The teachings of the Buddha are available and of benefit to everyone regardless of religious affiliation. The teachings point us to the reality of our lives, exactly as they are. They ask us to observe ourselves and the world with a clear mind so that we may realize for ourselves what brings us, and others, suffering and happiness.

The programs are offered in a sequential fashion in three categories. Those who choose to join in the programs from the beginning will have a foundation to understand later programs. The foundational programs offer the insights and basic tenets of Buddha's teachings. They may be called foundational but they are deep and profound and offer a lifetime of study and practice.

A true spiritual path transcends all concepts and belief systems. It is not about reinforcing the mind’s illusion of self as an identity. It is not about being a Buddhist, a saint, or a better person. It is really about deconstructing all of our illusions without any mercy.
— from "No Self, No Problem", by Anam Thubten Rinpoche

Listed with each program is a "Suggested Prerequisite" which, though not required, are listed to indicate foundational programs which would be of benefit.

Join us as we explore the teachings of the Buddha and learn how they can assist us in a deeper experience of ourselves and the world.


Exploring Buddhism These programs offer the foundational teachings of the Buddha that give rise to his later teachings. These tenets are found in all schools of Buddhism and offer us the opportunity to explore our human condition from a deep and profound framework of philosophy and science with practical application in our daily lives.

Exploring Buddhism

These programs offer the foundational teachings of the Buddha that give rise to his later teachings. These tenets are found in all schools of Buddhism and offer us the opportunity to explore our human condition from a deep and profound framework of philosophy and science with practical application in our daily lives.

The Bodhisattva Life: Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion These programs build upon the insights of the foundational teachings, offering us deeply transformational guidance in cultivating, uncovering, and living from our innate wisdom and compassion.

The Bodhisattva Life: Cultivating Wisdom and Compassion

These programs build upon the insights of the foundational teachings, offering us deeply transformational guidance in cultivating, uncovering, and living from our innate wisdom and compassion.

Death & Dying These programs use all the teachings to explore the process of death and dying from the Buddhist perspective. Offering practical guidance in cultivating a peaceful life and a peaceful death.

Death & Dying

These programs use all the teachings to explore the process of death and dying from the Buddhist perspective. Offering practical guidance in cultivating a peaceful life and a peaceful death.


Registration:

Let us know that you plan to attend so that we will have enough handouts and seating available. 

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The Practice of Dana:

In the spirit of dana (generosity) Programs are offered free of charge on a donation basis.  No one is turned away for lack of funds and all are encouraged to attend the programs to assist you in your life journey. You may read about the practice of dana here.