About the weekly classes
Meditation classes and events at Kadampa Meditation Center NC are spoken in English and suitable for everyone. Everyone is welcome.
All weekly classes are drop-in. You do not need to bring any materials – just wear comfortable clothes.
Our half-hour meditation classes begin with a simple breathing meditation, followed by a relaxing 15-20 minute guided meditation.
In our one-hour and fifteen minute classes, we begin with a short guided prayer that encapsulates the essence of Buddhist practice. This is followed by a short and simple guided breathing meditation that creates a feeling of inner calm and contentment. Then the teacher gives a practical talk on an aspect of Buddhist view and way of life that helps to improve the way we think about our self and our experiences, and shows how we can solve our human problems through simple to understand Buddhist practices. The class concludes with another guided meditation based on the content of the teaching to enable the students to take its meaning into their hearts. Sometimes there will be class discussion or a Q&A session afterwards.
Tea and snacks are available before and after the classes upstairs in the lounge area. Often students stay after class to ask questions, engage in conversation with other class members and the teacher, or to browse the bookstore.
All weekly drop-in classes run from a half-hour (Lunchtime Meditations and Monday evening After-work Meditation) to an hour (Wednesday evening Book Club) to an hour and fifteen minutes (Tuesday Meditation & Modern Buddhism, and Sunday Advice for a Happy Life). Both floor cushions and chairs are available – you do not need to bring any materials.
Meditation branch classes are also hosted weekly in Cornelius.