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. 

New Year New Opportunities: Finding New Ways to Be Happy
10:00 am
We all may have an idea of the changes we want to make in our life, but many times we lack the understanding to know what those changes really should be, and how to bring them about. What we need is a clear understanding of the best path for ourself, and confidence in that understanding while working toward our goals ... Read More
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Love Panel and Raffle Fundraiser
10:00 am
Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and fundraising as we take a lighthearted look from a Buddhist perspective at romance, relationships, love, and desire. Learn what Buddha had to say about all these and more with our panel of “love experts”, including our own Resident Teacher, American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Wangpo. You’ll be surprised and enlightened ... Read More
Meditating with Joy: Authentic Transformation
10:00 am
Do you ever feel stuck, stagnant, or unable to get over a challenge? How can an understanding of the mind help to shift our life for the better? Come and enjoy this special, in-depth day course about overcoming rigidity in our lives and ways of being. Buddhist meditation offers a host of tools to unlock static stages of life. Through ... Read More
Peace of Mind: Creating the Habit of Inner Peace
10:00 am
With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many of us feel stressed and over-worked. Rarely do we have look in our mind for comfort and joy. In this course, we will see for ourselves that by relying upon the tranquility of our mind we can experience boundless inner peace. With this wisdom, we can engage in our daily ... Read More
Changing Perspective: Understanding the World Through the Eyes of Others
10:00 am
“Sufferings are not given to us as a punishment. They all come from our self-cherishing mind, which wishes ourself to be happy while neglecting the happiness of others.” “The self-cherishing mind is also the basis for experiencing all our suffering and problems.” “since beginningless time, we have tried to fulfil the wishes of our self-cherishing mind, believing its view to ... Read More
Meditating with Joy: Authentic Transformation
10:00 am
Do you ever feel stuck, stagnant, or unable to get over a challenge? How can an understanding of the mind help to shift our life for the better? Come and enjoy this special, in-depth day course about overcoming rigidity in our lives and ways of being. Buddhist meditation offers a host of tools to unlock static stages of life. Through ... Read More
Healing the World: Alleviating suffering, Bringing about Joy
10:00 am
In this course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will share from his many years of experience, the special practice of taking by means of compassion and giving by means of love, or tonglen in Tibetan. We may often feel our capacity to help others is limited but through this profound practice, we can tap into the unlimited potential of our mind, thus ... Read More
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A Pure Life: Buddha in the Modern World
10:00 am
“In Sutra of the Four Noble Truths Buddha says, ‘You should practise the path.’ In this context, ‘path’ does not mean an external path that leads from one place to another, but an inner path, a spiritual realization that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment. The practice of the stages of the path to liberation can ... Read More

Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We all may have an idea of the changes we want to make in our life, but many times we lack the understanding to know what those changes really should be, and how to bring them about. What we need is a clear understanding of the best path for ourself, and confidence in that understanding while working toward our goals ... Read More
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join us for an evening of fun, food, and fundraising as we take a lighthearted look from a Buddhist perspective at romance, relationships, love, and desire. Learn what Buddha had to say about all these and more with our panel of “love experts”, including our own Resident Teacher, American Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Wangpo. You’ll be surprised and enlightened ... Read More
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Do you ever feel stuck, stagnant, or unable to get over a challenge? How can an understanding of the mind help to shift our life for the better? Come and enjoy this special, in-depth day course about overcoming rigidity in our lives and ways of being. Buddhist meditation offers a host of tools to unlock static stages of life. Through ... Read More
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many of us feel stressed and over-worked. Rarely do we have look in our mind for comfort and joy. In this course, we will see for ourselves that by relying upon the tranquility of our mind we can experience boundless inner peace. With this wisdom, we can engage in our daily ... Read More
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
“Sufferings are not given to us as a punishment. They all come from our self-cherishing mind, which wishes ourself to be happy while neglecting the happiness of others.” “The self-cherishing mind is also the basis for experiencing all our suffering and problems.” “since beginningless time, we have tried to fulfil the wishes of our self-cherishing mind, believing its view to ... Read More
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Do you ever feel stuck, stagnant, or unable to get over a challenge? How can an understanding of the mind help to shift our life for the better? Come and enjoy this special, in-depth day course about overcoming rigidity in our lives and ways of being. Buddhist meditation offers a host of tools to unlock static stages of life. Through ... Read More
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
In this course, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will share from his many years of experience, the special practice of taking by means of compassion and giving by means of love, or tonglen in Tibetan. We may often feel our capacity to help others is limited but through this profound practice, we can tap into the unlimited potential of our mind, thus ... Read More
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
“In Sutra of the Four Noble Truths Buddha says, ‘You should practise the path.’ In this context, ‘path’ does not mean an external path that leads from one place to another, but an inner path, a spiritual realization that leads us to the pure happiness of liberation and enlightenment. The practice of the stages of the path to liberation can ... Read More

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