Tuesdays In Annapolis

Gen Chogden opening door Annapolis
Gen Kelsang Chogden

Tuesdays are a very special day at KMC Maryland’s Annapolis branch class in West Annapolis. There’s a morning and an evening class that include both meditation and teachings on how to develop and maintain happiness and peace of mind.

Lunchtime Meditation is a half an hour guided meditation class that is suitable for anyone. It’s the perfect way to let the stress and pressure of your day melt away so you can return from your lunch hour feeling refreshed and nourished. The teacher will briefly instruct on the steps of meditation and then introduce a meditation topic; you then have plenty of quiet time to practice the process of meditation and improve your ability to stay focused on your meditation object.

The morning and afternoon classes are taught by KMC Maryland’s resident teacher, Gen Kelsang Chogden, a Western Buddhist nun who has been practicing meditation for over 20 years.

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The evening class is taught by Tracey Van Gundy,
a lay teacher who has been practicing Kadam Dharma
since 2009 and teaching it since 2011.

 

The environment is peaceful, warm and friendly and everyone is welcome! There’s  parking in 2 large parking lots, one as you drive into the venue and one on Giddings Avenue, and there is easy on street parking. And inside there’s a bookstore, a lovely meditation room, and always tea or other refreshments.

No pre-registration required. Just drop in!

 

10:30am & 7pm CLASS TOPICS: 

New Year, New Mind, New You – How to Move From Negative States of Mind to Positive

Abandoning negative states of mind and cultivating positive states of mind is the essence of practicing Buddha’s teachings.  Negative states of mind are the cause of all negative actions and the source of all our suffering and danger. By identifying them, learning to reduce them and eventually eradicating them we solve all our problems

  • Jan 7 Reducing Anxiety and Worry   Class will be held at 7pm since only rain is forecast
  • Jan 14 Decreasing Fear
  • Jan 21 Overcoming Guilt
  • Jan 28 A Remedy for Jealousy
  • Feb 4 Defeating Depression
  • Feb 11 Stop Living in the Past

Swift Measures for  Life’s Inevitable Challenges

For as long as we are in the cycle of impure life, we cannot avoid unpleasant, difficult situations and a certain amount of physical discomfort, but by training our mind to look at frustrating situations in a more realistic manner, we can free ourself from a lot of unnecessary mental suffering. Instead of reacting blindly through the force of emotional habit, we should examine whether it is helpful or realistic to become unhappy in such situations. We do not need to become unhappy just because things do not go our way. 

  • Feb 18        Remaining Calm in the Midst of Insults
  • Feb 25        Staying Cool Under Pressure — NO CLASS this day 10:30am — There WILL be class at 7pm
  • March 3      Giving When You Don’t Have Much to Give
  • March 10    Knowing when acceptance is necessary
  • March 17    Getting Strong in the Midst of Tragedy

Class Times & Cost:

10:30am – 11:45am: $12/class ($8 students/seniors/unemployed)  

12:15pm – 12:45pm: Lunchtime Meditation  $6 (no discounts apply) 

 7:00pm – 8:15pm: $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.

First time coming to the class? Here is what to expect.

Location: 

KMC-Maryland Annapolis BranchGen Chogden and Nancy near Annapolis sign

703 Giddings Ave, Suite U2-B, Annapolis MD 21401 (sor

Directions:  Enter the parking lot from Ridgely Ave.  We are on the 2nd floor of the 703 Giddings Building (up the staircases from the parking lot).New Annapolis meditation room March 2019 cropped (1)