Everyone is Welcome
Clear Light Buddhist Center, Phoenix, AZ
Open to everyone, the Center offers meditation classes, a variety of introductory and in-depth classes, chanted prayers and retreats. Classes take place in our beautiful meditation room and are suitable for all individuals whatever their level of interest, from those who seek simple relaxation to those who wish to find lasting inner peace and contentment through following the Buddhist path.
Clear Light Buddhist Center was founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in 2001 and is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union (KMC-IKBU) a global network of over one thousand Centers and groups around the world. It is located at 614 E Townley Ave in Phoenix near Dunlap and 7th Street.
An International Tradition
In addition to our Phoenix Center, we also have a Kadampa Center in Tucson, AZ - Tara Mahayan Buddhist Center. If you are interested in meditation classes in the Tucson area click here: Kadampa Meditation Center Arizona for event and class schedules. To find other Kadampa Centers through the world click here.
Everyone is Welcome
You are welcome to visit the Center - spend time in our inspiring meditation room, browse in our bookstore or speak with other practitioners from our community. To get a feel for our Center and to learn what meditation and Buddhism is all about you may wish to attend our free Open House on the
1st Wednesday of every month.
Clear Light Photo Album - Photos from Clear Light Buddhist Center events and celebrations.
Celebrations and Events
Normally we seek happiness outside ourselves. We try to obtain better material conditions, a better job, higher social status and so forth. But no matter how successful we are in improving our external situation, we still experience many problems and much dissatisfaction. We never experience pure, lasting happiness. This shows us that we should not seek happiness outside ourself but instead establish it within by purifying and controlling our mind through sincere spiritual practice. If we train in this way we can ensure that our mind remains calm and happy all the time. Then, no matter how difficult our external circumstances may be, we will always be happy and peaceful.
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