Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism is a weekly class in meditation and Buddhist psychology with Resident Teacher Gen Khedrub. Topics vary and include how to overcome anger and develop patience, how to increase love and compassion, and how to apply Buddha’s wisdom teachings to our daily life.

Although the class topics generally follow a series format, each is self-contained and you can benefit from attending any class. Feel free to drop into any class that fits your schedule. While meditation is something we can do on our own, it is wonderful to receive teachings and guidance from a supportive community!

Classes via Live-stream

Monday Evening Meditation Class

Monday, Jul 13 | 7:00pm-8:15pm

via Live-stream

Monday Evening Meditation Class

Monday, Jul 20 | 7:00pm-8:15pm

via Live-stream

Monday Evening Meditation Class

Monday, Jul 27 | 7:00pm-8:15pm

via Live-stream

21-Day Meditation Challenge

Monday, Sep 14 | 7:00pm-8:15pm

Live-Streamed Monday Evening Class Series

Universal Compassion

by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Teachings and meditations are currently being derived from the book Universal Compassion. Everyone can benefit from learning how to overcome anger and develop patience, how to increase love and compassion, and how to apply Buddha’s wisdom teachings to modern life.

Upcoming Class Topics

June 29 – Stop Blaming Others
July 6 – Happiness through Love
July 13 – The Precepts of Training the Mind
July 20 – How to Persist
July 27 – Dealing with Difficulties
August 3 – The Power of Wishing
August 10 – Transforming All Appearances
August 17 – Turning Knowledge into Experience
August 24 – Rely on Your Inner Strength
August 31 – Keep On Keeping On
September 7 – Serve without Expectations

CLASS FORMAT

What to expect at a class
  • Guided Meditation

    Each class begins with a guided breathing meditation to help settle the mind, let go of distractions and cultivate inner peace.

  • Teaching

    The teacher will then give a practical teaching based on a Buddhist topic, and will explain how we can integrate Buddha’s timeless wisdom into our busy daily lives.

  • Concluding Meditation

    The class concludes with a guided meditation to help us become deeply familiar with the teaching. Dedication prayers are chanted at the end of some classes.

FAQ

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A: No. Buddha’s teachings are presented in a way that is accessible to everyone, and no religious obligation is required.

A: No. Everyone is welcome, including beginners. The classes are fully guided so all you need to do is show up.

A: No special clothing is required, come as you are.

A: No. The classes focus on meditation and teachings alone. You can choose to sit on a chair or meditation cushion.

A: No, but you can ask questions after class if you would like.

A: No, it is not necessary to book in advance. Each class is self-contained so you can come to whichever class suits your schedule and start whenever you like.

A: Kadampa Meditation Center Washington is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Supporter donations and fees are used to rent or maintain facilities for these classes, and any surplus is donated to the International Temples Project. We make every effort to keep fees low and, for most classes and events, reduced rates are available to senior citizens and full-time students. If you would like to attend an event but are unable to afford the fee, please contact the Administrative Director at least one week in advance.

A: No, please feel free to drop in whenever you like. Attending the entire series of classes is highly beneficial, as each class builds on the next. However, each class is taught in such a way that you can derive value from attending even just once.