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Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center

211 Legion Way Southwest, Olympia, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-754-7787

Website:
www.meditateinolympia.org

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Featured Event

Prayers for World Peace

Class/Workshop,Religious,Talks/Lectures

Sundays 10:00 – 11:15am A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for prayers for world peace and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer peace will naturally come about. Everybody Welcome.

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• Sun 11/25/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
• Sun 12/2/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
• Sun 12/9/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
• Sun 12/16/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
• Sun 12/23/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
• Sun 12/30/18 at 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Other Upcoming Events

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

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• Wed 11/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Staying Calm in Difficult Times

Talks/Lectures

We all face tough scenarios on a regular basis. For instance, you just got out of the dentist. You had skipped breakfast to go and now the dentist tells you to wait two hours before eating. With the unexpected traffic, it will take you longer than that to get back to your busy workday anyway. Your car indicated that your phone is ringing. Who is it? It's your cousin. Her boyfriend left her, again. She needs some cash and a place for her and her three dogs to stay for a couple of weeks. At times like these, does acting in calm, constructive and compassionate ways seem like a reach? Think again! Buddha has done it joyfully and effortlessly in harder situations. So can we; learn how. And just in time for the holidays.

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• Wed 11/21/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Black Friday Event

Religious

As the classic Christmas song proclaims, “It is the most wonderful time of the year”, but is that our experience? So many people find themselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and in need of a break. We don’t have the option to skip the holiday season either. So, what are we to do? We are certainly capable of having stress-free holidays. There is no reason we shouldn’t be stress-free. But, we need to develop the skills necessary to keep our mind free of stress and the capacity to maintain that mental state through the holiday season. In this class we will learn just that – how to be stress-free, stay in the moment, enjoy the season, and keep productive. Actually, we will learn techniques that we can use all year long! Instead of getting stressed out with holiday shopping on Black Friday (or, in addition to), join us for this special talk on overcome stress. Everyone is welcome regardless of background or experience.

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• Fri 11/23/18 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

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• Fri 11/23/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourselves by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Our Monday Lunchtime Meditation series is focused on meditations that make our life more peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. This class is a great way to get ready for the week.

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• Mon 11/26/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Staying Calm in Difficult Times

Talks/Lectures

We all face tough scenarios on a regular basis. For instance, you just got out of the dentist. You had skipped breakfast to go and now the dentist tells you to wait two hours before eating. With the unexpected traffic, it will take you longer than that to get back to your busy workday anyway. Your car indicated that your phone is ringing. Who is it? It's your cousin. Her boyfriend left her, again. She needs some cash and a place for her and her three dogs to stay for a couple of weeks. At times like these, does acting in calm, constructive and compassionate ways seem like a reach? Think again! Buddha has done it joyfully and effortlessly in harder situations. So can we; learn how. And just in time for the holidays.

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• Wed 11/28/18 at 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

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• Wed 11/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
• Fri 11/30/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Overcoming Anxiety

Religious, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

Our potentials to experience happy states of mind are utterly boundless. Yet from time to time we are left feeling unsure and worried about our future. When these negative minds disappear, we are only temporarily freed from them, as they will arise within our minds sometime in the future. We need to do something. We need a positive transformation of mind. Thankfully, there are profound and proven methods that have existed within Buddhism and which have relieved countless people from misery and unhappiness, lifting them to states of joy and meaningful experiences. Join us as Gen Kelsang Wangpo shares with us these effective methods coming from his own study and experience.

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• Sat 12/1/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourselves by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Our Monday Lunchtime Meditation series is focused on meditations that make our life more peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. This class is a great way to get ready for the week.

Information:

• Mon 12/3/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

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• Wed 12/5/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
• Fri 12/7/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourselves by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Our Monday Lunchtime Meditation series is focused on meditations that make our life more peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. This class is a great way to get ready for the week.

Information:

• Mon 12/10/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

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• Wed 12/12/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
• Fri 12/14/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Focus and Concentration

Class/Workshop, Education, Religious

“When the turbulence of our distracting conceptions subsides, a deep sense of peace and well being naturally occurs within the mind.” Concentration can be one of the most peaceful things our mind can experience. In this class, we will be developing our capacity for concentration by looking at the nature of our mind. This will make our mind happy as well as help us to understand the nature of phenomena as it appears to our minds. We can carry a fountain of pleasant feelings in our mind simply by focusing on the clear nature of the mind with a set of guided meditations that are included in the class.

