Introduction to Buddhist Psychology

Introduction to Buddhist psychology will provide practical and profound solutions to the many daily problems we face in our modern world: stress, worry, depression, frustration, and more. Learn step by step how to understand and change your mind for the better and infuse your daily life with purpose.

Everyone Welcome!

Guest Teacher Kath Syverson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Teacher, Richard Critchlow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin

 

 

  • Day Sundays
  • Time 10:00-11:15am
  • Teacher Gen Rinzin & Guest Teachers
  • By donation (suggested $12/class | $6 for students/seniors | Free for supporters)
  • Everyone is invited to attend Meditations for World Peace in person! 

    We support your wish to wear a mask or not wear a mask and follow local CDC guidance. 

Give yourself and others the care our world needs by learning how to develop inner peace. Buddha taught that without inner peace outer peace is impossible. The best way to heal our world is to start by healing our personal world, one mind at a time. Join us for these refreshing weekly classes to start the week off right.

Attendance at Meditations for World Peace is by donation. All ages are welcome; Dharma for Kids, usually held at the same time as the adult class, is not available for the time being.

Resident Teacher Gen Rinzin

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.