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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The Power of Joy and Peace

During this retreat, we will leave behind our normal worries and travel to the beautiful Lost River Retreat Center in Lost City, WV. In this spacious environment, we will relax and rejuvenate ourselves by engaging in special meditations. These meditations will be based on Buddha’s teaching on the six perfections that lead to the state of enlightenment. There will be plenty of time to relax, rest, and socialize on this special weekend. We will be joined by practitioners from all over the mid-Atlantic area. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome.

Healing the Past, Creating the Future

A great course for Spring!  We all have our wounds from the past, but one can let them go and focus on creating a positive future.  All are welcome. 

US Festival

In this Festival, Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Arya Green Tara. Enlightened Mother Arya Tara, manifestation of the swift, wind element, of all the Buddhas, is greatly delighted with those who sincerely practice Kadam Lamrim, the stages of the path to enlightenment. She promised Atisha, the Founder of Kadam Lamrim, to give her special care, protection and blessings to his followers throughout their life, and in life after life. Gen-la Khyenrab will further explain how we can recognize all conventional appearances as the magical, or illusory, play of the mind and how we can stop grasping strongly at their apparent differences through recognizing everything as a manifestation of emptiness, the actual nature of all things.

A Day of Purification

Please join us for a special fasting and purification retreat, which is done in conjunction with the Buddha of Compassion spiritual practice.  Through fasting, we can understand the sufferings of others, increase our compassion for them, and purify our own negative karma.