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. 

Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Center Cherishing
9:30 am
Our Buddhist Center is our spiritual home. It is a place where we can let go of the worries and stresses of daily life and engage in meaningful activities. We are very fortunate to have such a space that bestows much peace and happiness on many. This Saturday we can help others and ourselves maintain a peaceful mind by helping ... Read More
Karma: Teachings on the Universal Law of Cause and Effect
10:00 am
This weekend we will explore karma and how meditation can help. The law of karma is a special instance of the law of cause and effect, according to which all our actions of body, speech, and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects. The law of karma explains why each individual has a unique mental disposition, a ... Read More
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Mother's Day Brunch
10:00 am
Enjoy our weekly Prayers for World Peace and then celebrate Mothers’ Day with a delicious vegetarian breakfast with family and friends in our World Peace Cafe. Sit back, relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal served by our kind and warm-hearted volunteers. This event is popular and spaces are limited so please reserve early to avoid disappointment.Menu (all items are Vegan, gf: ... Read More
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Yard Sale Fundraiser
9:00 am
We are in need of your goods that no longer serve you to help us make this year’s yard sale beneficial! Show your support by: 1) Donating items to the yard sale that are no longer useful to you. 2) Informing family and friends that their unwanted items can be donated to the yard sale. 3) Shopping at the yard ... Read More
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Yard Sale Fundraiser
9:00 am
We are in need of your goods that no longer serve you to help us make this year’s yard sale beneficial!Show your support by:1) Donating items to the yard sale that are no longer useful to you.2) Informing family and friends that their unwanted items can be donated to the yard sale.3) Shopping at the yard sale.4) Spreading the word ... Read More
Learn to Meditate - Eliminate Stress: Don't Worry. Be Happy. Just Try.
10:00 am
Our lives can sometimes feel overwhelming. We may feel that there are too many responsibilities, too many difficulties, and too much stimulation. Although we may dream of escape, is there a place we can really be free from our stress and anxiety? In this workshop, we explore Buddhist teachings on the ultimate causes of distress and develop a plan of ... Read More

Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Our Buddhist Center is our spiritual home. It is a place where we can let go of the worries and stresses of daily life and engage in meaningful activities. We are very fortunate to have such a space that bestows much peace and happiness on many. This Saturday we can help others and ourselves maintain a peaceful mind by helping ... Read More
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This weekend we will explore karma and how meditation can help. The law of karma is a special instance of the law of cause and effect, according to which all our actions of body, speech, and mind are causes and all our experiences are their effects. The law of karma explains why each individual has a unique mental disposition, a ... Read More
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy our weekly Prayers for World Peace and then celebrate Mothers’ Day with a delicious vegetarian breakfast with family and friends in our World Peace Cafe. Sit back, relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal served by our kind and warm-hearted volunteers. This event is popular and spaces are limited so please reserve early to avoid disappointment.Menu (all items are Vegan, gf: ... Read More
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
We are in need of your goods that no longer serve you to help us make this year’s yard sale beneficial! Show your support by: 1) Donating items to the yard sale that are no longer useful to you. 2) Informing family and friends that their unwanted items can be donated to the yard sale. 3) Shopping at the yard ... Read More
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
We are in need of your goods that no longer serve you to help us make this year’s yard sale beneficial!Show your support by:1) Donating items to the yard sale that are no longer useful to you.2) Informing family and friends that their unwanted items can be donated to the yard sale.3) Shopping at the yard sale.4) Spreading the word ... Read More
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our lives can sometimes feel overwhelming. We may feel that there are too many responsibilities, too many difficulties, and too much stimulation. Although we may dream of escape, is there a place we can really be free from our stress and anxiety? In this workshop, we explore Buddhist teachings on the ultimate causes of distress and develop a plan of ... Read More

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