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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Saturday afternoon movie

Take a break from your holiday prep, kick back and watch
the movie Life of Buddha.  Bring snacks if you like.  

Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration

The Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration is a very special annual event that connects practitioners around the Mid-Atlantic region. This incredible weekend of practical teachings, powerful meditations, and energizing empowerment is an event not to be missed. If you are new to Buddhism, the Celebration weekend provides a perfect opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings. Everyone is welcome.

This year, Kadam Morten,  will grant the empowerment of Medicine Buddha and give teachings on healing meditations for ourselves and others. Through receiving the special blessings of Medicine Buddha, we can awaken our own potential to become an enlightened healing Buddha, bringing enormous benefit to ourselves and others.

Holidays! Dealing with Difficult People

The holidays are a very heartfelt, special time for us all, but often we have to deal with a difficult family member or friend. Learn Buddhist ideas for more peaceful and happy holidays. It can be a wonderful time. Everyone is welcome!

The Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrasattva

On this day, Gen Chogden, Resident Teacher of KMC Maryland,  will grant the blessing empowerment of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification, and explain how we can remove negativities and obstacles from our mind that result in our experiencing purity of our mind and our world.