An Inclusive Community

Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland is a completely inclusive community. The tools we provide can help everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, occupation, religion, philosophy, way of life or background. Everyone can benefit from these teachings without exception, and everyone is welcome. The Temple welcomes people from all faiths and those that do not subscribe to any faith. You do not have to be a Buddhist to take part in the program or to benefit from it.

We provide an opportunity for everyone to grow spiritually regardless of who they are and where they come from. We are an international organization with an appreciation for diversity, and with a global vision for peace.

The Enlightened beings, the Buddhas, love all beings unconditionally and without exception, and Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland embodies this quality through our inclusive philosophy. Our teachings are designed to break down the barriers between people, showing how we are all fundamentally equal at our core in wishing to be happy and free from suffering. We provide the methods by which we can learn to accept and appreciate one another, leading to harmony in our relationships and society.