Special Buddhist Events, Meditation Workshops, Day Courses, and Retreats

May 20th ~ Mantras, Malas and Meditation

om ah hum seed lettersPower of Mantra

with visiting teacher Gen Kelsang Tsoglam
Saturday, May 20th, 9:30am – 11:00am

Mantra means ‘mind protection’. For centuries mantra recitation has been used to pacify the negative thoughts that give rise to suffering and thereby attain a peaceful mind.
Reciting mantras calms the mind, connects us to our inner good qualities, and helps us maintain a mind of positivity.

Please bring your mala as we will receive instruction on how to practice correctly. Malas are also available for purchase in our bookstore .

Everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary.

Registration: $15, membership discounts apply.



mala bodhi leaf-3Mala Making Workshop

with visiting teacher Gen Kelsang Tsoglam
Saturday, May 20th, 11:30am – 1:00pm

Learn the traditional Buddhist technique for making a mala. ‘Mala’ is the Sanskrit word for what we in the West would call a rosary, a string of beads used to count prayers or mantra recitations.  Come learn how to make a mala. You can also bring malas to repair.

Registration: $25, Benefactor membership discount applies.
Space is limited to 20 people. The cost includes instruction and the mala* that you make during the class.

Pre-registration is required. 

*Please note that due to the varying price of beads, if you choose a more expensive strand of beads there will be an additional cost. Please inquire with class assistant when choosing your beads if there is any extra cost.



Gen Kelsang Tsoglam is an American Buddhist nun.  She has taught Kadampa Buddhism for many years in Santa Fe, NM, Olympia, WA and currently teaching in Sierra Vista, AZ. Her sincere teachings are presented with humor and practical examples that make them accessible to everyone.