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

  • May 20th ~ Mantras, Malas and Meditation

    Power 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 …

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  • Apr 15-16 ~ Purification & Fasting Retreat

    April 15-16th April 15th is Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. We celebrate this special day by engaging in the blessed prayers of Offering to the Spiritual Guide and a two day fasting & purification retreat. This special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunction with Drop …

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  • Mar 31 ~ Free Public Talk: Keys to a Meaningful Life

    with Western Buddhist Nun Gen Kelsang Lingpur Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona, Friday, March 31st, 7 pm In this Free Public Talk Gen Kelsang Lingpur will explain how each one of us has a strong, enduring wish to be peaceful and free from problems all …

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  • Lunchtime Meditations

    Give Your Mind a Break Tuesdays 12:15 – 12:45pm, September 6 – December 13 (No Class November 22) Take 30 minutes  in the middle of the day to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and happiness and clarify your intention for the day. Everyone …

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  • Thurs Morning: Introduction Meditation Class

    Thursdays, 10am-11:15am Beginning October 20, 2016 Learn simple meditation practices that can will help you experience more peace and happiness, improve relationships, and experience more meaning and joy in your life. Everyone is welcome. Bring meaning to your Thursday morning by learning how to practically …

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  • April 1-2 ~ Amitayus Empowerment

    Buddha Amitayus Empowerment and Teaching with Kadam Michelle Gauthier Saturday, April 1st – Sunday April 2nd   More information coming soon.

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  • The Nature of Reality – An Excerpt from ‘How to Transform Your Life’ by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

    WHAT IS EMPTINESS? Emptiness is the way things really are. It is the way things exist as opposed to the way they appear. We naturally believe that the things we see around us, such as tables, chairs and houses, are truly existent, because we believe …

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  • Apr 22nd ~ Transforming obstacles into Opportunities

    Saturday, April 22nd, 9:30am-12:30pm with Kadampa teacher Rob Wisniewski In our lives we encounter many difficulties. Buddhist teachings gives us many mental tools such as patience and wisdom that we can employ for transforming these difficulties into causes of authentic inner peace, inner freedom and …

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  • Surprise Grand Learning Center GLC

    Meditations for a Kind Heart with Kadam Michelle Gauthier These three simple guided meditations will help us to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others. All these meditations can be practiced by anyone.   …

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  • Jun 3rd ~ Faith, Wisdom and Doubt

    Faith, Wisdom and Doubt with Kadam Michelle Gauthier June 3rd, 9:30am-12:30pm Cynicism and disbelief are increasingly widespread in today’s world, and modern people can struggle with developing and maintaining faith. We often view faith as being incompatible with wisdom, doubts and questioning. Buddha taught for our …

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  • Jun 5 ~ Special Healing Meditation

    A Special Healing Meditation: the Power of Taking & Giving with visiting Resident Teacher Kelsang Lhadron from KMC New Mexico Monday, June 5th • 7-8:30pm In this course, Kelsang Lhadron will explain the special – magical – practice of taking by means of compassion and giving by …

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  • May 6th – Settling the Mind

    Saturday, May 6th, 9:30am - 12:30pm Take a day to relax and learn how to apply Buddha’s extraordinary teachings for settling the mind. Through practicing these basic meditation techniques you can begin to experience its benefits: √ Your mind will feel lucid, spacious and you will feel refreshed. …

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