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Olympia Classes & Events

Jan
23
Tue
2018
9:30 am Bodhisattva’s Confession of Mora...
Bodhisattva’s Confession of Mora...
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
The practice of making prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas is a sublime and powerful purification practice through which we cleanse the mind of the imprints of previous negative actions and thoughts. Making prostrations is both excellent physical and mental exercise, and involves the full integration of body, speech, and mind. Everyone is Welcome
10:00 am Heart Jewel
Heart Jewel
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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
6:00 pm Simply Meditate: Having a Powerf...
Simply Meditate: Having a Powerf...
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If ... Read More
Jan
24
Wed
2018
10:00 am Heart Jewel
Heart Jewel
Jan 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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
12:00 pm Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Olympia ~ Lunchtime Meditation
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan
25
Thu
2018
all-day Heruka Day
Heruka Day
Jan 25 all-day
Heruka is a principal Deity (Tantric Buddha) of Mother Tantra, who is the embodiment of indivisible bliss and emptiness. Heruka has a blue-coloured body, four faces, and twelve arms, and embraces his consort Vajravarahi. These two are not two different entities, as an ordinary husband and wife are two different people; in reality, their divine embrace symbolizes the union of ... Read More

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About Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center

 
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center offers a place for the presentation of Modern Buddhism and the practice of meditation right in the downtown of Tacoma.

Everyone is welcome to understand the causes of a peaceful and happy mind as well as the opportunity to learn about extracting the full meaning from life.

Classes are held on a weekly basis and you can attend a series or drop in for a single class.

Modern Buddhism

Modern Buddhism is the practical presentation of the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. This time-honored tradition has brought Buddha’s teachings and meditation practices to people throughout the world.

This development has arisen because Buddhism has a timeless and universal relevance that allows anyone in any culture, regardless of race, gender, or age to practice the instructions.

Through training in meditation and other Buddhist practices you can improve the quality of your life by developing and increasing your capacity for inner peace, compassion, and wisdom.

Why Meditation

There is a broad range of benefits coming from daily meditation. While the practices of meditation have been around since the time of Buddha Shakyamuni over 2600 years ago, modern science is just now starting to identify these benefits and encouraging people to learn how to meditate and be mindful.

To get a full appreciation of the benefits of meditation, it is necessary to find a qualified presentation and apply the techniques correctly and systematically. It is worth taking time to learn how to meditate.

About the New Kadampa Tradition

The New Kadampa Tradition is an affiliation of Kadampa Buddhist Centers and Kadampa Meditation Centers around the world. With 1300 communities engaged in following the teachings of the contemporary Kadampa master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

The community in Tacoma is a branch of the Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center based out of Olympia. We have a dedicated space where offer classes.

You can find the closest Kadampa Center by viewing our community map

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