Meditation and Modern Buddhism (Wednesday nights)

With the current masking requirements, we can’t do in-person classes at the Center at this time.
So weekly classes are still online via Zoom for now.


Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner

Cost:  $10 (free with with a Basic Membership)

Registration Required (details below)

Payment is separate from registration.   You can pay by making a donation to Kosala through PayPal.


A Drop-in Program of Self-Development

Meditation and Modern Buddhism is for anyone interested in the Buddhist way of contemplating and meditating on life’s challenges and opportunities.  The purpose is to help people find peace and happiness in everyday life.

Each class includes guided meditations, teachings on Buddhist thought, and discussion. Since these Drop-In classes are designed both as a series and as stand-alone classes, you are welcome to attend each week or at any time.  No prior experience or commitment is required.




Zoom Registration

For security reasons, we are asking for people to register with name and email for classes in Zoom.  Please click here to register for Meditation and Modern Buddhism.  

Once your registration is approved, you will be sent a link to join in email.

Payment is separate, please see below.

If you register for any weekday class, you will be registered for that date as well as future occurrences.

Please register at least an hour before the first time you attend this class. If you register within an hour before the class, we may not see the registration to approve it, and you may not be able to attend.


If you previously registered for a class and lost your registration, we are happy to re-send registrations for any given weekly class. You can either re-register for the weekly class or you can contact us at and we can re-send you the link.


Once you are registered for the class series, you can join one of two ways:

    1. Keep the copy of the confirmation email and join from the link that says “Click Here to Join”
    2. Log in to your Zoom account with your registered email address and join manually with the Meeting ID from the confirmation email.
Zoom is also requiring us to have people in the a Waiting Room initially. But we’ll admit you from the Waiting Room as fast as we can when you join.


You will need to download Zoom and install.  You want the Zoom Client for Meetings (top link).

  • If you have a Monthly Membership with Kosala, this class is free to attend.
  • If you don’t have a Monthly Membership with Kosala, we are asking for people to please pay the usual class cost, which is $10. 
    • We know that these are hard financial times for some people, so if you can’t pay the full amount, please pay what you can.
  • You can pay by making a donation to Kosala through PayPal

We will open up the Zoom meeting about 15 minutes ahead of time.

You can unmute yourself to ask questions, but please keep Zoom muted generally to keep out background noise. Or you can type questions in to the chat window if you prefer.


Our Current Class Series:

The Indestructible Good Heart


Though life can be hard and full of problems, Buddha’s teachings show how each difficulty we face can become an opportunity to step closer to the goal of Enlightenment, a state of limitless joy and ability to help others. Methods to awaken our Enlightened potential are the subject of this series.

Through practicing these methods we can solve our problems of jealousy, confusion, and self-importance. Ultimately we attain the confidence to decide once and for all that, no matter what happens, we will realize our Enlightened potential.




Oct 13th:  From Jealousy to Joy

Oct 20th:  Envisioning an Enlightened Future Now

Oct 27th:  Class Cancelled for International Fall Festival

Nov 3rd:  From Giving comes Wealth

Nov 10th:  Commitment to Our True Self


Drop in anytime, everyone is welcome.

Questions? Please email us at