The Power of Patience: Saturdays from 10:00-11:15 a.m. in Portland with Clare Morin

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 on the other hand we understand what true patience is and its extraordinary power and value, we will be confident to practise patience in daily life.

In this series of classes we will explore Buddhist teachings and meditations that will give you practical methods for practicing patience.

Location: Portland New Church at 302 Stevens Avenue.

April 2 – The psychology of frustration

April 9 – What is patience?

April 16 – Learning to accept

April 23 – Being patient with ourself

April 30 – No class (Northeast Dharma Celebration)

For details and registration for May classes, click here

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 / series discount / 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. These classes are based on the book How To Solve Our Human Problems available in print or digital version.

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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  • The Power of Patience
     April 2, 2022
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • The Power of Patience
     April 9, 2022
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • The Power of Patience
     April 16, 2022
     10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • The Power of Patience
     April 23, 2022
     10:00 am - 11:15 am