meditation classes and workshops for all levels.

saturday, october 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | in-person or online

Everyone knows that giving is an important thing to do, but do we understand the power of giving?  Whether we are training as a Bodhisattva, a person who is motivated by compassion, and is always seeking to improve her or his own good qualities in order to benefit every living being or if we are simply interested in future happiness, the practice of giving is key.

In this class, we will learn about the mind of giving, why the practice of giving is so powerful and essential and how our practice of giving can increase our own inner wealth and give us the energy we need to actually benefit others. We will learn how to find the deep joy that arises from  this simple, creative practice of giving in daily life.

2 ways to attend:

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 20 people)

Online via Livestream: participants can access to the on-demand recording for 48-hours after the class

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang.

 Register Here for In-Person

Register Here for Online

$25 | $10 for Full Members | Free for Benefactors
No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa (volunteer Administrative Director) at admin@odiyana.org if you need to make arrangements.

ongoing sundays, 10:30 – 11:45am | in-person or online

Although meditation has countless benefits, from improving physical health to reducing anger, the main function of meditation is to make the mind calm and peaceful. With a calm, clear mind, we then begin to recognize and finally realize the incredible capacity of our mind to experience love, joy, compassion and much more.

Meditation, though, is much more than simply sitting in a special posture with our eyes closed. In order for our meditations to be successful and joyful, we need some special conditions or practices that will support and nurture the limitless potential of our mind.

In this series, we will learn what these practices are and how to apply them both in our sitting meditation and in our daily life situations.

This series is perfect for beginners and advanced meditators alike. Although it is beneficial to attend the whole series, you can still gain great benefit from dropping in to any one class.

Classes will include guided meditations and advice from Buddha’s teachings.
Everyone is welcome.

2 ways to attend:

 In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (capped at 20 people) or Online via Livestream.

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang.

Register for class in-person (20 person limit) OR online by clicking the appropriate link below:

Oct 10:  In-Person   |   Online

Oct 17:  In-Person   |   Online

Oct 24:  In-Person   |   Online

Oct 31:  In-Person   |   Online

$12 per class | Free for Supporting Members

No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa (volunteer Administrative Director) at admin@odiyana.org if you need to make arrangements.

ongoing mondays | on demand all day

Take a break from your day and deepen your wisdom and inner peace. Each class includes brief advice from Buddha’s teachings which we can then take to heart with a guided meditation. Everyone is welcome.

Led by Vincent Tiu

Register below

10/11

10/18

10/25

$5 per class | Free for Supporting Members

ongoing wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:15pm | in-person or online

For our meditations to be transformative, our heart needs to be touched. Learning how to reflect deeply on truths such as impermanence, the power of love and compassion and the way things really are will cause us to really change from within and will transform our daily actions and intentions into meaningful ones.

In this series, we will learn how to meditate on a special presentation of meditation objects that will lead us to developing our full potential and that will make our life peaceful and meaningful.

In this series, we will be using The Mirror of Dharma with Additions by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Held In-Person OR Online.

Led by Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang.

Register for class in-person OR online by clicking the appropriate link below:

Oct 6:  Online Only

Oct 13:  In-Person   |   Online

Oct 20:  In-Person   |   Online

Oct 27:  In-Person   |   Online

$12 per class | Free for Supporting Members

No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa (volunteer Administrative Director) at admin@odiyana.org if you need to make arrangements.

Nov 1 – 4, 2021 | All day

The Practice of Giving

Take the four day meditation challenge (Mon. 11/1 – Thurs. 11/4).  Each day, a different meditation will be guided in order to gain a deeper understanding and familiarity with the practice of giving. The purpose of these meditations is to put our Bodhichitta wish into practice so that we can actually protect others from suffering permanently. Experience the joy of giving and meditation with these brief guided sessions.

This challenge is a perfect follow-up if you attended Saturday’s class “The Inner Wealth of Giving” but you can also enjoy and benefit from these meditations without having attended.

Each meditation will be available for a full day starting on Monday and concluding on Thursday.  Participants must view the meditations on day they are released to see it (that’s part of the challenge!)

Register here

$10 for all four meditation | Free for Supporting Members

For more information, contact: info@odiyana.org or 860-266-6041.

Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2021 | All day

The Practice of Moral Discipline

Take the four day meditation challenge (Mon. 11/29 – Thurs. 12/2).  Each day, a different meditation will be guided to help us gain a deeper understanding and familiarity with the practice of moral discipline. The purpose of these meditations is to put our Bodhichitta wish into practice so that we can attain Enlightenment. Deepen your determination to train in moral discipline with these guided sessions.

This challenge is a perfect follow-up if you attended Saturday’s class “How to Design a Happy Life” but you can also enjoy and benefit from these meditations without having attended.

Each meditation will be available for a full day starting on Monday and concluding on Thursday.  Participants must view the meditations on day they are released to see it (that’s part of the challenge!)

Register here

$10 for all four meditation | Free for Supporting Members

For more information, contact: info@odiyana.org or 860-266-6041.

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