Welcome to Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center
Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center is located on Wiconisco Street in Harrisburg just off of 2nd Street near Pinnacle Health and Italian Lake. Open to everyone, the center provides a year-round program of meditation classes, workshops, and retreats that offer practical advice on how to apply Buddha's teachings to daily life.
"If we train in meditation our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we shall experience a purer and purer form of happiness. Eventually we shall be happy all of the time, even in the most difficult circumstances."
— Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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Hike for Peace: Saturday, June 15th marks the second annual Hike for Peace to benefit Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center!
Join us for an energizing two mile hike at Gifford Pinchot State Park. At the same time help us raise $1000 for the Center. Click here for more details.
Spring Festival Review-Swift Protection: Saturday, June 1st
In this retreat we will strengthen our connection with Arya Tara and make prayers on behalf of all living beings by engaging in the sadhana, Liberation from Sorrow. Brief teachings will transmit and reinforce some of the essential points Gen-la Dekyong made during the US Festival. Everyone is welcome! Click here for more details.
Weekend Mountain Retreat in West Virgina: June 7-9
Get away from the daily grind and retreat into the mountains of West Virginia for a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend meditation retreat. This weekend will include guided meditations and talks on developing inner balance and inner peace, which will help us deeply relax and recharge our spiritual batteries. Click here for more details
NKT-IKBU International Fall Festival 2013, Profound Teachings from Buddha’s Heart, with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
This Festival offers a unique opportunity to meet the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition and receive directly from him the Tantric empowerment of Great Mother Prajnaparamita, and teachings on the perfection of wisdom, from his book The New Heart of Wisdom. You are invited to join thousands of spiritual practitioners from all over the world to enjoy an unforgettable spiritual holiday of empowerment, teachings and meditations in the beautiful surroundings of Cascais, Portugal. Click here for more information.
Tuesday Morning and Evening Classes
Drop into any Tuesday morning or evening class for a guided meditation followed by a short talk on applying Buddhist principles to daily life. Time is allowed for discussion. The classes are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, ideas, and practice. These classes are open to everyone, and suitable for “drop-in” attendance. Please come whenever you like!
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Prayers for World Peace on Sunday Mornings
Join in for a guided meditation, a short teaching on Buddhist philosophy that can be applied to modern life, and of course, sincere prayers for world peace.
Everyone is welcome – you do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Please come in comfortable clothes, and stay for hot tea and refreshments. Click here for information.
Prayers are special methods for generating positive states of mind, and can be used as a preparation for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Following the requests of many people, prayers are now available from Tharpa in eBooklet (epub) format. These Prayer eBooklets are ideal for modern-day practitioners who wish to familiarize themselves with their meditation practices on the go. Click here to learn more.
Eight Steps to Happiness eBook
This eBook, Eight Steps to Happiness – The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness is a commentary to one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, composed by the great Tibetan Buddhist Master, Geshe Langri Tangpa. These eight short verses contain in essence the entire Buddhist spiritual path, with a particular focus on developing loving-kindness. Click here to learn more.
Modern Buddhism – Free eBook!
This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed free of charge. The author, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits may pervade the whole world the author wishes to offer this eBook freely to everyone. Download it here.