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

Beyond Ourself

In this workshop we will learn how to be governed by compassion, and discover how to make our life meaningful. We'll also be introduced to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life and how to integrate the Bodisattva's actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom into our busy daily life, and discover the joy of living a life of altruism.

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Join us for Sunday Dec 17th

Guest Teacher Gen Demo, will be giving teachings on the power of compassion.

Gen Kelsang Demo is the Midwest Spiritual Director, and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington DC. She has been a student of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years and has been teaching Kadampa Buddhism since 1996.

Gen Demo is deeply respected as a teacher and practitioner. She demonstrates a wealth of practical knowledge and provides clear and inspiring teachings for people of all levels of interest.

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A Special Holiday Event For All

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  • Amitayus Retreat

    Amitayus Retreat

    Dec 31st & Jan 1st

    with Gen Kelsang Rinzin

    Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, merit and wisdom – the main qualities we need for the happiness of enlightenment. Spending a couple of days in retreat on Amitayus at the start of the year is considered very auspicious for what the whole of the rest of the year will bring.

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  • Find out more about kids class on Sundays

    The Benefits Of Meditation For Kids

    • Improved sleep.
    • Increased focus and prolonged attention span.
    • Reduced stress and anxiety.
    • Stronger mental resilience.
    • Improved emotional regulation.
    • Increased self-awareness and empathy.
  • How to Transform Your Life

    “These instructions are scientific methods to improve our human nature.”

    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has founded over 1200 Kadampa centres and groups around the globe, which provide genuine examples of peace in our troubled world. Through these Centers and their accessible meditation classes, study programs, workshops and courses, everybody without discrimination can realize their own potential by developing the capacity of their minds.

    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso wishes so much for everyone to have access to these special  practices that he requested Tharpa Publications to give this book away freely as an ebook.


  • Modern Buddhism

    This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes.

    "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time."

    We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

    Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."