LEARN TO MEDITATE

Meditation is a method for acquainting our mind with virtue. The more familiar our mind is with virtue, the calmer and more peaceful it becomes. When our mind is peaceful we are free from worries and mental discomfort, and we experience true happiness.

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SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY

The support of Sangha – spiritual friends who inspire us by their example, assist us in our practice, and encourage us to follow correct paths – is central to the Buddhist way of life.

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KADAMPA BUDDHISM

The founder of Buddhism in this world was Buddha Shakyamuni who lived and taught in India some two and a half thousand years ago. Since then millions of people around the world have followed the pure spiritual path he revealed.

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New Year’s Day Retreat

Welcome the New Year with a retreat. Buddhism has many teachings that bring greater peace and happiness to our life.  In this short retreat, we will concentrate on meditations that grow and strengthen our good heart for the new year.

New Year’s Eve

Please join us for meditations that calm and clear our mind and get a positive start to the new year.  The meditation will include a special chanted prayer to Avalokiteshvara, Buddha of Compassion to bless our year.   Refreshments will be available for anyone who wishes to stay for a while after the meditation and we will toast the new year (with some non-alcoholic sparkling beverages). 

Healing Difficult Relationships

We all have some people in our life that are difficult to deal with.  There is not always an option for avoiding them, so we need to adjust our responses.
Buddhism teaches many practical ideas on dealing with those difficult people – people who are often so dear to us.

Buddhist Ideas for Peaceful, Loving Holidays

We all love the holidays and our families, but this busy, emotional time can often be stressful.  It needn’t be that way! Come and learn about ideas that can make your holidays more relaxed.