Weekly General Study Programs
What classes should I start with?
You may wish to begin by attending our Monthly Open House. It takes place on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm. It includes a short guided meditation, a talk explaining Buddhism, meditation and the classes offered at Clear Light Center. (Please note that the Open House is not a pre-requisite to attending our other programs.)
We also recommend starting with our General Program Series which takes place on Sundays 10am and Mondays 7pm. Each class offers the opportunity to learn about meditation and Buddha's teachings. Both of these classes at Clear Light Center provide perfect conditions for you to bring peace into your busy life.If you have children, we also offer a Meditation for Kids class on Sundays at 10am, the same time as the adult class. This makes it very convenient for families to attend.
Classes are offered in other locations in the Phoenix/Arizona area that may be closer to your home/work. You don't need to call ahead as all the classes are drop-in and have a different topic each week. They are designed to accommodate those that are coming for the first time.
If you already have familiarity with Buddha's teachings, you may want to consider joining our Foundation Program class. This is an in-depth study program that meets two times a week. It requires pre-registration as well as more commitment from the side of the student.
Throughout the year we offer many Saturday and weekend retreats and introductory workshops on particular topics within Buddhism. Please click here for our upcoming events.
What do I need to do to attend?
You do not need any previous experience to attend these classes. Also, you do not need to pre-register. Simply find a location and come to the class! Why not come along and see for yourself what meditation can do for you? Everyone is welcome, regardless of background or beliefs. You don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy meditation. You will be joining people from all walks of life. Dress comfortably. Most people sit on regular chairs.