Upcoming Courses, Retreats + Events

Free Public Talk | Finding Inner Calm: Learn to Meditate

September 24 | 7:00-8:15pm

Living amidst the chaos and uncertainty in our world around us, we may find ourselves overcome with stress, tension, worry and discouragement. Learn to choose how to respond to situations that appear in daily life in ways that are skilful, positive and based on profound wisdom and compassion. Each of us has within us the capacity to approach life with a sense of inner calm and clarity. Training in meditation allows us to access that potential and leads not only to a sense of well being and inner peace but also directs us to discover great meaning in our life.

Half Day Course | Overcoming Worry & Anxiety

September 26 | 10:00am-1:00pm

In modern life, almost everyone experiences some degree of fear and anxiety. By discovering their underlying causes and learning new ways of thinking, we can reduce and eventually overcome these bad habits of mind. This short course will include guided meditation as well as practical applications from Buddha’s teachings to apply in daily life. With simple meditation techniques, we can learn to become more and more familiar with positive, solution-orientated thoughts that lead to calm, clarity and peace of mind.

Meditation for Beginners

October 3 | 10:00am-12:30pm

Meditation is simply gaining familiarity with a positive state of mind. It has so many benefits that we can begin to experience in daily life. But how do you meditate? How do we keep a practice going? In this course, you will learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. Although this is a beginner course, it is entirely applicable to those with experience.

Worldwide 24-Hour Tara Retreat

October 7&8 | Various Session Times

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite sincere Prayers and Requests to the Assembly of 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Living Lightly: Discovering the True Nature of Self

October 10 | 10:00am – 3:15pm

In this day retreat, we will explore the nature of the self and engage in practical, profound meditations to help increase our wisdom and begin to live our life more lightly and more joyfully. Everyone is welcome.

Friday Night Lecture: Embracing Adversity

October 16 | 7:00 – 8:15pm

Life is filled with adversities. Every day, we are faced with challenges ranging from sickness to difficult relationships to losing the people we love. How can we find meaning and growth from these seemingly painful situations? Buddha taught the truth about suffering, its causes and how to transform suffering into profound and peaceful states of mind that lead to actual freedom from suffering, permanently.

International Fall Festival

October 23-29

Healing the mind ~ The supreme medicine of faith & wisdom. The International Fall Festival 2020 will be presented online from Manjushri KMC. Everyone is welcome to take part in this Festival whether an experienced practitioner of Buddhism or a complete beginner.

Opening Our Heart and Moving On: The Art of Forgiveness

October 31 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Forgiveness is a strong and courageous mind that frees us from unnecessary pain. By dwelling on past harm done to us and blaming others, we continue to harm ourselves. Buddha teaches us how to identify the real source of our problems. Through this wisdom, we can learn to forgive others, let go of the past, and move in the direction of healthy, loving relationships and a happy life.