UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR INNER PEACE
Our classes range from live-stream drop-in classes, weekend day courses & retreats, and in-depth study programs. No prior experience of meditation or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary to participate.
Everyone is welcome.
Learn to Meditate, or Deepen Your Daily Practice.
Find the class that's right for you.
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.
Sundays 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
Suggested donation $10
THE JOY OF AUTHENTIC LOVE:
How to Make All of your Relationships More Loving, Light and Meaningful
Now that we are shifting back to actual face-to-face relationships, what better time to see if we can’t improve those relationships? In addition to face-to-face, how about heart-to-heart?
Although we always seek happiness in our close relationships, so many of those relationships wind up burdened with too much of the opposite: Unhappiness. According to Buddha this is because we often confuse desirous attachment for love. Desirous attachment is a deluded, unpeaceful state of mind that sees the other people as our source of happiness, and consequently expects these people to make us happy. But it is a con job. Happiness doesn’t come from other people. It comes from our own mind. Desirous attachment undermines our love for family, friends and others, making those relationships ordinary and setting us up for dissatisfaction and conflict again and again.
In this series, we will learn how to recognize and reduce our desirous attachment and to replace it with an authentic love that actually does reveal pure happiness. We will experience a love less ordinary and discover how all our relationships can become extraordinary – extraordinary and crucial components of an extraordinary life.
Tuesdays 9:15 – 10:30 am
June 1 - Distinguishing Desirous Attachment and Love in All our Relationships
June 8 - How to Connect to Another Person’s Heart
June 15 - Why Others Matter
June 22 - How Training in Love Transforms our Relationships
June 29 - How an Open Heart of Love Makes Your Life Extraordinary
July 6 - The Power of Universal Love
$12 per person/included with monthly membership
“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
The Foundation Program gives you the opportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of the Buddhist spiritual path right here in Lambertville, NJ.
Through regular teachings and meditation, systematic study, and group discussion, the Foundation Program (FP) offers the same training followed by spiritual practitioners in an unbroken lineage dating back to Buddha Shakyamuni. 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.
NEW OPEN ENROLLMENT!
Interested in our Monday Foundation Program?
Free 2-week trial starts Monday, August 23.
In this in-depth study program we are currently studying the book How to Understand The Mind, an explanation of the nature and power of the mind. Through studying and meditating on this text we understand the relationship between our mind and its external objects. If we understand that objects depend upon the subjective mind, we can change the way objects appear to us by changing our own mind. Gradually we shall gain the ability to control our mind and in this way solve all our problems. This class is a monthly commitment. You are welcome to drop in on one or two classes free of charge to see if Foundation Program is right for you.
Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
$60 per student, per month
In this in-depth study program we are currently studying the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune. Through studying and meditating on this text we gain the ability to put all Buddha’s teachings of both Sutra and Tantra into practice, and we can easily make progress on and complete the stages of the path to the supreme happiness of enlightenment. This class is a monthly commitment. You are welcome to drop in on one or two classes free of charge to see if Foundation Program is right for you.
Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am
$60 per student, per month
Experiencing financial difficulty? Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Please email us to inquire about reduced class fees.
“Developing compassion and wisdom, and helping those in need whenever possible, is the true meaning of life.”
— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
2021 NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival
The very essence of Modern Kadampa Buddhism
The NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival 2021, July 30 – August 14. Two weeks of inspiring empowerments and teachings from the two most senior Teachers in the New Kadampa Tradition, with a short retreat in each week. Everyone is invited to participate. The festival will be on-line. Click here for more info.