Buddhist Studies

Pain, Suffering, and the Four Noble Truths

with Suzanne Schecter Côté

April 13th—June 8th

The Buddha taught that life is suffering, that we create that suffering and that there is a way to overcome it. But what about pain? Continue »

Renew and Restore: An Urban Day-Long Meditation Retreat

with Alexis Shotwell

April 21st - Date postponed or cancelled

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

April 26th—April 28th

This weekend retreat is open to practitioners at all levels—tantrikas and newer students—who wish to deepen their meditation practice. Mahamudra, the "great symbol," is among the most profound traditions of vajrayana Buddhism, but it is also extremely sim Continue »


with Suzanne Schecter Côté

May 21st—June 25th

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

with Alexis Shotwell

June 6th—June 27th

A four-session discussion class focused on the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing Continue »

Padmasambhava Feast

June 23rd

The Rain of Blessings Restricted to tantrikas who have received the empowerment at Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. Continue »

The Road Home: Book Study

with Loretta Colton

August 8th—September 5th

Together we will read, discuss, contemplate the book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path, by Ethan Nichtern. Each class will include a period of meditation and contemplation Continue »