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! 

Learning to Love Your Difficult People – The weeks of February 12 through March 12

The most common object of our worry and irritation is our family, friends and co-workers.  We  suffer a lot as we feel our relationships are rocky and unpredictable.  In this series we will look at ways Buddha taught to reduce the pain we feel about relationships and how transform them into ways to develop patience, love and compassion.

  • Feb 15        Ending Family Drama
  • Feb 22        Take the Dread out of Work
  • Mar  1        Don’t be a Victim
  • Mar  8        How to Help Others without Losing Yourself
  • Mar 15       What to do once You Have Tried Everything

Anger Solves Nothing – The weeks of Mar 19 through Apr 16

Anger has no function other than to cause us harm. It makes our mind rough and uncontrolled, robs us of our happiness, and disturbs others. Even the small anger of impatience and annoyance destroys our peace of mind and creates stress in our lives. This series will help us to learn how to recognize, reduce, and even eliminate anger from our mind.

         Week of            Topic

  • Mar 19       The Dangers of Anger
  • Mar 26       Why we Get Angry
  • Apr  2       The Power of Patience
  • Apr  9       The Courage to Forgive
  • Apr 16       Anger is Our only Enemy

New Series Discount Available!  Buy the whole series and get one class FREE!

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 18 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.