Evening Meditation Class

Class time  Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:15pm with Gen Kelsang Chogden

This class is a wonderful and insightful presentation of how we can apply meditation and Buddhism to our busy modern lifestyles. The teachings are practical advice that we can immediately put into practice to find greater love, compassion and wisdom in our everyday lives. There is usually a time for Q&A and class discussion. This class is an ideal starting point for those interested to find out more about Buddhism and meditation. The program is a drop-in class, walk-ins are welcome! 

Creating Balance in a Busy Life – The weeks of September 10 through October 8

Most of our daily problems arise from unbalanced minds such as uncontrolled desire and irritation.  If we learn to maintain a well-balanced mind our meetings with others will be pleasant, our friendships long-lasting and our mind will remain peaceful in the midst of our busy daily life.

  • Sept 13                   Inner Peace
  • Sept 20                   Keeping a Balanced Mind — equanimity
  • Sept 27                   Simplify Your Life — Contentment
  • Oct 4                       Working with Difficulties — Patience
  • Oct 11                     Kindness and Compassion in daily life 

Taking Charge of Your Holiday Experience

  • Oct 18                     Giving thanks/Being Grateful
  • Oct 25                     Why family can be difficult for us 
  • Nov  1                     Ending Family Drama
  • Nov 8                      Can’t live with them; can’t live without them 
  • Nov 15                    Abandoning the Holiday Blues
  • Nov 22                    No Class-Thanksgiving Holiday

Loving others is principally an attitude of mind, and the way in which we express it depends upon the needs, wishes and situations of each individual, as well as our karmic connection with them.  If we make a special determination to cherish those with whom we are going to spend our time, and then put this determination into practice, our cherishing will be grounded and sincere. This will make our holidays harmonious and meaningful.

Class Fee: $12/class ($8 students/seniors/unemployed) 

You can also become a member starting at $40/month and receive discounts while you help to provide a steady level of support for our activities.

Join us for dinner in the World Peace Cafe before class @ 6-6:45pm peacecafebmore.org 
 Gen Kelsang Chogden is an American Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Maryland. Gen Chogden has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 19 years under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who gave her the title “Gen” indicating that she is a senior ordained teacher of the Kadampa Tradition.

Gen Chogden’s compassionate activities of teaching, guiding, and inspiring those around her are the result of her deep faith, clear wisdom, and heartfelt concern for others that brings true sincerity and humility to her life as a spiritual teacher.

Her teachings are always practical and easy to apply to everyday life. Through her gentle and joyful approach and her peaceful example, she has helped many people find true happiness in their hearts.