The Kadampa Meditation Center North Carolina (KMC NC) teaches Meditation and Buddhist practices to help everyone solve their daily problems and cultivate inner peace. While these practical teachings come from an unbroken lineage of teacher to disciple, dating back over 2500 years to the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, they are highly relevant, proven scientific methods that are easily applied to modern Western society.
No prior experience in Meditation or Buddhism is necessary. There are no sign-ups or commitments for our drop-in classes. People from all faiths and all walks of life can benefit greatly by incorporating regular meditation practices into their daily lives. Everyone is welcome!
Definitely Thinking About Dharma:
The fourth line of Geshe Chekhawa’s text explains the good qualities of the instructions on training the mind, likening them to a diamond, the sun, and a medicinal tree. Most precious things become valueless if they are broken, but if a diamond is cut into little pieces, each fragment, however small, is still valuable. In this respect, the instructions on training the mind are like a diamond because, while it is most valuable to practice all the instructions on training the mind, it is still very worthwhile to practice just some of them. Just as we would take care not to lose even the smallest fragment of a diamond, so we should not disregard any part of the instructions on training the mind, however small.
Universal Compassion, (current text in The Foundation Program) – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso