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Mahakankala Buddhist Center

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508 Brinkerhoff Ave
Santa Barbara, CA United States

Upcoming Events

March 2017

Foundation Program

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

March 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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$10

Learn to Meditate

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until March 29, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Free

Prostrations

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until March 30, 2017

Moving Meditation with Chanted Prayers: Prostration Practice Mindful movement combined with chanted prayers and a wish to purify our mind and body. A brief instruction of the practice will be given at the start. Wear clothes that allow you to bend — long pants are best. Newcomers welcome!

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Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

March 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

Find out more »
$15

Lecture Series: Nirvana

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What is the Path to Nirvana? These once a month lectures on Buddhist methods and practices explore key components of Buddhist faith. On the last Friday of each month, our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan addresses some of the basic foundations of Buddhism. February: The Purpose of Meditation in Buddhism March: What is the Path to Nirvana? April: The Mind of a Buddha May: Appearance vs. Reality

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April 2017
$10

Meditation for Kids

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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$10

Meditation for World Peace

April 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

Find out more »
Free

Quick Path

April 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Free

Powa Prayers

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Through practicing transference of consciousness — known as ‘powa’ — with faith, compassion, and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us…

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Foundation Program

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

Find out more »
Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

April 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
$10

Learn to Meditate

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel w/ Offerings

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, meaning “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and help…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 19, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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$50

Tara Empowerment

April 8 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Blessing Empowerment of Green Tara An empowerment is a beautiful Buddhist blessing ritual and guided meditation through which we make a deep connection with a Buddha’s enlightened mind, bringing peace, hope, and happiness to ourselves and others. Keli Vaughan, Resident Teacher at Mahakankala Buddhist Center, will grant the blessing empowerment of the enlightened Deity Arya Tara and give teachings on how to rely upon Tara in our daily life. Who is Arya Tara? By offering praises and requests to Mother Tara,…

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$10

Meditation for Kids

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »
$10

Meditation for World Peace

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

Find out more »
Free

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

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Free

Quick Path

April 11 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until April 18, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

Find out more »
Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
$10

Learn to Meditate

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »
Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 19, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

Find out more »
Free

Buddha’s Enlightenment Day

April 15 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 pm

6:30 am Precepts 7:00 am Confession Buddhas (Prostrations) 5:00 pm Offering to the Spiritual Guide Donations Accepted

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$10

Meditation for Kids

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »
$10

Meditation for World Peace

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

Find out more »
Free

Quick Path

April 18 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until April 18, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

Find out more »
Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
$10

Learn to Meditate

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »
Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel w/ Offerings

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, meaning “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and help…

Find out more »
$10

Meditation for Kids

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

Find out more »
$10

Meditation for World Peace

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

Find out more »
Free

Quick Path

April 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
Free

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

Find out more »
Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

April 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 26 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

Find out more »
$10

Learn to Meditate

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

Find out more »
$5

Lunchtime Meditation

April 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

Find out more »
Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

Find out more »
$15

Lecture Series: Great Enlightenment

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Mind of a Buddha These once a month lectures on Buddhist methods and practices explore key components of Buddhist faith. On the last Friday of each month, our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan addresses some of the basic foundations of Buddhism. February: The Purpose of Meditation in Buddhism March: What is the Path to Nirvana? April: The Mind of a Buddha May: Appearance vs. Reality

Find out more »
Free

Long Protector Puja

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This extensive sadhana—ritual prayers for spiritual attainments—is called “Kangso” in Tibetan, which means “Fulfilling and Restoring Ritual.” Usually performed once a month in Dharma Centers in our tradition, it is used for fulfilling our heart commitment to practice Lamrim, Lojong, and Mahamudra, for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments we may have incurred, and to rely on the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden, regarding him as inseparable from our Spiritual Guide and Buddha. All chanted prayers are free, and everyone is welcome to…

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$10

Meditation for Kids

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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$10

