When our mind is peaceful, we’re happy, calm and clear. Since we all want to be happy (all the time) and we can’t control all of our external conditions, it’s clear that we all need to learn to practice meditation.

Meditation is simply gaining familiarity with a positive state of mind.

There are so many benefits of meditation — it helps to reduce stress, improve our health and relationships and essentially improve all our good qualities. 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. Although this is a beginner course, it is entirely applicable to those with experience.


10:00-11:00am | Teaching and Meditation
11:30am-12:15pm | Meditation and Teaching
12:15-12:30pm | Q&A


$20 | Free for Supporting Members


You can choose to attend Meditation for Beginners either in-person at the center or live-streamed from the comfort of your home.

If attending in person, review the in-person COVID protocols here.

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

Gen Khyenwang is an inspiring example of a contemporary Buddhist practitioner and is known for her warmth and sincerity, putting time-tested teachings into practice in daily life. She has been practicing and teaching Buddhist meditation for many years under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life.

Learn meditation and the Buddhist approach to training the mind.

The actual function of meditation is to give rise to mental peace. Applying these methods in your everyday life will lead to happiness and a sense of purpose and harmony in your relationships. Everyone welcome.