What we're about

Located in the heart of Providence, RI, we are a Kadampa Buddhist Center dedicated to offering meditation classes that are based in the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. We inspire positive personal transformation by offering clear and practical instructions intended to help busy people integrate meditation into modern life. Our doors are open to everyone.

AKBC offers an open and relaxed environment in which to learn about and practice meditation and modern buddhism, and to connect and engage with like-minded individuals in a casual and caring setting. Classes, study programs, workshops, and retreats are offered on a regular basis. Multiple-class cards and memberships are available. Volunteer opportunities are available.

For more information, visit http://www.meditationinrhodeisland.org

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Developing Concentration | 4-part Series

Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center

SATURDAYS | 11AM—1PM A 4-part series: Feb 23, Apr 20, Jun 22, and Oct 19 Experience a flexible and happy mind—in daily life and in meditation We use concentration all the time in daily life—at work, running errands, or just washing the dishes—by focusing on an object single-pointedly. Concentration gives us the freedom to accomplish whatever we wish. Without concentration our mind has no freedom and is forced to go wherever it is led by attachment, hatred, or other delusions. Through training in concentration we learn to move and hold our mind on virtuous objects, like compassion and wisdom, in order to gain insights and realizations. Pure concentration has many benefits; one benefit is that it makes our mind and body feel flexible and calm. In this series you will learn techniques in concentration that will enable you to experience a flexible and happy mind, both in your daily life as well as your meditation practice. For the most benefit, you can engage in a structured 4-week meditation training at home concluding with Friday evening Heart Jewel chanted prayers (Mar 29, May 24, Jul 19, and Nov 22) from 6:30-8PM. Each Saturday class will use Prayers for Meditation chanted prayers followed by a meditation, teaching, and Q&A. Led by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC. $15/per class, $10/seniors and students (includes Friday evening) Free to FP and Patron Members No experience necessary • Everyone is welcome!

Transforming Relationships | Weekly Meditation Series

Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Drop-in Classes • 6-week Series with Gen Kelsang Chokyi $10/class, $5/seniors & students, free to members We all wish for happy and peaceful relationships in our lives. However, many of our closest relationships suffer from strife, misunderstanding, and unrealistic expectations. We love each other, and yet we are not always happy together. By understanding the real nature of love and learning practical ways to improve it, we can experience true love in all our relationships. In this series, you will receive simple and practical advice about how to find meaning and enjoyment in all your relationships. By keeping this timeless advice in our hearts, we will learn to be happy in the company of our partner, family, friends, co-workers, and anyone we might encounter. Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome!

Transforming Relationships | Weekly Meditation Series

Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Drop-in Classes • 6-week Series with Gen Kelsang Chokyi $10/class, $5/seniors & students, free to members We all wish for happy and peaceful relationships in our lives. However, many of our closest relationships suffer from strife, misunderstanding, and unrealistic expectations. We love each other, and yet we are not always happy together. By understanding the real nature of love and learning practical ways to improve it, we can experience true love in all our relationships. In this series, you will receive simple and practical advice about how to find meaning and enjoyment in all your relationships. By keeping this timeless advice in our hearts, we will learn to be happy in the company of our partner, family, friends, co-workers, and anyone we might encounter. Although it is beneficial to attend the entire series, you may drop in at any time. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome!

The Perfection of Wisdom | The Blessing Empowerment of Prajnaparamita

Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center

Join us for a special event to receive wisdom blessings from Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of enlightened wisdom. Functioning to overcome outer and inner obstacles, she empowers us to experience a lightness of being and make swift spiritual progress. Applying this brief practice to our life will draw us ever closer to the enlightened qualities of wisdom, love, and joy. The Empowerment is a beautiful guided meditation during which we receive powerful blessings.The Commentary reflects on the many good qualities of Prajnaparamita followed by a guided meditation of her practice of The Great Mother. This event is led by Gen Kelsang Chokyi, Buddhist nun and Resident Teacher at AKBC. Suitable for all levels of experience. Everyone is welcome. Schedule: 10am Registration and arrival 10:30am–12:30pm Empowerment 2–3:30pm Commentary 4–5pm The Great Mother chanted prayers REGISTER in person: $50, $25 for seniors and students (No charge for children under 11 yrs old)

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