General Program and Beginner Meditation
Our popular meditation classes are approximately one and a half hours long and include guided meditations, teaching and discussion. These classes are open to anyone who wishes to learn more about meditation, the Buddhist way of life, or those who just want a couple of hours of peace and calm! You are welcome to join at any time. We also regularly hold other special events. If you live a far distance from our Centers and are interested in subscribing to our correspondence Foundation Program, please let us know!
Try a beginner class on Saturdays & Sundays at 10 am.
Our meditation classes teach simple, practical meditation techniques based on the teachings of Kadampa Buddhism. Their intent is to help people to gain a personal experience of inner peace, overcome their daily problems and find real happiness in their hearts.
All of our General Program classes are suitable for everyone—from brand new beginners to experienced meditators—and consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion. Classes are grouped into series of 4-6 weeks, focusing on a theme or meditation technique.
Each class is self contained so you can just drop in and enjoy. They provide an ideal introduction to meditation and Buddhism, teaching effective and practical methods for overcoming problems and increasing happiness in daily life.
Current SeriesHappy Habits Happy People (10 week course)
Book: Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
In this meditation series we will be learning how to lead a life of altruism and great meaning. Based upon a poem called, Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life, by a famous Buddhist master called Shantideva, the meditation classes will explain how we can conjoin our daily activities with positive attitudes and spiritual perspectives that transform our daily life into the spiritual path, the path to true happiness.
Weekly TopicsOctober 12 - December 18
Developing positive aspirations
Freeing the mind of negativity
Cultivating positive energy
How to protect your inner peace
Keeping the mind focused in a positive way
Staying patient with adversity
Igniting inner joy
Enhance your meditation practice
Giving and dedication