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.
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 plenty of parking in a large parking lot. And inside there’s a bookstore, a lovely Buddha statue, and always tea or other refreshments.
Victory Over Negative Self
So often we are our own worst critic, and this also causes us to judge others in a harsh way. When we focus on finding faults in ourself and others we are creating and fostering unpleasant feelings in our mind, and thus we feel annoyed, depressed, anxious and irritated with the world, and create a self image of being a failure. Buddha explains how we can stop these bad habits, and substitute ways of thinking that encourage ourself and see the good in ourself and others. This results in our becoming more competent and brings harmony into our relationships.
- Nov 12 I Am Not My Faults
- Nov 19 Whose Fault is it?
- Nov 26 Thanksgiving week NO 10:30am or 12:15pm class this day — there will be a 7pm class
- Dec 3 Taking off the Mask
- Dec 10 The Protection of Clear Decisions
- Dec 17 The Power of Humility
- Dec 24 and Dec 31 NO Classes due to Winter Holidays
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
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.
KMC-Maryland Annapolis Branch
703 Giddings Ave, Suite U2-B, Annapolis MD 21401
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).