Get Centered!

In this workshop, we will learn meditations on Buddhist equanimity, applying this meditation to both people and external situations.

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Resilience

What can we do when things go wrong? When loved ones are hurting, or when we're anxious about our health or finances? At these times, we need an inner resilience that can rebound from a hard knock, a buoyancy that stays afloat in the swamping storm. Sundays at 10am

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How to Love All of Our Neighbors

A good heart always brings good results. In these classes, we will:

  • First, learn to treat others as equals
  • See how loving attitudes make us happy
  • See how selfish thinking is painful and lonely
  • Meditate on seeing from others’ point of view
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Ocean Retreat 2024

Would you like more mental freedom?

Join us in this incredible opportunity to meditate on Buddha’s first teachings over a blissful weekend at Ocean Park Retreat Center.

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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