Meditation in Skagit County

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!

Monday Meditation Classes ($12/$6 students and seniors 62+)
Skagit Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 W. Section St, Mount Vernon, WA
7pm – 8:30pm

Summer Schedule

Buddhist wisdom for turbulent times
July 24 – Transforming adversity with renunciation
July 31 – Transforming adversity understanding karma
August 7 – Transforming adversity practicing patience
August 13 – Transforming adversity viewing everyone is our teacher

Mindfulness for busy times
August 20 – Mindfulness alertness / Concentration
August 27 – Overcoming distractions / Meditations for busy people

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.

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.

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.