Introduction to Buddhism
This program, offered Sunday afternoons, is specifically designed for those who are new to Buddhism and would like to learn some of the basic foundational ideas and views in an open, non-dogmatic and inquiry-based context. Topics such as the Four Noble Truths, Altruistic Mind, Ethics and Morality, Wisdom and Compassion, Four Immeasurable Minds (love, compassion, joy and equanimity), Three Vehicles (hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana), and Buddha-nature. This program is informal and is being presented in rotating pairs of five senior students of the center. Classes 1-7 will be at Frederick Meditation Center, 1 West Church Street, Frederick. Class 8 will be at TMC. Suggested donation $10/class but no one is turned away for lack of funds.
The Tibetan Meditation Center will perform “A Stream of Blessings” A Daily Recitation Sadhana for the Fifteen Nairatmya Goddesses during the Annual Practice Retreat on Saturday and Sunday, February 15 & 16, 2014 at 10 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break at noon each day. Full description and registration
In Buddhism, meditation practice generally falls under two basic types – calm-abiding meditation (shamatha) and special-insight meditation (vipashyana). On Thursday nights, a long-time student of Khenchen Rinpoché, Dr. Sam, gives detailed instructions (as needed), but more importantly, provides an opportunity for the practice of calm-abiding meditation. Other than having its own obvious benefits, calm-abiding is the basis of all other more advanced meditations. See the events calendar below for exact dates. Please visit our Meditation page for full details.