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Foundation Program 6:30 pm
Foundation Program
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Olympia and Tacoma we are studying Eight Steps to Happiness, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Olympia: Sundays 6:30- 8:30pm Tacoma: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (Enrolled Students Only Please) ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through General Program classes, but who wish to learn more and make a deeper commitment to ... Read More
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Foundation Program 9:00 am
Foundation Program
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We are starting the study of How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Classes run weekly, every Friday, from 9-11am. We have an open enrollment period for 3 weeks. We welcome everyone to join in this special program. ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through ... Read More
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
Tacoma ~ WFJ with tsog offerings 6:30 pm
Tacoma ~ WFJ with tsog offerings
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma ... Read More
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Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat 9:00 am
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Grasping at our self results in a stream of problems and daily difficulties.  One of the most ancient questions philosophers have discussed is what is the self?  However, when we experience selflessness we get a feeling of deep peace and calmness that we can enjoy whilst still inhabiting a busy, modern world.  We have nothing to lose except the source ... Read More
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat 10:45 am
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Jun 3 @ 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Grasping at our self results in a stream of problems and daily difficulties.  One of the most ancient questions philosophers have discussed is what is the self?  However, when we experience selflessness we get a feeling of deep peace and calmness that we can enjoy whilst still inhabiting a busy, modern world.  We have nothing to lose except the source ... Read More
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat 1:30 pm
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Jun 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Grasping at our self results in a stream of problems and daily difficulties.  One of the most ancient questions philosophers have discussed is what is the self?  However, when we experience selflessness we get a feeling of deep peace and calmness that we can enjoy whilst still inhabiting a busy, modern world.  We have nothing to lose except the source ... Read More
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat 3:15 pm
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Jun 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Dream-like Self One-Day Meditation Retreat
Grasping at our self results in a stream of problems and daily difficulties.  One of the most ancient questions philosophers have discussed is what is the self?  However, when we experience selflessness we get a feeling of deep peace and calmness that we can enjoy whilst still inhabiting a busy, modern world.  We have nothing to lose except the source ... Read More
Shelton Meditation Class ~ Joyful Approaches to a More Positive Life 5:30 pm
Shelton Meditation Class ~ Joyful Approaches to a More Positive Life
Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
We have so many wishes we want to fulfill in our lives. Sometimes we work very hard, without seeing the results we want. Sometimes we want to accomplish something, but do not know how, or can not seem to do what it would take. Buddha said that with effort we can accomplish anything. In these classes we will develop our ... Read More
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Connecting with Our Dream-like Self & Letting Go of Dream-like Problems 10:00 am
Connecting with Our Dream-like Self & Letting Go of Dream-like Problems
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Connecting with Our Dream-like Self & Letting Go of Dream-like Problems
The problems we face in life, which seem so solid and real, will disappear like last night’s bad dream when we apply Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the way things actually exist as opposed to the way they appear. This view of emptiness, the dream-like nature of things, teaches us that we can overcome our fears and gradually become more peaceful, ... Read More
Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia 10:00 am
Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about. Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome. ~ $5-10 Suggested Donation ~
Prayers for World Peace ~ Tacoma 10:00 am
Prayers for World Peace ~ Tacoma
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about. Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome. ~ $10 Suggested Donation ~
Geshe-la’s Birthday Celebration with Offering to the Spiritual Guide (w tsog) 4:00 pm
Geshe-la’s Birthday Celebration with Offering to the Spiritual Guide (w tsog)
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
June 4 marks the anniversary of Buddha’s first teaching in this world and also the birthday of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Forty-nine days after Buddha attained enlightenment, as a result of requests he rose from meditation and taught the first Wheel of Dharma. These teachings, which include the ... Read More
Foundation Program 6:30 pm
Foundation Program
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Olympia and Tacoma we are studying Eight Steps to Happiness, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Olympia: Sundays 6:30- 8:30pm Tacoma: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (Enrolled Students Only Please) Fridays in Olympia (9-11am) we are studying How To Understand The Mind ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through General Program classes, ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness 7:00 pm
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The purpose of our meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. When we meditate, we concentrate on a virtuous object. This single-pointed virtuous mind is the main cause of mental peace, the true source of happiness. We will receive advice and encouragement, based on the book New Meditation Handbook, so that our meditations will be effective. We will ... Read More
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Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness 6:00 pm
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The purpose of our meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. When we meditate, we concentrate on a virtuous object. This single-pointed virtuous mind is the main cause of mental peace, the true source of happiness. We will receive advice and encouragement, based on the book New Meditation Handbook, so that our meditations will be effective. We will ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Tara Prayers 1:00 pm
Olympia ~ Tara Prayers
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tara is a female enlightened being, whose name means Liberator, and who is known for her swift compassionate actions. Like an enlightened mother, she protects us from the cycle of negativity and harm, and guides us in the direction of wisdom and compassion. By showing us the path to freedom that lies within our own mind, she gives us the ... Read More
Foundation Program 6:30 pm
Foundation Program
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Olympia and Tacoma we are studying Eight Steps to Happiness, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Olympia: Sundays 6:30- 8:30pm Tacoma: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (Enrolled Students Only Please) ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through General Program classes, but who wish to learn more and make a deeper commitment to ... Read More
Olympia ~ Tara Prayers 6:30 pm
Olympia ~ Tara Prayers
