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This group started in 1997 becasue we wanted to explore and learn about Kadampa Buddism and meditation and open this up for others. Since then we've grown into an active community. We are a diverse group of people all seeking to bring greater peace and happiness into daily life. We welcome everyone to join no matter your beliefs, background, or culture.

Upcoming events (5)

Live-Stream: Prayers for World Peace

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Sundays @ 10:30am – 11:45am Click here to register: https://meditationinmaryland.org/upcoming-events/live-streaming-prayers-for-world-peace-sundays-10-1145am-starting-sunday-march-29th/ **Please note: You must register no later than 1 hour before the start of the class. At that time, you will get an email with a link to the Zoom webinar and an access code. When you click the link to start the Zoom meeting, it will prompt you to download the app if you don't have it installed. You can also pre-install the app by going to https://zoom.us/download Prayers are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditating together and dedicating our prayers towards world peace. The live-streamed morning class includes a guided meditation, talk on Buddhism applied to daily life & a traditional chanted prayer in English. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend– just drop in! Location: online Cost: Class is by donation. “We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

The Great Mother Prajnaparamita Empowerment

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Empowerment of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita, Sat & Sun Sept 26th-27th (recordings available for a week) TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9veapdsab&oeidk=a07eh9s0aq5f5e3ad0e Great Mother Prajnaparamita is a female Buddha who is the manifestation of Buddha’s perfection of wisdom. Her function is to overcome maras – the causes of inner and outer obstacles – and to bestow the realization of the higher perfection of wisdom, which gives birth to the mind of enlightenment. We all have the potential to become just like Prajnaparamita. To actualize this potential, we need to gain profound wisdom. When we are guided by this, we will travel from joy to joy along our spiritual path, solve our daily problems, and eventually realize our pure potential, or “Buddha nature”. During this special weekend event, Gen Chogden will grant the empowerment of The Great Mother Prajnaparamita. Through this empowerment, a blissful guided meditation, we will receive the Great Mother’s wisdom blessings and move closer toward our own pure nature. We will also learn how to practice The Yoga of Great Mother Prajnaparamita so that we can become just like her. Schedule: Saturday Sept 26th 10am – 12:15pm Empowerment of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita 2:00-3:30pm Commentary 4:30-5:30pm Chanted Prayer (Wishfulfilling Jewel) with tsog offering Sunday Sept 27th 1:30-2:45pm Retreat Session 1 3:15-4:30pm Retreat Session 2 Cost: Sat & Sun: $55 -OR- $47 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, and if registered by May 9 Cost: Sat only: $45 -OR- $37 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, and if registered by May 9. Cost for Children: 0-3 yrs Free 4-12 yrs: $[masked]: $20

Live-Stream: Prayers for World Peace

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Sundays @ 10:30am – 11:45am Click here to register: https://meditationinmaryland.org/upcoming-events/live-streaming-prayers-for-world-peace-sundays-10-1145am-starting-sunday-march-29th/ **Please note: You must register no later than 1 hour before the start of the class. At that time, you will get an email with a link to the Zoom webinar and an access code. When you click the link to start the Zoom meeting, it will prompt you to download the app if you don't have it installed. You can also pre-install the app by going to https://zoom.us/download Prayers are neither small nor passive actions. Rather, they are force for change in our shared world. Join us to bring peace to our world through the action of meditating together and dedicating our prayers towards world peace. The live-streamed morning class includes a guided meditation, talk on Buddhism applied to daily life & a traditional chanted prayer in English. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a Buddhist to attend– just drop in! Location: online Cost: Class is by donation. “We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.” — Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Retreat: Overcoming Obstacles with the Great Mother Prajnaparamita

Method to Overcome Obstacles: The Practice of The Great Mother Sat. Oct. 3 @ 10am - 4:45pm TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9veapdsab&oeidk=a07eha3o0p85fc20a47 (Recordings will be available for a week to watch at your convenience) With the blessings of the Great Mother Prajnaparamita, we have the opportunity to learn how to use our understanding of ultimate truth to purify our mind and our world. How wonderful! The sadhana of The Great Mother, which is a method to overcome hindrances and obstacles by reciting the Essence of Wisdom Sutra (the Heart Sutra), is a powerful method to avert and overcome all our suffering and problems. As we gain more heartfelt understanding of the way things actually exist and become familiar with this practice, we will gradually be able to overcome our obstacles to worldly happiness and to the attainment of liberation from suffering. This practice is especially powerful for reducing our suffering in these difficult times. Cost: $45 -or- $37 for students, seniors 60+, and unemployed, or if registered by Sept 25th

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