Classes

Classes provide a way to get into greater depth on a specific focus of Buddhist study. We have a variety of classes available throughout the year, taught by a large cast of dedicated and knowledgeable local and visiting teachers.

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Exploring Mindfulness: The joy of bringing awareness into our daily lives

Event Dates: Saturday November 22, 2014 – Saturday November 22, 2014

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exploring_mindfulness_smAre you ready to take your mindfulness to a deeper level? Treat yourself to a relaxing and spacious day of mindfulness practice, including meditation, activities, noble silence, gentle yoga, and small group discussion. This mini-retreat will offer you practical ways to apply mindfulness in your relationships, communication, and work. Led by Akashavanda and Tom Gaillard. (more…)

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Metta

Event Dates: Sunday November 23, 2014 – Sunday November 23, 2014

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MeditationThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana (Loving-kindness) meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. (more…)

Order/Mitra Day: Cultivating Mudita

Event Dates: Saturday December 6, 2014 – Saturday December 6, 2014

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ordermitra_mudita_smJoin Khemavassika, Narottama, and Viriyagita and the rest of the Order/Mitra sangha for a day of practice, friendship, and study. The theme of the day is mudita and its role in furthering spiritual development.  This will be done through shrine room activities as well as interactive discussions. Please bring a tasty dish for the pot luck lunch and a donation for the dana bowl to help cover the costs of the day. (more…)

Keeping it Real: Spiritual Friendship

Event Dates: Saturday December 13, 2014 – Saturday December 13, 2014

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Men's DayThe Dharma off the Cushion” workshop series we will investigate how our everyday lives can express our Dharma practice. Each workshop will focus on a specific topic, and provide tools and guidance for navigating the trickier areas of our lives. Although each individual workshop will have a different format, they all will offer ample time for reflection and discussion of one’s own circumstances and experience. (more…)

Young Sangha Gathering

Event Dates: Sunday December 14, 2014 – Sunday December 14, 2014

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Young SanghaThese classes offer a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings by emphasizing kindness and respect for others. Our first hour is for children ages up to 9. In each class there is a short talk, gentle meditation, and an arts and crafts activity related to a Buddhist theme. Older children are encouraged to come and help with the arts and crafts program. Parents must remain on premises and parents of very young children are asked to stay with their child to assist them if needed. The second hour is for ages 10 to 17. During this hour we will have gentle meditation and discussion on topics relevant to teens and how to live the practices in our lives. (more…)

Ancient Wisdom Study Day: The Vimalakirti Nirdesa

Event Dates: Saturday December 20, 2014 – Saturday December 20, 2014

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Vimalakirti_smThe Vimalakirti Nirdesa- also called the “Inconceivable Emancipation”- is a Buddhist text which tests the boundaries of what we call Reality via its protagonist Vimalakirti, an advanced bodhisattva. Highly insightful, and often humorous, it takes us on a mind-bending magical journey. (more…)

Introduction to Meditation Workshop – Mindfulness of Breathing

Event Dates: Sunday December 21, 2014 – Sunday December 21, 2014

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MeditationThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday January 11, 2015 – Sunday January 11, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Dates: Wednesdays,  January 14, 2015 – February 4, 2015

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PaintingThis four-week course provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of sitting meditation practice. During the course, two different meditation practices will be taught: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Meditation on Loving Kindness. These are traditional Buddhist meditation techniques dating back to the time of the Buddha, although one does not need to be a Buddhist or have Buddhist beliefs to practice them. (more…)

Introduction To Meditation Workshop – Mindfulness of Breathing

Event Dates: Sunday January 25, 2015 – Sunday January 25, 2015

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MeditationThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Mindfulness of Breathing meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday February 8, 2015 – Sunday February 8, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Introduction To Meditation And Buddhism – Winter Series

Event Dates: Wednesday nights,  February 11, 2015 – March 18, 2015

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SatipatthanaOn these six Wednesday evenings we will learn traditional Buddhist meditations and also explore basic Buddhist teachings. Meditations taught will include the Mindfulness of Breathing, development of loving-kindness (Metta Bhavana) and walking meditation. These forms have been found to be supportive and helpful to most everyone by helping us to focus, to become more at ease, to know our own minds more fully. Buddhist teachings shared will include the five ethical precepts, the principle of conditionality or interconnectedness, and the Four Noble Truths. The course emphasizes how the Buddhist tradition applies to our lives and the world as we know it now. (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday March 8, 2015 – Sunday March 8, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Introduction To Meditation Workshop – Metta

Event Dates: Saturday April 4, 2015 – Saturday April 4, 2015

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MeditationThis workshop is an intensive introduction to the Metta Bhavana (Loving-kindness) meditation practice. Basic methods of setting up our meditation and the traditional Buddhist meditation form will taught. (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday April 12, 2015 – Sunday April 12, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday May 10, 2015 – Sunday May 10, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday June 14, 2015 – Sunday June 14, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday July 12, 2015 – Sunday July 12, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday August 9, 2015 – Sunday August 9, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday September 13, 2015 – Sunday September 13, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday October 11, 2015 – Sunday October 11, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday November 8, 2015 – Sunday November 8, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)

Path of Practice Group

Event Dates: Sunday December 13, 2015 – Sunday December 13, 2015

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kalyanamitra_sm“If we want to make progress [on the Buddhist Path] and continue to make progress there must be a radical change… from the Path of Irregular Steps to the Path of Regular Steps.”  ~ Sangharakshita, p. 131, Guide to the Buddhist Path

Announcing a new series: The Path of Practice

The Path of Practice is a regular practice session to be held once a month for a year. The four hour sessions will include meditation, study, discussion and personal sharing, all aimed at making our progress on the path more steady, more consistent, and effective. Meetings will be led by a rotating team throughout the year.   (more…)