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! 

The Power of Imagination: Charge up your meditation practice

  • Nov 29                    Imagine That!
  • Dec 6                       From Imagination to Reality
  • Dec 13                    The Preciousness of Tantra
  • Dec 20                    The Power of Visualization
  • Dec 27                    Temple is closed for Winter Holidays

How is it possible for something that exists only in our imagination to become a reality? It is a remarkable quality of the mind that we first create objects with our imagination and then bring them into our everyday reality. In fact, everything starts in the imagination.  Through meditation, we can bring our wish for freedom from suffering and lasting peace and happiness into existence.

New Year, New Mind, New You

Happiness and suffering are feelings – parts of our mind – and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind. If we really want to be truly happy and free from suffering we must improve our understanding of the mind and in this way take take control of our mind so we can eliminate our suffering and develop lasting happiness.

  • Jan 3                       No Class-Join us for Retreat on the Stages of the Path (Lamrim)
  • Jan 10                     Why do I Feel This Way
  • Jan 17                     Empowered to Choose
  • Jan 24                     The Power of our intention
  • Jan 31                     Being in the Moment
  • Feb 7                       Focusing the Mind

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.