Classes

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. No reservation is necessary.

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Pay What You Wish Tuition for our weekly classes!

Tuesday OM – 5:00pm to 6:00pm with Varada
Open Meditation (OM) & Free Introduction to Meditation

*no class May 29

Join us for five minutes or for the whole hour. Drop in meditation session – questions about meditation and Dharma Center are welcome!

 

Thursdays at 7:00pm with Teresa
Expanding Consciousness through Sound & Meditation

 

Saturdays:
10:15 am – 30 Minute Sit (meditation only)
11:00 am – Practical American Buddhism & Meditation with Turīya

Join us for one or both sessions!

 

Sunday, May 20 only, at 11:00am:
Unifying Martial Arts & Meditation 
with Hathor 

 

Varada will no longer offer the Medicine Buddha Guided Self-Healing Meditation class on Sundays.  She is developing a new class on Meditation and Mindfulness practice and Self-Healing which will be offered during the week soon. Date and time to be announced soon!

 

We’re working on getting our calendar view of the class schedule back up and running; thank you for your patience using just this schedule of events.

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Volunteer Meeting!

Next meeting is May 20
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!

If you cannot make it in person, you can join us for the next 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

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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 Tuesdays, 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.

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“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”
– William Blake

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Volunteers, Tuition, Gifts, and Memberships make Dharma Center possible.
Thank you for your support!

Please note: Dharma Center is NOT a charity. Donations are considered private gifts. We are a privately owned, Volunteer-run organization dedicated to making your world a brighter and happier place by offering classes in meditation and mindfulness. Your gift and Membership dues help us keep our doors open. Thank you!  https://www.paypal.me/DharmaCenter

Pay What You Wish Tuition?

As our world faces even more uncertainty and turbulence, we’re being moved to respond to this suffering in a big way: Classes with optional tuition.

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. The workshops held at Dharma Center can also be accessed via Skype.

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.

 

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