Meditation Changes Everything

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress. Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we will be able to reduce this stress.

We will experience a calm, spacious feeling in the mind, and many of our usual problems will fall away. Difficult situations will become easier to deal with, we will naturally feel warm and well disposed towards other people, and our relationships with others will gradually improve.

We should train in this preliminary meditation until we gain some experience of it. However, if we want to attain permanent, unchanging inner peace, and if we want to become completely free from problems and suffering, we need to advance beyond simple breathing meditation to more practical forms of meditation, such as the cycle of twenty-one Lamrim meditations explained in

The New Meditation Handbook

by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


KMC - Washington Celebrates

30 years of public service on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 2 pm - 5 pm. We will mark this very special occasion with a brief film, and a teaching, followed by a party honoring the kindness of our founder and our dedicated Kadampa community.

Everyone welcome!

R.S.V.P here!

2 pm Celebration begins

2:15 View 2 short films: “A Biography of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso” and “Venerable Geshe-la's Kindness in America”

2:30 Teaching on by KMC-WA resident teacher Gen Rinzin

3:15 pm Party in the social area, with inspiring stories about the center’s early development and to kickoff KMC-WA’s next 30 years.

5 pm Event concludes

A Weekend Away. Nov. 3 - 5

A time to meditate and heal.

Over this weekend, we will explore the compassionate and healing understanding known as Bodhichitta using famous and much-loved poem: The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment. Buddhist monk Gen Rinzin will guide us in contemplation and meditation on this poem. 

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