wednesdays | 7:00 – 8:00pm

livestream | or access on demand

Normally, when things go our way, we feel happy. If they don’t go our way, we often become irritated or depressed. During this holiday season, we may find ourselves experiencing grief or disappointment in not being able to engage in the activities and traditional gatherings that we’re used to. Sometimes those states of mind can linger and we become despondent or depressed.

In reality, external circumstances are changing all the time without our ability to control them. Since this is the case, we need to find a way to experience happiness and contentment from within, without having to rely on things going the way we think they should.

Everyone is welcome to these classes either for the full series or an individual class. Beginners and advanced practitioners are welcome.


$12 per class | $35 for full series | Free for Supporting members.

topics may include

11.25    Approaching Change with Wisdom
12.2      What to do with the rollercoaster mind
12.9      Transforming difficulties into inner Growth
12.16     Finding Peace in Cherishing Others

drop-ins welcome

Classes are built as a series, but each class stands alone and drop-ins are welcome!

Through the practice of meditation, we can find a sense of peace and contentment that doesn’t depend upon external situations. In this series, we will learn meditation techniques and practical advice that will make our mind more flexible, peaceful and balanced. The more peaceful and balanced our mind becomes, the more relaxed and happy we are and the more we can be there for others. Everyone is welcome. Attend the entire series or drop in to any of the classes.

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.

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.