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We offer many special events throughout the year. Check back often to see what's coming up!

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KIDS CLUB!

Meditation for Kids
with Patty & Ingrid

Wednesday, August 14

Time: 2  – 3 pm

Everyone welcome.

$5/child

50% discount for Tier 1 & 2 members

Free for Tier 3 & 4 members

Pre-registration is requested

A very special adventure for younger first-time meditators. Every parent wants their child to be happy, healthy, and fulfilled in life. Kid’s meditation class is a perfect place to introduce meditation to children and promotes inner strength and emotional well-being.


In these monthly classes, children will be gently guided into fun and relaxing meditations, as well as methods to calm their minds and deal with negative feelings. Classes include a short discussion about everyday experiences relevant to children, guided meditation and fun activities that foster habits such as kindness, cooperation, patience, and giving.

 

Suitable for children aged 4 – 7.

Contact us here with any questions. We are happy to answer any you may have!

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Heart of Wisdom
with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Saturday, August 17

Time: 10 am  – 3:15 pm

Everyone welcome.

$25 (bring a friend for FREE!)

50% discount for Tier 1 & 2 members

Free for Tier 3 & 4 members

During this workshop Gen Chogyop will give teachings based on the practice of 'The Great Mother'. This is a powerful method to avert and overcome all our hindrances and obstacles, both to worldly happiness and to the attainment of the permanent inner peace of nirvana – liberation.

 

These teachings come from the special teachings and meditations taught by Buddha on Massed Vultures mountain in India. Understanding the Heart Sutra is a method to overcome all our problems both outer and inner.

 

The extent to which we are successful in doing this depends upon the strength of our faith which we can increase by contemplating explanations of how the practice has helped others in the past which are explained in Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s commentary in his book 'The New Heart of Wisdom'.

 

Schedule
10 – 11:15 am • Teaching 1 & Meditation
11:15 – 11:45 am • Break (light snacks provided)
11:45 – 1 pm • Teaching 2 & Meditation
1-2 pm  • Lunch (light lunch provided)
2-3:15 pm • Teaching & Practice

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Solving Our Human Problems
with Rob Kelly

Saturday, August 24

Time: 10  – 11 am

Everyone welcome.

$12 (bring a friend for
FREE!)

50% discount for Tier 1 & 2 members

Free for Tier 3 & 4 members

You may register & pay in advance, or at the door upon arrival.

Join us for a class that explores solutions to our daily problems and difficulties, using Buddha's teachings to change our world by changing our mind.

This class will be based on the book How to Solve Our Human Problems by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, which is available in our bookstore, or here in e-book, paperback, and audiobook formats.

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Sacred Spaces
with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Saturday, September 7

Time: 10  am – 2:30 pm

Everyone welcome.

$25 (bring a friend for
FREE!)

50% discount for Tier 1 & 2 members

Free for Tier 3 & 4 members

You may register & pay in advance, or at the door upon arrival.

Buddha taught many different methods to support and inspire our practice of meditation. Some of the most powerful involve Buddhist images, making water offerings and understanding the meaning of symbols and sacred objects.

 

In this workshop you have an opportunity to understand the beauty, power and meaning of all the sacred elements in Menlha's meditation room. From the meaning of making water offerings, to who are the Buddhas, to the meaning behind the symbols and sacred objects, as well as the practice of making prostrations and more.

 

You will leave inspired to create a tranquil place of refuge in your own home for your meditation practices.

 

Schedule
10 – 11 am • Teaching & Meditation
11 – 11:30 am • Break (light snacks provided)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm • Teaching & Meditation
12:30 – 1:30 pm • Lunch (light lunch provided)
1:30 – 2:30 pm • Teaching & Q&A

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A String & A Prayer:

Mala Making Workshop
with Gen Kelsang Chogyop, Diane Cadman & Deanne McBeath

Saturday, October 5

Time: 10  am – 2:30 pm

Everyone welcome.

$40 (includes lunch & all materials)

50% discount for Tier 1 & 2 members

Free for Tier 3 & 4 members

Please pre-register for this event so we can ensure there are enough materials for everyone. Space is limited!

Join us for an introduction to mantra and mala making. Learn about Buddhist mantras and how to use a Buddhist mala (or rosary) in conjunction with mantra recitation to improve your peace of mind, compassion and wisdom. Enjoy a half-day course exploring this traditional art by making your own mala to take home with you.

 

A mala is a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations. This is a simple practice that easily connects us with the good qualities of all enlightened beings, and helps us to realize our highest potential. For Buddhist practitioners, their mala is a very precious and meaningful object.

 

This workshop is suitable for everyone, whether you are an experienced practitioner or a complete beginner. Work at your own pace and receive guidance from experienced mala makers while enhancing your knowledge and creating a qualified mala according to the New Kadampa lineage. A vegetarian lunch and snacks will be provided.

 

Schedule
10 – 10:45 am • Teaching on Purpose of Malas & Meditation (with Gen Chogyop)
10:45 –11 am • Break
11 am –12 pm • Mala Making demonstration and bead selection (with Deanne McBeath & Diane Cadman)
12 – 2:30 pm • Open crafting time (light lunch provided)

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"WHEN THE TURBULENCE OF DISTRACTING THOUGHTS SUBSIDES AND OUR MIND BECOMES STILL, A DEEP HAPPINESS AND CONTENTMENT NATURALLY ARISE
FROM WITHIN."

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

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