Visitors are welcome to attend Sunday Guided Meditation and Chanted prayers in English every Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center. Lamrim Center is located just 3 blocks north of the Freight House Marketplace on the northwest corner of 3rd Street at Scott Street.
Learn about the benefits of meditation and how to do a breathing meditation followed by guided meditation. Through gaining experience with breathing meditation, we will find it easier and easier to maintain an inner tranquility and peace regardless of our external situation. You can sit in a chair or on a meditation cushion.
Before and after class, visitors can tour Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, see the Meditation Room and view the shrine. A traditional shrine or altar includes a picture or statue of Buddha (symbolizing Buddha’s body) in the center, a stupa or picture of a stupa (symbolizing Buddha’s mind) on its right, and a text (symbolizing Buddha’s speech) on its left. Each aspect of an image one the shrine symbolizes a facet of the enlightened body, speech and mind of a Buddha, or of the path leading to enlightenment, attainable by all living beings. Visiting and viewing these special spaces, we can receive blessings and imprints on our minds that lead to deep inner peace in the future.
Visitors are also invited to spend time in the Center Community Room with tea, Library and Bookshop and talk with Buddhist practitioners.
About Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center:
Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso; Internationally renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar. Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition-International Kadampa Buddhist Union, a worldwide network of Buddhist Centers that are located in over 40 different countries. The purpose of Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center is to help people learn practical methods on how to solve their daily problems and to live a happy and meaningful life. Lamrim Center offers meditation classes, day courses, retreats, chanted prayers and a chance to learn more about the Buddhist way of life. The classes and courses are designed to help those who wish to deepen their understanding of basic Buddhist thought and practice, as well as for those who simply wish to start a meditation practice or to meditate in a group setting.