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.



Our current class series:

How to Purify Negativity

Though we can feel stuck in negativity, our mind actually has the potential to be effortlessly happy all the time. To allow the natural peace and clarity of our mind to shine, no matter what situation we encounter, what we need to do is purify all our stains of negativity. This is possible for everyone!
In this series we will learn practical methods to overcome negativity. Each session will include practice of Vajrasattva purification so that students can begin to gain their own experience.

Class Schedule

February 1st: Why We Clean Our Mind
February 8th: The Purifying Effects of Faith and Compassion
February 15th: Dispeling Our Inner Darkness
February 22nd: Transformative Action and Promise

Drop in anytime, Everyone is welcome!

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