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Our Classes

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR INNER PEACE

Our classes range from short and simple guided breathing meditations to livestream drop-in classes, weekend retreats, and in-depth study programs. No prior experience of meditation or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary to participate.

Everyone is welcome.

Learn to Meditate, or Deepen Your Daily Practice.
Find the class that's right for you.
General Program Drop-in Meditation Classes

MONDAY EVENINGS

:: Current Series ::

Meditations for Staying Positive in Challenging Times:

How to Solve Our Human Problems

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Learning to distinguish between unpeaceful states of mind and peaceful, positive states is essential if we want to experience happines in our future. In Buddhism, negative states of mind such as anger, jealousy, or desirous attachment are called “delusions” and function only to disturb our inner peace. The essence of Dharma practice is to reduce and eventually to completely eradicate this negativity in our minds, replacing it with peaceful, positive, and virtuous states. This is the main purpose of training in meditation.

 

Join us for this weekly drop-in series and discover powerful tools to help you gain control over your own mind and actions. Learn how training in meditation gives us the inner freedom and clarity we need in order to find peaceful and constructive solutions to our daily problems.

Classes are drop-in and suitable for all levels of experience.

On-demand playback available for 72 hours.

Replay links emailed or posted to Member page after class.

 

Mondays  7 — 8:15 pm

Free for Members

$15 per person for drop-in

UPCOMING CLASSES

8/30  Creating Your Positive Future Through the Power of Faith and Imagination
9/6  Dealing with Discouragement by Generating Joy in Mediation

9/13  Transforming Difficulties in the Workplace
9/20  Learning to Love Without Pain: Discovering the Joy of Pure Love

9/27    Following the Bodhisattva's Path: The Practice of the Six Perfections

10/4  Following the Bodhisattva's Path: The Practice of the Six Perfections

10/11 The Things You Normally See Do Not Exist: Learning to Chill Out

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Prayers for World Peace

with Chris Taylor

“By learning to cherish others we can experience greater peace of mind and help establish world peace in general."

 

Through contemplating these prayers compiled by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from traditional sources, we learn to cherish others.

 

"If everyone sincerely prays to be able to cherish others, then gradually through the power of this prayer, everyone will actually cherish each other. The world will then be permanently at peace, and pure and everlasting happiness will pervade the entire world.”


Prayers for World Peace Booklet

Sundays  9 — 9:45 am

Free for Members

By Donation for drop-in 

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“Developing compassion and wisdom,
and helping
those in need whenever
possible, is the
true meaning
of life.”

— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

Heart Jewel: Cultivating a Daily Practice

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Heart Jewel is the essential daily practice of Kadampa Buddhism. Engaging in Heart Jewel practice helps us develop our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength, giving us confidence and courage on the spiritual path. When we engage in Heart Jewel prayers, we rely sincerely on Je Tsongkhapa as our Spiritual Guide and on Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. Practicing in this way with strong faith, we quickly purify negativity, accumulate merit, receive powerful blessings, and gain Dharma realizations.​

 

In this course, Gen Kelsang Tenzin will give rare teachings on the book Heart Jewel: The Essential Practices of Kadampa Buddhism by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, each week offering special instructions and commentary to the practice. We will study the text in-depth and in its entirety over the length of this course. We will also engage in the Heart Jewel practice during each class.

 

Whether you hope to establish or to strengthen your daily Heart Jewel practice, or you are new to meditation and interested in learning more about this special ritual prayer, please feel welcome to attend this drop-in course. Attend as many classes as you wish.

The Heart Jewel book and prayer booklet are available in both print and electronic formats.

Wednesdays  7 — 8:15 pm

Free for Members

$12 per person for drop-in

1st THURSDAY EVENINGS

Establishing a Daily Tantric Practice

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

In this monthly series, explore the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra as taught by the New Kadampa Tradition. We will receive a step-by-step commentary to the sadhana, Dakini Yoga, which easily fits into our Modern daily schedule. This course is designed for advanced as well as new practitioners.

 

The texts by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso that will be referred to in this series are Modern Buddhism and The New Guide to Dakini Land.  These books and the prayer booklet, Dakini Yoga, are available in both print and electronic formats.

 

Everyone is welcome who has received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment.

1st Thursday of the month  7 — 8:30 pm

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Free for Members

$15 per person for drop-in

Experiencing financial difficulty? Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Please email us to inquire about reduced class fees.