Scientific methods to accomplish inner peace

Upcoming Events

Living Lightly:
A Full-Day Meditation Retreat on Emptiness

Saturday, August 17
10am - 4pm

Drop-in classes near downtown Columbia

Sundays 10:30 – 11:45am

Advice for a Happy Life

Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and avoid suffering. Although all living beings have the same basic wish to be happy all the time, very few people understand the real causes of happiness. Happiness and suffering are states of mind, and so their main causes are not to be found outside the mind.
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Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:45pm

Meditation and Modern Buddhism

Buddha’s life and teachings reveal a blueprint that anyone can follow to awaken our fullest potential for happiness. Learn the core insights and practices of the Buddhist faith – from meditation and mindfulness to the real source of happiness – in a practical, accessible, non-dogmatic way. This series is suitable for everyone.
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Mondays 6:30 – 7:15pm

Simply Meditate

Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators alike, Simply Meditate helps everyone discover the profound benefits of engaging in meditation and learn how to develop a naturally peaceful, calm and happy mind.
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Wednesdays 12:15 - 12:45pm

Lunchtime Meditation

These 30-minute classes combine guided meditations with a ‘thought for the day’ on practical methods for how to stay happy and positive through the challenges of modern life.
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We are modern Buddhism

Ancient wisdom for modern people

Venerable Geshe-la’s message is as simple as it is profound - all the problems in this world originate in the mind, and the solutions to these problems and the causes of lasting peace and happiness are also to be found in the mind.

Only by developing inner peace in our minds through meditation can we solve our own problems and help others to do the same, and in this way create world peace.

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition

Buddhism 101

Practical solutions

All living beings have the same basic wish to be happy and avoid suffering, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness.

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Basic beliefs

Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems as well as those of others, and we can make our human life meaningful.

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About us

We offer a wide range of classes for all levels of interest, regardless of prior experience or religion. From meditation classes for beginners to in-depth study for advanced practitioners, there is something here for everyone.

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Online Resources

Kadampa Podcasts

Now, you can listen to extended teachings from Kadampa Teachers from around the world, all in one place.

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Modern Buddhism:
Free Download

Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.

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How to Transform Your Life: Free Download

“These instructions are
scientific methods to improve our human nature.”
– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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