Current Schedule of Meditation Classes
All classes include seated meditation instruction and a Dharma talk about mindfulness. The Path is a circuitous spiral, providing newcomers a first look and at the same time allowing returning students a deeper understanding of the topics discussed. All teachers offer a unique style, based on their own experiences on the Path. Click on the teacher’s name to learn more. We have both chairs and cushions for use during class. We welcome adults at all levels of experience, including beginners. Please see our parking tips on the Directions page.
No reservation is necessary.
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Pay What You Wish Tuition for our weekly classes!
Sundays at 11:00am:
*no class October 29 or November 26
— Oct 22: Unifying Martial Arts & Meditation
Tuesday OM – 5:00pm to 6:00pm with Varada
Thursdays at 7:00pm
Oct 22 & Nov 19 at 2:00 pm
Join us for a free meditation and planning session. We need lots of volunteers for jobs large and small, one-time and on-going, both in person and via the internet. Join us to see how YOU can help share the Dharma and make this world a brighter, happier place!
Join us for the meeting via Skype! Sign up for the Volunteer email list to get details, or visit our Volunteer Page for the Skype link.
Can’t make the meeting? Contact Hathor at Volunteer@DharmaCenter.com
Join us for #randomOM
There is no fee for OM – pay what you wish!
Drop by anytime during Open Meditation to sit for 5 minutes, or an hour
In addition to OM: Open Meditation on most Fridays, watch for the next #randomOM to be announced on Twitter or Facebook #RandomOM – Click for details
For detailed meditation instruction, please attend any of our classes.
“We can make ourselves happy or miserable.
The amount of work is the same.”
~ Carlos Castaneda
Volunteers, Tuition, Gifts, and Memberships make Dharma Center possible.
Thank you for your support!
Why Pay What Your Wish Tuition?
As our world faces even more uncertainty and turbulence, we’re being moved to respond to this suffering in a big way. We want everyone to experience the bliss and freedom that comes with meditation. While our suggested tuition is $20, we know not everyone can or wants to pay that much, so we’ve dropped our set tuition for public classes and made the tuition Pay What You Wish.
Not everyone who meditates is interested in Enlightenment; however everyone can benefit from meditation. Meditation and mindfulness increases awareness, improves concentration, decreases stress, slows aging, and teaches us acceptance of ourselves and others.
Dharma Center is a privately-owned business, and we encourage those who find value in our classes to pay what you wish, even if that is nothing.
We’ll continue creating a space for those ready to dive deeper and invest in their spiritual education by periodically offering retreats and special intensive workshops. Many of the intensive workshops held at Dharma Center can also be accessed via Skype. These events will have a set tuition, which will be posted.
Membership subscriptions are available to support our work of sharing meditation and assisting the Awakening of those who wish to free themselves from suffering.
Dharma Center is undertaking an experiment in radical generosity, and it’s success depends upon you.
The tuition collected for classes pays the rent and insurance for the room and for teaching supplies, such as informational handouts, music, furniture, advertising, and office supplies. Memberships also pay for these expenses. Teachers and the volunteers who help run Dharma Center are not paid for their time.
We are relying on the concept of an Exchange of Gratitude to finance our center for meditation and self-discovery. The Exchange of Gratitude concept means that people understand the need pay for a place to explore the teachings and practice because it provides an important benefit to their lives. This can be difficult for some people to grasp who are stuck in the American conditioning of getting the most and paying the least for it.
Money, in this society, is a symbol of power. Money, like power, allows you to experience things that are not available to those lacking in money. If you find yourself unable to pay for the things you need, there is a problem related to your personal power. A spiritual discipline will help you develop personal power and allow you to resolve the issues interfering with basic survival. Without a stable base on which to build, spiritual progress is unlikely. To rise above the suffering of the world and enter into the higher mind states, a certain amount of power is required. To go beyond all mind states and enter samadhi, even more power is needed.
Utilizing your personal power appropriately, that is spending energy and money on the things truly important to you, are the first steps towards serious spiritual development. Paying for your spiritual practice is one small way to send a message to yourself and Eternity that your practice is important to you.
For those of you who are ready to make an ongoing commitment to your spiritual practice, we invite you to join as a Dharma Center Member. Please see our class handout or visit our Membership Options page.