Upcoming Events

Tuesday Meditation Series:
Befriending Our Fears

Note: Topic for April 25: Changing Perspective: There is Nothing to Fear, led by Scott Tusa

From underlying anxiety to panic, fear is a large part of our experience and it usually makes us miserable and confused. Through a series of integrated meditations and discussions, we will explore methods for not only managing our fears, but also using them for spiritual transformation.

Tuesdays, April 11 – May 2 from 7pm to 8:30pm

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Go-Green Event:
People’s Climate Mobilization

Concerned about climate change and the impact it has on the global community and sentient beings everywhere? We have the opportunity to join other Buddhist and Mindfulness communities in Washington DC and around the world, to come together on April 29 in Washington DC as part of the People’s Climate Mobilization.

Saturday, April 29 from 6am to 8pm

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We’ve Found a Home!
Learn More at the April 30 Meeting

We will be moving into a beautiful home of our own at the end of the year. It’s a dream about to come true for the Center. We’re eager to share details, hear your ideas, and invite everyone to be involved in this exciting adventure! To find out more, please join us at our community meeting:
Sunday, April 30 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
National Opera Center, McKay Studio
330 7th Ave. (between 28th and 29th St.), 8th Fl.

New Discovering Buddhism Study Group:
How to Meditate

A new Discovering Buddhism study group begins on May 10. We will discuss the definition and purpose of meditation and learn basic meditation skills, including how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation.

Wednesdays, May 10 – June 28 from 7pm to 9pm

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Pujas are powerful ceremonial practices that help us achieve success and harmony in our daily lives and progress swiftly in our spiritual development. Relied on by Buddhist practitioners for centuries, pujas incorporate meditation, visualization, and prayers to help generate positive potential (merit).


Guru Puja

Friday, April 21 and June 16 from 7pm to 9pm

Cittamani Tara Puja

Wednesday, May 3 from 7pm to 9pm

Medicine Buddha Puja

Friday, June 2 from 7pm to 9pm


Light of the Path Retreat 2017

Registration is now open! Light of the Path Retreat 2017 is the fifth of a 5-year series of teaching retreats led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and hosted by Kadampa Center – FPMT, Raleigh, NC.

August 20 – September 17

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