 20 years guiding meditation and sharing Dhamma to people.

This retreat is suitable for occasional or experienced meditators. This non-religious practice can open the door to inner peace and methods learned can be easily adapted to daily life. All are welcome.

DAY: Saturday, September 16th at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Seattle Meditation Center, 21910 44th Avenue West, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043. Website:
TO JOIN: Email or register through Meetup. For more information, email us or contact Ven. Manikanto at (206) 979-2403
FEE: The fee for joining the programs is $ 20 to support the temple with the cost of meal and accommodations. Please make your check or money order payable to SMC.




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.