Saturday morning meditation in Portland with Clare Morin 10-11:15am

Gen Khedrub is coming to guest teach the class on Saturday, December 11! Registration is now open below.

We need to find a middle way between the extremes of materialism and spirituality. For the most part, we try to improve our quality of life through external change. We have great expectations of a new job, a new place to live, or a new partner. And then we notice that the same old mental habits, perhaps anxiety, frustration, or fear of confrontation, return yet again.

Buddhist meditation techniques offer us the opportunity to understand and transform the thought patterns that determine the quality of our life. Through sincerely practicing these methods we can finally break the habits that are keeping us stuck and enjoy more freedom and control over our life.


October 30 – Being kind to ourself

November 6 – Mindfulness practices

November 13 – How to transcend all problems

November 20 – Viewing Party of Avalokiteshvara Empowerment

November 27 – Thanksgiving Special: We are not an island

December 4 – Abiding in Emptiness Retreat (event registration optional)

December 11 – Gen Khedrub teaching: The wisdom of being kind

December 18 – Seeing the good in others

December 25 – No class

  • On November 20 and December 4 we will have a special program.
  • On November 20 from 10am to 3pm there will be an opportunity to gather together and have a viewing party of the Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and afternoon teaching session with Gen Khedrub taking place at KMC Boston. You can then join in the rest of the day event at home online. Event registration required. You can register below.
  • On December 4 from 10am to 11:00am there will be an opportunity to gather together and have a viewing party of the first session of the Abiding in Emptiness Retreat with Gen Samten. You can register for this morning class as normal and enjoy one session. Or you you can register for the day retreat and then join in on the rest of the retreat at home online. Full event registration can be found HERE.


Note: This class will be delivered in-person and online via a Zoom webinar. Our new location: Portland New Church on Steven’s Avenue. After registering you will receive instructions on how to watch the sessions. This event will have a replay option of 48 so you can register now and watch later.

You can register for the series, or simply drop in to any class you wish.

Everyone is welcome! $12 / free for members.

Resource links:

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

We will be using this book: How to Transform Your Life, which can be downloaded as a FREE E-BOOK.


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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  •  October 30, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  •  November 6, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  •  November 13, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  •  November 27, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  •  December 11, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  •  December 18, 2021
     10:00 am - 11:15 am