meditation classes and workshops for all levels.

Weekly Classes

ongoing mondays | available online 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

11/22

12/6

12/13

12/30

$5 per class | Free for Supporting Members

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

Change your Mind, Change your Life
Wtih Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang
Wednesday | 7:00 – 8:15pm

2 ways to attend:

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 25 people)

Online via Zoom

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.

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

Dec 1:  In-Person   |   Online

 Dec 8 :  In-Person   |   Online

  Dec 15:  In-Person   |   Online

  Dec 22:  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 sundays, 10:30 – 11:45am | in-person or online

The Peace and Power of Meditation
Wtih Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang
Sunday | 10:30 – 11:45am

2 ways to attend:

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 25 people)

Online via Zoom

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.

Dec 5:    In-Person   |   Online

Dec 12:  In-Person   |   Online

Dec 19:  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 tuesdays, BEGINS November 30, 6:30pm – 7:30pm | in-person or Online

How to Develop a Loving Heart
Wtih Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang
Begins Nov. 30 | 6:30 – 7:30pm

2 ways to attend:

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 25 people)

Online via Zoom

Great compassion is the key to happiness. To develop true compassion, it must be based on a strong foundation of love. In this four week series, we will look at special meditations directed towards developing a warm heart, a feeling of being close to others. Learn to overcome your feelings of dislike and fault finding of others and discover the freedom of a loving mind.

Meditations will be guided and there will be time for discussion and questions.
Everyone is welcome. Perfect for beginners or advanced meditators alike.

Register below

Dec 7: In-person | Online

Dec 14: In-person | Online

Dec 21: In-person | Online

$10 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.

Sun, January 2, 2022, 10:30am – 11:45am | in-person or Online

Special Talk and Guided Meditation | Finding Inner Calm: The Beauty of Meditation
With Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang
January 2 | 10:30am

2 ways to attend:

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 25 people)

Online via Zoom

Living amidst the chaos and uncertainty in our world around us, we may find ourselves overcome with stress, tension, worry and discouragement. Learn how to respond to situations that appear in daily life in ways that are skillful, positive and based on profound wisdom and compassion. Each of us has within us a limitless 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.

Everyone is welcome.
Special New Year’s class – By donation only.

Register Here for in-person

Register Here for online

Everyone is welcome.
Special New Year’s class – By donation only.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Workshops and Retreats

Dec 10 – 12, 2021 | in-person only

Guru Yoga Mandala Offering Retreat
In Person Only

We all wish for spiritual realizations, but this depends upon many preliminary practices such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings. In this retreat, we will focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit, or positive energy, by making mandala offerings and receiving blessings by engaging in Guru Yoga practice.

A mandala is a traditional offering created through the power of imagination.  The entire universe is visualized as transformed into a pure land, and then mentally offered to the Buddhas.  A beautiful and creative practice, it is an extraordinary method for generating positive energy and good fortune.

Each session will include Offering to the Spiritual Guide chanted prayers and plenty of time to explore the practice of making mandala offerings.  Engaging in Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat is a powerful way to make swift progress in your spiritual journey.

Schedule:
Friday night Introduction:
7 – 8:30pm

Saturday sessions:
9 – 10:15am
11:30am – 12:45pm
3 – 4:15pm
5:30 – 6:45pm

Sunday sessions:
8:30 – 9:45am
Drop in Sunday class: 10:30 – 11:45am
3 – 4:15pm
5:30 – 6:45pm

About the teacher: 
Gen Khyenwang is Resident Teacher of Odiyana Kadampa Buddhist Center. She is a close disciple and student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and has been practicing and teaching under his guidance for many years. The teachings she shares are clear, heartfelt and extremely practical for modern life.

Register here for In-Person only

Cost

Introduction: $12

Entire Retreat: $50

Per Day: $25

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.

Fri, December 31, 7:00pm – 8:45pm

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Sharing a Compassionate Intention
Thurs. Dec. 31 | 7 – 8:45p

Held in-person at the Center

Resident Teacher, Gen Khyenwang  will give a brief talk on compassion followed by a guided meditation all within the practice of Avalokiteshvara (the Buddha of Compassion), a beautiful arrangement of prayer and mantra recitation. Together, we will dedicate our peaceful minds and positive energy to the welfare of all.

Everyone is welcome.
if you wish, bring a candle to light, representing your own compassionate determination for the new year.

7:00 – 8:00pm  – Talk and Buddha of Compassion Practice
8:00 – 8:45pm – Social Time

By donation only.
For more information: info@odiyana.org | 860.266.6041

Register Here In-person only

By donation only.
For more information: info@odiyana.org | 860.266.6041

Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 | 10am-2pm

Just Breathe: Mini-retreat for Everyone
With Resident Teacher Gen Khyenwang
January 8 | 10am – 2pm

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 25 people) | Online via Zoom

Be kind to yourself and start the new year off by taking care of your mind. In this mini-retreat, you will learn and practice simple meditations that allow you to develop and maintain a calm, clear mind. This clarity of mind naturally leads to an inner experience of peace and well-being. When our mind is peaceful, we can approach all situations with a more confident, positive and relaxed attitude.

Meditations will be guided and light refreshments will be available during the breaks. This retreat is perfect for beginners and experienced meditators.  Everyone is welcome.

Schedule
10 – 11am
11:30am – 12:30pm
1 – 2pm

For more information: info@odiyana.org | 860.266.6041

Register Here In-person

Register Here Online

Cost:
$30 | $15 for Basic Members | Free for Full Members and 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.

Jan 14 – 17 2022

Lamrim Retreat: How to find the real meaning of human life
With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang
January 14-17  

Guided Lamrim retreat – Transform your Mind, Transform your Life

2 ways to attend:

In-person @ Odiyana KBC: 450 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury (maximum of 25 people)

Online via Zoom

Everyone is welcome to these guided meditations, called Kadam Lamrim, a special presentation of the “stages of the path to enlightenment”.

In this retreat, we will gain familiarity with the profound Lamrim meditations from The Mirror of Dharma with Additions and other Lamrim texts by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a meditation master. Through engaging in meditation, we will improve our virtuous concentration and gain practical insight and determinations to carry into daily life. Learn to focus on your good qualities, positive intentions and your potential for inner peace, compassion and wisdom. Sessions are guided and Prayers for Meditation will be used to as a preliminary to the meditations.

Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. Come for one session, one day or the entire retreat. Most sessions are 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Friday, Jan. 14 
7 – 8:30pm:  Introduction to Lamrim Retreat

Saturday, Jan.15
*7 – 7:30am – Taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts (optional – see link below)
9am
11am
3pm
5pm

Sunday, Jan. 16
8:30am
10:30am
2pm
4pm
6pm – Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog offering

Monday, Jan. 17 
9am
11am
3pm
5pm

*For more information on taking Precepts, click here or contact Ryan at 860.874.1970

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Introduction: $12 | $6 for Basic members | No cost for Full or Benefactor Members

Entire retreat: $70  | $35 for Basic members | No cost for Full or Benefactor members

Per Day: $25 | $12 for Basic Members | Free for Full or Benefactor Members

For more information: info@odiyana.org | 860.266.6041

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