Suitable for everyone, these walk-in classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and Buddhist teachings.
Class topics in February-May 2019 will be derived from this inspiring book, an explanation of the eight verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. This short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights. Join these classes to learn practical ways to use this timeless wisdom to find meaning and happiness in busy modern life.
May 20 – The Profound Realization of Exchanging Self with Others
May 27 – No Class
June 3 – Planting the Seeds of Compassion
June 10 – How to Engage in Wishing Love
June 17 – Taking Suffering and Giving Love
June 24 – No class, summer break begins
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.