Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Guidelines for Training the Mind

Composed over a thousand years ago, Training the Mind in Seven Points is a meditation manual for how to actualize our highest potential, enlightenment, through training the mind in our daily life. During this series, we will look at the teachings in Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s modern commentary, Universal Compassion, which explain how to train the mind in all situations, and how to gauge whether we are improving. These profound pieces of advice, such as ‘Always rely on a happy mind alone’, have been inspiring and guiding people for centuries. Now we can be inspired by them and use them to transform our lives.

September 5: Why We Need to Train the Mind with Kadam Morten
September 12: Changing from Within with Kadam Morten
September 19: Strategies for Effective Change with Kadam Morten
September 26: Guidelines for Training the Mind with Tom Lauricella
October3: More Guidelines for Training the Mind with Steve Krantz
October 10: Advice for Dealing with Difficulties
October 17: Signs of a Meaningful Life


Special 25th Anniversary Course: Heart Jewel – The Essential Practice of Kadampa Buddhism

A brand new series in which Kadam Morten will guide us through extraordinary practice known as Heart Jewel, which is the heart practice of our tradition. Through this we will learn about the origin of Kadampa Buddhism, its founder Je Tsongkhapa, special methods for receiving blessings, increasing our wisdom, power and compassion, as well as how to establish a daily practice that will enable you to integrate all the teachings you receive at the Center into your heart and your daily life.
October 24: Introduction to the Wisdom Buddha
October 31: Connecting to Inspiration and Blessings
November 7: How This Practice Will Change Your Life
November 14: Inner Peace and Protection
November 21: Actualizing Your Potential (generating Bodhichitta)
November 28: No Class due to Thanksgiving
December 3: Imagining the Solution
December 10: Creating Good Fortune and Spiritual Power
December 17: The Power of Joy
December 24: No Class
December 31: New Year's Eve Special


Our general program classes include Dharma teachings along with guided meditations
These classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners
General meditation classes are given as a series, but can also be taken individually
No special clothing is required
No pre-registration is necessary
Chairs and cushions are supplied
Everyone welcome!