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Our Classes

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR INNER PEACE

Our classes range from in-person drop-in classes, weekend courses & retreatsin-depth study programs.

No prior experience of meditation or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary to participate.

Everyone Welcome.

Learn to Meditate, or Deepen Your Daily Practice.
Find the class that's right for you

LAMBERTVILLE
General Program Classes

SUNDAYS

Prayers for World Peace

with Ethel Rackin

​Note: No class July 28

This class includes a guided meditation, a prayer dedicated to world peace, and a teaching on a Buddhist topic. Increase your wisdom, grow your compassion, and familiarize your mind with the experience of inner peace through meditation. Everyone is welcome.

 

Sundays   10:30 am – 12 noon

Suggested donation $15

No registration required. Simply show up!

 

SUNDAYS

Dharma ConversationCommunity

Join us on Sundays, following our Prayers for World Peace class for Sangha social time! Learn, share, find peace over a cup of tea or coffee. Browse the shop and be inspired by visiting our beautiful meditation space. Learn about the meditation classes we offer. 

Everyone is welcome.

 

Sundays   12 noon – 1 pm

Free! Just show up.

MONDAYS

Cultivating A Meaningful Life: Enter a state of relaxation

with Alexander Pachman

In just 45 minutes your whole day can change for the better. By intentionally cultivating inner peace, we can learn to live from a place of possibility rather than problems. Designed to offer a taste of inner peace, these very accessible meditations will guide you into a state of relaxation and joy. We then take these positive experience into our life and make meaningful change. 

Everyone is welcome.

Mondays   7:30 – 8:15pm 

$8 per person | free with monthly membership

No registration required. Simply show up!

TUESDAYS

Talk & Meditation:

How Love Solves Your Problems

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop & Diana Barbera

Nurturing our innate potential for love – a mind of truly cherishing others – is the best thing we can do for ourself and for others. Buddha called the mind of love “the great protector” because it protects us from unhappiness and gives us the internal openness and flexibility to deal skillfully with all the various difficult situations we encounter.Nurturing love in our heart heals our relationship with ourself, our family and friends, and, ultimately, our world. We may think this sounds idealistic but in truth it’s very practical. Buddha taught special methods whereby in meditation we learn to tune into our own capacity for love, to nurture it and expand it, opening it to more and more people (and animals!). In this series be guided in these heart enriching meditations and understand how we can apply them to solving the various problems in our lives.
Everyone is welcome.

 

July 2  How Love Heals our Relationships (with Gen Kelsang Chogyop)
July 9  How Self-love Leads to Authentic Love for Others (with Gen Kelsang Chogyop)
July 16  How Training in Love Increases our Resilience (with Diana Barbera)
July 23  How Love Frees Us from Anger and Conflict (with Diana Barbera)
July 30  How Training In Love Leads to Lasting Happiness (with Diana Barbera)

Tuesdays   9:15 – 10:30 am

$15 per person | free with monthly membership

No registration required. Simply show up!

WEDNESDAYS

Don't Worry, Be Happy

with Robin Kelly

Worrying is easy. What we don’t often realize is that it also ruins our happiness.

Rob will give teachings and guide meditations that lead to mental well-being, peace and happiness, even when life is very difficult. He will explain how we can permanently solve all our suffering and problems – our unpleasant feelings – and accomplish the real meaning of our human life through receiving Buddha's teachings. Each week you will receive practical advice that you can put into practice immediately. Over time, these new understandings will not only enrich our life, but have life changing results. How fortunate we are! 

Everyone is welcome.

Wednesdays   7:30 – 8:30 pm 

$12 per person | free with monthly membership

No registration required. Simply show up!

MONDAYS  |  WEDNESDAYS  |   FRIDAYS

Lunchtime Meditation

with Diane Cadman & Diana Barbera

Take 30 minutes in the middle of the day to cultivate inner peace and happiness. These short classes offer practical meditations on gaining mindfulness and concentration which will eventually lead to deep levels of inner peace. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Perfect for beginners and more experienced meditators.

Everyone is welcome.

Mondays | WednesdaysFridays  •  12 noon – 12:30 pm

$5 per person | free with monthly membership

No registration required. Simply show up!

HYT Practice Class

DAKINI YOGA

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Gen Chogyop will guide us through the ritual aspect of this HYT practice, as well as give commentary on the Eleven Yogas, learning how to integrate Vajrayogini practice into our daily life, seeing each moment as an opportunity to progress quickly on the path to enlightenment. 

You must have Heruka and Vajrayogini empowerments to attend this class.

Saturday/monthly  •  10 am – 12 noon

Next class: Please check our calendar for date.

$20 per person | no discounts given

“The actual function of a Dharma Center is to give teachings to the people in the area and, by sharing with them our experience of Dharma, to help them to solve their daily problems.”

— from the book The New Meditation Handbook by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Experiencing financial difficulty? No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please email us to inquire about reduced class fees.

HAMILTON
General Program Classes

THURSDAYS Buddha's Wisdom in Daily Life
with Russell & Adrienne Chell
 
This series of classes will be based on the books 'How to Solve Our Human Problems'  &  'Modern Buddhism' by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, both which provide practical advice on how to change our world by changing our mind. This series of classes is perfectly suited for those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.
 
No previous meditation experience is necessary. Perfect for beginners, as well as more experienced meditators.
Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays    7 – 8 pm    NEW! 6-week series starts September 2024!

$12 per person | free with monthly membership

 

You may register & pay in advance for each class below, or at the door upon arrival.

 

GP Classes
Hamilton NJ
Free Friday
Sangha Social

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“Developing compassion and wisdom, and helping those in need whenever possible, is the true meaning of life.”

— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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