What we're about

Please join our growing group of people of all ages in the Ridgewood NJ area who are interested in developing inner peace and contentment through meditation. Classes are held once a week on a variety of topics such as anger, deepening relationships, developing contentment, and developing a meditation practice. Although the classes are based on the teachings of Buddhism, you don’t have to be Buddhist to benefit from the teachings.

Classes are offered through the Dharmachakra Buddhist Center, which is a Buddhist meditation center in northern New Jersey that is now offering classes in the Ridgewood area. We offer instruction in meditation and Buddhist spiritual practice. We envision a world based upon compassion and inner peace, where anyone who wishes can travel the path to enlightenment. We are building this world one mind at a time.

Meditation is for everyone, from those who seek relaxation to those who wish to follow the Buddhist spiritual path. Buddhist teachings are for everyone, regardless of spiritual background, and you do not need to be Buddhist to benefit from them. Buddhism is not evangelical. Buddhist teachings are intended as practical advice to solve inner problems and benefit others.

We are dedicated to helping you find happiness from within your own heart and real solutions to your problems through Buddha’s advice. We provide instruction in Buddhist meditation and we promote the teachings and ideals of Kadampa Buddhism in New Jersey.

The New Kadampa Tradition is a lineage of Buddhism that is practiced worldwide and is independent of any Asian culture. This lineage was first introduced to the West in 1976 and since then has spread to more than 36 countries and 600 centers worldwide. This lineage originated in India and Tibet, and is presented in contemporary form by the life and works of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

As a not-for-profit organization, Dharmachakra Buddhist Center (DBC) relies on the generosity of our students and friends to make our programming possible. Along with fees generated by classes held at DBC and satellite locations, we depend on contributions to meet our expenses. No one is turned away from class because of inability to pay.

You may find more information about our center at http://www.meditateNJ.org

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Online Class! — Reliable Minds for Difficult Times

Christ Church

Class Description: Our lives are filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Where can we find a reliable source of peace and wisdom? Learning to meditate helps us to rely upon peaceful states of mind and virtuous actions. This series will introduce the Buddhist faith and the practice of refuge. It will explain how meditation can offer authentic protection. Classes build as a series; each one stands alone, and drop-ins are welcome. Please Note: We are charging for classes in the hope that we can stay afloat during our closure and continue to provide classes and services to our community in New Jersey. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Class Fee: $10 Please register for the class here: https://www.meditatenj.org/calendar#event=[masked] Instructions for live-streaming classes: 1) Once enrolled, you will receive an email with the link to the online class and a code to access the stream. 2) Click the link and it will open up the Zoom Webinar stream that we'll be using. You can view this on your computer or your mobile device. You will be prompted to download the Zoom app, or you can do it in advance here.

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