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. You may use the registration button on the event page, 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. 

Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Self-Control
10:00 am
Would you like to have more self-control? This workshop will help you accomplish your goal of self-control! Before attending this workshop, we have an interesting point of consideration – who is in control when you lack self-control? We will be looking at how impulses develop, how we can have control over them and how we can establish new habits that ... Read More
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Buddhist Meditation
10:00 am
More and more people are interested in meditation. You are probably one of them if you are reading this description. We are offering a class just for you to help you get started in your meditation practice. Learn how you can approach meditation so that you find success in your practice. Learn about the obstacles that meditators encounter, and how ... Read More
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Death and Dying
7:00 pm
New date: First class will be on February 22nd We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. ... Read More
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Center Cherishing
10:00 am
Tushita KBC is the spiritual home for many people in the South Puget Sound. Of course, the doors are open to each and every person who passes by. Because our spiritual home exists as part of our open, inviting community we take time to cherish the space and make the Center more welcoming. Join in with the community for a ... Read More
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Death and Dying
7:00 pm
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. We can balance the days in our life with ... Read More
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Blessing Empowerment of Prajnaparamita
10:00 am
Prajnaparamita is the female Buddha of profound wisdom. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive wisdom blessings directly from Prajnaparamita’s enlightened mind, empowering us to experience deep healing and real inner progress. In the empowerment and ensuing commentary, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will teach the Buddhist tantric practice known as self-generation. Applying this brief practice to our ... Read More
Treasury of Merit - with Gen Khedrub and Gen Wangpo
9:00 am
Imagination is a powerful tool for visualizing desired outcomes. Imagining an assembly of Buddhas in what is called the Field of Merit gives us an opportunity to develop a unique relationship with these holy beings, bringing about extraordinary personal transformation. This practice is the basis of many Buddhist rituals for purifying negativity and accumulating positive energy, or merit. Come learn ... Read More
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dealing with Difficult People
10:00 am
Who doesn’t want the perfect relationship or even many perfect relationships? Yet, we often find that, from time to time, here and there, we encounter difficult people. These people may be family members – children, siblings, parents, or distant relatives. The difficult people we know might be in a circle of people that we interact with regularly – neighbors, co-workers, ... Read More
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Death and Dying
7:00 pm
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. We can balance the days in our life with ... Read More
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Death and Dying
7:00 pm
New date: First class will be on February 22nd We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. ... Read More
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn to Meditate: Mini Retreat
10:00 am
At Tushita KBC we offer many classes on meditation. There are opportunities to learn the anatomy of meditation, the stages of meditation, the obstacles we face in meditation, and much more. Knowledge alone is not enough. Experience is necessary too, actually, critical! This 3-hour workshop will consist of 3 meditation sessions that emphasize meditation. Teachings will be given but will ... Read More

Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Would you like to have more self-control? This workshop will help you accomplish your goal of self-control! Before attending this workshop, we have an interesting point of consideration – who is in control when you lack self-control? We will be looking at how impulses develop, how we can have control over them and how we can establish new habits that ... Read More
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
More and more people are interested in meditation. You are probably one of them if you are reading this description. We are offering a class just for you to help you get started in your meditation practice. Learn how you can approach meditation so that you find success in your practice. Learn about the obstacles that meditators encounter, and how ... Read More
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New date: First class will be on February 22nd We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. ... Read More
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tushita KBC is the spiritual home for many people in the South Puget Sound. Of course, the doors are open to each and every person who passes by. Because our spiritual home exists as part of our open, inviting community we take time to cherish the space and make the Center more welcoming. Join in with the community for a ... Read More
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. We can balance the days in our life with ... Read More
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Prajnaparamita is the female Buddha of profound wisdom. The empowerment is a blissful guided meditation through which we receive wisdom blessings directly from Prajnaparamita’s enlightened mind, empowering us to experience deep healing and real inner progress. In the empowerment and ensuing commentary, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will teach the Buddhist tantric practice known as self-generation. Applying this brief practice to our ... Read More
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Imagination is a powerful tool for visualizing desired outcomes. Imagining an assembly of Buddhas in what is called the Field of Merit gives us an opportunity to develop a unique relationship with these holy beings, bringing about extraordinary personal transformation. This practice is the basis of many Buddhist rituals for purifying negativity and accumulating positive energy, or merit. Come learn ... Read More
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Who doesn’t want the perfect relationship or even many perfect relationships? Yet, we often find that, from time to time, here and there, we encounter difficult people. These people may be family members – children, siblings, parents, or distant relatives. The difficult people we know might be in a circle of people that we interact with regularly – neighbors, co-workers, ... Read More
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. We can balance the days in our life with ... Read More
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
New date: First class will be on February 22nd We are alive, therefore we will die. This is a simple truth. We are not shocked when we hear these words. Yet, how much does death shape our life? We do not need to live in a state of constant fear of dying, nor do we need to die with regrets. ... Read More
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
At Tushita KBC we offer many classes on meditation. There are opportunities to learn the anatomy of meditation, the stages of meditation, the obstacles we face in meditation, and much more. Knowledge alone is not enough. Experience is necessary too, actually, critical! This 3-hour workshop will consist of 3 meditation sessions that emphasize meditation. Teachings will be given but will ... Read More

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