How can we find meaning in our lives?  How can we live without fear, with kindness and happiness?  If you want to live more mindfully, tame your mind to handle the world's chaos with equanimity, and interact with others with more compassion and good heart, then please join us.  We strive to make everything we do and say be of benefit to others.

Our tradition has an unbroken lineage all the way back to the historical Buddha. We are affiliated with our center in Raleigh.

We don't charge anything for any classes.  You only need to bring an open mind and an open heart.

 

Every week we meditate and study a text or topic and discuss it, and reflect and meditate on it to see how we can make it part of our daily life. And don't worry if you're coming in in the middle; we welcome everyone at all times.

For as long as space endures 
And for as long as living beings remain, 
Until then may I too abide 
To dispel the misery of the world.

— Santideva (Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life)

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  • 3 days ago · 7:30 PM

    How to make life meaningful

    5 Virtuous friends | 4.50

    How do we make our lives meaningful?  How do we overcome our negative emotions and find joy and happiness?  How do we transform our adversity? We will be studying and... Learn more
  • January 15 · 7:30 PM

    How to make life meaningful

    8 Virtuous friends

    We will continue with H.H. the Dalai Lama's text, For the Benefit of All Beings: A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva as a guide. We'll consider the chapter on... Learn more
  • January 8 · 7:30 PM

    How to make life meaningful

    6 Virtuous friends

    How do we make our lives meaningful?  How do we overcome our negative emotions and find joy and happiness?  How do we transform our adversity? We will be studying and... Learn more
  • December 11, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    How to make life meaningful

    4 Virtuous friends

    How do we make our lives meaningful?  How do we overcome our negative emotions and find joy and happiness?  How do we transform our adversity? We will be studying and... Learn more
  • December 4, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    How to make life meaningful

    6 Virtuous friends

    How do we make our lives meaningful?  How do we overcome our negative emotions and find joy and happiness?  How do we transform our adversity? We will be studying and... Learn more
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