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Our Classes

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL FOR INNER PEACE

Our classes range from in-person or 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.

LAMBERTVILLE
General Program Classes

SUNDAYS Prayers for World Peace

with Sarah Paden

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 – 12:00 noon

In-person | live-stream

Suggested donation $15

TUESDAYS Talk & Meditation

Current Series

Becoming Naturally Happy

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop &  Rob Kelly *

 

Buddha taught there are eleven virtuous states of mind that are naturally virtuous. If a spoonful of sugar is stirred into a cup of tea, all the tea becomes sweet because sugar is by nature sweet. Similarly, when a virtuous mind is present, the entire mind and all thoughts and feelings also become virtuous and peaceful.

In this 11-week series, we will learn about each of the eleven virtuous states of mind that bring joy, peace and happiness to our life. Then, we will naturally live our best life, even in the midst of these unusual times.

 

Although presented in a series, each class is self-contained. Perfect for beginners and more experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesdays  •  9:15 – 10:30 am

In-person | live-stream

Note: May 10 will be on-line only due to Menlha move

* March 22 – Believing 

* March 29 – Protection 

* April 5 – Cherishing 

April 12 – Freedom

April 19 – Liberation

April 26 – Bliss

May 3 – Effort

May 10 – Stillness (on-line only)

May 17 – Responsibility

May 24 – Equality

May 31 – Harmony

$15 per person | free with monthly membership

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

In-person only

$12 per person | free with monthly membership

No registration required. Simply show up!

FRIDAYS Lunchtime Meditation

with Diane Cadman

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.

Fridays  •  12:00 noon – 12:30 pm

In-person only

$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  •  10:00 am – 12 noon

Next class: Saturday, June 11

In-person only

$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

Foundation  & Teacher Training Program Classes

The Foundation & Teacher Training Programs give 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) & Teacher Training Program (TTP) 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 these programs 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.

MONDAYS Foundation Program

with Diane Cadman

In this in-depth study program we are currently studying the book How to Understand The Mindan 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 and is most appropriate for those who have attended our General Program classes, listed above. After you have met with the teacher to discuss the Program, 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

In-person 1 x month + Live-stream 3 x month
$80/month

Learn about memberships

Please contact us to register

WEDNESDAYS Teacher Training Program

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

In this in-depth study program we are currently studying the book Joyful Path of Good FortuneThrough 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 and is most appropriate for those who have attended our General Program classes, listed above. After you have met with the teacher to discuss the Program, you are welcome to drop in on one or two classes free of charge to see if Teacher Training Program is right for you.

 

Wednesdays  •  9:00 am – 12:00 noon

In-person 1 x month + Live-stream 3 x month

$100/month 

Learn about memberships

Please contact us to register

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

NEW! 6-week series May 5 – June 9
 
THURSDAYS Intro to Mindfulness
with Russell & Adrienne Chell
 
No previous meditation experience is necessary. Perfect for beginners, as well as more experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome.

Thursdays  •  7 – 8 pm
In-person only

 

$12 per person | free with monthly membership

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

 
 
 

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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