sunday, january 3

livestream | 10:00am-1:00pm

Slowing down, being silent and drawing inwards are vital for mental and spiritual well-being. In this brief meditation retreat, we will combine our breathing with the mental recitation of the mantra OM AH HUM, which is called the “Mantra of all Buddhas.” This retreat will provide a nourishing opportunity to go inwards, relax, and feel deeply connected to the potential for limitless peace and well-being that exists within you. You can view this retreat as a gift you give to yourself and others because the time spent contemplating and meditating helps you advance and make progress in your practice, which helps you be kinder, more patient and more compassionate towards others.

Everyone is welcome.


$15 per class | Free for Full or Benefactor members.


10:00am – 11:00am

11:15am – 12:00pm

12:15pm – 1:00pm

With Kadam Donna, Resident Teacher of Vajra Light Buddhist Center

Kadam Donna is the Resident Teacher at Vajra Light Center. She has been studying and practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over 20 years and is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. As a wife and mother of three, Kadam delights in applying Dharma wisdom to her own challenges as a suburban mom. She is a wonderful example of Modern Buddhism – Dharma integrated into daily life. With skill and enthusiasm, humor and kindness, Kadam Donna shows her students how to transform day-to-day difficulties into a meaningful life.

*Note: Please do not record classes or share the livestream link with others. Online offerings are intended for those who live in CT, Western MA, and VT. If you live outside these areas, visit this link to find a Center near you. For more information, email or call 860-266-6041.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Melissa at or 860.883.5675 if you need to make payment arrangements.