Awaken A Kind Heart: Saturdays from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in Portland with Clare Morin

Within each of us there is an extraordinary potential for inner peace, deep joy, lasting freedom and even enlightenment. This potential is grown and ripened by not only training our own mind, but from awakening a connection and kindness towards others. This series will look at Buddha’s famous teachings on equalizing and exchanging self with others. Through contemplating and meditating on these vital teachings you can find more peace within, and you can bring more peace into the world.

Location: Portland New Church at 302 Stevens Avenue.

May 7 - How to get your mind unstuck

May 14 - Creating Inner Harmony -- A special event with Gen Khedrub 10am to 12:30pm

May 21 - Break from the bubble of self

This class will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. After registering you will receive instructions on how to watch the sessions. You can register for the series, or simply drop in to any class you wish.

Everyone is welcome! $12 per class / $45 for entire May series, including Creating Inner Harmony Course with Gen Khedrub!

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During this class we will be using The Liberating Prayer. If you are not familiar with these prayers, and would like to join in, you can find the text via this link. These classes are based on the teachings on patience in the book Universal Compassion.

New to meditation? Try out the three guided breathing meditations contained within Meditations for Relaxation (MP3) available for download here.

Want to go deeper? Check out the Foundation Program for a systematic study of Buddha’s teachings that can provide you with a foundation for a strong daily practice.


This weekly class is being offered by livestream for residents of Massachusetts*, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine (*except those living in southern Plymouth county, Bristol county, Cape Cod and the islands; for those areas please visit our sister center at

About the teacher: Clare Morin has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since the early 2000s, when she  began to study meditation at the Kadampa Meditation Center Hong Kong. She found tremendous value in learning about meditation and using these practical teachings to solve the problems of daily life. Her studies on this path have continued in-depth, and when she moved to Maine in 2009 with her Mainer husband, she was lucky to be asked to start teaching a weekly branch class in Portland.

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  • Awaken A Kind Heart
     May 7, 2022
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Awaken A Kind Heart
     May 21, 2022
     10:00 am - 11:15 am