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. 

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
An Evening of Compassion: Candlelight Christmas Eve Prayer Service
6:30 pm
When our mind is filled with compassion we wish for the suffering we see to cease and want for the well-being of those around us. This mind of compassion is beautiful, peaceful, and meaningful. We are offering a service on Christmas Eve to bring meditation and prayer into the production of compassion for our world. Many people around the world, ... Read More
Happy, Healthy New Year - The Buddhist Way
7:00 pm
As time marches on, bringing in another new year, we are thinking, again, at how we can have a happy year? Everyone wants to have a good year, a new year that brings better experiences, conditions, increased happiness and decreases in problems. For many people, the new year brings new opportunities, new hopes, and new resolutions. Still, each year we ... Read More
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Amitayus Retreat With Pot Luck
2:00 pm
The New Year is a very auspicious time of the year, especially for making a connection with Buddha Amitayus. Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, good fortune, and wisdom. He appears as a red-colored Buddha with a peaceful, smiling face, holding a vase full to the brim with long-life nectar. On top of the vase is a wish-granting tree. ... Read More
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Letting Go of the Past
10:00 am
We are constantly changing and can even say that we are a new person with each new moment. Still, we sometimes hold on to the past and the mistakes we made in the past. Sometimes, like at the start of the new year, we can make a clean break from the past. Buddha actually taught special perspectives we can develop ... Read More
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start Meditating: It's a New Year
10:00 am
Meditation is increasingly popular and the benefits are well-known. But, getting started isn’t as easy as watching a YouTube video. Our ability to meditate is built upon experience and those experiences have more power when shared directly from one meditator to another. In this class, we will learn from our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Wangpo, who has been studying Buddhist ... Read More
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start Meditating: It's a New Year
10:00 am
Meditation is increasingly popular and the benefits are well-known. But, getting started isn’t as easy as watching a YouTube video. Our ability to meditate is built upon experience and those experiences have more power when shared directly from one meditator to another. In this class, we will learn from our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Wangpo, who has been studying Buddhist ... 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
Dec 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
When our mind is filled with compassion we wish for the suffering we see to cease and want for the well-being of those around us. This mind of compassion is beautiful, peaceful, and meaningful. We are offering a service on Christmas Eve to bring meditation and prayer into the production of compassion for our world. Many people around the world, ... Read More
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As time marches on, bringing in another new year, we are thinking, again, at how we can have a happy year? Everyone wants to have a good year, a new year that brings better experiences, conditions, increased happiness and decreases in problems. For many people, the new year brings new opportunities, new hopes, and new resolutions. Still, each year we ... Read More
Jan 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The New Year is a very auspicious time of the year, especially for making a connection with Buddha Amitayus. Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, good fortune, and wisdom. He appears as a red-colored Buddha with a peaceful, smiling face, holding a vase full to the brim with long-life nectar. On top of the vase is a wish-granting tree. ... Read More
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are constantly changing and can even say that we are a new person with each new moment. Still, we sometimes hold on to the past and the mistakes we made in the past. Sometimes, like at the start of the new year, we can make a clean break from the past. Buddha actually taught special perspectives we can develop ... Read More
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation is increasingly popular and the benefits are well-known. But, getting started isn’t as easy as watching a YouTube video. Our ability to meditate is built upon experience and those experiences have more power when shared directly from one meditator to another. In this class, we will learn from our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Wangpo, who has been studying Buddhist ... Read More
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meditation is increasingly popular and the benefits are well-known. But, getting started isn’t as easy as watching a YouTube video. Our ability to meditate is built upon experience and those experiences have more power when shared directly from one meditator to another. In this class, we will learn from our Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Wangpo, who has been studying Buddhist ... Read More

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