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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.

Sunday 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.

 

Sundays  •  10:30 am – 12:00 noon

In-person & Live-stream

Suggested donation $10

The Powers of Relaxation & Joy

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop


Could the key to your spiritual development really be relaxation and joy? Could these be the missing pieces? But what about effort? Is there a contradiction between effort and relaxation? Buddha taught skillful advice for achieving balanced and joyful spiritual effort. Explore, contemplate and meditate on these special powers over the upcoming weeks. Everyone welcome!

Tuesdays  •  9:15 – 10:30 am

In-person & Live-stream

August 24  – The power of relaxation
August 31  –  Learning to identify laziness disguised as effort
September 7  – Joyful spiritual effort: Developing your inner super power
September 14 – Consistent spiritual energy: From relaxation comes strength
September 21 – Finding ease within: Cultivating effortless effort
September 28  – The power of relaxing with a positive mind

$12 per person | free with monthly membership

NEW! 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

$10 per person | free with monthly membership

No registration required. Simply show up!

NEW! 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!

“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

Our Foundation Program

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.

Monday 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. 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

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Wednesday Foundation 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. 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 

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Please contact us to register

Experiencing financial difficulty? Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Please email us to inquire about reduced class fees.

 

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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