In this busy, modern world we can easily get caught up in accomplishing our day-to-day tasks. Making time for reflection and spiritual practice can help maintain balance in our lives. This is practical course shows us how to find that balance through applying basic Buddhist psychology and simple meditation techniques in the context of a modern lifestyle. Questions and discussion are always welcome; no previous meditation experience is necessary.
Meditation in Skagit Valley is a branch of Kadampa Meditation Center Washington in Seattle and offer the teachings of Kadampa Buddhism.
Cost per class is $12, $6 for students/seniors 62+ (cash, check, Visa or Mastercard). Free for supporters. We are a non-profit organization and the teachers are volunteers.
Skagit Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 W. Section Street
Mount Vernon, WA
7pm – 8:30pm
Meditation in Skagit Valley is taught by Tom Unger, a senior student on the Teacher Training Program at KMC WA. His teaching style is widely admired for its clarity and relevance to daily life. Tom is dedicated to his meditation practice, and he hopes to encourage others to engage in meditation in practical and gentle ways that work for them.
“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
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.