Sundays 1000-1130am Teacher Rick Zelinsky Cost $12 per class $6 for studentsseniors Free for supporters Namaste North Yoga 400 L Street, Suite 150, Anchorage (1)

Meditation in Anchorage 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 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!

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Please join us as we be study, pray and meditate upon the Heart Jewel.

The Heart Jewel presents two practices revealed by Manjushri, the Wisdom Buddha. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri. By relying upon this practice we can purify negativity, accumulate merit and receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realizations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom.
The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector. Through this practice we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favorable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realizations.
These two practices are the essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.
By practicing this sadhana regularly and sincerely, we will make our precious human life extremely meaningful and we will definitely reap a harvest of pure Dharma realizations. Eventually we will come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.”

Excerpt From
Heart Jewel
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Meditation Master and Spiritual Teacher
of The New Kadampa Tradition. 



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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.