Meditation in Skagit County

MONDAYS, 7:00-8:30PM

Meditation in Skagit Valley is a growing community of beginning and experienced meditators exploring the benefits of meditation and the true causes of happiness. We are a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle and offer the teachings of Kadampa Buddhism.

You do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from these teachings – everyone can benefit from a more peaceful mind!

Class SCHEDULE

Monday Meditation Classes ($10/$5 seniors & youth)
Skagit Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 W. Section St, Mount Vernon, WA
7pm – 8:30pm

June – The Path of Compassion
June 29 – You first, then me

July – Becoming a Bohisattva
July 6 – A universal compassion
July 13 – Putting Compassion into Action
July 20- The aim: benefit others
July 27 – BREAK – no class

August – A Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
August 3 – BREAK – no class
August 10 – BREAK – no class
August 17 – Dealing with procrastination
August 31 – The ultimate nature of things

**** Special Event! ****

Compassion in Action – Meditation Workshop
Saturday July 11, 10am – 1pm

This two-session meditation workshop will provide the opportunity for more sustained contemplation of the mind of great compassion. The mind of great compassion views the suffering of all living beings and develops the intention to release them from their suffering. The class will explore ways to act effectively upon this a vast and virtuous wish.

Skagit Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 W. Section St, Mount Vernon, WA
$20.00
Everyone is Welcome

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In this busy, chaotic world it is very important for our day to day happiness and peace that we learn how to control our mind. This is a practical course designed to show us how to apply simple meditation techniques and basic Buddhist psychology in the midst of a normal, modern lifestyle. Everyone is welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.

Class is $10, $5 for students/seniors (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporting members. We are a non-profit organization and teachers are volunteers.

James Lane is a longtime Buddhist and student on the Teacher Training Program. James is widely appreciated for his deep faith and the strong effort he applies to his spiritual practice.

“Sometimes my delusions are strong and sometimes they are weak. This indicates that they are impermanent. If they can be reduced temporarily, they can be eradicated altogether; so why can I not attain liberation? Buddha said that everyone has Buddha nature. If I rely sincerely upon my Spiritual Guide and practice sincerely what he or she teaches me there is no reason why I cannot attain enlightenment. With my mind empowered by my Guru’s blessings I can accomplish anything.” – How to Understand the Mind 

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Skagit Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-1203

Do I have to be a Buddhist to benefit from this class? No. Anyone can learn basic meditation and experience the benefits that come from having a peaceful mind. The teachings are suitable for everyone, regardless of faith, background or experience.

Do I need to come to the entire series? No, each class is self contained and offered on a drop-in basis. Come to as many classes as you like.

What do I need to bring to class? If you wish to take notes, bring a pen and notepad.

How should I dress for class? Come as you are.