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tara is a female enlightened being, whose name means Liberator, and who is known for her swift compassionate actions. Like an enlightened mother, she protects us from the cycle of negativity and harm, and guides us in the direction of wisdom and compassion. By showing us the path to freedom that lies within our own mind, she gives us the ... Read More
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Foundation Program 9:00 am
Foundation Program
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We are starting the study of How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Classes run weekly, every Friday, from 9-11am. We have an open enrollment period for 3 weeks. We welcome everyone to join in this special program. ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through ... Read More
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
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Confronting Life’s Changes and Challenges with guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa 10:00 am
Confronting Life’s Changes and Challenges with guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Confronting Life's Changes and Challenges with guest Teacher Gen Kelsang Rigpa
Gen Rigpa is an American Buddhist monk and the National Spiritual Director for the Western US. He is visiting Olympia and offering a special class on using Buddhist meditation to deal with the changes and challenges that life presents. Gen Rigpa has a clear and inspiring style of presenting Buddha’s teachings that make the instructions very practical and applicable to ... Read More
Foundation Program 6:30 pm
Foundation Program
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Olympia and Tacoma we are studying Eight Steps to Happiness, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Olympia: Sundays 6:30- 8:30pm Tacoma: Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm (Enrolled Students Only Please) Fridays in Olympia (9-11am) we are studying How To Understand The Mind ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through General Program classes, ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness 7:00 pm
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The purpose of our meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. When we meditate, we concentrate on a virtuous object. This single-pointed virtuous mind is the main cause of mental peace, the true source of happiness. We will receive advice and encouragement, based on the book New Meditation Handbook, so that our meditations will be effective. We will ... Read More
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Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness 6:00 pm
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The purpose of our meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. When we meditate, we concentrate on a virtuous object. This single-pointed virtuous mind is the main cause of mental peace, the true source of happiness. We will receive advice and encouragement, based on the book New Meditation Handbook, so that our meditations will be effective. We will ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
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Northwest Dharma Celebration: Buddhist Teachings for the Modern World
Northwest Dharma Celebration: Buddhist Teachings for the Modern World
Jun 16 – Jun 18 all-day
Northwest Dharma Celebration: Buddhist Teachings for the Modern World
The annual Northwest Dharma Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for people throughout the Northwest region to gather together to receive practical, inspiring teachings and meet spiritual friends. Whether new to Buddhism or an experienced practitioner, everyone is welcome at this joyful event.
Foundation Program 9:00 am
Foundation Program
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
We are starting the study of How to Understand the Mind by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Classes run weekly, every Friday, from 9-11am. We have an open enrollment period for 3 weeks. We welcome everyone to join in this special program. ABOUT FOUNDATION PROGRAM Foundation Program is ideal for those who have gained a basic understanding of Kadampa Buddhism through ... Read More
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
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Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia 10:00 am
Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about. Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome. ~ $5-10 Suggested Donation ~
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness 7:00 pm
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The purpose of our meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. When we meditate, we concentrate on a virtuous object. This single-pointed virtuous mind is the main cause of mental peace, the true source of happiness. We will receive advice and encouragement, based on the book New Meditation Handbook, so that our meditations will be effective. We will ... Read More
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Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness 6:00 pm
Following the Joyful Path to Nirvana: Meditations for a life of Meaning and Happiness
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The purpose of our meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. When we meditate, we concentrate on a virtuous object. This single-pointed virtuous mind is the main cause of mental peace, the true source of happiness. We will receive advice and encouragement, based on the book New Meditation Handbook, so that our meditations will be effective. We will ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
Olympia ~ WFJ with tsog offerings 6:30 pm
Olympia ~ WFJ with tsog offerings
Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This practice is the heart essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the practice we visualize our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa and make prayers and requests to purify negativity, accumulate merit, and receive blessings. This prepares our mind for our meditation on Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. After the meditation we make prayers to our Dharma ... Read More
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Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia 10:00 am
Prayers for World Peace ~ Olympia
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about. Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome. ~ $5-10 Suggested Donation ~
Prayers for World Peace ~ Tacoma 10:00 am
Prayers for World Peace ~ Tacoma
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo for guided meditations, prayers for world peace, and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about. Drop-in anytime. Everyone Welcome. ~ $10 Suggested Donation ~
Olympia ~ Offering to the Spiritual Guide 6:30 pm
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
Producing Happiness: The Power of the Right Thoughts 7:00 pm
Producing Happiness: The Power of the Right Thoughts
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Happiness is something everyone wants. And we work very hard for it, in our jobs, with our families, and finding all the right leisure activities. Rarely do we consider that we need to work with our mind though! In this series of classes we will look at how by cultivating the right thoughts we can produce the happiness we desire. ... Read More
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Heart of Gold 7:00 pm
Heart of Gold
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
We often believe that our own capacity for love, compassion, or patience is very limited: we will never be able to cherish certain people, happily accept certain difficult circumstances, or develop deep compassion for all living beings. While our capacity for these minds may be limited right now, our potential is not. Our belief that we are so limited is ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More
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Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation 12:00 pm
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Change your mind, change your day! Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Class fee is $8 ... Read More