The Science of Happiness with International Teacher and Buddhist Monk Gen Rabten

What is the one thing that we all have in common? Everyone of us wishes to be happy, to be free from frustration, worry and inner conflict. But no matter how hard we try, a lasting happiness remains elusive. That job, that person, that place where we live - It delivers for a while, and (more…)

The Science of Happiness with Gen Rabten – Retreat Sessions

  Gen Kelsang Rabten is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Leeds. He has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years. Gen Rabten helped many Buddhist communities to flourish in the world. He is greatly admired (more…)

Happiness from Within: Sundays at 11:00am with Gen Khedrub

One year into this world-wide pandemic we have experienced things we would have never imagined. And now we may soon be going back to some semblance of “normality”. But could we instead move forward into a new way of living rather than just returning to old ways? This class will examine Buddha’s timeless observations and (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 (more…)

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Everyone is welcome to attend livestream chanted prayers! Offering to the Spiritual Guide This is a special chanted prayer requesting our Spiritual Gide to increase our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual power. This practice includes a tsog offering. For tsog pujas, we gather together to pray and make special offerings. You are welcome to bring a (more…)

Optimism: Realistic Hope for Ourself and Our World at Church of the Covenant – 6:30p – 7:30p

We all have an incredible potential, and there is so much to be optimistic about. Through developing realistic expectations and goals, based on wisdom, we can view ourself, others and our world in the most positive way. Find all the tools that you need to become that hopeful, realistic and joyful person that you could (more…)

Wednesday Daytime Meditation @ Newton Community Education

Meditations for Letting Go of Anxiety Wednesdays, 12-1pm April 28, May 5 & May 12   Regular practice of mindfulness and meditation can help you manage your emotions, gain confidence, and stay calm in these modern turbulent times. In recent years we've witnessed remarkable material progress, but there has not been a corresponding increase in (more…)

Be Part of the Solution – Wednesdays at 7:00pm – 7:45pm with Joe Kovaz

"All the happiness there is in this world Arises from wishing others to be happy."  These words were shared by 8th Century Indian Buddhist Master, Shantideva. Today, they are more relevant than ever. "Superficially it looks as if our world is improving, but if we look a little deeper we will see that there are (more…)

Thursday Meditation – An outreach class for Harvard University

As part of our outreach program we are offering a FREE weekly meditation class every Thursday at 4pm from April 15 to May 13 for anyone affiliated with Harvard University - students, alumni, faculty, or staff. This class will be taught by our Resident Teacher and Harvard alum Gen Khedrub. How to register? CLICK HERE (more…)

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja

Everyone is welcome to attend livestream chanted prayers! Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja This weekly practice is the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. In the first part of the prayers we practice the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa, in which we purify negativity, accumulate merit, receive blessings, and cultivate compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength. In the second (more…)