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• Sat 12/15/18 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourselves by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Our Monday Lunchtime Meditation series is focused on meditations that make our life more peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. This class is a great way to get ready for the week.

Information:

• Mon 12/17/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

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• Wed 12/19/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
• Fri 12/21/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourselves by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Our Monday Lunchtime Meditation series is focused on meditations that make our life more peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. This class is a great way to get ready for the week.

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• Mon 12/24/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

An Evening of Compassion: Candlelight Christmas Eve Prayer Service

Religious, Holiday, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Education

When our mind is filled with compassion we wish for the suffering we see to cease and want for the well-being of those around us. This mind of compassion is beautiful, peaceful, and meaningful. We are offering a service on Christmas Eve to bring meditation and prayer into the production of compassion for our world. Many people around the world, including non-Christians and even Buddhists, may participate in Christmas celebrations. But, this can be a difficult time for people, even when they seem to have so many good things going for them. We will have a short talk on compassion and engage in a set of prayers called Prayers for World Peace. During the Prayers for World Peace, we will also meditate on our own compassion so we can bring this gift to our loved ones and others who we will see in the coming days.

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• Mon 12/24/18 at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures

Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day.

Information:

• Wed 12/26/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
• Fri 12/28/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunchtime Meditation

Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition

With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourselves by developing a peaceful mind. Experience for yourself the effect a peaceful mind has on your day. Our Monday Lunchtime Meditation series is focused on meditations that make our life more peaceful, harmonious, and balanced. This class is a great way to get ready for the week.

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• Mon 12/31/18 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Happy, Healthy New Year – The Buddhist Way

Religious

As time marches on, bringing in another new year, we are thinking, again, at how we can have a happy year? Everyone wants to have a good year, a new year that brings better experiences, conditions, increased happiness and decreases in problems. For many people, the new year brings new opportunities, new hopes, and new resolutions. Still, each year we are trying to figure out what it will take to experience the happiness we desire. Every New Year’s Eve we offer an alternative celebration with snacks, community, teachings, and a chanted meditation. This is all to give people a comfortable chance to start the new year with wisdom and purpose. This year we are focusing on teachings and prayers to develop happiness and health for ourselves and our world. The emphasis will be on the teachings of the seven Medicine Buddhas By connecting with and understanding the wisdom of the Medicine Buddhas, we can be cured of heavy physical and mental disease, find release from the internal pain of the three poisons—attachment, anger and ignorance—and receive protection from many other dangers and obstacles. Then we can feel confident that a happy new year is coming our way. The teaching and prayers will be hosted between 7pm and 9pm with a small break in between, but doors open at 6:30pm and we will close the doors at 10pm. This allows an enjoyable alternative event for people looking to start the new year in a new way, a peaceful, wise way. Everyone welcome.

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• Mon 12/31/18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A Joyful Year: Amitayus Long Life, Merit and Wisdom Retreat

Religious, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Holiday

The New Year is a very auspicious time of the year, especially for making a connection with Buddha Amitayus. Amitayus is the Buddha of long life, good fortune, and wisdom. He appears as a red-colored Buddha with a peaceful, smiling face, holding a vase full to the brim with long-life nectar. On top of the vase is a wish-granting tree. His beautiful body is decorated with glittering earrings, bracelets, anklets, pearls, and very long necklaces. He sits on a peacock throne and is surrounded by brilliant light. There is nothing more precious to us than our life. We think wealth and pretty things are important and work very hard to get them, but we already have our most precious possession. Using our life in meaningful ways, we have the opportunity to experience every happiness, including Buddha’s enlightenment! Understanding this, we want to live a long time to enjoy ourselves and to practice Dharma. During this retreat, Gen Kelsang Wangpo will guide us through the essential teachings and meditations on the practice of “ The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus”. Through engaging in this practice, we can strengthen our connection with Buddha Amitayus, increase our lifespan and wisdom and accumulate lots of merits. If we are facing sickness or dangers that may take our life, we can turn and make sincere prayers to Buddha Amitayus. He has the power to protect us, and his blessings can increase our wisdom and help us live a long time. Let’s increase our inner wealth together in the New Year. Session times: 2 – 3:30pm; 4 – 5:30pm; 5:30 – 7pm (potluck); and 7 -8:30pm. Everyone is Welcome.

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• Tue 1/1/19 at 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM