What we're about

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.

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Meditation for Kids

KMC Maryland Temple

Sundays at 10:30-11:45 AM Location: Temple for World Peace, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore 21212 Cost: By donation to help with supplies Buddhism for Families classes offer a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings, emphasizing kindness, respect for others and keeping a happy heart. Children, ages 4 to 11, will learn the importance of loving everyone, being generous, and what to do when they have angry, worried, or unhappy states of minds. We ask that a parent stay in the Buddhism for Families Class with his or her child, if the child is under the age of 5. No need to pre-register, just drop in. Each class includes a prayer, short teaching, two short meditations, and a craft project that explores the spiritual theme of the teaching. Both children and adults can join in for the delicious brunch at 11:45 AM. Frequently asked questions: Do I or my family have to be Buddhist to attend? Definitely not. People of any religious or non-religious background are welcome to attend. Our only aim is to help children become happier by utilizing practical spiritual tools. What age range of children are invited? Our current group of children ranges from about 5 – 10 years, but children of all ages are welcome. If your child is under 4 years we ask that a parent stay with the child during class. Do we need to pre-register or sign up? No, just drop in.

Prayers for World Peace

KMC Maryland Temple

Sundays @ 10:30am – 11:45am 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. “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 morning 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: KMC Maryland Temple for World Peace, 900 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21212 Cost: Class is by donation. Want to bring your children too? Wondering what children can do while you meditate? We offer a weekly class for kids. Check out our Kids Classes. (http://meditationinmaryland.org/meditation-classes/buddhism-for-kids/)

Columbia Meditation Class

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center

These weekly drop-in classes are open to everyone. The purpose of these classes is to help everyone gain personal experience of inner peace, overcome daily problems & find genuine happiness. The classes consist of: - A 15 minute guided breathing meditation to quiet the mind - A practical Buddhist talk on how to solve problems in daily life - A brief discussion or Q&A - A second guided meditation on the class topic Class Fee: $12/class ($8 students/seniors/unemployed). You can also become a member (https://meditationinmaryland.org/about-kmc-maryland/getting-involved/membership/) starting at $40/month and receive discounts while you help to provide a steady level of support for our activities. Teacher: Rick Ratigan is a longtime member of KMC-MD and has contributed greatly to the community over the past 16 years. He is retired from the State of Maryland with a background in Social Services. He is a sincere meditator and Dharma practitioner and is liked for his compassion and good sense of humor. Rick’s classes are down-to-earth and practical. First time coming to a class? Here’s what to expect. (https://meditationinmaryland.org/what-to-expect) Location: Oakland Mills Interfaith Center 5885 Robert Oliver Place Oakland Mills Village, Columbia, MD 21045

Meditation Class

KMC Maryland Temple

Wednesdays @ 10:30am – 11:30am with Gen Kelsang Chogden This class is a wonderful and insightful presentation of how we can apply meditation and Buddhism to our busy modern lifestyles. The teachings are practical advice that we can immediately put into practice to find greater love, compassion and wisdom in our everyday lives. There is usually a time for Q&A and class discussion. Cost: $12 / $8 for students, seniors 60+ and unemployed.

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Lunchtime Meditation

KMC Maryland Temple

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