Buddhist Studies

An Introduction to the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Shastri Bozica Costigliola

January 8th—January 29th

What is mindfulness meditation all about? What is it based on? The four foundations of mindfulness are the Buddha’s fundamental teaching on meditation—a guide to how we can understand the principles of mindfulness and practice it with precision. Continue »

Mamos Recitation

January 25th

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos is recited each year in order to pacify the karmic cause of personal, social, and environmental chaos that accumulates at the year's end. Continue »

Mamos Recitation

January 30th

A Conversation About Pain and Suffering

with Suzanne Schecter Côté

February 9th—February 23rd

In this workshop we will look at the difference between pain and suffering and ways of dealing and working with chronic pain from a Buddhist perspective. Open to everyone, especially those living with chronic pain. Continue »

Six Paramitas

with David Fowler

February 21st—March 21st

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 »

Padmasambhava Feast

June 23rd

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