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. 

Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Tantra
10:00 am
“In his Sutra teachings, Buddha gives us great encouragement to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life. This goal will be accomplished quickly through the practice of Tantra. Tantra, also known as Secret Mantra or Vajrayana, is a special method to purify our world, our self, our enjoyments, and our activities; and if we put this method into practice we ... Read More
Introduction to Foundation Program: Universal Compassion
6:30 pm
After a taste of our General Program classes, you may wish to deepen your practice by enrolling in a Foundation Program (FP) in either Olympia (Sundays, Universal Compassion) or Tacoma (Thursdays, How to Understand the Mind). “FP” is a unique, structured study program that enables students to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings, and develop a regular meditation ... Read More
Making Relationships Better: Dealing With Challenging People and Relationships
10:00 am
Our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues often give rise to challenges. When such challenges arise it is difficult to sustain the love or harmony within our relationships. We say, all you need is love, but our love is often mixed with expectation and a need for perfect reciprocity. When we combine our love with wisdom, however, our relationships ... Read More
Making Relationships Better: Dealing With Challenging People and Relationships
10:00 am
Our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues often give rise to challenges. When such challenges arise it is difficult to sustain the love or harmony within our relationships. We say, all you need is love, but our love is often mixed with expectation and a need for perfect reciprocity. When we combine our love with wisdom, however, our relationships ... Read More
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Center Cherishing
10:00 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
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Center Cherishing
10:00 am
Our Buddhist Center is our spiritual home. It is a place where we can let go of the worries an 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
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Medicine Buddha Empowerment
10:00 am
According to Buddha all disease and suffering both mental and physical, are caused by our delusions such as anger and jealousy. Normally, these delusions feel deeply ingrained. But through connecting to Medicine Buddha we can experience the pure nature of our mind, and heal ourselves of these inner diseases. This empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation during which we will ... Read More
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spiritual Confidence
10:00 am
In this half-day course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will give teachings and simple meditation practices to help us to develop spiritual confidence in a busy modern world filled with distraction. Developing a spiritual practice helps to restore meaning to our lives and leads us down a path to true happiness and inner peace. Without excellent spiritual guidance, it is easy to ... Read More
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spiritual Confidence
10:00 am
In this half-day course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will give teachings and simple meditation practices to help us to develop spiritual confidence in a busy modern world filled with distraction. Developing a spiritual practice helps to restore meaning to our lives and leads us down a path to true happiness and inner peace. Without excellent spiritual guidance, it is easy to ... Read More
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Letting Go of Bad Habits
7:00 pm
Our negative states of mind and addictive tendencies are sometimes so overwhelming to us that we call them our “inner demons”. These negative states of mind are dissatisfied by definition and constantly demand our attention. It craves to be satisfied by other people, by food, by substances, by status, and so forth, yet never feels that it has had enough. ... Read More

Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
“In his Sutra teachings, Buddha gives us great encouragement to accomplish the ultimate goal of human life. This goal will be accomplished quickly through the practice of Tantra. Tantra, also known as Secret Mantra or Vajrayana, is a special method to purify our world, our self, our enjoyments, and our activities; and if we put this method into practice we ... Read More
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
After a taste of our General Program classes, you may wish to deepen your practice by enrolling in a Foundation Program (FP) in either Olympia (Sundays, Universal Compassion) or Tacoma (Thursdays, How to Understand the Mind). “FP” is a unique, structured study program that enables students to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddhist teachings, and develop a regular meditation ... Read More
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues often give rise to challenges. When such challenges arise it is difficult to sustain the love or harmony within our relationships. We say, all you need is love, but our love is often mixed with expectation and a need for perfect reciprocity. When we combine our love with wisdom, however, our relationships ... Read More
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Our relationships with our family, friends, and colleagues often give rise to challenges. When such challenges arise it is difficult to sustain the love or harmony within our relationships. We say, all you need is love, but our love is often mixed with expectation and a need for perfect reciprocity. When we combine our love with wisdom, however, our relationships ... Read More
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Our Buddhist Center is our spiritual home. It is a place where we can let go of the worries an 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
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
According to Buddha all disease and suffering both mental and physical, are caused by our delusions such as anger and jealousy. Normally, these delusions feel deeply ingrained. But through connecting to Medicine Buddha we can experience the pure nature of our mind, and heal ourselves of these inner diseases. This empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation during which we will ... Read More
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this half-day course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will give teachings and simple meditation practices to help us to develop spiritual confidence in a busy modern world filled with distraction. Developing a spiritual practice helps to restore meaning to our lives and leads us down a path to true happiness and inner peace. Without excellent spiritual guidance, it is easy to ... Read More
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this half-day course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will give teachings and simple meditation practices to help us to develop spiritual confidence in a busy modern world filled with distraction. Developing a spiritual practice helps to restore meaning to our lives and leads us down a path to true happiness and inner peace. Without excellent spiritual guidance, it is easy to ... Read More
Dec 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our negative states of mind and addictive tendencies are sometimes so overwhelming to us that we call them our “inner demons”. These negative states of mind are dissatisfied by definition and constantly demand our attention. It craves to be satisfied by other people, by food, by substances, by status, and so forth, yet never feels that it has had enough. ... Read More

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