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This series of short classes will help us learn practical meditations in settling our mind. These tools for everyday life will allow us to let go of our busy thoughts, gather our mind inward and focus on the peace that lies within our own mind.  

Enjoy this Wednesday class? Please join us for Meditations for World Peace on Sundays at 10am.
Enjoy this class either in person on online.

Please note these guidelines for in-person attendance: COVID-19 safety protocols will be observed in the Temple to ensure protection for those that may not be fully vaccinated. These protocols include wearing a mask regardless of vaccination status, maintaining social distancing of six feet, and not singing.

SETTLING THE MIND

MEDITATION RESOURCES

Get meditation books and mp3/CDs from Tharpa Publications or locally via curbside pickup 

Purchase paper books via curbside pickup from the Kadampa Meditation Center Washington bookshop or browse Tharpa Publications online.

Meditations for Relaxation – get the mp3 instantly, or order a CD on sale!

Download the free e-book How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche here.

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.