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
- June 30-July 2 I’m Afraid You’ll Retaliate
- July 7-9 What If I Offend You?
- July 15-16 Too Angry to Speak With Guest Teacher Shelli Snyder (see below)
- July 21-23 When and How to Say “No” and “No More” INTRODUCING Guest Teacher Marlene Robinson (see below)
- July 29-30 You’re Not Going To Like What I Need to Tell You
- Aug 5-6 Topics No One Wants to Talk About
Classes are Tuesdays 7-8:15pm, Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am, and Thursdays 7-8:15pm
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)
or sign up below for individual classes
YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER NO LATER THAN 1 HOUR BEFORE THE CLASS.
AN INVITATION / LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU AT THAT TIME.
NO CLASS TUES JULY 14th
WEDNESDAYS 10:30-11:30 AM
THURSDAYS 7-8:15PM — REGISTRATION LINKS COMING SOON
Everyone is welcome to attend
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.
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.