Meditation and Modern Buddhism (Wednesday nights)

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Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

With Buddhist teacher Ethan Lechner

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

This class is offered in-person only at the Center



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.



  • 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 or by paying in person when you attend the class.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class to find a seat and get comfortable.  For the welfare of all, please don’t attend class if you’re sick.



Our May class series:



In this series we will learn how to tune the mind in to our deep capacity for affection, gratitude, and a purpose-driven life. We will focus on a lineage of teaching referred to as the seven-fold cause and effect. These 7 step-by-step meditations lead to the development of a pure heart of love and are derived from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s book, “Joyful Path of Good Fortune”.

Class Schedule

May 3rd

May 10th

May 17th : The Kindness of Living Beings

May 24th : Great Compassion

May 31st : Bodhichitta: The Aspiration for Enlightenment

June 7th : Ultimate Bodhichitta: Realizing the Truth on Behalf of All

June 14th : The Quick Path to Enlightenment: Tantra

Drop in anytime, Everyone is welcome!

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