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We all encounter difficulties throughout our life. We can either use these difficulties as opportunities for self improvement and spiritual growth, or we can just compound our suffering by becoming unhappy. Learn the advice Buddha gave to transform adverse conditions into the spiritual path in his Lojong Teachings or Training The Mind.

Eventually our mind can become peaceful even during the most challenging situations. Join us for these meaningful classes in September.

This class is offered live-streamed or in-person. Everyone welcome!

 

  • Date Monday, September 6 (Labor Day)
  • Time 7:00-8:15pm
  • Teacher Gen Rinzin
  • Cost $12/class | $6 for students/seniors | Free for supporters
  • Everyone is invited to attend Monday Evening Meditation either in-person, live-streamed or on-demand!

    Masks are required while indoors, no matter of vaccination status, as per Washington State Department of Health update. Also, please refrain from singing during chanted prayers. Simply mentally recite the prayers while the sound system is playing. 

     

     

The Monday Evening Meditation Class takes place every week and is taught by Gen Rinzin, Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. This introduction to meditation and Buddhist psychology covers a variety of topics including how to overcome anger and develop patience, how to increase love and compassion, and how to apply Buddha’s wisdom teachings to 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!

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.