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! 

Positive Solutions for these Difficult Times

Covid 19 has literally changed everything in our life, at least for right now.  How do we get through this in the most peaceful, positive way? Even though Buddha lived 2600 years ago he had all the answers that we need to face this modern crisis.  Please join us for a special livestream series on Positive Solutions for these Difficult Times.

  • March 26 Dealing with Difficult Circumstances
  • April 2      Reducing the Worry about Uncertainty
  • April 9      How to be Alone with Yourself and Tolerate Others
  • April 16    Refuge from Fear
  • April 23    Making Peace with Change and Loss
  • April 30    Getting Strong in the Midst of Tragedy

Eight Steps to Happiness

Everyone, whether religious or non-religious, is looking for happiness all the time and wants to be free from problems and suffering permanently.  We mistakenly turn to things that bring us only temporary happiness, but through practicing Buddha’s teachings we can fulfill our greatest wishes through learning to train our mind within our daily activities, particularly during the pandemic of Covid-19.

  • May 7      Learning to Cherish Others
  • May 14    Enhancing Cherishing Love
  • May 21    Firmly Facing and Averting  Our Delusions
  • May 28      The Inner Wealth of Compassion
  • June 4      Seeing Everything as a Teaching
  • June 11    Accepting Defeat and Offering the Victory
  • June 18    Closed for US Spring Festival
  • June 25    Taking and Giving
  • July   2     Mental Freedom through Understanding Reality
Everyone is welcome to attend – no pre-registration required. Just drop in! 

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 – This is not happening now due to social isolation   (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.