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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Living Lightly

Lighten up, get fresh energy and be inspired! In this workshop, Kelsang Chondzin will show how, through meditation, you can enjoy more freedom and flexibility in your life. Instead of feeling stuck in difficult situations and unhelpful habits you can learn ways to deal with situations with a more flexible, creative and joyful approach.

Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration

The Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration is an annual regional Kadampa Buddhist celebration in Baltimore that includes teachings, a blessing ceremony called an empowerment, and guided meditations.  An empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive powerful blessings that enrich our body, speech, and mind.  This year, Kadam Morten will grant the empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of Loving Kindness.  He will give teachings on The Power of Love…To Heal Our Heart and World.  Everyone is welcome.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Learn simple ways to meditate and remain mindful during meditation and during the day.  These practices make our mind peaceful and happy. 

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.

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.