Buddhism teaches that to find lasting happiness and meaning in our lives we need to follow a spiritual path. To follow this path it is important to have a close connection with a qualified teacher who can give us personal advice and encouragement, to listen to pure Dharma teachings, and to belong to a strong spiritual community. In this way we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Buddha’s teachings, maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has designed special spiritual programs for the systematic study and practice of Kadampa Buddhism that are especially suited to the modern world.
General Program Drop In Meditation Class
$10 each class
The General Program Drop In Meditation Class (GP) provides a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditation that is suitable for both experienced meditators and those who are new to meditation. Through these classes we can learn how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems and find the peace and happiness we seek. General Program class also includes advanced teachings and practices from both Sutra and Tantra.
We offer two General Program classes each week. Please see our calendar for a complete schedule of classes offered.
Foundation Program Study Class
$65 monthly - enrollment required
The Foundation Program class offers the oportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of the Buddhist spiritual path.
Through regular teachings and meditation, systematic study, and group discussion, the Foundation Program offers the same training followed by spiritual practitioners in an unbroken lineage dating back to Buddha Shakayamuni. In this way we can gain authentic experience of the Dharma while still maintaining our contemporary lifestyle. By studying on this program we shall gain great confidence in meditation – from basic techniques for overcoming our everyday problems to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace. Warm friendships develop as students inspire each other, sharing insights and experiences of the spiritual path.