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Authentic Buddhist Meditation Instruction



Ven. Tenzin offers the teaching free of charge. Your $2-$5 donation will ensure the incredibly discounted venue rental fee of $40 will be covered.

CYM/CYL will continue to meet on the Fourth Sundays - 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

What is Meditation?

Meditation is one of the essential disciplines in the path of self-transformation. Developing the core skills of mindfulness, emotional receptivity and positive energy takes place in the structured setting of formal meditation practice. With the meditation skills we develop, we cultivate our pure heart nature and learn to manifest ourselves genuinely in our daily lives. Through meditation we come to understand how things and events truly exist. Teachers, mentors and instructors are essential supports to mastering this ancient contemplative practice.

These training sessions are appropriate for all level of students and spiritual beliefs.

What You Will Learn

• How to become “frazzle free.”
• Seven point meditation posture.
• Nine stages of meditation.
• How to use breath, chanting, prayers and visualization in meditation.
• How to maintain mindfulness in daily life activities.
• Components to a daily meditation practice.
• How to develop meditation tranquility and insight.
• How to connect fully with your spiritual teachers or higher power.

Venerable Tenzin Yeshe
Meditation Instructor

Ven Tenzin attends long and solo retreats on a regular basis. She is a volunteer Chaplain at Folsom State Prison teaching meditation and Buddhist philosophy. Ven. Tenzin has Bachelors of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Psychology and is a Heart Desciple of Lama Yeshe Jinpa. She completed Geshi Tashi Tsering’s two year program “The Foundation of Buddhist Thought” through Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London. She has attended many teachings by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama and other high Tibetan Lamas.

 Ven. Tenzin has a genuine, simple, direct and often humorous approach to life’s surprises.


Treat yourself to a "day of being your best friend" and join Venerable Tenzin for upcoming "In the Nature of Awareness" meditations in local park settings. The photo below was recently taken of Venerable Tenzin at Discovery Park in Natomas. You are invited to forward recommendations for your favorite park locations for these daylong sitting and walking meditation sessions.  Location suggestions can be anywhere between Folsom and Downtown Sacramento, and Roseville to the Rancho Cordova corridor, preferably with shade trees for summer and sunny in the winter, no entrance fees.

All Meet-Ups are Free of Charge unless otherwise noted. Teacher donations are appreciated and help to support the Dharma.

For more information on meditation or events with Venerable Tenzin she can be reached at [masked] or at 916.548.7452.

More details will be shared as they develop.

Please...introduce yourself to Venerable Tenzin AND each other at the events...SANGHA building "spiritual friends on the path" is a key element in providing strength and continuity for a growing spiritual practice.

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  • Donna R.

    The class was great and the location was excellent. I am looking forward to the next one.

    February 23, 2014

  • Jorge G.

    This mediation class is awesome and the instructor is very knowledgable and mindful. Our new location on Ancient Future, 24th and K St., is very accommodating and comfortable. I recommend this class and encourage others to come and join us.

    February 23, 2014

  • Linda S

    Looking forward to it

    February 22, 2014

  • Alana M

    So sorry to miss this event. Last minute adjustment to my weekend plans. Blessings.

    February 22, 2014

  • brian


    February 19, 2014

  • Jay

    Yes, I will attend.

    February 16, 2014

  • Toni Young C.

    Looking forward to it!!

    February 12, 2014

  • Zack

    I'm very excited to try this!!

    February 12, 2014

  • Venerable Tenzin Y.

    Welcome Dusty :)

    There will be meditation cushions and chairs available. If you have your own cushions that is wonderful also. Dress comfortable.

    There is no registration fee. As a monastic I offer the teachings free of charge. The monthly overhead expenses to rent the location, the MeetUp webpage fee, printed materials, materials for meditation cushions, fuel, etc. is approximately $100 per month. An easy way to estimate what an appropriate donation would be is when people come to a Sunday class to look around, divide the $100 by the number of people present and contribute that amount. Any amount above the monthly expenses goes toward supporting my travel expenses to Folsom Prison where I offer meditation and Buddhist teachings to inmates on a regular basis. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, so those with the means to offer more help to sponsor those who have less discretionary funds and also helps this monastic to continue to offer teachings freely. See there :)

    February 8, 2014

  • Dusty A.

    Is there a fee and do I need supplies?

    February 8, 2014

  • Claudia N.

    Love Acient Futures

    January 28, 2014

  • Venerable Tenzin Y.

    Hi Etta,

    There are chairs available that will be setup for people unable to sit on a cushion. If stairs are on issue, there is an elevator that can take you up the one flight to the sanctuary room. This new space will also allow us to practice walking meditation.

    January 23, 2014

Our Sponsors

  • Khandro Ling

    Khandro Ling - Location, meditation cushions and materials.

  • Spiritual Life Center

    SLC is graciously offering their Chapel space for a discounted rate.

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