Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center Events

Events

CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING EVENTS BELOW

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

LEVEL UP: Meditation Practice Class
with Diane Cadman

Saturday, August 21
In-person | live-stream | on-demand
Time: 10 – 11 am

Everyone welcome.

$10

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

Been practicing meditation for awhile? New to meditation but wanting to go deeper into a practice? Take a deep dive into the practical aspects of meditation practice.

 

These classes will explore techniques to make your meditation practice more stable and successful.

In-person option: No registration required. Simply show up!


Saturday, August 21 • Counting the Breath
Saturday, September 25 • Overcoming Mental Inertia

Saturday, October 23 • Get Into a Groove

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Solving Our Human Problems

with Rob Kelly
 

Saturday, September 11

In-person | live-stream | on-demand
Time: 10 – 11 am

Everyone welcome.

 

$10

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

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 Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, which is available here in e-book, paperback, and audiobook formats.

In-person option: No registration required. Simply show up!

Renewing the World: The Power of Pure Imagination

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

 

Saturday, September 18

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Everyone welcome.

$25

Included in the cost is an optional Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat on September 19 – 20.

Free for Kadampa members

50% discount for members

Registration coming soon.

 

 

A mandala is a traditional offering created through the power of imagination. The entire universe is visualized as transformed into a pure land, and then mentally offered to the Buddhas. A beautiful and creative practice, it is an extraordinary method for generating positive energy and good fortune.

For successful meditation and authentic spiritual development, it is vital that we learn to open a window into our mind through which the inspiration and energy of the holy beings can enter. 

 

This course will introduce the practice of making mandala offerings and show how to integrate the practice into our spiritual life.

 

These teachings are followed by an optional Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat on September 19 – 20.

 

Schedule

Session 1 • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Session 2 • 12:45 am – 2:00 pm

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat

Self-guided sessions

Sunday, September 19 &

Monday, September 20

Everyone welcome.

$5 for non-members

Free for members

Retreat is included in the cost for those attending the September 18 course "Renewing the World: The Power of Pure Imagination."

Registration coming soon.

Making mandala offerings is a creative practice that harnesses our pure imagination and our good heart. These offerings are a powerful method to accumulate a vast collection of merit or positive energy.  Merit is the main cause of all of our success in daily life and in our spiritual practice.

 

This retreat will focus on making many mandala offerings, creating a vast collection of merit and ensuring our future success and happiness. 

Retreat sessions are self-guided based on teachings from “Renewing the World: The Power of Pure Imagination" on September 18.

 

This is a live streaming online class only. 

 

Schedule

September 19 7:00 am, 12 noon, 5:15 pm

September 20 • 7:00 am, 12 noon

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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