Meditation & Human Potential: Sundays from 11:00am to 12:15pm with Gen Khedrub


Through meditation we can access a sense of calm and purpose that can give us more ease and enjoyment throughout the day. The purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others — so taking the time to meditate is not selfish.  The New Meditation Handbook is a practical guide to meditation. It (more…)

Foundation Program


The Foundation Program Dive deeper into your study, practice and implementation of Buddhist philosophy into your life through studying the newly republished Joyful Path of Good Fortune.  Joyful Path to Good Fortune is a clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. We all have the potential for self-transformation, and a limitless capacity for (more…)

Teacher Training Program


The purpose of the Teacher Training Program is 1) to provide an extensive presentation of particular subjects of Mahayana Buddhism to enable practitioners to deepen their knowledge and experience of Buddhism; 2) to train as qualified New Kadampa Tradition Teachers; and 3) to benefit living beings through the flourishing of Kadam Dharma. The program comprises (more…)

Prayers to Tara – Wednesday, December 7 & 14 from 6:15 to 7:30pm


Join us at Portland New Church for these two special prayer sessions this December!    Tara is a female Buddha, whose name means “Rescuer." She is the embodiment of swift compassion. If we rely upon Tara sincerely and with strong faith, she will protect us from all obstacles and fulfill all our wishes. Everyone is welcome and (more…)

Taking and Giving: Meditations to Heal – Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:15pm with Gen Khedrub


We each have an incredible power of imagination. But it can easily get stuck in cycles of worry or unhelpful loops. The ancient visualization practice known as Taking and Giving has been used for centuries to heal the mind and grow our ability to face life’s challenges with more poise, empathy and wisdom.  These meditation (more…)

Meditation and Patience: A Buddhist Approach – A Newton Community Education Class


Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm March 2, 9 and 16 Patient acceptance is an inner strength that enables us to accept and grow from whatever life throws at us. Without cultivating patient acceptance we remain vulnerable to anxiety and frustration, and it is difficult for us to maintain peaceful relationships with others. If we understand what true patience (more…)