WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO LIVESTREAM CLASSES AT THIS TIME DUE TO COVID-19 CONTAINMENT EFFORTS. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR WEEKLY LIVESTREAM GENERAL PROGRAM CLASSES
These classes include both meditations and teachings based on Buddha’s wisdom that can help us to stay peaceful, even in the most challenging times. Current teaching topic: “How to Have Difficult Conversations”
New Series: How to Have Difficult Conversations — each class available Tuesday – Saturday
- June 30-July 2 I’m Afraid You’ll Retaliate
- July 7-11 What If I Offend You?
- July 14-18 Too Angry to Speak With Guest Teacher Shelli Snyder (see below)
- July 21-25 When and How to Say “No” and “No More” INTRODUCING Guest Teacher Marlene Robinson (see below)
- July 28-Aug 1 You’re Not Going To Like What I Need to Tell You
- Aug 4-8 NO CLASS DUE TO SUMMER FESTIVAL
- Aug 11-15th Topics No One Wants to Talk About
When it comes to having difficult conversations, some of us avoid conflict and some of us speak too quickly. Generally, neither approach is successful. In the first case, the problem continues to fester and in the second, the problem gets worse.
What if you retaliate; what if I offend you; what if I know you’re not going to like what I have to say?
We will never have deep and satisfying relationships unless we learn to communicate skillfully. Although Buddha taught 2,600 years ago, his advice is thoroughly modern and can solve all our problems.
Join us for our six-week series with Gen Kelsang Chogden to learn how we can all use the difficulties in our lives as doorways to meaningful conversations and opportunities to grow.
Class Fee: $12/class ($8 students/seniors/unemployed)
This class will be available weekly from Tuesday a.m. through Saturday p.m. Watch at your convenience
Right after you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email WITH YOUR LINK.
Please do not share this link with anyone. Class prices are per person
Email questions to Shelli at EPC@meditationmd.org or call us 410-243-3837
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. These classes are included in your membership!
TEACHER: 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 21 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.
This Month we will have 2 guest teachers to this class:
Teacher July 21st, 22nd and 23rd: Marlene Robinson is a Teacher Training Program student at KMC Maryland and will be starting as the Mount Vernon teacher as soon as that branch class opens again. She has been studying Kadampa Buddhism since 2016 and has a heartfelt, clear and practical approach to Buddha’s teachings. She provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.
Teacher July 15th and 16th: Shelli Snyder has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 2005 and is also our Education Program Coordinator. She is a sincere, joyful, and warmhearted practitioner and teacher. Her teachings are heartfelt and practical, showing her deep personal experience of using Buddha’s teachings to solve the problems of daily life.