These drop-in classes are open to everyone. You do not have to pre-register. Some classes have fees and some are by donation; however, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
All of these classes are great for those new to meditation and Buddhism as well as those who have been practicing for some time. Classes include simple guided breathing meditations to cultivate a calm, peaceful mind and to reduce stress and tension.
What to Expect
Classes are from 1 to 1.5 hours and include two guided meditations, a talk on Buddhism for everyday living, and time for Q&A. Although part of a monthly series, each class is stand alone. You can drop in any time. Information on the monthly series can be found below.
We also offer 30 minute lunchtime meditations at our Dallas and Denton locations.
Registration is not required and everyone is welcome. Some classes have fees and some are by donation, however no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.
Everyone is welcome!
Wednesdays at 6:30 -7:30pm
Buddhism in Daily Life – a new series each month.
Cost | $12 per class, $6 for students and seniors
This class has a guided breathing meditation, a practical teaching on how to apply Buddhist principles in everyday life, and a meditation based on the teaching. We have a new series every month that may include topics such as improving relationships, developing confidence, gaining peace of mind, coping with stress, and dealing with anger.
Fridays at 12:15 – 12:45pm
Simply Meditate – 30 minute lunchtime meditation class.
This class includes a brief meditation instruction and 20 minute guided meditation.
Cost | Suggested donation $5-8.
Sundays at 10 – 11:15am
Cultivate Inner Peace – an extended series focusing on teachings from the New Kadampa Tradition
A guided meditation followed by a brief prayer and a teaching from a selected book from the New Kadampa Tradition. Over a period of time, this class will follow through the complete book.
Cost | Suggested donation $10-15.
This class includes guided breathing meditation, a brief prayer, a teaching from The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and a meditation based on the teaching.
Current Topic: The New Eight Steps to Happiness
An in-depth and practical explanation of one of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings, “Eight Verses of Training the Mind.” Clear methods are simply 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 life. For centuries, these methods have brought lasting peace and inspiration to countless people in the East. Now, with this book, Geshe Kelsang shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom to help us find greater happiness and meaning in our busy, modern lives.