Featured Programs

The Bodhisattva Vow and the Mahayana Path

with Napa Chayaworakul

October 8th—November 5th

“The Bodhisattva Vow is the commitment to put others before oneself. It is a statement of willingness to give up one’s own well-being, even one’s own enlightenment, for the sake of others. Continue »

Refuge Vows and The Three Jewels

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

October 26th—November 9th

This class is open to anyone who is curious and interested in exploring the topic. Taking refuge marks the student’s formal decision to become a Buddhist. This course is an opportunity to explore what it means to take that step. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Frank Fischer

October 28th

A half day, interactive workshop and introduction to the basics of meditation. Continue »

How Can I help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Deborah Zarate

November 1st—December 13th

"How Can I Help" explores our aspirations to help our world: what could it mean to be of benefit to our world? And what are we up against? Continue »

Shambhala Meditation: Radical Simplicity for Troubled Times

with Acharya Richard John

December 1st—December 3rd

There are many paths available to seekers: secular or spiritual, activist or contemplative, academic or pragmatic. Learn the simplicity and accessibility of the Shambhala tradition in this public program by a senior teacher. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 3rd

The Bodhisattva Vow is open to anyone who took the Refuge Vows at least 6 months ago and has a supportive recommendation from one’s meditation instructor. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

December 3rd

The Refuge Vow is open to anyone who has the sincere aspiration to take the vow and has practiced meditation for a while. It is recommended that individuals discuss their intention with a meditation instructor and complete this class. Continue »