Meditation for World Peace

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

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May 2017
Free

Quick Path

May 2 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Free

Powa Prayers

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Through practicing transference of consciousness — known as ‘powa’ — with faith, compassion, and concentration we can transfer the consciousness of those recently deceased to a higher rebirth or to the Pure Land of a Buddha. The Powa Ceremony can be done either by a group of practitioners or individually on behalf of one or more deceased persons, or countless deceased beings. By engaging in this practice we also create a great collection of virtue, which will also lead us…

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Foundation Program

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

May 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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$10

Learn to Meditate

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Offerings

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 19, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, meaning “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and help…

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Foundation Program

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 19, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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$10

Meditation for Kids

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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$10

Meditation for World Peace

May 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

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Free

Quick Path

May 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Foundation Program

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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Free

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Puja

May 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Everyone is welcome and invited to join us for this beautiful prayer practice. Offering to the Spiritual Guide is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra. It was compiled by the first Panchen Lama, Losang Chökyi Gyaltsän, as a preliminary practice for Vajrayana Mahamudra. The main practice is relying upon the Spiritual Guide, but it also includes all the essential practices of the stages of the path (Lamrim) and training the mind (Lojong), as…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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$10

Learn to Meditate

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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$10

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 26, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, which means “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and…

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Foundation Program

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 19, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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$10

Meditation for Kids

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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$10

Meditation for World Peace

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

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Free

Quick Path

May 16 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

May 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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Foundation Program

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

May 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 20, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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$10

Learn to Meditate

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 7, 2017

How does the state of our mind affect our health and well-being? Perhaps we believe that a positive attitude is generally beneficial. Perhaps we recognize that some lifestyle choices are more harmful than others. But do we understand how our own mind actually creates our experience of contentment and peace, or of pain and dissatisfaction? We can’t control external situations, but we can learn to control how we respond to them. Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation and…

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 21, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress. Thursday is our day to practice a brief Lamrim meditation with our breathing. Lamrim meditations allow…

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Free

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja w/ Offerings

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on May 19, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as puja, meaning “offering”, or as sadhana, meaning “method for receiving attainments”. Using ancient prayers translated into English, we receive the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the Buddhas, and help…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 19, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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$10

Meditation for Kids

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 17, 2017

Children will learn simple Buddhist principles, such as kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart, through stories, songs, meditation and crafts. A parent needs to accompany each child. Appropriate for ages 6 – 10. Adults will find these introductory teachings valuable as well, and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony. Classes are conducted by our Resident Teacher, Keli Vaughan…

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$10

Meditation for World Peace

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until June 11, 2017

Meditation for World Peace Sunday Mornings -- Everyone Welcome 10:30-11:45am "Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible." ~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Prayer and meditation are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are a force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditation, and dedicating our prayers for world peace. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend. Each class consists of a…

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Free

Quick Path

May 23 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

* Highest Yoga Tantra practitioners only, please.

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$5

Lunchtime Meditation

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017

During these half hour sessions we are guided through a simple guided breathing meditation. This type of meditation is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators. By focusing on the breath, all our worries, distractions, and obsessive ways of thinking fall away and we experience inner peace. Our mind is refreshed and relaxed and we’ll find it easier to deal with day to day stress.

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Free

Heart Jewel Prayers

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

If you enjoy meditating with others, chanted meditations are a great opportunity to engage in group meditation. These chanted meditations are also known in Sanskrit as pujas, meaning “offering”; and the prayers we recite are sadhanas, meaning “methods for receiving attainments”. Our prayers are in English. We request the blessings, protection and guidance of the holy beings. We can make requests for ourselves or for others who need help or protection. These spiritual practices create a strong connection with the…

Find out more »

Foundation Program

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until May 30, 2017

This study program requires enrollment. Classes meet on Tuesday and Friday nights. We are studying How to Understand the Mind by scholar and meditation master, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. This text is a beautiful, accessible presentation of the mind, elucidating with astounding clarity the nature of cognition, the power of our thoughts, and the various functions of awareness. It is a practical guide for developing and maintaining a light, positive mind. Through the systematic study that the Foundation Program offers we can…

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