• Meditation

    Gampopa Center

    Join us in the study and practice of various methods of meditation, rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Sessions are led by Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche. The suggested donation is $10 per session; however, donations in any amount will be accepted.

  • Buddhist Service: Essential Practices and Studies of Buddha’s Teachings

    These Sunday morning teachings are appropriate for everyone - beginners and seasoned practitioners. Focus will be on supporting everyday practice. Rinpoche will teach on 'Concise Prayers for Daily Practice'. This daily prayer book was compiled by Gampopa Center Spiritual Director Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche and is used in all practices conducted at the Gampopa Center. It is designed for those who are interested in regular practice but have limited time to do more extensive versions of traditional practices. The contents of this book originate from practices composed by enlightened masters and teachings from the Buddha.

  • Buddhism Light

    Gampopa Center

    This gathering introduces Buddhism in community. Please join us for an hour of exploration and discussion of how the teachings of the Buddha can fold into and guides one's life in an authentic and contemporary way.

  • Adult Ballet with Isabella Scapini-Burrell

    Gampopa Center

    This class is designed for men and women who have enjoyed ballet in their youth, or are now dance teachers or are retired dancers, and who would like to reconnect to themselves in movement through the joy of ballet. The class will consist of traditional barre and center practices. We will work on body attunement, alignment, weight transfer, breath and flow of movement and musical timing, so we can feel freer and more grounded in our bodies and movement expressions in ballet class as well as outside of class. This class is part of our Gampopa Center Punch Card Program. The Punch Card is good for any of the eligible classes -- including yoga, ballet, and pilates. See your teacher before class to learn more! $15 drop in. About the teacher: Isabella internationally trained in Ballet until her early twenties. She continued her study of movement and dance in undergraduate and graduate school. She is now a psychotherapist and dance/movement therapist in private practice in Annapolis who still finds barre work and moving across the floor with others the most centering and joyful workout. Contact Isabella at [masked] with any questions.

  • Thrive Recovery Yoga

    Gampopa Center

    Come experience the next level of recovery. Out of the chaos and confusion comes clarity, vitality, confidence, and gratitude. Yoga teachings parallel and enhance the effects of successful recovery models. Through practice, participants learn to access a place of centeredness, authentic joy, and true peace. Whether you have battled addiction yourself, or have cared for loved ones in active addiction, this group will support your recovery path. While it is not intended to replace your existing supports, TRY opens up sustainable ways to enjoy life. Find out how to transcend struggle, and manifest your potential. Discover complete freedom and liberation from negative cycles and thought processes. Be enlivened by a compassionate and caring community. Give yourself a well-deserved break and find palpable relief from the all-encompassing toxicity of addiction. It is time to THRIVE, not just survive. Come feel great every Friday night! All recovery communities welcome Anonymity observed Beginners encouraged—experience not necessary Bring yoga mat, blankets, props, etc. if desired Please contact Stevie with any questions: [masked] http://www.gampopacenter.com/thrive-recovery-yoga

  • Morning Green Tara Practice

    Gampopa Center

    According to Tibetan tradition, Green Tara is the female manifestation of the Buddha’s omniscient mind, and she is especially swift in granting wishes and helping practitioners achieve both short-term and ultimate happiness. Green Tara practice entails meditating, chanting, visualizing, and reciting mantras. Texts will be provided. All are welcome to come as observers or participants in this beneficial practice within a supportive community. There is no charge to participate, but you are welcome to make a donation to the center. No advance reservation required.

  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

    Gampopa Center

    New Dungeons and Dragons Club in Annapolis. Meeting weekly, 4:00-6:00pm. Wednesday. Teens and up.

  • Buddhist Philosophy

    Gampopa Center

    Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche will teach from Thubten Jinpa's translation of The Ornament of Precious Liberation, a text written by revered Kagyu master Gampopa. The text covers the Mahayana perspectives on emptiness and how to walk the Bodhisattva path with wisdom and skillful means; this class focuses on the topic of wisdom. All are welcome to study with Rinpoche this incredibly valuable work. The suggested donation per session is $10. If you have any questions, please email us at [masked]. We hope to see you there!

  • Sheng Zhen Gong with Jill Penaloza

    Gampopa Center

    Sheng Zhen Gong, the qigong of Unconditional Love, is a powerful and fun way to strengthen the body, calm the mind, and open the heart. In this class students will learn how to gather and store healing energy (qi) and how to release energy that has become stuck. Over time and with practice, the movements and contemplations of Sheng Zhen Gong will allow students to experience a deep sense of inner peace and joy. Sheng Zhen Gong involves slow, rhythmic, gentle movements that are accessible to all levels of health and physical functioning. In a typical class we’ll practice standing and seated moving forms as well as seated and prone non-moving forms. Both moving and non-moving forms promote healing that is unique to each student and can enhance and accelerate traditional healing approaches. New students are always welcome and no pre-registration is required. $15 drop in. Jill Penaloza is a Certified Sheng Zhen Gong Teacher and a Licensed Art Psychotherapist in Annapolis. For more information about this class please call Jill at[masked]. To learn more about Sheng Zhen Gong go to www.shengzhen.org.

  • Sheng Zhen Gong with Jill Penaloza

    Gampopa Center

    Sheng Zhen Gong, the qigong of Unconditional Love, is a powerful and fun way to strengthen the body, calm the mind, and open the heart. In this class students will learn how to gather and store healing energy (qi) and how to release energy that has become stuck. Over time and with practice, the movements and contemplations of Sheng Zhen Gong will allow students to experience a deep sense of inner peace and joy. Sheng Zhen Gong involves slow, rhythmic, gentle movements that are accessible to all levels of health and physical functioning. In a typical class we’ll practice standing and seated moving forms as well as seated and prone non-moving forms. Both moving and non-moving forms promote healing that is unique to each student and can enhance and accelerate traditional healing approaches. New students are always welcome and no pre-registration is required. $15 drop in. Jill Penaloza is a Certified Sheng Zhen Gong Teacher and a Licensed Art Psychotherapist in Annapolis. For more information about this class please call Jill at[masked]. To learn more about Sheng Zhen Gong go to www.shengzhen.org.