sundays | 10:30 – 11:45am

livestreamed, nov. 29 – dec. 20

We all know those people.

When things are going smoothly, we are satisfied and content. But what do we do when difficult people appear in our life? How can we interact skillfully with people whom we perceive as annoying, irritating and even harmful? Buddha taught clear methods for improving all our relationships simply by changing the way we view them.

In this series, we will explore simple but profound meditations for viewing others in constructive and beneficial ways. By becoming familiar with these meditations, we can learn to respond to others with acceptance and appreciation, regardless of their actions.

*Although it is very beneficial to attend the entire series, each class is self-contained and drop-ins to any class in the series are welcome.

class cost

$12 per class | $42 full series | Free for Supporting Members

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.

topics may include:

11.29     The Reality of Acceptance
12.6       Finding Common Ground
12.13     Dealing with the Inner Problem
12.20     The Strength of Humility

post-class Zoom discussion

Join in the optional Zoom meeting after class to connect with other participants and discuss the teaching. A link for the meeting will be included in your confirmation email. Click here to find out more about using Zoom.

With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Khyenwang

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.

*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.