Meditation and Buddhism classes at KMC Phoenix
Weekly Drop-in meditation classes in phoenix for beginners
Sundays -- Meditations for Modern Life
10am - 11:15am
With Gen Tabkay
with concurrent meditation for kids class
Enjoy practical advice, meditations, and prayers that lift the heart and bring energy and hope; from this inner peace, world peace grows. In these troubled times, this is an opportunity to make prayers together for our families and friends, and for the cessation of all the pain and problems in the world.
Mondays -- Meditation and Modern Buddhism
7 - 8:30 pm
with Gen Tabkay
$10 or free for members
The class begins with a guided breathing and relaxation meditation to help stop any busyness within the mind. This is followed by a teaching on a practical topic within Buddhism and meditation to help improve our experience of inner peace and a concluding meditation and time for any questions.
Wednesdays -- Simply Meditate
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
with various Kadampa Teachers
$5 or free for members
These classes are designed to help people gain personal experience of inner peace through the practice of meditation, to overcome their daily problems, and to find real happiness in their hearts so they can be of benefit to those around them. The classes are suitable for people with entry-level experience.
Advanced -- Foundation Program
In depth study and meditation (by enrollment only)
Sundays 1:45 - 4 :00 pm
with Resident Teacher Gen Tabkay
This is a more in depth study program class that is by enrollment only. It is generally advised to attend one of our drop-in classes for a while before enrolling in this class.
The Foundation Program is a unique structured study program that enables us to gain experience of Buddhist teachings with a deeper understanding and to develop a regular meditation practice.
We are currently studying The New Eight Steps to Happiness by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.
The New Eight Steps to Happiness is a detailed and practical explanation of one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa. Clear methods are simply presented for transforming all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights, for improving our relationships, and for bringing greater patience, empathy, and compassion into our daily life.