Live streaming the precious teachings of Buddha
We want to let you know about some opportunities to continue to enjoy the precious teachings of Buddha while our physical Center and branch classes are closed. There are now many online classes and events available locally, regionally, and globally that you are invited to join from home. There are also some free resources available online that can help you to begin and maintain a daily meditation practice. This page is meant to be a one-stop-shop to keep you updated on the latest information, so please check back periodically.
Classes streaming from Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center in Harrisburg
We are now able to offer meditation classes streaming from our own local Center here in PA. All classes will be taught by our Resident Teacher, Kelsang Chondzin. As with our normal drop-in classes, everyone is welcome to join these online meditation classes. However, unlike our normal drop-in classes, you will need to register for each class in advance so we can send you a link to the online classroom.
How to Register
To register, just follow the links below for the class you want to join. Each of these leads to an event page on Eventbrite. From there you can click the green button that says “Tickets”, indicate how many people will be joining, and then click the red button that says “Checkout”. You will then be asked for your name and email address. Once entered, click the “Place Order” button. Finally, you will be directed to PayPal where you can either log into your PayPal account or pay with a debit or credit card.
Please register no later than an hour before each class starts. We will email you a link to join the class within the hour prior to the class start time. If you have any questions or technical issues, please email our Administrative Director at [email protected] or give us a call at 717-412-1524.
SUNDAYS, 10:00 – 11:15 AM
TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Regional Kadampa Buddhist classes and events
Meditation classes streaming from the Kadampa World Peace Temple in Baltimore
Our parent center, KMC Maryland, is also offering weekly meditation classes online, and have invited our community here in Pennsylvania to participate. These classes will be taught by Gen Kelsang Chogden, Resident Teacher at KMC MD, and follow a format similar to classes taught here at KBKBC. Class times are:
- Tuesdays: 7:00 – 8:15 PM
- Wednesdays: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
- Thursdays: 7:00 – 8:15 PM
Please visit their website at www.meditationmd.org for details about class topics and registration. When registering, please indicate that you are from Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center. This will ensure that your class fee will be used to support our local Center here in Pennsylvania.
Blessing Empowerment of the Great King Duldzin Dorje Shugden
May 16 – 17
US Festival at Kadampa Meditation Center NY
Our annual US Festival will be held on June 19th – 24th with our General Spiritual Director, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong. The festival will include the blessing empowerment of Buddha Maitreya, teachings on relying on loving kindness, and guided meditation sessions. Please visit the official website at kadampafestivalus.org for complete details and to register.
Worldwide Kadampa Buddhist events
24 Hour Tara Puja for the Welfare of the World
Monthly on the 7th-8th
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center is live-streaming very special prayers from the UK. Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite sincere Prayers and Requests to the Assembly of 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed.
This puja is recited six times in the 24-hour period beginning at 9:00 PM on the 7th of each month, with the Praises recited seven times in each session. The session times are: 9:00 PM, 1:00 AM, 5:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Join as many sessions as you wish.
Please visit manjushri.org/livestream/tara for more information and to join. (Please note: Manjushri KMC’s website lists the times according to the timezone in the UK. Subtract 5 hours to adjust to Eastern Standard Time.)
Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers
This prayer is also streaming from Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Center daily at 12:15 – 1:20 PM (includes breaks for meditation). Please visit manjushri.org/livestream/wfj to join.
The annual NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival
This year the NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival will be held on May 22 – 27 with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab. The festival will include the blessing empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani, Buddha of spiritual power, teachings on compassion, and guided meditations. Please visit the official website for this festival at kadampafestivals.org/spring for complete details and to register.
Practical resources for meditation at home
In addition to meditation classes, Tharpa has a collection of free resources to help with starting or maintaining your meditation practice at home. These include guided meditations for relaxation to help reduce stress and enjoy a peaceful mind, videos of Kadampa Buddhist teachings, and free eBooks. Please visit their website at tharpa.com/us for easy access to all of these wonderful resources.
We hope you will take advantage of and enjoy all of these opportunities to stay connected with spiritual teachings and community from the comfort of home.