A SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE

Join a group of like-minded individuals for our annual New Year‘s Eve celebration! Ring in the New Year in a meaningful and positive way, with compassion and beneficial intentions!

We will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages from 9:30 to 10:45pm. Then Teacher Mike Racadio will give an introduction to the practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, which is a beautiful arrangement of prayers and mantras; we will then engage in the practice itself. As midnight approaches, Mike will guide us in a meditation to take us into 2017.
This event is a wonderful opportunity for making our New Year’s resolutions extra powerful. With a peaceful and compassionate mind, we can dedicate for the welfare of the whole world.

Schedule:
9:30-10:30pm Party – Hors d’oeuvres & Non-Alcoholic Refreshments
10:30pm Short talk about Avalokiteshvara Prayers with Mike Racadio
11pm Avalokiteshvara Prayers and Meditation through the New Year

Cost: $15

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm ~ December 19th through February 6th

Eight Steps to Happiness
The Buddhist Way to Loving Kindness

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00pm   
Eight Week Series December 19 ~ February 6 ~ Registration $10 per class ~ Everyone welcome!

                    

Learn how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings.  Clear methods are presented for transforming all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy and compassion into our daily lives.
With teacher Craig Bruce.

December 19th  Learning to Cherish Others
December 26th Cherishing Love
January 2nd      Exchanging Self with Others
January 9th       Great Compassion
January 16th    Wishing Love
January 23rd   Accepting Defeat & Offering the Victory
January 30th   Taking & Giving
February 6th   The Precious Mind of Bodhisattva


 

 

December Workshop & Retreat

December Workshop & Retreat
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio     

 

No preregistration needed.  Free of charge for enrolled members.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Workshop on Staying Calm When Things Go Wrong
10:30am-12pm
Class fee: $10
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Compassion Meditation Retreat
Session 1: 10:30-11:30am
Session 2: 11:45-12:45pm
$15 Full Retreat or $10 per Session

 

Sundays 10-11 am ~ Prayers for World Peace ~ Modern Buddhism Series

Modern Buddhism

Modern life is filled with tasks and challenges. This series will provide new approaches to our life that can help us find more peace, happiness, and meaning.

Dec 3- What is Buddhism?

Dec 10- Becoming a Kadampa

Dec 17 – Making the Most of our Life

Dec 24- Permeant Protection from Mental Pain

Dec 31- The 4 Noble Truths

Jan 7- The Mind of Love

Jan 14- The Practice of Giving

Jan 21- Learning to Not Harm

Jan  28- Increasing Patience

Feb 4- What is Emptiness?

Sundays 3:00 – 4:10 pm ~ Transform Your Life

Transform Your Life ~ Sundays 3-4:10 pm  
with Kadampa Teacher Mike Racadio
In this series, we will explore methods we can apply to our daily life to develop and maintain inner peace, reduce and stop our experience of problems, and bring about positive changes in our mind that will lead us to experience deep and lasting happiness. 

 

Dec 3- Finding Meaning

Dec 10- Real Happiness

Dec 17 – Developing Mental Peace

Dec 24- Ending mental Pain

Dec 31- A Warm Approach to Relationships

Jan 7- Cherishing Others

Jan 14- Wishing for Others Happiness

Jan 21- The Nature of Reality

Jan 28- Creating a New Reality

Everyone Welcome! No preregistration needed ~  Registration fee: $10 per class.no charge to enrolled members.

 

Wednesdays, 6 -7pm ~ Introduction to Meditation Class

Wednesdays, 6-7pm    
Introduction to Meditation with Patric Dixon

This class explores meditations presented in The Living Meditation Series by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.  Each week students learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity, and develop a kind and compassionate attitude towards others.

Dec 6– Meditations for Inner Peace

Dec 13– Body of Light Meditations

Dec 20– Meditations on Cherishing Others

Dec 27– Pure Light Meditations

Jan 3– Clarity of Mind Meditations

Jan 10– Taking Suffering Meditations

Jan 17– Inspiration

Jan 24– Meditation on the Root Mind

Jan 31– Giving Happiness Meditations