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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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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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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Buddhist Tips for a Happy, Peaceful, Vacation

We’re looking forward to vacations, but sometimes they can be stressful and not totally satisfying.  Enjoy some Buddhist tips for having happy, relaxed, and loving vacations.  Two sessions with a break for snacks in between. 

4th of July

DATE:  JULY 4th TIME:  5:00 PM This July 4th, we’ll meet on City Island for a walk back and forth on the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river.  Afterward, we will head back to our Center for a vegetarian potluck meal, and then out to see the fireworks. Everyone is welcome.  Please bring vegetarian food […]

Buddha Shakyamuni Empowerment

Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, appeared in this world in 624BC, and gave teachings, known as Dharma, to help relieve the mental pain of living beings.  This empowerment will open the door to the profound methods of inner transformation that Buddha taught and will allow us to receive his inspiring blessings. The empowerment will be granted by Kadampa Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Chogden. The program is suitable for everyone and will also include guided meditations and teachings on how to live as a Modern Buddhist. Learn methods that combine Buddha’s ancient wisdom with our contemporary and busy world so we can find practical solutions to our everyday problems.

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

This class will give an introduction to meditation, what meditation is and how to meditate, for anyone who wants to begin a meditation. It is also a chance for more experienced meditators to practice in a group setting and ask questions to deepen their practice. Everyone is welcome!