painted lotusIn addition to our regular weekly classes, we offer many special events, workshops, and retreats in Olympia and Tacoma* to introduce you to, or deepen your experience of Buddha’s timeless teachings on cultivating peace and authentic happiness. The links to the right are all the upcoming events. You may use the registration button on the event page, if there is one, or simply register when you arrive. Because all of our classes begin with guided meditation, it’s a good idea to come a few minutes early.

*We have two Categories of special events that are color-coded. Olympia Special Events are in red or Tacoma Special Events in blue. 

Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Essential Mindfulness
10:00 am
Mediation is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Take a step back from the chaos of modern life and learn simple, enjoyable meditations for improving your concentration and mindfulness, thereby improving your peace of mind. The meditations that will be presented in this class are perfect for those new to meditation, while providing essential tweaks and refreshers for those ... Read More
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Anger vs Acceptance
10:00 am
Our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo is teaching a special workshop on identifying and overcoming our most damaging state of mind: anger. Anyone who wishes to heal from anger, or just reduce daily experiences of annoyance, frustration, and irritation will enjoy and greatly benefit from this class. Class fee is $25 Reduced pricing for members, seniors, unemployed and students. Everyone ... Read More
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Better Relationships
10:00 am
We all wish for healthy, enjoyable and meaningful relationships in our lives. However, relationships between parents and children, couples, or even just between friends often suffer from misunderstanding, unrealistic expectations, and conflict. We care for each other, and yet we are not always happy together. This is because we do not always connect with the true nature of our caring ... Read More
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learning to be Happy
10:00 am
Since we invented the wheel humans have been rapidly developing and making material progress. Perhaps exceeding our own needs for development. Especially, these days, through our input of great amounts of work, we have made immense technological progress. However, are we really happy? Before we go to bed every day do we feel a deep sense of meaningful satisfaction? In ... Read More
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Overcoming Anxiety
10:00 am
Our potentials to experience happy states of mind are utterly boundless. Yet from time to time we are left feeling unsure and worried about our future. When these negative minds disappear, we are only temporarily freed from them, as they will arise within our minds sometime in the future. We need to do something. We need a positive transformation of ... Read More
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Focus & Concentration
10:00 am
“When the turbulence of our distracting conceptions subsides, a deep sense of peace and well being naturally occurs within the mind.” Concentration can be one of the most peaceful things our mind can experience. In this class, we will be developing our capacity for concentration by looking at the nature of our mind. This will make our mind happy as ... Read More

Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mediation is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Take a step back from the chaos of modern life and learn simple, enjoyable meditations for improving your concentration and mindfulness, thereby improving your peace of mind. The meditations that will be presented in this class are perfect for those new to meditation, while providing essential tweaks and refreshers for those ... Read More
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo is teaching a special workshop on identifying and overcoming our most damaging state of mind: anger. Anyone who wishes to heal from anger, or just reduce daily experiences of annoyance, frustration, and irritation will enjoy and greatly benefit from this class. Class fee is $25 Reduced pricing for members, seniors, unemployed and students. Everyone ... Read More
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We all wish for healthy, enjoyable and meaningful relationships in our lives. However, relationships between parents and children, couples, or even just between friends often suffer from misunderstanding, unrealistic expectations, and conflict. We care for each other, and yet we are not always happy together. This is because we do not always connect with the true nature of our caring ... Read More
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Since we invented the wheel humans have been rapidly developing and making material progress. Perhaps exceeding our own needs for development. Especially, these days, through our input of great amounts of work, we have made immense technological progress. However, are we really happy? Before we go to bed every day do we feel a deep sense of meaningful satisfaction? In ... Read More
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our potentials to experience happy states of mind are utterly boundless. Yet from time to time we are left feeling unsure and worried about our future. When these negative minds disappear, we are only temporarily freed from them, as they will arise within our minds sometime in the future. We need to do something. We need a positive transformation of ... Read More
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
“When the turbulence of our distracting conceptions subsides, a deep sense of peace and well being naturally occurs within the mind.” Concentration can be one of the most peaceful things our mind can experience. In this class, we will be developing our capacity for concentration by looking at the nature of our mind. This will make our mind happy as ... Read More

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